Shatoujiao Subdistrict

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Shatoujiao Subdistrict
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Traditional Chinese 沙頭角
Simplified Chinese 沙头角

Shatoujiao (simplified Chinese: 沙头角; traditional Chinese: 沙頭角) is a subdistrict of the Yantian District of the Shenzhen Special Economic Zone, China, located on the border of Shenzhen, Guangdong province and Hong Kong. The population is mainly composed of migrant workers from all parts of China along with a small number of Russians. Shatoujiao is a port with cargo coming into and exiting Yantian. It has a road connecting to Luohu, with regular bus services to Shenzhen's main train terminus and through connections to Guangzhou. The subdistrict lies near a highway that links to Meixian and Chaozhou while the Shenzhen railway is also part of the transport links between Hong Kong and Beijing.

English Name[edit]

In Hong Kong, the name Shatoujiao is spelled in Sha Tau Kok. In fact, both Shatoujiao and Sha Tau Kok are referring a same place. Since Cantonese is generally used for naming the places, roads and hills in Hong Kong while Putonghua (Mandarin) is used for naming the places, roads, and hills in Mainland China, the spelling of the name of such place is not the same in Hong Kong and the Mainland respectively.


Development Zone[edit]

  • Shenzhen Shatoujiao Free Trade Zone

Established in 1987, Shenzhen Shatoujiao Free Trade Zone was one of the first free trade zones in China approved by the State Council. It is only 1 kilometre (0.62 mi) from Yantian Port. Industries encouraged in the zone include shipping, warehousing and logistics.[1]

Minsk World[edit]

Minsk World was a military theme park in Shatoujiao between 2000 and 2016. It was centered on the Soviet aircraft carrier Minsk, which functioned as a museum.[2][3]

Chung Ying Street[edit]

Chung Ying Street divides Shatoujiao and Sha Tau Kok, Hong Kong.

See also[edit]


Coordinates: 22°33′06″N 114°13′43″E / 22.5518°N 114.2287°E / 22.5518; 114.2287