|Gangshan District |
Gangshan District in Kaohsiung City
|Population (January 2016)|
|Website||Official Website (Chinese)|
Gangshan District (Chinese: 岡山區; pinyin: Gāngshān Qū; Wade–Giles: Kang1-shan1 Ch'ü1; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Kong-san-khu, Hakka: Kông-sân-khî), is a suburban district in Kaohsiung City in southern Taiwan. It has 97,843 inhabitants in 2016. The township is part of the suburbs of Kaohsiung City which encompass 10 cities (or townships) out of 18 in the official Kaohsiung Metro Area.
History and Names
In 1920, during the Japanese era, the town of A-kong-tien (阿公店; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: A-kong-tiàm) was renamed Okayama (岡山?) and made the site of an airbase. Administratively Okayama Town covered modern day Gangshan District and Ciaotou District and was under Okayama District, Takao Prefecture. The town suffered heavy bombardment in World War II.
Following the Surrender of Japan and handover to the Kuomintang, the government continued to use the same name (岡山), but pronounced in Mandarin (Gangshan). The town continued to host Gangshan Air Base (Kangshan Air Base), and has a strong military veteran's presence as well.
- Air Force Institute of Technology
- Republic of China Air Force Academy
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