Daxing District

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Daxing
大兴区
District
Beijing Institute of Petrochemical Technology
Beijing Institute of Petrochemical Technology
Daxing District in Beijing
Daxing District in Beijing
Country People's Republic of China
Municipality Beijing
Township-level divisions 10 subdistricts
9 towns
District seat Xingfeng Subdistrict (兴丰街道)
Area
 • Total 1,012 km2 (391 sq mi)
Population (2000)
 • Total 671,444
 • Density 660/km2 (1,700/sq mi)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Area code(s) 0010

Daxing District (simplified Chinese: 大兴区; traditional Chinese: 大興區; pinyin: Dàxīng Qū) is a district of Beijing, covering the southern suburbs of the city.

Overview[edit]

Daxing District was upgraded from a county to a district with the approval from the State Council on April 30, 2001.[citation needed] Covering an area of 1,012 square kilometres (391 sq mi) with a population of 671,444,[1] Panggezhuang in Daxing is famous for its watermelons.[citation needed]

Administrative divisions[edit]

There are 10 subdistricts, half of which are areas (地区), and nine towns in the district:[2]

Subdistricts

Normal:

Areas:[3]

Towns

Culture[edit]

Located in the south of Beijing, the area is not as affluent as those that most visitors to Beijing are familiar with, such as Xidan and Guomao. Much of the industry in Daxing is related to distribution of food and consumer goods to service Beijing. There are many self-built communities casually created by the residents themselves, mostly of whom have moved in from the countryside.[citation needed]

Economy[edit]

Xiabu Xiabu has its headquarters in Daxing District.[4]

Education[edit]

There are two major universities located in Daxing District, the Beijing Institute of Petrochemical Technology and the Beijing Institute of Graphic Communication. Both of them are headquartered in Tsingyuan, and have its branch in Kangzhuang. Tsingyuan and Kangzhuang are planned as a university city in the south of Beijing.

Transportation[edit]

The Chinese government have voted that Daxing will be the location of the 2nd Beijing Airport.[5] The airport is expected to be completed by October 2017.[6]

References[edit]

Danxing's Camps by Andrew Malone. August 16, 2008.

  1. ^ 2000 Census.
  2. ^ "2011年统计用区划代码和城乡划分代码:大兴区" (in Simplified Chinese). National Bureau of Statistics of the People's Republic of China. Retrieved 2013-02-23. 
  3. ^ These are officially classified as townships, but as they coincide with the area of the same name, they are commonly named "areas" (地区)
  4. ^ "呷哺呷哺餐饮管理有限公司招聘启事" (Archive). Beijing University of Agriculture. 2014-04-23. "我们的联系方式 呷哺呷哺(中国)总部地址:北京市大兴区黄村镇孙村工业开发区海鑫南路15号"
  5. ^ http://english.people.com.cn/90001/90778/6636914.html
  6. ^ http://english.eastday.com/e/110622/u1a5956247.html

Coordinates: 39°43′58″N 116°20′23″E / 39.73269°N 116.33981°E / 39.73269; 116.33981