Cijin District, Kaohsiung

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Cijin
旗津區
District
Qijin District [1]
Cijin District view from Mt QiHou.jpg
Cijin District in Kaohsiung City
Cijin District in Kaohsiung City
Country Taiwan
Region Southern Taiwan
Population (January 2016)
 • Total 28,992
Website Official Website (Chinese)
Cijin District office

Cijin District (Chinese: 旗津區; Hanyu Pinyin: Qíjīn Qū; Tongyong Pinyin: Cíjin Cyu; Wade–Giles: Ch'i2-chin1 Ch'ü1; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Kî-tin-khu) is a district of Kaohsiung City, Taiwan, covering Cijin Island. It is the second smallest district in Kaohsiung City after Yancheng District.

History[edit]

Cijin Island was once connected to the mainland at the southern tip, but in 1967, this link was severed to create a second entry point to the Port of Kaohsiung.

Geography[edit]

Two islands and one reef in the South China Sea are administered by Kaohsiung City as parts of Cijin District:

Economy[edit]

Most of its residents are employed by the shipping industry. There is a park on the north western shore.

Tourist attractions[edit]

Transportation[edit]

The "Cross Harbor Tunnel" (Chinese: 過港隧道) connects Cijin Island at the EBC[clarification needed] tip to the rest of Kaohsiung on mainland Taiwan. Cijin District is also accessible by two ferries at the northern tip and middle of the island.

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See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Glossary of Names for Admin Divisions" (PDF). placesearch.moi.gov.tw. Ministry of Interior of the ROC. Retrieved 12 June 2015. 

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Coordinates: 22°33′42″N 120°18′25″E / 22.561674°N 120.306998°E / 22.561674; 120.306998