Yonghe District

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Yonghe District
永和區
District
Yonghe District is located in Taiwan
Yonghe District
Yonghe District
Location of Yonghe in Taiwan
Coordinates: 25°00′27″N 121°30′59″E / 25.00750°N 121.51639°E / 25.00750; 121.51639Coordinates: 25°00′27″N 121°30′59″E / 25.00750°N 121.51639°E / 25.00750; 121.51639
Country  Taiwan
Region Northern Taiwan
Special municipality New Taipei City
Government
 • Mayor Wu Xingbang(吳興邦)
Area
 • Total 5.7138 km2 (2.2061 sq mi)
Population (May 2010)
 • Total 236,356
Time zone CST (UTC+8)
Postal code 234
Website www.yonghe.ntpc.gov.tw (Chinese)

Yonghe District (Chinese: 永和區; pinyin: Yǒnghé Qū; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Éng-hô-khu) is an inner city district in the southern part of New Taipei, Taiwan. Yonghe District is the smallest district in New Taipei City.

History[edit]

On 1 January 1979, Yonghe was established as county-controlled city of Taipei County. With the changing of Taipei County to the special municipality of New Taipei City on 25 December 2010, Yonghe City was changed to Yonghe District.

Geology[edit]

The Xindian River forms a natural boundary between Yonghe and Taipei City to the north and east, although three bridges connect the two areas. To the south and west lies Zhonghe District, which shares some administration and facilities with Yonghe.[1]

Overview[edit]

Before the city was merged with New Taipei and became a district, it had the highest population density in Taiwan and second in the world (after Manila in the Philippines), with over 41,300 people per square km.[2]

Notable products[edit]

The city is famous for its soy milk, and breakfast stores advertising "Yonghe Soy Milk" can be found all over Taiwan.[3]

Government agencies[edit]

Tourist attractions[edit]

Transportation[edit]

Yonghe is served by the Zhonghe Line of the Taipei Metro, two stations of which are located in the city: Dingxi and Yongan Market. In addition, Fuhe Bridge passes through Yonghe and has an interchange there, as does the MacAuthur 1st & 2nd bridges .

Three major bridges connect Yonghe with other districts:

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nature, Yonghe City Government 
  2. ^ "Table 1. The Profile of Land 、Population and Budget of All Districts in Taipei county". Department of Budget, Accounting, and Statistics of Taipei County. Retrieved 24 September 2010. 
  3. ^ Adams, Jonathan (2009-04-04), Taipei: A Tour of the City's Best-Known Eats, Wall Street Journal