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Ledong Li autonomous county

ehainan.gov.cn | Updated: 2021-03-16

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Changhua River [Photo/ledong.hainan.gov.cn]

Ledong Li autonomous county is situated in the southwest of Hainan province, surrounded by mountains and sea, covering an area of 2765.5 square kilometers. Its sea area is 1726.8 sq m and the coastline is 84.3 km long, consisting of Longmu bay, Longteng bay and Longxi bay from the east to the west. The county's southwest is coastal plain, while the central, northern and southeastern parts are mountainous areas with 23 mountains that are 1,000 meters high. Its forest coverage is up to 62.95 percent. 

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Jiaxi Waterfall [Photo/ledong.hainan.gov.cn]

The county has a total population of 537,400, among which 329,300 are Han people, 202,700 are Li and Miao ethnic people. Ledong is Hainan's largest ethnic county with the highest population and the most developed culture.

It is best known for its largest base of cashew nut and an important crop breeding base in China. It is also a major vegetable and mango cultivation base in Hainan. 

In 2020, the county's regional GDP reached 15.11 billion yuan ($2.32 billion), up 2.2 percent year-on-year. Its fixed asset investment reached 3.67 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 50.6 percent, while its local general public budget revenue reached 756 million yuan, a year-on-year decrease of 6.6 percent. The total retail sales of its social consumer goods reached 4.5 billion yuan, a year-on-year decrease of 2.4 percent. The per capita disposable income of its urban and rural residents reached 31,380 yuan and 15,403 yuan respectively, up by 4.6 percent and 8 percent year-on-year respectively.

In 2020, Ledong welcomed 1.3 million tourists and generated 688 million yuan in tourism income.