Gulangyu Subdistrict

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Not to be confused with Gulangyu Island. ‹See Tfd›
Gulangyu Subdistrict
鼓浪屿街道
Subdistrict
Gulangyu Subdistrict is located in China
Gulangyu Subdistrict
Gulangyu Subdistrict
Location in China
Coordinates: 24°26′51″N 118°3′45″E / 24.44750°N 118.06250°E / 24.44750; 118.06250Coordinates: 24°26′51″N 118°3′45″E / 24.44750°N 118.06250°E / 24.44750; 118.06250
Country People's Republic of China
Province Fujian
Prefecture Xiamen
District Siming
Area
 • Total 1.91 km2 (0.74 sq mi)
Population
 • Total 15,373
 • Density 8,000/km2 (21,000/sq mi)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Area code(s) 0592
Gulangyu Subdistrict
Simplified Chinese 鼓浪屿街道
Traditional Chinese 鼓浪嶼街道
Hanyu Pinyin Gǔlàngyǔ jiēdào

Gulangyu is a subdistrict or Street Committee under Siming District in the municipality of Xiamen, Fujian province, People's Republic of China. It is named for the island it encompasses.

Gulangyu covers an area of 1.91 square kilometres (0.74 sq mi), with a household population of 15,373.

History[edit]

Until 2003, Gulangyu was a district, one of four in the municipality not located on Xiamen Island. Thus Gulangyu had its own gong'an fenju (公安分局, roughly analogous to a Sheriff's Office) and Lower-level People's Lawcourt, as well as its own government.

In May of that year Gulangyu District was downgraded and, along with Kaiyuan District, absorbed into Siming, and has since been administered, policed, and adjudicated from Xiamen Island, just across the Lujiang River.

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