Jinshan District

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Jinshan
金山区
District
Fengjing  Ancient Town
Fengjing Ancient Town
Jinshan in Shanghai
Jinshan in Shanghai
Country China
Region Shanghai
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)

Jinshan District (simplified Chinese: 金山区; traditional Chinese: 金山區; pinyin: Jīnshān Qū; literally: "Gold Mountain District" ; Shanghainese: cin se chiu) of Shanghai is neighbouring Zhejiang and near Hangzhou Bay. It has a land area of 586.14 km² and a population of 732,500 as of 2010.[1]

Jinshan residents speak their own dialect of Shanghainese, with different areas of Jinshan having different vocabulary and pronunciation. Jinshan residents are able to understand pure Shanghainese spoken by those near the city of Shanghai, but the inner city Shanghai residents are not able to understand Jinshan dialect.

Jinshan District, located in the southwest of Shanghai, is one of the biggest districts of the city. Local political administration is divided into nine towns and one subdistrict. About 6.2 km off the coast of Jinshan, there are three islands named Da Jinshan (the Big Golden Mountain), Xiao Jinshan (the Small Golden Mountain), and Fu Shan (the Floating Mountain). At 103m above sea level, Da Jinshan is the highest point within the Shanghai municipality. There are several beaches along the 23.3 km shoreline, which are popular tourism destinations.

As the city of Shanghai has grown, Jinshan has experienced rapid changes, evolving from a relatively rural area to a more suburban setting. With completion of the high-speed highway in 2008, a new bus line was opened between Shanghai and Jinshan. This line, known as the ShiMei (石梅線 or 石梅线) travels between a bus station in Jinshan and travels to Jin Jiang Amusement Park (錦江樂園 or 锦江乐园). Travel time on this line takes about an hour, depending on traffic and time of day. One-way tickets can be purchased at each end of the line for 10 RMB.

The Shanghai metro system offers connections to Jinshan. This service, called the Shanghai - Jinshan railway connects Jinshan Newtown to downtown Shanghai in about 30 minutes. It was previously called Metro line 22.

The district is home to Donglin Temple, a Buddhist temple dedicated to Guan Yin, the bodhisattva of compassion.

Jinshan peasant painting, which originated in the town of Fengjing, has become a nationally and internationally exhibited form of folk art.[2]

Economy[edit]

Jinshan District is home to the headquarters of Shanghai Petrochemical Company Ltd and Jinshan Industrial Park.[3]

Subdistrict and towns[edit]

Subdistrict: Shihua Subdistrict (石化街道).

Towns: Fengjing (枫泾镇), Zhujing (朱泾镇), Tinglin (亭林镇), Caojing (漕泾镇), Shanyang (山阳镇), Jinshanwei (金山卫镇), Zhangyan (张堰镇), Langxia (廊下镇), Lüxiang (吕巷镇).[4]

Notable residents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.stats-sh.gov.cn/tjnj/nje11.htm?d1=2011tjnje/E0205.htm
  2. ^ Huancheng Guo, Guozhu Ren, Mingwei Lü (2007). Countryside of China. Beijing: China Intercontinental Press. ISBN 978-7-5085-1096-5. 
  3. ^ "Contact Info." Shanghai Petrochemical. Retrieved on May 18, 2011. "Address: 48 Jinyi Road, Jinshan District, Shanghai, PRC"
  4. ^ "金山区-行政区划网 www.xzqh.org" (in Simplified Chinese). XZQH. Retrieved 2012-05-24. 
  5. ^ "The new cultural revolution: How Little Fatty made it big." The Independent. Thursday November 16, 2006. Retrieved on May 18, 2011.

Further reading[edit]

Coordinates: 30°49′52″N 121°20′38″E / 30.8311°N 121.344°E / 30.8311; 121.344