Yuexiu District

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Yuexiu
越秀区
District
Sun Yat-Sen memorial hall.jpg
  Yuexiu in Guangzhou
  Yuexiu in Guangzhou
Country China
Region Guangzhou
Area
 • Total 32.82 km2 (12.67 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 1,151,481
 • Density 35,000/km2 (91,000/sq mi)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Postal code 510030
Area code(s) 020
Website http://www.yuexiu.gov.cn/
Yuexiu District
Simplified Chinese 越秀区
Traditional Chinese 越秀區
Canton Romanization yud6 seo3 kêu1
Hanyu Pinyin Yuèxiù Qū
Alternative Chinese name
Chinese 越秀
Canton Romanization yud6 seo3
Hanyu Pinyin Yuèxiù
Second alternative Chinese name
Simplified Chinese 东山
Traditional Chinese 東山
Canton Romanization dung1 san1
Hanyu Pinyin Dōngshān

Yuexiu District is a district in Guangzhou, Guangdong, China, located west of the Tianhe District and east of the Liwan District. It is the commercial, political and cultural centre of Guangdong[1] and noted for its high quality education.[2][3] The Guangdong provincial government and the Guangzhou city government are both located in the Yuexiu District. Established in 1960, the district absorbed the former Dongshan District in May 2005 along with several former subdistricts of the Baiyun and Tianhe district [4]

History[edit]

Yuexiu is the historic center of the capital of the Nanyue Kingdom. Thirty-three years after the unification of Lingnan under Qin Shi Huang forced most of the Yue tribes out of Guangzhou, Yuexiu came under the administration of Panyu County in the Nanhai Commandery. Yuexiu District is named after Yuexiu Hill.

Administrative subdivisions[edit]

Yuexiu has administrative jurisdiction over the following 22 subdistricts

Name Chinese (S) Hanyu Pinyin Canton Romanization Population (2010)[5]
Baiyun Subdistrict 白云街道 Báiyún Jiēdào bag6 wen4 gai1 dou6 46,768
Beijing Subdistrict 北京街道 Běijīng Jiēdào beg1 ging1 gai1 dou6 19,151
Dadong Subdistrict 大东街道 Dàdōng Jiēdào dai6 dung1 gai1 dou6 83,491
Datang Subdistrict 大塘街道 Dàtáng Jiēdào dai6 tong4 gai1 dou6 46,124
Daxin Subdistrict 大新街道 Dàxīn Jiēdào dai6 sen1 gai1 dou6 40,285
Dengfeng Subdistrict 登峰街道 Dēngfēng Jiēdào deng1 fung1 gai1 dou6 92,218
Dongfeng Subdistrict 东风街道 Hōngfēng Jiēdào dung1 fung1 gai1 dou6 42,876
Dongshan Subdistrict 东山街道 Dōngshān Jiēdào dung1 san1 gai1 dou6 74,299
Guangta Subdistrict 光塔街道 Guāngtǎ Jiēdào guong1 tab3 gai1 dou6 32,734
Guangwei Subdistrict 广卫街道 Guǎngwèi Jiēdào guong2 wei6 gai1 dou6 33,984
Hongqiao Subdistrict 洪桥街道 Hóngqiáo Jiēdào hung4 kiu4 gai1 dou6 42,258
Huale Subdistrict 华乐街道 Huálè Jiēdào wa4 log6 gai1 dou6 47,126
Huanghuagang Subdistrict 黄花岗街道 Huánghuāgāng Jiēdào wong4 fa1 gong1 gai1 dou6 99,569
Jianshe Subdistrict 建设街道 Jiànshè Jiēdào gin3 qid3 gai1 dou6 52,110
Kuangquan Subdistrict 矿泉街道 Kuàngquán Jiēdào kong3 qun4 gai1 dou6 90,036
Liuhua Subdistrict 流花街道 Liúhuā Jiēdào leo4 fa1 gai1 dou6 17,253
Liurong Subdistrict 六榕街道 Liùróng Jiēdào lug6 yung4 gai1 dou6 41,120
Meihuacun Subdistrict 梅花村街道 Méihuācūn Jiēdào mui4 fa1 qun1 gai1 dou6 85,400
Nonglin Subdistrict 农林街道 Nónglín Jiēdào nung4 lem4 gai1 dou6 50,152
Renmin Subdistrict 人民街道 Rénmín Jiēdào yen4 men4 gai1 dou6 28,989
Shishu Subdistrict 诗书街道 Shīshū Jiēdào xi1 xu1 gai1 dou6 35,394
Zhuguang Subdistrict 珠光街道 Zhūguāng Jiēdào ju1 guong1 gai1 dou6 56,329

Economy[edit]

Creative Power Entertaining is headquartered in the Wuzi Building (Chinese: 物资大厦) in the Yuexiu District.[6][7]

Transportation[edit]

Metro[edit]

Yuexiu is currently served by four metro lines operated by the Guangzhou Metro:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dongshan
  2. ^ [1] (Chinese)
  3. ^ Introduction of Education in Guangzhou in 2003
  4. ^ Three new districts established
  5. ^ shi, Guo wu yuan ren kou pu cha ban gong; council, Guo jia tong ji ju ren kou he jiu ye tong ji si bian = Tabulation on the 2010 population census of the people's republic of China by township / compiled by Population census office under the state; population, Department of; statistics, employment statistics national bureau of (2012). Zhongguo 2010 nian ren kou pu cha fen xiang, zhen, jie dao zi liao (Di 1 ban. ed.). Beijing Shi: Zhongguo tong ji chu ban she. ISBN 978-7-5037-6660-2. 
  6. ^ "Contact." Creative Power Entertaining. Retrieved on November 12, 2012. "13A No.12 Wuzi Block, Beijiaochangheng Road,guangzhou, GD China Zip: 510050"
  7. ^ "联系我们." Creative Power Entertaining. Retrieved on November 12, 2012. "中国广州市越秀区北较场横路12号物资大厦13A"

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 23°08′13″N 113°15′29″E / 23.137°N 113.258°E / 23.137; 113.258