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Peninsula off the southwestern coast of Guangdong province, southeastern China. Separated from Hainan Island by the Hainan Strait, it includes Kwangchowan, a territory leased by France from 1898 to 1945. Occupied by Japan in World War II, it was returned to Chinese control in 1946.
Variants of LEIZHOU PENINSULA
Leizhou Peninsula or Lei-chou Peninsula conventional Luichow Peninsula
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