Neihu District

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Neihu
內湖區
District
Minquan Bridge Neihu Section 20120205.jpg
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Country Taiwan
Region Eastern Taipei City
Divisions
Area
 • Total 31.5787 km2 (12.1926 sq mi)
Area rank Ranked 3rd of 12
Population
 • Total 285,767
 • Rank Ranked 3rd of 12
 • Density 9,000/km2 (23,000/sq mi)
Postal code 114
Neihu District
Traditional Chinese 內湖區

Neihu District is a district of Taipei City, Taiwan. Neihu means "inner lake." The older name originates from the Ketagalan word Tayour (transliterated by the Dutch as Cattajo), meaning woman's head ornament.

Many mountainous roads and paths, which are ideal for hiking, connect Neihu with the neighboring Shilin District and Yangmingshan National Park. The Tri-Service General Hospital, which is a teaching hospital of the National Defense Medical Center, is also in Neihu. The Wuchih Mountain Military Cemetery borders Neihu.

History[edit]

During the Japanese rule of Taiwan, Naiko Village (内湖庄) covered modern day Neihu in addition to Nangang. The village was under Shichisei District (七星郡), Taihoku Prefecture.

Economy[edit]

Taipei Neihu Technology Park

Although it is a flood-prone region, Neihu has experienced huge growth with the construction of the Neihu Technology Park and hypermarkets such as Costco, RT Mart, Carrefour, B&Q. The extension of the Taipei Metro to Neihu in the 1990s and early 2000s has also boosted residential and commercial growth. TransAsia Airways has its headquarters in the district.[1][2] RT-Mart also has its headquarters in the district.[3]

Education[edit]

Universities and colleges[edit]

High schools[edit]

Tourist attractions[edit]

Neihu's attractions include Dahu Park, famous for its picturesque footbridge, and Bishan Temple (碧山巖), a large Taoist temple dedicated to Chen Yuanguang on the mountainside that affords a panoramic view of Taipei. In the vicinity of Bishan Temple are a number of other Taoist and Buddhist temples, as well as orchards and fruit farms where tourists can pick their own fruit. An extensive network of hiking trails criss-crosses the mountainous regions of the northern part of Neihu.

Transportation[edit]

The district is served by the Neihu Line of Taipei Metro. Stations located within the district are Donghu Station, Huzhou Station, Dahu Park Station, Neihu Station, Wende Station, Gangqian Station and Xihu Station.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "foot_01.gif." (English) TransAsia Airways. Retrieved on March 2, 2014. "Address: No. 9, Sec. 1, Tiding Blvd., Neihu Dist., Taipei City 11494, Taiwan (R.O.C.)"
  2. ^ "foot_01.gif." (Chinese) TransAsia Airways. Retrieved on March 2, 2014. "公司地址: 北市內湖區堤頂大道一段9號"
  3. ^ "賣場資訊." RT-Mart. Retrieved on October 25, 2012. "台北市內湖區新湖一路128巷36號2樓"

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Coordinates: 25°04′N 121°35′E / 25.067°N 121.583°E / 25.067; 121.583