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Full nameSanya
Official name三亚市
Native name三亚
Settlement typePrefecture-level city
CountryPeople's Republic of China
CPC Municipal SecretaryJiang Sixian
Total Area741 sq mi (1919.6 km2)
Total Population536000 (2006)
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (0/sq mi)
Other information
Time zoneChina Standard (UTC+8)
Postal code572100
Area code(0)898
Licence plate prefixes琼B

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Sanya ( ) is the southernmost city in China and is a part of Hainan Province. In 2006, it had a population of 536,000, making it, after the provincial capital (Haikou), the second most populous city on the island. The city is renowned for its tropical climate and has emerged as a popular tourist destination, also serving as the training site of the Chinese national beach volleyball team. Sanya is home to small concentrations of Utsul people.

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