Nangang District, Taipei

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Nangang
南港區
District
Taipei WTC Nangang EXPO Hall
Taipei WTC Nangang EXPO Hall
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Country Taiwan
Region Eastern Taipei
Divisions
Area
 • Total 21.8424 km2 (8.4334 sq mi)
Area rank Ranked 5th of 12
Population
 • Total 119,955
 • Rank Ranked 12th of 12
 • Density 5,500/km2 (14,000/sq mi)
Postal code 115
Nangang District
Traditional Chinese 南港區

Nangang District is a southeastern district of Taipei, Taiwan. It is the seat of the Academia Sinica, Taipei World Trade Center Nangang Exhibition Hall, and Nankang Software Park (NKSP).

Administration[edit]

The following placenames are romanized in Hanyu Pinyin, with Wade-Giles in parentheses, which is the legacy standard spelling:

  • Baifu (百福)
  • Chengfu (成福)
  • Dongxin (東新 Tunghsin)
  • Dongmin (東明 Tungmin)
  • Hecheng (合成 Hoch'eng)
  • Hongfu (鴻福)
  • Jiuzhuang (舊庄 Chiuchuang)
  • Jiuru (九如 Chiuju)
  • Liancheng (聯成 Liench'eng)
  • Nangang (南港 Nankang)
  • Renfu (仁福 Jenfu)
  • Sanchong (三重 Sanch'ong)
  • Wanfu (萬福)
  • Xinfu (新富 Hsinfu)
  • Xinguang (新光 Hsinkuang)
  • Xixin (西新 Hsihsin)
  • Yucheng (玉成 Yüch'eng)
  • Zhongnan (中南 Chungnan)
  • Zhongyan (中研 Chungyen), which was part of Jiuzhuang until December 1974, contains the Academia Sinica.

History[edit]

Nangang was settled in 1735 by Fujianese, especially in the present villages of Nangang, Sanchong, and Dongxin. Until Japanese rule, the placename was Great Jia'na Fortress, Nangang-Sanchong Port (大加吶堡南港三重埔). Nangang, literally "Southern Port", refers to its position on Keelung River.

In 1920, Nangang was part of Neihu Hamlet, Qixing Prefecture, Taipei District (台北州七星郡內湖庄). In December 1945, the administrative levels were changed to Neihu Township, Qixing District, Taipei County (台北縣七星區內湖鄉). July 6 the following year, as proposed by Que Shankeng (闕山坑), Nangang was separated into its own township. In 1967, it became a district of Taipei.

Education[edit]

Miscellaneous[edit]

  • Xintian Temple (信天宮 "Faith in Heaven") here is dedicated to the goddess Matsu.
  • There are 25 parks here.
  • Hu Shih died here.

Transportation[edit]

See also[edit]

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