Zhongzheng District

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For the district with the same name in Keelung, see Zhongzheng District, Keelung.
Zhongzheng
中正區
District
The National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall
The National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall
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Country Taiwan
Region Western Taipei
Divisions
Area
 • Total 7.6071 km2 (2.9371 sq mi)
Area rank Ranked 11th of 12
Population
 • Total 163,235
 • Rank Ranked 10th of 12
 • Density 21,000/km2 (56,000/sq mi)
Postal code 100
Zhongzheng District
Traditional Chinese 中正區
Chengzhong (old name)
Traditional Chinese 城中

Zhongzheng District is a district in Taipei City, Taiwan. It is the home of most of the national government buildings of the Republic of China, this includes the Presidential Office, the Executive Yuan, the Control Yuan, the Legislative Yuan, the Judicial Yuan and various government ministries. This district is named after Generalissimo and the late President of the Republic of China Chiang Kai-shek.

Culture[edit]

The district has many cultural and educational sites including the Taipei Botanical Garden, the National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, the National Museum of History, the Taiwan Museum, the National Central Library, National Theater and Concert Hall, the 228 Memorial Park and the Chinese Taipei Film Archive. Other museums include the Chunghwa Postal Museum, the Taipei City Traffic Museum for Children, and the Taipei Museum of Drinking Water. Much of the Qing Dynasty era Taipei City lies within this district.

The 228 Memorial Park, formerly known as the New Park, has been a major gathering place for gay men in Taipei city for a long time. Writer Pai Hsien-yung wrote stories that took place in the park. The first Taiwan Pride, the annual gay pride parade, started from the 228 Memorial Park.

High School and college students frequent the area immediately south of the Taipei Train Station in the Zhongzheng District. This area has a high concentration of bookstores, cram schools, learning centers, private tutoring centers and test-prep centers.

Cultural Institutions and Museums[edit]

National Concert Hall

Republic of China Government Institutions[edit]

Historic Sites[edit]

Educational Institutions[edit]

Universities and Colleges[edit]

Soochow University Downtown Campus

High Schools[edit]

Other Educational Institutions[edit]

Transportation[edit]

Zhongzheng District has the best transportation links of any district in Taipei. It contains Taipei Main Station, a major bus and rail hub. Taipei Main Station is a major stop on the Taiwan Railway Administration's Western Line, and the northern terminus of the Taiwan High Speed Rail. It is also the interchange between the Taipei Metro's Red Line and Blue Line. Aside from the Red and Blue lines, Zhongzheng District is serviced by the Green Line, Orange Line and Xiaonanmen Line.

Hospitals[edit]

Two notable hospitals are in this district. One is the National Taiwan University Hospital. The other is the Taipei Municipal Heping (Hoping) Hospital, which was quarantined for being the epicenter of the SARS outbreak in Taiwan.

Economy[edit]

Chunghwa Telecom,[2][3] A.mart (Far Eastern Ai Mai),[4][5] and Pxmart have their headquarters in the district.[6]

Markets[edit]

Several bazaars and traditional markets are scattered throughout the district. This includes streets and alleys associated either as a camera and photography bazaar, clothing bazaar, and traditional produce markets such as the Dongmen Market and the Nanmen Market. The Gongguan Night Market caters to the students of the National Taiwan University. There is

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Contact Us." Taiwan Railways Administration. Retrieved on March 1, 2014. "ADD: No.3, Beiping W. Rd., Jhongjheng District, Taipei City 100, Taiwan (R.O.C.)(Zip Code10041)" - Address in Chinese: "機關地址:臺北市北平西路三號 (郵遞區號10041)"
  2. ^ "Chunghwa Telecom 2008 Form 20-F filed with the U.S. SEC." Chunghwa Telecom. Retrieved on June 2, 2010.
  3. ^ Home page. Chunghwa Telecom. Retrieved on June 2, 2010. "台北市信義路一段21-3號."
  4. ^ "愛買簡介." Far Eastern Geant. July 10, 2004. Retrieved on October 25, 2012. "100北市延平南路110號5樓"
  5. ^ "2010 Annual Report." Far Eastern Department Stores. p. 62. Retrieved on October 25, 2012. "Far Eastern AI MAI Co., Ltd. 遠百企業股份有限公司 Head Office 總公司 13F, 110 Yen Ping S. Rd., Taipei 100, Taiwan, R.O.C."
  6. ^ "關於全聯." Pxmart. Retrieved on October 25, 2012. "聯絡地址 台北市忠孝東路一段86號2樓"

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Coordinates: 25°01′54″N 121°30′59″E / 25.03167°N 121.51639°E / 25.03167; 121.51639