Sanshui District

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This article is about the administrative district. For the style of Chinese painting, see shan shui. For the main-belt asteroid, see 3509 Sanshui.
Sanshui
三水区
District
Lubao Temple
Lubao Temple
Location of Sanshui District (red) in Foshan City and Guangdong
Location of Sanshui District (red) in Foshan City and Guangdong
Coordinates: 23°09′21″N 112°53′48″E / 23.15583°N 112.89667°E / 23.15583; 112.89667Coordinates: 23°09′21″N 112°53′48″E / 23.15583°N 112.89667°E / 23.15583; 112.89667
Country People's Republic of China
Province Guangdong
Prefecture-level city Foshan
Area
 • Total 874 km2 (337 sq mi)
Elevation 11 m (37 ft)
Population (2002)
 • Total 386,000
 • Density 440/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Postal code 528100
Area code 0757
Licence plate prefix 粤 ET
Website http://www.sanshui.gov.cn/
Sanshui District
Simplified Chinese 三水区
Traditional Chinese 三水區
Cantonese Jyutping saam1 seoi1 keoi1
Cantonese Yale Sāamsēui Kēui
Hanyu Pinyin Sānshǔi Qū
Alternative Chinese name
Chinese 三水
Cantonese Jyutping saam1 seoi1
Cantonese Yale Sāamsēui
Hanyu Pinyin Sānshǔi
Postal Map Samshui

Sanshui District, formerly Sanshui City, is a district with about 386,000 inhabitants in Foshan, Guangdong province, People's Republic of China.

Administration divisions[edit]

The neighbouring cities, counties and districts are Gaoyao, Dinghu District and Sihui in the west, Qingxin County and Qingyuan in the north, Huadu District and Nanhai District in the east and Gaoming District in the south-west. Sanshui administers 2 subdistricts and 5 towns:[1]

Name Chinese (S) Hanyu Pinyin
Xinan Subdistrict 西南街道 Xīnán Jiēdào
Yundonghai Subdistrict 云东海街道 Yúndōnghǎi Jiēdào
Lubao Town 芦苞镇 Lúbāo Zhèn
Datang Town 大塘镇 Dàtáng Zhèn
Leping Town 乐平镇 Lèpíng Zhèn
Baini Town 白坭镇 Báiní Zhèn
Nanshan Town 南山镇 Nánshān Zhèn

Economy[edit]

Oil, coal, and slate are found in the surrounding area. However, Sanshui is also an important producer of food for Guangdong Province, especially fruit. The mainstay of the former city's economy was the Jianlibao Company, which produced a soft drink made from oranges and honey. During the 1990s, Jianlibao was a popular drink throughout China and it even made it into the Hong Kong market. However, embezzlement by the company's senior management has reduced its success. Despite Sanshui's proximity to Guangzhou and other Pearl River Delta cities, it remains a relatively poor place with many people only earning a few hundred yuan a month.

Transportation[edit]

Sanshui is on the railway line from Guangzhou to Maoming. The district is served by G15 Shenyang–Haikou Expressway (which provides access to Kaiping and the southern suburbs of Foshan), G55 Erenhot–Guangzhou Expressway (which provides direct access to downtown Guangzhou), China National Highway 321 (which provides access to Zhaoqing) and China National Highway 324.

Fireworks explosion[edit]

In February 2008, twenty fireworks warehouses exploded in Sanshui. In total over 15,000 cartons of fireworks were set off over a period of 24 hours. The loss of inventory was extensive enough that U.S. markets faced real shortages of supply.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2011年统计用区划代码和城乡划分代码:三水区 (in Chinese). National Bureau of Statistics of the People's Republic of China. Retrieved 2012-07-23. 

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