Qijin District, Kaohsiung

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Qijin District in Kaohsiung City
Qijin District

Qijin District (simplified Chinese: 旗津区; traditional Chinese: 旗津區; Hanyu Pinyin: Qíjīn Qū; Tongyong Pinyin: Cíjin Cyu; Wade–Giles: Ch'i2-chin1 Ch'ü1; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Kî-tin-khu) is a district of Kaohsiung City, Taiwan, covering Qijin Island. It is the second smallest district in Kaohsiung City after Yancheng District.

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Qijin Island was once connected to the mainland at the southern tip, but in 1967, this link was severed to create a second entry point to the Port of Kaohsiung.

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Most of its residents are employed by the shipping industry. There is a park on the north western shore. The "Cross Harbor Tunnel" (Chinese: 過港隧道) connects Qijin Island at the EBC tip to the rest of Kaohsiung on mainland Taiwan. Qijin District is also accessible by two ferries at northern top and middle of the island.

See: Qijin–Gushan Ferry

Two islands and one reef in the South China Sea are administered by Kaohsiung City as parts of Qijin District:

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Coordinates: 22°33′42″N 120°18′25″E / 22.561674°N 120.306998°E / 22.561674; 120.306998