: 涠洲岛; pinyin
: Wéizhōu Dǎo) is a Chinese island
in the Gulf of Tonkin
. The largest island of Guangxi
province, Weizhou is west of Leizhou Peninsula
, south of Beihai
, and east of Vietnam
Its north-south length is 6.5 km, east-west 6 km. The coast is 15.6 km, with 6 to 10 km of sandy beach. Weizhou is higher in the south, where there is Nanwan Port (南灣港; pinyin: nánwān gǎng).
From 1869 to 1879, the French built a Gothic-style 15 metre Catholic church in Shengtang Village (盛塘村; pinyin: shèngtáng cūn), Weizhou. Weizhou Chengzai Church (城仔教堂) was built in 1880, also by French Catholics.
(pinyin: Wéizhōu) is a town of Haicheng
District, Beihai City, Guangxi. It includes Weizhou Island (see above) and a smaller 1.89 km² Xieyang
(斜阳) Island. It includes 2 neighborhood committees, 9 village committees.
- Area: 26.63 km²
- Population: 15,900