Sanchong District

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Sanchong
三重區
District
Sanchong District
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Sanchong District in New Taipei City
Sanchong District in New Taipei City
Coordinates: 25°03′44″N 121°29′14″E / 25.06222°N 121.48722°E / 25.06222; 121.48722Coordinates: 25°03′44″N 121°29′14″E / 25.06222°N 121.48722°E / 25.06222; 121.48722
CountryRepublic of China (Taiwan)
Special municipalityNew Taipei
Established1947
Area
 • Total16.3170 km2 (6.3000 sq mi)
Population (August 2016)
 • Total388,230
 • Density24,000/km2 (62,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (CST)
Postal code241
Area code(s)02
Websitewww.sanchong.ntpc.gov.tw

Sanchong District (Chinese: 三重區; pinyin: Sānchóng Qū; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Sam-tiông-khu) is an inner city district in the western part of New Taipei City, Taiwan. With an area of 16.32 km² and a population of 384,618 people (2003), it has the fourth highest population density in Taiwan and 23rd in the world,[1] with over 23,900 people per km².

Geography[edit]

Sanchong is bounded to the north and northwest by Luzhou, Wugu, the west by Xinzhuang, and is separated from Taipei City by Tamsui River.

History[edit]

Sanchong was called Satengpo (Chinese: 三重埔; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Saⁿ-têng-po͘ / Sam-tiông-po͘),[2] which literally means "The Third Plain" by the early settlers. The settlers from the modern-day Xinzhuang area moved up north and named the plains they settle as "The First Plain" (頭前埔, located in modern-day Xinzhuang District), "The Second Plain" (二重埔, located in modern-day Sanchong) and The Third Plain.

Republic of China[edit]

The district has been an important suburb of Taipei. On 1 April 1962, Sanchong was upgraded from an urban township to be a county-controlled city. On 25 December 2010 with the creation of New Taipei City from former Taipei County, Sanchong City was upgraded into a district.

Demography[edit]

As of October 2015, there were 388,550 people living in the district.[3]

The 2010 Population Census[4] reported that Sanchong has a population of 390,904. The population density was 24,172.6 inhabitants per square kilometer.

Education[edit]

Tourist attractions[edit]

River scene of Sanchong, from Taipei Bridge.

Shopping and eating[edit]

  • Sanhe Nightmarket
  • Carrefour Chongxin Shopping Mall
  • B&Q Home Improvements, Hardware
  • IKEA Home Furnishings Etc.

Transportation[edit]

The district is served by the Taipei Metro Luzhou Line (Line 4) at Sanchong Elementary School and Sanhe Junior High School, as well as Xinzhuang Line at Taipei Bridge, Cailiao, Sanchong, and Xianse Temple stations. The future Taoyuan Airport MRT will have a stop at Sanchong station.

By road, the district is accessible by National Highway No. 1, Provincial Highway No. 1 and No.1A, and Provincial Highway No. 64. The district is connected to Taipei City via Chongyang Bridge, Taipei Bridge, Zhongxiao Bridge, and Zhongxing Bridge. It is also connected to Xinzhuang, Luzhou, Wugu, and Banqiao.

Notable natives[edit]

  • Neil Peng, screenwriter and political activist

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ List of cities proper by population density
  2. ^ "Entry #40024 (三重埔)". 臺灣閩南語常用詞辭典 [Dictionary of Frequently-Used Taiwan Minnan] (in Chinese and Hokkien). Ministry of Education, R.O.C. 2011.
  3. ^ http://www.ca.ntpc.gov.tw/Population/List?wnd_id=68
  4. ^ http://ebas1.ebas.gov.tw/phc2010/english/rehome.htm

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