Nanshan District, Shenzhen

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Nanshan
南山区
District
Shenzhen High-Tech Industrial Park
Shenzhen High-Tech Industrial Park
Nanshan District in Shenzhen
Nanshan District in Shenzhen
Country China
Province Guangdong
Prefecture Shenzhen
Area
 • Total 151 km2 (58 sq mi)
Population
 • Total 2,200,000
 • Density 15,000/km2 (38,000/sq mi)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Area code(s) 0755
Website http://www.szns.gov.cn/

Nanshan District (simplified Chinese: 南山区; traditional Chinese: 南山區; pinyin: Nánshān Qū) is one of the seven districts comprising Shenzhen. It encompasses the southwest area of the Shenzhen Special Economic Zone, with a population of 1.08 million. The size of the district is 182 km². The district of Nanshan is located to the west of Shenzhen Bay, east of the Pearl River entrance, south of Yangtaishan, north of Inner Lingding Island and Dachan Island, and across the sea of Hong Kong's Yuenlong. In year 2012, the district of Nanshan's local GDP output exceeded 280 billion RMB. The region is developed in the tourist industry and is home to famous sight-seeing locations including Window of the World.

Administrative Division[edit]

Nanshan District is organized into the following sub-districts.

Transportation[edit]

View from NanShan Mountain. Overlooking NanShan District and the bridge into Hong Kong.

Shenzhen Metro[edit]

Shenzhen Metro began its construction in 1999, and officially opened to the public in December 28, 2004. As of June 2011, Shenzhen Metro's second phase operations has been completed, with a total of 5 lines and 178 km long. The 5 lines include Luobao Line (originally Line 1), Shekou Line (originally Line 2), Longgang Line (originally Line 3), Longhua Line (originally Line 4), and Huanzhong Line (originally Line 5). The Shenzhen Metro is continuing its development of the subway system, and plans to have 5 more lines completed by the end of 2015, which includes the Airport Express Line, that connects to the new Shenzhen Airport. The Shenzhen metro also plans to have 10 more lines completed after the year 2020. The Shenzhen Metro can be described as one of the fastest developing subway/train systems in the world, bringing convenience to not only the residents of the city but also to tourists wishing to visit the city. The Luobao Line and Shekou Line covers the majority of area in the district of Nanshan.

Pingnan railway[edit]

Ports[edit]

  • Shekou
  • Dong Jiaotou
  • Chiwan
  • Mawan

Access to Hong Kong[edit]

The Shenzhen Ferry Terminal in Shekou offers service to Hong Kong (Hong Kong Island, Kowloon, and Hong Kong International Airport), Zhuhai and Macau.[1] The ferry takes approximately 45 minutes to reach Hong Kong. Cross boundary coaches to and from Hong Kong are also available at the Shenzhen Bay Control Point[2] (along the Hong Kong-Shenzhen Western Corridor).

Economy[edit]

Tencent headquarters

Tencent Limited has its headquarters in the Hi-tech Park (新科技园 Xīn Kējì Yuán) in Nanshan,[3] as does ZTE.[4] China Resources Beverage (CR Beverage), which sells C'estbon water, has its headquarters in the North Area of High-tech Industry Park.[5][6] The South China office of CR Beverage is in on the 10th floor of the Min Tai Building (闽泰大厦) in the district.[6]

China Nepstar has its headquarters in the Xinnengyuan Building (新能源大厦 / 新能源大廈) in the Nanshan District.[7]

Schools[edit]

Universities[edit]

Eight of Shenzhen's eleven full-time universities are located in Nanshan:[8]

Primary schools[edit]

  • Nanshan Foreign Languages School 南山外国语学校 The most prestigious elementary school in Nanshan District
  • Yueliangwan Primary School 月亮湾小学
  • Nanshan Primary School 南山小学
  • Nanyuan Primary School 南园小学
  • Xiangnan Primary School 向南小学
  • Nanshan Experimental Primary School 南山实验小学
  • Qianhai Primary School 前海小学

Middle schools[edit]

"Middle School" may refer to either 7-9 and/or 10-12 schools

International High Schools and Private High Schools[edit]

There are four international high schools and private high schools in Nanshan:

These high schools all offer British, University of Cambridge International Centre (CIC) A - Level or North American style curricula, with English as the language of instruction.

Tourist attractions[edit]

Overseas Chinese Town (OCT) 华侨城 OCT East东部华侨城 The mixC 万象城 Coastal City 海岸城 OCT Bay 欢乐海岸 Shenzhen Bay 深圳湾 Shenzhen Bay Sports Centre (Spring Cocoon) 深圳湾体育馆

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Coordinates: 22°30′05.83″N 113°54′28.16″E / 22.5016194°N 113.9078222°E / 22.5016194; 113.9078222