Caidian District

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Caidian Square
Caidian Square
Caidian is located in Hubei
Location in Hubei
Coordinates: 30°35′52″N 114°01′30″E / 30.5977°N 114.0250°E / 30.5977; 114.0250Coordinates: 30°35′52″N 114°01′30″E / 30.5977°N 114.0250°E / 30.5977; 114.0250[1]
CountryPeople's Republic of China
Sub-provincial cityWuhan
Township-level (4th) subdivisions12
 • Total1,108.10 km2 (427.84 sq mi)
 • Total410,888
 • Density371/km2 (960/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Postal code
Wuhan district map

Caidian District (simplified Chinese: 蔡甸; traditional Chinese: 蔡甸; pinyin: Càidiàn Qū) is one of 13 districts of Wuhan, the capital of Hubei province, People's Republic of China, forming part of the city's southwestern suburbs and situated on the northwestern (left) bank of the Yangtze River. On the left bank it borders the districts of Dongxihu to the north, Hanyang to the northeast, and Hannan to the south; on the opposite bank, Jiangxia and Hongshan. It also borders Xiaogan to the northwest and Xiantao to the southwest.


The town of Caidian is situated along a tributary of the Yangtze river. There are karaoke bars, open markets and swathes of local shops from start-ups to well known chains. There is a main supermarket in the high street and a few Western-style bakeries. The town is slowly seeing the effects of globalization. There are numerous hospitals and schools in the town. A local specialty is hot, spicy beef noodles, which is boiled in large cauldrons. Some residents achieve notable academic success, attending the local universities inside Wuhan, such as Wuhan university, a top ten institute in China.[citation needed]

Lotus grows in the small lakes within the towns and are managed by government workers. Chinese New Year is a popular time for the town with many fireworks being sold and lit. Bus services to Wuhan city are excellent and affordable.[citation needed]


The eastern half of the district is dominated by urban land. There are scattered patches of forest throughout the district. The southern tip of the district has a large rural settlement. There is a thin forest corridor that stretches from the northern part of the district to the southern tip. This is broken up by water, and in the center, urban land. The district is broken up by bodies of waters and rivers. Most of the land is arable land for farming.[4]

Administrative Divisions[edit]

Caidian District implemented many changes in administrative division organization after the 2010 Census. Among the changes, Suohe Town has become Suohe Subdistrict. Caidian District currently administers eight subdistricts, two administrative committees, one township and one farm:[5][6][7]

Name (with translation) Chinese (S) Hanyu Pinyin
Caidian Subdistrict Caidian 蔡甸街道 Càidiàn Jiēdào
Zhashan Subdistrict Zha Mountain 奓山街道 Zhāshān[8][9] Jiēdào
Yong'an Subdistrict Eternal Peace 永安街道 Yǒng'ān Jiēdào
Zhuru Subdistrict Dwarf 侏儒街道 Zhūrú Jiēdào
Daji Subdistrict Big Marketplace 大集街道 Dàjí Jiēdào
Zhangwan Subdistrict Zhang Gulf 张湾街道 Zhāngwān Jiēdào
Suohe Subdistrict Suo River 索河街道 Suǒhé Jiēdào
Yuxian Subdistrict Jade Virtue 玉贤街道 Yùxián Jiēdào
Hongbei Agricultural Model Administrative Committee Hong North 洪北农业示范区管委会 Hóngběi Nóngyè Shīfàn Qū Guǎnwěihuì
Chenggong Administrative Committee Success 成功管委会 Chénggōng Guǎnwěihuì
Xiaosi Township Xiaosi 消泗 Xiāosì Xiāng
Tonghu Farm Tung Tree Lake 桐湖农场 Tónghú Nóngchǎng


Some local residents remember when the Japanese marched through Caidian town. Anti-Japanese television shows are played on television to this day.[citation needed]

Suohe Town

This town contains a weaving mill.[10]


The following lakes are present in the district:

-Houguan(hu) lake

Recently a walkway was built across the lake to improve accessibility. Housing developers are banned from building within 50 meters of this structure.[11]

-Xiaozha lake

-Guanlian lake

-Chenhu lake

-Wanjia lake

-Zhushan lake

Shimao Carnival Business Center Theme Park

This will be the largest indoor theme park in China, and is set to be complete by 2015. It has cost $0.7 billion and stretches over 8 million square meters. It will be located by Houguan(hu) lake. It will have the following themes:[12]

Ice Age, Heaven Town, Warriors Forest, Rainbow Continent, and DreamWorks

Crimes Against Humanity

In 2000 it was reported in Caidian that local officials drowned a baby. The baby was held and submerged in the water of a paddy field. The baby was then thrown in a toilet.[13]

Bee Mystery

On 5 June 2014 it was discovered that 2.4 million bees had died in the district. The cause of this was a mystery,[14] though it was suspected that the cause was pesticides.[15]

Dead Fish

100,000 kilos of fish perished at a fish farm in Caidian in 2007. The cause of this was said to be blue-green algae.[16]

Tree planting

Charities coordinate with local schools to plant trees in the district.[17]

Popular Culture

Part of the book 'A Corpse's Transmutation' is set in Caidian, where an old man and his son own an inn.[18]



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  2. ^ "Wuhan Statistical Yearbook 2010" (PDF). Wuhan Statistics Bureau. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 November 2011. Retrieved 31 July 2011.p. 15
  3. ^ "武汉市2010年第六次全国人口普查主要数据公报". Wuhan Statistics Bureau. 10 May 2011. Archived from the original on 25 October 2011. Retrieved 11 July 2011.
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  5. ^ "行政区划 (translation: Administrative Divisions)" (in Chinese). 武汉市蔡甸区信息中心 (translation: Caidian District, Wuhan Information Center). Retrieved 18 December 2017. "蔡甸区辖蔡甸、奓山、永安、侏儒、大集、张湾、索河、玉贤8个行政街,洪北农业示范区管委会、成功管委会2个管委会和消泗乡及桐湖农场。" (translation: Caidian District administers Caidian, Zhashan, Yong'an, Zhuru, Daji, Zhangwan, Suohe and Yuxian, in all eight administrative subdistricts; Hongbei Agricultural Model Administrative Committee and Chenggong Administrative Committee, in all two administrative committees; as well as Xiaosi Township and Tonghu Farm.)
  6. ^ "蔡甸区历史沿革 (translation: The Historical Development of Caidian District)" (in Chinese). 行政区划网站 (translation: Administrative Divisions Website). 26 December 2014. Retrieved 18 December 2017. "2010年第六次人口普查,蔡甸区常住总人口618994人,其中:蔡甸街道146138人,奓山街道46008人,永安街道26989人,侏儒街道47326人,大集街道29532人,张湾街道28674人,沌口街道181575人,军山街道26531人,索河镇21544人,玉贤镇15417人,消泗乡13251人,桐湖办事处2314人,洪北管委会3585人;(蔡甸经济开发区)沌口办事处13139人,常福办事处6966人,文岭办事处827人,姚家山办事处9178人。" (abbreviated translation: In 2010{...}, Caidian District{...} Caidian Subdistrict{...}, Zhashan Subdistrict{...}, Yong'an Subdistrict{...}, Zhuru Subdistrict{...}, Daji Subdistrict{...}, Zhangwan Subdistrict{...}, Zhuankou Subdistrict{...}, Junshan Subdistrict{...}, Suohe Town{...}, Yuxian Town{...}, Xiaosi Township{...}, Tonghu Office{...}, Hongbei Administrative Committee, (Caidian Economic Development District) Zhuankou Office{...}, Changfu Office{...}, Wenling Office{...} and Yaojiashan Office{...}.)
  7. ^ "2016年统计用区划代码和城乡划分代码:蔡甸区" [2016 Statistical Area Numbers and Rural-Urban Area Numbers: Caidian District]. 中华人民共和国国家统计局信息网 (in Chinese). 中华人民共和国国家统计局 National Bureau of Statistics of the People's Republic of China. 2016. Retrieved 18 April 2018. 统计用区划代码 名称 420114001000 蔡甸街道办事处 420114002000 奓山街道办事处 420114003000 永安街道办事处 420114004000 侏儒山街道办事处 420114005000 大集街道办事处 420114006000 张湾街道办事处 420114070000 沌口街办事处 420114071000 军山街道 420114072000 沌阳街道办事处 420114100000 索河镇 420114101000 玉贤镇 420114200000 消泗乡 420114400000 桐湖办事处 420114401000 洪北管委会 420114404000 武汉市蔡甸区后官湖生态宜居新城管理委员会 420114405000 蔡甸经济开发区凤凰山事处 420114406000 成功现代都市农业发展区管理委员会 420114407000 武汉蔡甸经济发开区管理委员会
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  9. ^ ""奓 (zhā) 地名用字。湖北有奓山。"(Translation: Zha (zhā) Character used in location names. Hubei has Zhashan.)" 辭海第六版 [Cihai] (Sixth ed.). Shanghai Lexicographical Publishing House. September 2009. p. 2863. ISBN 9787532628599.
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