Sanxia District

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Sanxia District
三峽區
District
SanxiaPaifangTaiwan.jpg
Location of Sanxia in New Taipei City
Location of Sanxia in New Taipei City
Sanxia District is located in Taiwan
Sanxia District
Sanxia District
Location of Sanxia in Taiwan
Coordinates: 24°56′00″N 121°22′00″E / 24.93333°N 121.36667°E / 24.93333; 121.36667
Country  Republic of China
Special municipality New Taipei City
Established 1846
Government
 • Mayor 楊志宏[1]
Area
 • Total 191.45 km2 (73.92 sq mi)
Population (January 2014)
 • Total 110,072
 • Density 531.9/km2 (1,378/sq mi)
Time zone CST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 237
Area code(s) 02
Website Sanxia District Government
Sanxia District
Traditional Chinese

Sanxia District (Chinese: 三峽區; Hanyu Pinyin: Sānxiá Qū; Tongyong Pinyin: Sansiá Cyu) is an urban district in the southwestern part of New Taipei City, Taiwan. It is the second largest district in New Taipei City after Wulai District.

Name[edit]

The old name of Sanxia, Saⁿ-kak-éng (Chinese: 三角湧; pinyin: Sānjiǎoyǒng; literally: "triangular surge") refers to the meeting of the Dahan River, Sansia River, and "Horizontal River" (橫溪). In 1920, Taiwan's Japanese government designated it an administrative area named Sankyō (三峽; Romaji: Sankyō; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Sam-kiap): "Three Gorges".

Geography[edit]

It has an area of 191.45 km² and a population of 101,839 (May 2010).

Government institutions[edit]

Sanxia District office

Education[edit]

University

Senior High schools

  • Mingde High school (市立明德高中)
  • Tsz-Shiou Senior High school (辭修高中)

Junior High schools

  • Sanxia Junior High school (市立三峽國中)
  • Anxi Junior High school (市立安溪國中)

Others

  • National Academy for Educational Research Preparatory office-Planning Objectives

Tourist attractions[edit]

  • Pigs of God (神豬) Contest - The largest event held at Zushi Temple around Chinese New Year where farmers compete to raise the fattest pig. The fattest pig is then sacrificed to the local Taoist god Zushi-Ye (祖師爺). Controversial to animal rights activists, Zushi Temple is one of the few places in Taiwan that still practice this tradition.[4]
  • Sanxia Indigo Blue Dye Festival - A celebration of Sanxia's past as a major dyeing center in northern Taiwan.

Transportation[edit]

  • Car — Sanxia is served by Freeway No. 3. (San-ying Interchange)
  • Bus — Sanxia is accessible by bus from Taipei (buses 702, 703, 705, 706,939), Taoyuan, and Yingge (Blue 19).
  • Train — Although Sanxia does not have a train station, it is accessible by bus from Yingge Train Station across the river.
  • MRT — Accessible via the Tucheng Line of the Taipei Metro to Yongning (永寧). Bus 916 from exit 1 connects to Sanxia on Highway 3. In addition Bus 910 leaves from Fuzhong (府中) station in Banqiao. Both routes are multi-section tickets, paying on entry or exit.

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Coordinates: 24°56′N 121°22′E / 24.933°N 121.367°E / 24.933; 121.367