Gangshan District

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Gangshan District in Kaohsiung City

Gangshan District (Chinese: 岡山區; pinyin: Gāngshān Qū; Wade–Giles: Kang1-shan1 Ch'ü1; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Kong-san-khu, Hakka: Kông-sân-khî), is a suburban district in Kaohsiung City in southern Taiwan. It has 96,138 inhabitants in 2007.

In 1920, the former town of Agongdian (阿公店, A-kong-tiàm) was renamed Gangshan by the ruling Japanese and was made the site of a Japanese airbase. The town suffered heavy bombardment in World War II. Following the Kuomintang takeover after the war, Gangshan continued to host Gangshan Air Base (Kangshan Air Base). The township has a strong military veteran's presence as well.

The township is part of the suburbs of Kaohsiung City which encompass 10 cities (or townships) out of 18 in the official Kaohsiung Metro Area.

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It is linked to Kaohsiung city center by the Gangshan South Station of MRT Red Line or TRA Gangshan Station.

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Coordinates: 22°48′N 120°17′E / 22.800°N 120.283°E / 22.800; 120.283