Xindu District

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Xindu
新都区
District
Country China
Province Sichuan
Prefecture Chengdu
Area
 • Total 481 km2 (186 sq mi)
Population (2010)
 • Total 775,703
 • Density 1,600/km2 (4,200/sq mi)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)

Xindu District (simplified Chinese: 新都区; traditional Chinese: 新都區; pinyin: Xīndū Qū; literally "new capital or new Chengdu") is a district of Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan province, People's Republic of China, located 16 kilometres (9.9 mi) from downtown Chengdu. The population of the district is 600,000, residing in an area of 481 kilometres (299 mi), only 32.6 kilometres (20.3 mi) of which is part of the city's urban area. Xindu District was founded as an administrative district in 2001. It is a historical and cultural region encompassing 13 towns and 255 villages.

Nicknames[edit]

Xindu District is known as the "Tianfu Pearl" (天府明珠) and "Fragrant City" (香城).

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Coordinates: 30°50′49″N 104°09′29″E / 30.8469°N 104.158°E / 30.8469; 104.158