Sansha (三沙)


Sansha is a tier 5 city located within Hainan Province in South China.

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

Map of Sansha

Sansha in Chinese

The official name of Sansha 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 Sansha would be written:

Sānshā shì

Sansha Development Zones

Free Trade Zones in Sansha

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

  • Sansha Area

Special Economic Zone in Sansha

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

Sansha Transportation

Airports in Sansha

Sansha is served by the following airports:

  • Yongxing Island Airport (IATA: XYI | ICAO: ZJYX)

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