Guishan District

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Guishan
龜山區
District
Guishan District
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Location of Guishan
Country  Taiwan
Municipality Taoyuan City
Government
 • Type District
Population (December 2014)
 • Total 141,998

Guishan District (traditional Chinese: 龜山區; simplified Chinese: 龟山区; pinyin: Guīshān Qū) is a rural district in northeastern Taoyuan City, Taiwan.

History[edit]

Guishan was formerly known as Guilunshe. The name originated from a hill by the Mercy Buddha Temple of Shou Shan Rock, built in 7th year of the Qianlong Period of the Qing Dynasty.[1] The Plains Aborigines and Ketagalan tribes were located here.

From 1920 to 1945, Kameyama Village (亀山庄) was under Tōen District (桃園郡), Shinchiku Prefecture.

In 1950, it was renamed to Guishan. On 25 December 2014, it was upgraded into a district called Guishan District.[2]

Geography[edit]

Administrative divisions[edit]

Jingzhong Village, Liuguang Village, Zhongxing Village, Xinxing Village, Xinlu Village, Guishan Village, Datong Village, Shanding Village, Shande Village, Shanfu Village, Xingfu Village, Longshou Village, Longhua Village, Huilong Village, Lingding Village, Xinling Village, Tukeng Village, Fuyuan Village, Jiulu Village, Dakeng Village, Fengshu Village, Leshan Village, Zhanggeng Village, Gongxi Village, Dagang Village, Dahu Village, Dahua Village, Wenhua Village, Nanshang Village, Nanmei Village.[3]

Government and infrastructure[edit]

The Ministry of Justice operates Taipei Prison in Guishan.[4]

Education[edit]

Infrastructure[edit]

Tourist attractions[edit]

Transportation[edit]

Guishan is served by National Highway No. 1 and Nanxiang Station of the Taiwan Railways Administration.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ History — Taoyuan Gueishan Township Office, Taoyuan County, Taiwan.
  2. ^ http://www.tycg.gov.tw/site/index.aspx?site_id=123&site_content_sn=563
  3. ^ http://vote2014.nat.gov.tw/en/TV/nm300000200000000.html
  4. ^ "Chen Shui-bian now prisoner No. 1020." Taipei Times. Saturday December 4, 2010. Retrieved on February 1, 2011. "Supporters of former president Chen Shui-bian outside the Taipei Prison in Taoyuan County’s Gueishan Township[...]"

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 24°59′42.02″N 121°20′17.14″E / 24.9950056°N 121.3380944°E / 24.9950056; 121.3380944