Qixia District (simplified Chinese: 栖霞区; traditional Chinese: 棲霞區; pinyin: qīxiá qū or Xīxiá qū), Jiangsu, China a city district of the City of Nanjing directly northeast across the Yangtze River from Nanjing.
It has an area of 80 km2 and a population of 400,000.
Natural and historical sites
A number of Liang Dynasty tombs are in the district, primarily in and around the Ganjiaxiang section of the district. Among them, particularly well known is that of Xiao Xiu (475–518), containing one of the best surviving sets of the period's statuary.
Qixia District includes northern and northeastern parts of the greater Nanjing area, on the right (southeastern) side of the Yangtze River.
The government of Qixia District administers five subdistricts and three towns. They are:
Qixia Town is an important land and water transport hub. It is connected to the Shanghai-Nanjing Railway. The No. 312 National Highway and Qixia Highway runs through it.
It is also connected to the adjacent Second Yangtze River Bridge and Xinshengwei Port to the west, and Shanghai-Nanjing Expressway to the south, opposite the Yangtze River to the north, and east of Longtan Deep Water Port.
Qixia district is the location of the Xianlin University City which hosts ten major universities from Jiangsu province.
Nanjing International School Pre-k - 12 school for Foreign Students
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