Haikou (海口)


Haikou is a tier 3 city located within Hainan Province in South China. It is also Hainan's Provincial Capital.

In China's administrative hierarchy, Haikou is classified as a "Prefecture-level City", meaning it is governed under Hainan province control.

Map of Haikou

Haikou in Chinese

The official name of Haikou in simplified Chinese characters and pinyin is:


In Chinese it is common to add the character for "City" (市) to the name. In such case Haikou would be written:

Hǎikǒu shì

Haikou Development Zones

Free Trade Zones in Haikou

Since the establishment of the Hainan Free Trade Zone in 2018, the following sections within Haikou have been designated as free trade zones:

  • Haikou Area

High Tech Zones in Haikou

The following high tech zones are located in Haikou:

  • Haikou High-Tech Industry Development Zone (海口高新技术产业开发区)
       - website: gxq.haikou.gov.cn
       - focus industries: Medicine; Automobile and parts; Food

Special Economic Zone in Haikou

The Hainan Special Economic Zone (海南经济特区), was established in 1988 and covers the whole of Hainan province, including Haikou.

Haikou Transportation

Airports in Haikou

Haikou is served by the following airports:

  • Haikou Meilan International Airport (IATA: HAK | ICAO: ZJHK)

Haikou Companies

High-profile Haikou Companies

The following Chinese companies are headquartered in Haikou:

  • 海南航空控股股份有限公司 | Hainan Airlines Holdings Co., Ltd.

N.B. English names provided are based on automated translations and may not be consistent with those used by the companies

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