Lingya District

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Coordinates: 22°37′24.9″N 120°19′1.3″E / 22.623583°N 120.317028°E / 22.623583; 120.317028

Lingya District [1]
Lingya District
Lingya District
Lingya District in Kaohsiung City
Lingya District in Kaohsiung City
Country Taiwan
Region Southern Taiwan
Population (January 2016)
 • Total 174,419
Website Official Website (Chinese)
Lingya District houses the Kaohsiung City Government building.
Lingya District office

Lingya District (Chinese: 苓雅區; pinyin: Língyǎ Qū) is a district of Kaohsiung, Taiwan. The Tuntex Sky Tower and the Kaohsiung City Hall are located here. Lingya District is the administrative center of Kaohsiung City alongside with Fongshan District. Its population is around 174,419 as of December 2014.[2]


The district is named after a traditional community on the coast called "Lingyaliao" (苓雅寮; pinyin: Língyǎliáo; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Lêng-ngá-liâu) or 苓仔寮 (Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Lêng-á-liâu), after the similar-sounding 苓仔 (Pe̍h-ōe-jī: lêng-á), which refers to a place where fishermen would put their nets after use. After 1945, the community was combined with "Guotianzi" (過田子), "Lingdeguan" (林德官), and "Wukuaicuo" (五塊厝) to form "Lienya District" (連雅區). In 1952 the original name Lingya (苓雅) was restored.

Administrative divisions[edit]

Administrative divisions of Lingya District

The district is divided into 69 villages, which are subdivided into 1,248 neighborhoods. Traditionally, Lingya is divided into 4 areas, although they are rarely used today. They are:

  • Guotianzai <west central> (過田仔)
  • Lindeguan <east central> (林德官)
  • Lingyaliao <west> (苓仔寮)
  • Wukuaicuo <east> (五塊厝)


Kaohsiung Municipal Lingya District Jhong-Jheng Elementary School, the location of the Kaohsiung Japanese School

Kaohsiung Municipal Lingya District Jhong-Jheng Elementary School (高雄市苓雅區中正國民小學) is located in the district.[3] This facility houses the Kaohsiung Japanese School, a Japanese international school.[4]

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Notable natives[edit]


  1. ^ "Glossary of Names for Admin Divisions" (PDF). Ministry of Interior of the ROC. Retrieved 12 June 2015. 
  2. ^ Household Registration Office, January 2014
  3. ^ English home page. Kaohsiung Jhong-Jheng Elementary School. Retrieved on January 15, 2015."No.100, Furen Rd., Lingya District, Kaohsiung City 802, Taiwan (R.O.C.)"
  4. ^ "Home Archived 2015-04-10 at the Wayback Machine.." Kaohsiung Japanese School. Retrieved on January 15, 2015. "中華民國台灣高雄市苓雅區輔仁路100號 (高雄市苓雅區中正國民小學内)" See image of the school building Archived 2015-01-14 at the Wayback Machine..

External links[edit]

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