🇨🇳 Beihai (北海) is a prefecture-level city in the south of Guangxi, People's Republic of China. Its status as a seaport on the north shore of the Gulf of Tonkin has granted it historical importance as a port of international trade for Guangxi, Hunan, Hubei, Sichuan, Guizhou, and Yunnan. Between the years 2006 and 2020, Beihai was possibly the world's fastest growing city. Beihai has a large shipyard, but most of the money generated in the city is derived from trade. In addition, it governs the small islands of Weizhou and Xieyang, and is directly west of Leizhou Peninsula. Beihai contains three districts and one county: • Haicheng District (海城区) • Yinhai District (银海区) • Tieshangang District (铁山港区) • Hepu County (合浦县). These are subdivided into five urban sub-districts, 23 towns, 3 townships, 87 neighborhood committees, 343 village committees.
Beihai has a population of over 572,000 people.
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