Huaqiangbei

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Huaqiangbei
华强北
Subdistrict
Chinese transcription(s)
Huaqiangbei
Huaqiangbei
Country China
Province Guangdong
City Shenzhen
District Futian District
Area
 • Total 2.9 km2 (1.1 sq mi)
Population
 • Total 160,000[1]

Huaqiangbei (Chinese: 华强北; pinyin: Huáqiángběi; literally: "Huaqiang North") is an area and subdistrict of Futian, Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, China.[2] The area's status as a major electronics manufacturing hub, and sprawling electronics marketplaces[3][4] have earned it (and Shenzhen) occidental nicknames such as "China's Silicon Valley", and the "Silicon Valley of Hardware".[5][6]

Location[edit]

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.[7][8] The central area of the district is along Huaqiang Road (华强路), a busy pedestrian street which the district is named after.[9]

Locale[edit]

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.[10][11][12][13]

There are three Shenzhen Metro stations in the area:

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Coordinates: 22°32′44″N 114°05′13″E / 22.54565°N 114.08700°E / 22.54565; 114.08700