Longtan District, Taoyuan

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Longtan

龍潭區
Longtan District
Longtan Lake
Longtan Lake
Location of Longtan
Coordinates: 24°50′40″N 121°12′19″E / 24.84444°N 121.20528°E / 24.84444; 121.20528
CountryTaiwan
MunicipalityTaoyuan
Government
 • MayorYu-tsai, Deng
Area
 • Total75.2341 km2 (29.0480 sq mi)
Population
 (January 2016)
 • Total118,648
 • Density1,600/km2 (4,100/sq mi)
Websitehttp://www.longtan.gov.tw/
Longtan District office

Longtan District (Chinese: 龍潭區; pinyin: Lóngtán Qū) is a rural district in southern Taoyuan City, Taiwan. Longtan is home to the headquarters of the Republic of China Army.

The township is known for the Buddhist temple in the center of Longtan Lake and the large Bainien community project.[citation needed] The area is surrounded by high-tech industries and mountains.

Longtan is home to a number of military bases, and a few research installations.[citation needed] National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology and Institute of Nuclear Energy Research[1] are two of the more well known ones.

History[edit]

Longtan used to be a rural township of the former Taoyuan County. On 25 December 2014, it was upgraded into a district of Taoyuan City.

Geography[edit]

Administrative divisions[edit]

Huangtang, Yongxing, Zhongshan, Wushulin, Wulin, Bonian, Lingyun, Longxiang, Bade, Shengde, Shanglin, Longtan, Longxing, Zhongzheng, Shanghua, Jiulong, Wuhan, Tungxing, Zhongxing, Beixing, Jiaan, Sankeng, Daping, Sanlin, Jianlin, Fulin, Gaoping, Gaoyuan, Sanhe and Sanshui Village.

Government institutes[edit]

Education[edit]

Tourist attractions[edit]

Transportation[edit]

Bus stations[edit]

Longtan Bus Station
  • Longtan Bus Station of Hsinchu Bus
  • Longtan Bus Station of Taoyuan Bus

Highway[edit]

Longtan is served by National Highway No. 3.

Notable natives[edit]

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References[edit]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 24°50′40″N 121°12′19″E / 24.84444°N 121.20528°E / 24.84444; 121.20528