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Baisha Li autonomous county

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

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Night scene of Baisha Li autonomous county [Photo/baisha.hainan.gov.cn]

Baisha Li autonomous county is situated in the west-central Hainan island and at the middle section of Limu mountain. It covers an area of 2,117.2 square kilometers, among which 24,533 hectares (245.33 sq km) are farmlands. The county has 440 mountains, among which Yinggeling Mountain is the highest one at 1,812 meters. Nandu River, Changhua River and Zhubi River all originate from the county.

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Li brocade [Photo/baisha.hainan.gov.cn]

There are 203,000 people living in the county; most of them are Li and Han ethnic groups spoken with Li dialect, Hainan dialect, Miao dialect, mandarin and Danzhou dialect.

Baisha's unique tourism resources include Fuxi Hot Springs, Baisha Cold Spring, Hongkan Waterfall, Baisha meteor crater, Xiangmin Bat Cave and Shicai sites.

In 2020, the county's GDP increased by 2.3 percent. Its fixed asset investment increased by 22.6 percent, while its local general public budget revenue increased by 3.7 percent. The disposable income of its urban and rural residents increased by 2.7 percent and 8.3 percent respectively.

The county's livelihood expenditure exceeded 3.1 billion yuan ($480 million), accounting for 81 percent of the fiscal budget expenditure. The 44,000 impoverished people living under the current poverty line have all been lifted out of poverty, while all 44 impoverished villages have also been removed from the poverty list.