Sanya is a tier 3 city located within Hainan Province in South China.
In China's administrative hierarchy, Sanya is classified as a "Prefecture-level City", meaning it is governed under Hainan province control.
The official name of Sanya 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 Sanya would be written:
Since the establishment of the Hainan Free Trade Zone in 2018, the following sections within Sanya have been designated as free trade zones:
The Hainan Special Economic Zone (海南经济特区), was established in 1988 and covers the whole of Hainan province, including Sanya.
Sanya is served by the following airports:
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