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Haikou, known as the Coconut City, is the capital of China's second largest island, Hainan Province. It is located at the northern end of Hainan Island, on the southern bank of the Qiongzhou Strait and the west bank of the Nandu River estuary. It is also the provincial administrative center of the politics, local economy, culture, and transportation.



Haikou is very much the product of its location as a strategic gat...