Strait (simplified Chinese: 琼州海峡; traditional
Chinese: 瓊州海峽; pinyin: Qióngzhōu Hǎixiá; Hainanese:
Khāng-tsiú Hái-kiap), also called the
Hainan Strait, is a body of
water that separates the
Leizhou Peninsula in Guangdong, southern
China, to the north from
Hainan Island to its south. The strait
Gulf of Tonkin
Gulf of Tonkin in the west to the South
China Sea on the
Leizhou Peninsula in background viewed from
Haikou City, Hainan, China.
The strait is on average 30 km (19 mi) wide and centered
at 20°09′N 110°16′E / 20.150°N 110.267°E / 20.150;
110.267 with a maximum water depth of approximately 120 m
(390 ft). The strait is susceptible to closure during strong
Whales and dugongs were once common in the strait.
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The strait was crossed by the
People's Liberation Army
People's Liberation Army forces in the
spring of 1950 (see Landing Operation on
Hainan Ferry (part of the Guangdong–
carries rail cars and automotive vehicles across the strait.
A 140 billion RMB ($21 billion USD) bridge across the strait is
planned to begin construction in 2012. The bridge is currently
designed to have levels for both trains and cars, and is expected to
be 26.3 km (16.3 mi) long.
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reflect recent events or newly available information. (July 2017)
Haikou, formerly called Qiongzhou
^ a b "
China to bridge the Qiongzhou
Strait at a cost of 140 Billion
RMB (我国将在琼州海峡建首座跨海大桥 投资超1400亿)"
(in Chinese). Sohu. September 1, 2010. Retrieved January 10,
^ "The Role of Qiongzhou
Strait in the Seasonal Variation of the South
China Sea Circulation" (PDF). January 2002. Archived from the original
(PDF) on July 20, 2011. Retrieved January 10, 2011.
^ "Typhoon Chanthu lands on south China". Enbar.net. July 22, 2010.
Archived from the original on July 23, 2011. Retrieved August 14,
Hainan planning cross-Qiongzhou straits bridge". December 25,
2008. Retrieved January 10, 2011.
Shi et al., The Role of Qiongzhou
Strait in the Seasonal Variation of
China Sea Circulation
Media related to Qiongzhou
Strait at Wikimedia Commons
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