Bao'an District

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Bao'an County was the predecessor of the modern city of Shenzhen, Guangdong, China.
Bao'an
宝安区
District
Bao'an Dadao
Bao'an Dadao
Bao'an District within Shenzhen
Bao'an District within Shenzhen
Country China
Province Guangdong
Prefecture Shenzhen
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Highway leading south out of Bao’an and into the Special Economic Zone.

Bao'an District (Chinese: 宝安区; pinyin: Bǎo'ān Qū) is one of the ten districts comprising Shenzhen, a major economic city in Guangdong, People's Republic of China. It is one of two districts formerly lying outside the Shenzhen Special Economic Zone, the other being Longgang. With 5 million people, Bao'an is Shenzhen's largest district by population.

Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport (深圳宝安国际机场) is situated in this district.

Bao'an is an industrial center with many electronics factories.

Bao'an has a notoriously bad safety record. Since the turn of the millennium, the district has seen a string of high-profile abductions, robberies, and other cases of violent crime.[1] However, in the last 4 years, this has become less of an issue with an increased police presence and higher average income in the district. Foreigners rarely feel threatened when going about their daily (or nightly) lives in Bao'an District.

Subdistricts[edit]

Bao'an District comprises ten subdistricts:

Name Chinese (S) Hanyu Pinyin Population (2010)[2]
Xin'an Subdistrict 新安街道 Xīn'ān Jiēdào 410,056
Xixiang Subdistrict 西乡街道 Xīxiāng Jiēdào 580,736
Songgang Subdistrict 松岗街道 Sōnggǎng Jiēdào 398,153
Shajing Subdistrict 沙井街道 Shājǐng Jiēdào 529,041
Fuyong Subdistrict 福永街道 Fúyǒng Jiēdào 472,792
Shiyan Subdistrict 石岩街道 Shíyán Jiēdào 248,139

Economy[edit]

Four airlines are headquartered on the grounds of Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport: Shenzhen Airlines,[3] Jade Cargo International,[4] Shenzhen Donghai Airlines,[5] and SF Airlines.[6]

The hotel chain Vienna Hotels has its headquarters in the Longhua New District in Bao'an District.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ South China Morning Post, Police struggle to cope with Shenzhen crime wave, December 31, 2005.
  2. ^ shi, Guo wu yuan ren kou pu cha ban gong; council, Guo jia tong ji ju ren kou he jiu ye tong ji si bian = Tabulation on the 2010 population census of the people's republic of China by township / compiled by Population census office under the state; population, Department of; statistics, employment statistics national bureau of (2012). Zhongguo 2010 nian ren kou pu cha fen xiang, zhen, jie dao zi liao (Di 1 ban. ed.). Beijing Shi: Zhongguo tong ji chu ban she. ISBN 978-7-5037-6660-2. 
  3. ^ "Contact Us." Shenzhen Airlines. Retrieved on 9 September 2009.
  4. ^ "Contact Us." Jade Cargo International. Retrieved on July 11, 2010.
  5. ^ "联系我们." Shenzhen Donghai Airlines. Retrieved on February 24, 2014. "Address:Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport, Shenzhen Airlines. Post code:518128" - Chinese address: "地址:深圳市宝安区宝安国际机场航站四路3009号东海航空基地 邮政编码:518128"
  6. ^ "Contact Us." SF Airlines. Retrieved on February 24, 2014. "SF Airlines Co., Ltd. Address: No.1 Freight Depot, International Shipping Center of Bao'an International Airport, Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, 518128, P.R.C." - Chinese address: "地 址:中国广东省深圳市宝安国际机场国际货运中心1号货站 邮 编:518128"
  7. ^ "联系方式" (Archive). Vienna Hotels. Retrieved on November 9, 2014. "总部地址:深圳市龙华新区深圳北站西广场B1b栋维也纳国际酒店二层"

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Coordinates: 22°33′12″N 113°53′02″E / 22.5534°N 113.884°E / 22.5534; 113.884