|• Total||2.9 km2 (1.1 sq mi)|
Huaqiangbei (Chinese: 华强北; pinyin: Huáqiángběi; literally: "Huaqiang North") is an area and subdistrict of Futian, Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, China. The area's status as a major electronics manufacturing hub, and sprawling electronics marketplaces have earned it (and Shenzhen) occidental nicknames such as "China's Silicon Valley", and the "Silicon Valley of Hardware".
The subdistrict runs from Shennan Road at SEG Plaza near Huaqiang Road Station of the Shenzhen Metro for 1 kilometre (0.62 mi) north to the Pavilion Hotel. It is at the spine of a shopping district, with cross streets Zhenzhong Road (振中路), Zhenhua Road (振华路) and Zhenxing Road (振兴路). Huafa Road (华发路) is immediately parallel to the east with Yannan Road (燕南路) further away. The central area of the district is along Huaqiang Road (华强路), a busy pedestrian street which the district is named after.
The area is characterized by tree-lined streets with wide (5 to 20 metres (16 to 66 ft)) footpaths. Huaqiangbei is famous for its variety of electronics and clothing shops, though it has a notorious history of selling counterfeit and smuggled goods.
There are three Shenzhen Metro stations in the area:
- Huaqiang Road Station on Line 1
- Huaqiang North Station on Line 2 and Line 7
- Huaxin Station on Line 3 and Line 7
- Shenzhen: The Silicon Valley of Hardware, Youtube: a documentary focused on Huaqiangbei.
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- Huang, Andrew (2016). The Essential Guide to Electronics in Shenzhen. Sutajio Ko-Usagi. p. 9. ISBN 978-9810974596.
- Arthur, Charles (2014-06-13). "Huaqiangbei: the mega market with every smartphone part – in pictures". the Guardian. Retrieved 2016-08-26.
- "Inside Shenzhen: The Silicon Valley of hardware". Wired. June 6, 2016. Retrieved August 26, 2016.
- Ablaza, Ana (2016-08-15). "Shenzhen Becomes a Treasure for Startups, Booms as China’s Hardware Tech Hub". Yibada. Retrieved 2016-08-26.