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Profile of Yazhou district

Print english.sanya.gov.cn Updated: 2022-03-03

Yazhou ancient town. [Photo/VCG]

Yazhou district is located in Western Sanya, 45 kilometers from the city's downtown area and 28 km from its Sanya Phoenix International Airport.

The district has an area of 383.25 square km, with a coast line of 50.47 km. It contains 32 village clusters, 88 villages, and a population of 160,000 which includes 30,000 people of minority ethnicity, most of whom are Li.

Yazhou district is home to many key projects such as a creative industrial park, a central fishing port, the Nanshan freight port and the Nanshan cultural tourism zone, which is a vital center of Sanya's resources and energy as well as an important engine for the exploration of industries in Western Sanya.

Yazhou district’s annual GDP for 2021 is expected to increase by 12.5 percent year-on-year, while its general public budget revenue is projected to be 656 million yuan ($104 million), an increase of 67.8 percent. Its fixed assets investment had a year-on-year increase of 58.6 percent in 2021, while the per capita disposable income of its urban and rural permanent residents was 43,189 yuan and 21,278 yuan respectively, an increase of 11 percent and 10.2 percent year-on-year.

In 2021, Yazhou district received 3.83 million tourists, generating 346 million yuan in tourism revenue. There were also 132 high-tech enterprises newly settled in the district, accounting for 70.21 percent of the city’s total, up 39 percent year-on-year. Its annual expenditure on people's livelihood was 853 million yuan, accounting for 76 percent of its general public budget expenditure.

An aerial view of Yazhou Bay Science and Technology City. [Photo/VCG]

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