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 (January 2016)
 • Total 145,706
Guishan District office

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

History[edit]

Guishan was formerly known as Kulunsia (Chinese: 龜崙社; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Ku-lun-siā). 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 (龜山庄?) was under Tōen District, 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, Liuguang, Zhongxing, Xinxing, Xinlu, Guishan, Datong, Shanding, Shande, Shanfu, Xingfu, Longshou, Longhua, Huilong, Lingding, Xinling, Tukeng, Fuyuan, Jiulu, Dakeng, Fengshu, Leshan, Zhanggeng, Gongxi, Dagang, Dahu, Dahua, Wenhua, Nanshang and Nanmei Village.

Government and infrastructure[edit]

The Ministry of Justice operates Taipei Prison in Guishan.[3]

Education[edit]

Infrastructure[edit]

Tourist attractions[edit]

Transportation[edit]

Road[edit]

Taipei Metro[edit]

Taoyuan Airport MRT[edit]

Taiwan Railways Administration[edit]

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. ^ "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

  1. ^ "Administrative Districts". 高雄市政府. 30 September 2016. Retrieved 4 April 2017.