Mayor: Ding Hui
Membership in the executive board:
Haikou is the Fourth-term president city of AMF
Haikou (/haɪˈkoʊ/; Chinese: 海 pinyin: Hǎikǒu), formerly Hoikow, is the capital and most populous city of the Chinese province of Hainan. Haikou city is situated on the northern coast of Hainan, by the mouth of the Nandu River. The northern part of the city is on the Haidian Island, which is separated from the main part of Haikou by the Haidian River, a branch of the Nandu. Administratively, Haikou is a prefecture-level city, comprising four districts, and covering 2,280 square kilometers (880 sq mi). There are 2,046,189 inhabitants in the built-up area, all living within the four urban districts of the city
Haikou was originally a port city, serving as the port for Qiongshan. During the Chinese Civil War, Haikou was one of the last Nationalist strongholds to be taken by the Communists — with the Battle of Hainan Island in 1950. Currently, more than half of the island’s total trade still goes through Haikou’s ports. The Temple of the Five Lords is located to the southeast of the city.
The city is home to Hainan University, a comprehensive research university under Project 211, and the Double First Class University Plan in certain disciplines, which has its main campus on Haidian Island.