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Hainan Island Separated from Leizhou Peninsula, China

20.0N 110.3E

June 21st, 2012 Category: Mountains

China - January 9th, 2012

This wide-swath ASAR image shows Hainan (below, right), the smallest province of the People’s Republic of China (PRC). The name “Hainan” also refers to Hainan Island, the main island of the province. Hainan is located in the South China Sea, separated from Guangdong’s Leizhou Peninsula to the north by the shallow and narrow Qiongzhou Strait. The size of Hainan Island (32,900 km2 (12,700 sq mi) constitutes 97% of the entire province. To the west of Hainan Island is the Gulf of Tonkin. Wuzhi Mountain (1,840 m) is the highest mountain on the island.

Guangzhou and Sediments in Qiongzhou Strait, China

23.1N 113.2E

March 31st, 2012 Category: Sediments

China - December 25th, 2011

Sediments line the coast of China and are present in the Qiongzhou Strait, also called the Hainan Strait, a body of water that separates the Leizhou Peninsula in Guangdong, southern China, to the north, from Hainan Island to the south. The strait connects the Gulf of Tonkin in the west to the James Shoal on the eastern edge of the South China Sea. The strait is on average 30 km wide with a maximum water depth of approximately 120 m.

Also of note near the coast is the sprawling, grey area that demarcates the city of Guangzhou, known historically as Canton, the capital and largest city of the Guangdong province in the People’s Republic of China. Located in southern China on the Pearl River, about 120 km north-northwest of Hong Kong, Guangzhou is the third largest city in China and southern China’s largest city. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 12.78 million. Some estimates place the population of the entire Pearl River Delta Mega City built up area as high as 40 million.

Red River Delta Southwest of Hai Phong, Vietnam

20.8N 106.6E

November 8th, 2011 Category: Rivers

Vietnam - November 8th, 2011

This APM image shows several rivers flowing across Vietnam and emptying into the Gulf of Tonkin. Visible at the bottom of the image is the delta of the Red River, which flows from southwest China through northern Vietnam to the Gulf of Tonkin.

The city of Hai Phong, the third most populous city in Vietnam, appears as a bright yellow area in the upper right corner. Although the thumbnail shows mostly flat coastal plains, more mountainous regions can be observed to the north in the full image.

Mountains of Hainan Island, China

20.0N 110.3E

July 30th, 2011 Category: Mountains

China - July 25th, 2011

This wide-swath ASAR image shows the Qiongzhou Strait, 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 connects the Gulf of Tonkin in the west to the James Shoal on the eastern edge of the South China Sea.

Mountains can be observed in the upper left corner, near the border with Vietnam, and in the southern half of Hainan Island. Wuzhi Mountain is the highest peak in Hainan, towering 1,840 m above the center of the island.

Sediments in Qiongzhou Strait by Leizhou Peninsula and Hainan Island, China

20.0N 110.3E

June 12th, 2011 Category: Sediments

China - June 10th, 2011

Sediments surround the Leizhou Peninsula (above) and are present in the Qiongzhou Strait and some of the coastline of Hainan Island (below).

The strait, also called the Hainan Strait, separates the Leizhou Peninsula in Guangdong, southern China, from Hainan Island.

It also connects the Gulf of Tonkin in the west to the James Shoal on the eastern edge of the South China Sea. The strait has an average width of 30 km and a maximum water depth of approximately 120 m.

 

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