Qixia District

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Qixia
栖霞区
District
Qixia is located in Jiangsu
Qixia
Qixia
Location in Jiangsu
Coordinates: 32°08′07″N 119°00′12″E / 32.1353°N 119.0032°E / 32.1353; 119.0032Coordinates: 32°08′07″N 119°00′12″E / 32.1353°N 119.0032°E / 32.1353; 119.0032
Country People's Republic of China
Province Jiangsu
Sub-provincial city Nanjing
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Nanjing district map
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City Proper
1 Xuanwu
2 Qinhuai
3 Jianye
4 Gulou
5 Yuhuatai
6 Qixia
Suburban
7 Jiangning
8 Pukou
9 Luhe
Rural
10 Lishui
11 Gaochun
A bixie (winged lion) at the tomb of Xiao Hui, seen against the background of Ganjiaxiang, an industrial section of Qixia District
Westen Part of Qixia District

Qixia District (simplified Chinese: 栖霞区; traditional Chinese: 棲霞區; pinyin: Qīxiá qū or Xīxiá qū[citation needed]) is one of 11 districts of Nanjing, the capital of Jiangsu province, China, straddling both sides of the Yangtze River.

It has an area of 80 km2 and a population of 400,000.[1]

Natural and historical sites[edit]

Qixia Mountain is in Qixia District. Qixia Temple, a Southern Tang Buddhist temple, is there. During the Qing Dynasty, Emperor Qianlong praised it as the most elegant mountain in Jinling.[2]

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.[3]

Geography[edit]

Qixia District includes northern and northeastern parts of the greater Nanjing area, on the right (southeastern) side of the Yangtze River.

Administration[edit]

The government of Qixia District administers five subdistricts and three towns. They are:[1]

Subdistricts[edit]

  • Yaohua
  • Maigaoqiao
  • Yanziji
  • Maqun
  • Qixia

Towns[edit]

  • Longtan
  • Jing'an
  • Baguazhou

Economy[edit]

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.

Education[edit]

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

Qixia is 16 km from Nanjing City Central Business District and 40 km from Nanjing Lukou International Airport.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b http://www.qixia.gov.cn/doce/dili.html
  2. ^ a b http://www.qixia.gov.cn/doce/jianjie.html
  3. ^ 梁安成康王萧秀墓石刻 (Sculptures at the Tomb of Xiao Xiu) (Chinese) (description and modern photos)

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