Baiyun District, Guangzhou

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Baiyun
白云区
District
Front Entrance of Baiyun Mountain
Front Entrance of Baiyun Mountain
  Baiyun in Guangzhou
  Baiyun in Guangzhou
Country China
Region Guangzhou
Area
 • Total 825 km2 (319 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 947,607
 • Density 1,100/km2 (3,000/sq mi)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Postal code 510080
Area code(s) 020
Website http://www.by.gov.cn/
Baiyun District, Guangzhou
Simplified Chinese 白云区
Traditional Chinese 白雲區
Canton Romanization bag6 wen4 kêu1
Hanyu Pinyin Báiyún Qū
Alternative Chinese name
Simplified Chinese 白云
Traditional Chinese 白雲
Canton Romanization bag6 wen4
Hanyu Pinyin Báiyún

Baiyun District is one of the administrative districts of Guangzhou, the capital of China's Guangdong province. The district is located in the city's northern suburbs, and is named after the Baiyun Mountain (the "White Cloud Mountain"), one of the area's natural attractions.

It is the most populous district in the most populous city (Guangzhou) of the most populous province (Guangdong) of the most populous country (China).

History[edit]

Much of Baiyun was formerly part of northern Panyu County after the establishment of the PRC by October 1951 Baiyun was ceded to the City of Guangzhou and formally established as a suburban district north and east of the city. Much of district was absorbed into Jiao District in June 1956. Within few years parts of Jiao District was splinted into several districts such as Huangpu, Fangcun, and Tianhe. By 1987 the remaining parts of Jiao District was renamed as Baiyun. In 28 April 2005 northeastern part of Baiyun was ceded to the new district of Luogang.

Administrative divisions[edit]

Name Chinese (S) Hanyu Pinyin Canton Romanization Population (2010)[1]
Jingtai Subdistrict 景泰街道 Jǐngtài Jiēdào ging2 tai3 gai1 dou6 82,226
Songzhou Subdistrict 松洲街道 Sōngzhōu Jiēdào cung4 zeo1 gai1 dou6 106,274
Tongde Subdistrict 同德街道 Tóngdé Jiēdào tung4 deg1 gai1 dou6 105,310
Huangshi Subdistrict 黄石街道 Huángshí Jiēdào wong4 ség6 gai1 dou6 117,339
Tangjing Subdistrict 棠景街道 Tángjǐng Jiēdào tong4 ging2 gai1 dou6 89,895
Xinshi Subdistrict 新市街道 Xīnshì Jiēdào san1 si5 gai1 dou6 152,292
Yuncheng Subdistrict 云城街道 Yúnchéng Jiēdào wen4 séng4 gai1 dou6
Sanyuanli Subdistrict 三元里街道 Sānyuánlǐ Jiēdào sam1 yun4 léi5 gai1 dou6 100,149
Tonghe Subdistrict 同和街道 Tónghé Jiēdào tung4 wo4 gai1 dou6 89,362
Jingxi Subdistrict 京溪街道 Jīngxī Jiēdào ging1 kei1 gai1 dou6 91,970
Yongping Subdistrict 永平街道 Yǒngpíng Jiēdào wing5 ping4 gai1 dou6 124,000
Junhe Subdistrict 均禾街道 Jūnhé Jiēdào guen1 wo4 gai1 dou6 124,909
Jinsha Subdistrict 金沙街道 Jīnshā Jiēdào gem1 sa1 gai1 dou6 52,657
Shijing Subdistrict 石井街道 Shíjǐng Jiēdào ség6 zéng2 gai1 dou6 209,022
Baiyunhu Subdistrict 白云湖街道 Báiyúnhú Jiēdào bag6 wen4 wu4 gai1 dou6
Shimen Subdistrict 石门街道 Shímén Jiēdào ség6 mun4 gai1 dou6
Jiahe Subdistrict 嘉禾街道 Jiāhé Jiēdào gaa1 wo4 gai1 dou6 87,696
Helong Subdistrict 鹤龙街道 Hèlóng Jiēdào hog6 lung4 gai1 dou6
Renhe Town 人和镇 Rénhé Zhèn yen4 wo4 zen3 127,795
Taihe Town 太和镇 Tàihé Zhèn tai3 wo4 zen3 208,589
Jianggao Town 江高镇 Jiānggāo Zhèn gong1 gou1 zen3 161,343
Zhongluotan Town 钟落潭镇 Zhōngluòtán Zhèn zung1 log6 tam4 zen3 192,322

Economy[edit]

For many years, Guangzhou's main airport, the (Former) Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport was located within Baiyun District. In 2004, the airport was relocated farther north from the city center. Although the new airport has retained the name Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport, it is actually located in the neighboring Huadu District, just north of its border with the Baiyun District.

China Southern Airlines continued to be headquartered in the Baiyun District.[2]

Transportation[edit]

Metro[edit]

Baiyun is currently service by two metro lines operated by Guangzhou Metro:


References[edit]

  1. ^ 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. 
  2. ^ "China Southern Airlines Co. Ltd." BNet. Retrieved on October 3, 2009.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 23°23′0″N 113°17′0″E / 23.38333°N 113.28333°E / 23.38333; 113.28333