Pingzhen District

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Pingzhen
平鎮區
District
Pingzhen District
Pingzhen city view.jpg
Location of Pingzhen
Coordinates: 24°56′38″N 121°12′58″E / 24.94389°N 121.21611°E / 24.94389; 121.21611Coordinates: 24°56′38″N 121°12′58″E / 24.94389°N 121.21611°E / 24.94389; 121.21611
Country  Taiwan
Municipality Taoyuan City
Area
 • Total 47.7532 km2 (18.4376 sq mi)
Population (January 2016)
 • Total 218,290
 • Density 4,600/km2 (12,000/sq mi)
Website www.pingzhen.tvcg.gov.tw (Chinese)
Pingzhen District office

Pingzhen District (Chinese: 平鎮區; pinyin: Píngzhèn Qū) is a district in the central part of Taoyuan City, Taiwan.

History[edit]

Pingzhen was originally established as Changluliao during the Qing Dynasty rule of Taiwan. In 1920 under the Japanese rule, the city was renamed to Pingzhen. On 1 March 1992, it was upgraded as the third county-controlled city of Taoyuan County named Pingzhen City. On 25 December 2014, it was upgraded to a district named Pingzhen District when Taoyuan County was upgraded from a county to a municipality.[1]

Geography[edit]

The district spans over 47.75 km² of area. It is located in the middle part of a hilly plateau and the entire district is on a slope.

Demographics[edit]

Pingzhen District has a population of 212,328 people as of December 2014. Most of the people in Pingzhen are Hakka people.[2]

Infrastructure[edit]

To solve the water supply problem, many ponds have been built in the past. Currently the district has 123 ponds.

Administrative divisions[edit]

Administrative divisions of Pingzhen District.

Pingzhen District consists of the following villages: Pingzeng, Zengxing, Nanshi, Jinxing, Pingan, Pingnan, Shanfeng, Fulin, Yongguang, Zhuangjing, Yongfeng, Yongan, Songwu, Pingxing, Guangxing, Guangda, Guangren, Fudan, Fuxing, Yimin, Yixing, Shuanglian, Gaoshuang, Beishi, Beihua, Xinshi, Beian, Xinrong, Xinfu, Xinying, Xingui, Beixing, Jinling, Beigui, Beifu, Jianan, Huaan, Tungan, Xinan, Tungshi, Longen, Tungshe, Zhongzhen, Maoyi, Longxing, Zhongzheng.

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