Guanyin District

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Guanyin
觀音區
District
Guanyin District
GuanyinStreet.jpg
Location of Guanyin
Coordinates: 25°02′N 121°06′E / 25.033°N 121.100°E / 25.033; 121.100Coordinates: 25°02′N 121°06′E / 25.033°N 121.100°E / 25.033; 121.100
Country  Taiwan
Region Northern Taiwan
Government
 • Mayor Ou Bingchen
Area
 • Total 87.9807 km2 (33.9695 sq mi)
Population (January 2016)
 • Total 64,845
 • Density 740/km2 (1,900/sq mi)
Website www.guanyin.gov.tw

Guanyin District (Chinese: 觀音區; pinyin: Guānyīn Qū) is a rural, coastal district in western Taoyuan City, Taiwan. Guanyin is the name of a Buddhist goddess.

History[edit]

Guanyin was originally named as Shiguanyin during the Qing Dynasty rule. It was renamed to Guanyin in 1920 during the Japanese rule. On 25 December 2014, it was upgraded to a district named Guanyin District.[1]

Geography[edit]

Guanyin is part of the alluvial fan in Taoyuan County.[2] The coastline is about 15 km at the northern side.

Administrative divisions[edit]

Administrative divisions of Guanyin District

Guanyin, Baiyu, Guangxing, Datan, Baosheng, Wuwei, Sanhe, Xinxing, Kengwei, Jinhu, Lanpu, Datong, Daku, Lunping, Fuyuan, Shangda, Xinpo, Guangfu, Tajiao, Baozhang, Caota, Caoxin, Shulin and Fulin Village.

Infrastructure[edit]

Tourist attractions[edit]

Transportation[edit]

Guanyin Bus Station

Bus station in the district is Guanyin Bus Station of Taoyuan Bus.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Taoyuan County Government - Guanyin Township". Tycg.gov.tw. 2014-05-06. Retrieved 2014-05-23. 
  2. ^ "Topology and geography". Guanyin Township Office. Retrieved 2010-06-28. 

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