Sanya (Chinese三亚 市/三亚 市, pinyin Sanya shì ) is a prefecture-level city in Hainan Province of the People's Republic of China. The city is located in the south of the island. Your administrative area has an area of ​​1919 km ² and 685 408 inhabitants ( census 2010/2011).

Sanya is renowned for its tropical climate and wide sandy beaches and has developed since 2000 continuously to a popular destination for domestic and foreign tourists. In Sanya also found the Second Globalization Forum and the elections to the Miss World in 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007 and 2010.

In Sanya is an important naval base in China.

Administrative Divisions

Although Sanya is a prefecture-level city, it was not divided into administrative units at the county level ( municipalities, counties, county -level cities). Your organization is thus roughly the cities of Dongguan and Zhongshan in the neighboring Guangdong province. At the community level, Sanya is composed of two " neighborhoods " (区), which correspond to the " road neighborhoods " (街道 办事处) of other cities, and five large communities together. These are:

  • Neighborhood Hexi (河西 区), consisting of 15 residential communities (社区);
  • Neighborhood Hedong (河东 区), consisting of eleven residential communities and two villages (村);
  • Greater community Haitangwan (海棠 湾镇), consisting of three residential communities and 19 villages;
  • Greater community Tiandu (田 独 镇), consisting of two residential communities and 17 villages;
  • Great Fenghuang (凤凰 镇), consisting of three residential communities and 13 villages;
  • Greater community Yacheng (崖 城镇), consisting of seven residential communities and 28 villages;
  • Greater community Tianya (天涯 镇), consisting of a population community and twelve villages.

Ethnic structure of the population Sanyas (2000)

The census of 2000 counted 482 296 inhabitants Sanyas.

Monuments of China

The Paleolithic site of Luobi Cave ( Luobidong Yizhi落笔 洞 遗址) and the graves of Tengqiao ( Tengqiao Muqun藤桥 墓群) from the Tang Dynasty to Ming Dynasty are since 2001 and 2006 respectively on the list of monuments of people's Republic of China.