Weizhou Island


Weizhou Island

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area = 24.74 Square kilometre
length = 6.5 kilometers
width = 6 kilometers
coastline = 15.6 kilometers
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country = China
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country admin divisions = Guangxi
country admin divisions title 1 = City
country admin divisions 1 = Beihai
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Weizhou Island (Chinese: 涠洲岛; pinyin: Wéizhōu Dǎo) is a Chinese island in the Gulf of Tonkin. The largest island of Guangxi province, Weizhou is west of Leizhou Peninsula, south of Beihai, and east of Vietnam.

* Area: 24.74 km²
* Temperature: 23 °C
* Precipitation: 1863 mmIts north-south length is 6.5 km, east-west 6 km. The coast is 15.6 km, with 6 to 10 km of sandy beach. Weizhou is higher in the south, where there is Nanwan Port (南灣港; pinyin: nánwān gǎng).

From 1869 to 1879, the French built a Gothic-style 15 metre Catholic church in Shengtang Village (盛塘村; pinyin: shèngtáng cūn), Weizhou. Weizhou Chengzai Church (城仔教堂) was built in 1880, also by French Catholics.

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Weizhou (pinyin: Wéizhōu) is a town of Haicheng District, Beihai City, Guangxi. It includes Weizhou Island (see above) and a smaller 1.89 km² Xieyang (斜阳) Island. It includes 2 neighborhood committees, 9 village committees.
* Area: 26.63 km²
* Population: 15,900

External links

* [http://www.beihai.gov.cn/hczfw/xiaguanxiangzhen/weizhouzhen.htm Official site] (in Simplified Chinese)
* [http://www.weizhou.net/ local site] (in Simplified Chinese and english)


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