Gangshan District

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Gangshan
岡山區
District
Gangshan District [1]
Gangshan District
Gangshan District
Gangshan District in Kaohsiung City
Gangshan District in Kaohsiung City
Country Taiwan
Region Southern Taipei
Website Official Website (Chinese)

Gangshan District (Chinese: 岡山; pinyin: Gāngshān Qū; Wade–Giles: Kang1-shan1 Ch'ü1; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Kong-san-khu, Hakka: Kông-sân-khî), is a suburban district in Kaohsiung City in southern Taiwan. It has 97,751 inhabitants in 2014. The township is part of the suburbs of Kaohsiung City which encompass 10 cities (or townships) out of 18 in the official Kaohsiung Metro Area.

History and Names[edit]

In 1920, during the Japanese era, the town of A-kong-tien (阿公店; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: A-kong-tiàm) was renamed Okayama (岡山) and made the site of an airbase. Administratively Okayama Town (岡山街) covered modern day Gangshan District and Ciaotou District and was under Okayama District (岡山郡), Takao Prefecture. The town suffered heavy bombardment in World War II.

Following the Surrender of Japan and handover to the Kuomintang, the government continued to use the characters 岡山, but pronounces the term in Mandarin, hence Gangshan vs. "Okayama". The town continued to host Gangshan Air Base (Kangshan Air Base), and has a strong military veteran's presence as well.

Education[edit]

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Transportation[edit]

It is linked to Kaohsiung city center by the Gangshan South Station of MRT Red Line or TRA Gangshan Station.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Glossary of Names for Admin Divisions" (PDF). placesearch.moi.gov.tw. Ministry of Interior of the ROC. Retrieved 12 June 2015. 

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Coordinates: 22°48′N 120°17′E / 22.800°N 120.283°E / 22.800; 120.283


  1. ^ "Glossary of Names for Admin Divisions" (PDF). placesearch.moi.gov.tw. Ministry of Interior of the ROC. Retrieved 12 June 2015.