Danzhou is located in the northwest of the Hainan Island. Danzhou administers a large area which was called Dan County. The administrative seat and urban center of Danzhou is Nada Town, which is often colloquially referred to as Danzhou city. Danzhou was upgraded from a county-level city into a prefecture-level city in February 2015.
Danzhou has a total population of 932,362 till 2010. The Han population which is about 857,342 makes the majority of the population.
The Hainan Western Ring High-Speed Railway also provides access to Danzhou with an exit at Baimajin. Danzhou is easily reachable by a high-speed loop train.
Though Danzhou is part of Hainan Island, the locals speak a totally different dialect which most Hainanese don’t understand.