Saturday, September 13, 2008

Weizhou Island

Weizhou Island is a island in the Gulf of Tonkin. The largest island of Guangxi province, Weizhou is west of Leizhou Peninsula, south of Beihai, and east of Vietnam.

* Area: 24.74
* Temperature: 23
* : 1863 mm
Its north-south length is 6.5 km, east-west 6 km. The coast is 15.6 km, with 6 to 10 km of sandy beach. Weizhou is higher in the south, where there is Nanwan Port .

From 1869 to 1879, the built a 15 metre Catholic church in Shengtang Village , Weizhou. Weizhou Chengzai Church was built in 1880, also by French Catholics.


Weizhou is a town of Haicheng District, Beihai City, Guangxi. It includes Weizhou Island and a smaller 1.89 km? Xieyang Island. It includes 2 neighborhood committees, 9 village committees.
* Area: 26.63 km?
* Population: 15,900

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