Siming District

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Siming
思明区
District
Downtown Xiamen seen from the Gulangyu Island
Downtown Xiamen seen from the Gulangyu Island
Siming is located in Fujian
Siming
Siming
Location in Fujian
Coordinates: 24°27′38″N 118°04′26″E / 24.46056°N 118.07389°E / 24.46056; 118.07389Coordinates: 24°27′38″N 118°04′26″E / 24.46056°N 118.07389°E / 24.46056; 118.07389
Country People's Republic of China
Province Fujian
Sub-provincial city Xiamen
Area
 • Total 76 km2 (29 sq mi)
Population
 • Total 860,000
 • Density 11,000/km2 (29,000/sq mi)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Postal code 361001
Area code(s) 0592
Website http://www.siming.gov.cn

Siming District (simplified Chinese: 思明区; traditional Chinese: 思明區; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Su-bêng-khu) is on southeastern Amoy Island and the seat of the city of Amoy, People's Republic of China.

History[edit]

Siming literally means Missing Ming Dynasty (思念明朝). In 1650, Koxinga changed the name of Amoy to Su-bing Tsiu(思明州). In the beginning age of the Republic of China, a Su-bing County was established.[1]

The place was made Tiong-sin District (中心区) in October 1945. It was renamed to Su-bing in 1950. In April 1953, the district's government was upgraded from District Bureau (区公所) to People's Government (人民政府). From August 1966 to October 1979, Siming was named Hiong-iong (向陽).

Administration[edit]

Before the merge, Siming originally had five local government street offices (街道办事处):

  • Pin-hai (滨海)
  • Su-bing (思明)
  • Bun-an (文安)
  • Ha-kang (厦港)
  • Tiong-hua(中华)Zhonghua

The above five are divided into 58 residential committees (居委会), and two villages: Tsan-tshu-uann (曾厝垵) and Ng-tshu (黄厝). In May 2003, Siming's two neighbouring districts -- Kulangsu Island and the larger Khai-guan—were merged into Siming.

Xiagang Street was originally a district in 1950.

Today, Siming has ten street offices (街道办事处):

  • Pin-hai (滨海)
  • Tiong-hua (中华)
  • Ha-kang (厦港)
  • Lian-tsian (莲前)
  • Ka-lian (嘉莲)
  • Uan-tang (筼筜)
  • Ngoh-tshng (梧村)
  • Khai-guan (开元)
  • Loo-kang (鹭江)
  • Kulangsu

These street offices are divided into 95 residential committees (社区居委会)

Economy[edit]

Xiamen Bluebird Cartoon Company (厦门青鸟动画有限公司动画有限公司/廈門青鳥動畫有限公司; E-mng Tshing-niau Tong-ui Iu-han-kong-si), which makes the XingXing Fox cartoon, is headquartered in the Amoy Software Park 2 (厦门软件园二期) in Siming District.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ (Chinese)Profile of Siming, Official website of Siming District Government, visited on April 14, 2008.
  2. ^ Home page. Amoy Bluebird Cartoon Company. Retrieved on April 21, 2014.

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