Rural landscape in Xiang'an District
|Country||People's Republic of China|
|Seat||Dadeng Subdistrict (大嶝街道)|
|• Total||352 km2 (136 sq mi)|
|• Density||710/km2 (1,800/sq mi)|
|Time zone||China Standard (UTC+8)|
Xiang'an (simplified Chinese: 翔安区; traditional Chinese: 翔安區; pinyin: Xiáng'ān Qū; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Siông-an-khu) is one of the districts of Xiamen, People's Republic of China. It is located on the mainland, and is Xiamen's easternmost district.
Xiang'an District was created out of five towns (鎮) of Tong'an District in May 2003:
Since then Dadeng Town has been renamed Dadeng Subdistrict (大嶝街道) and made the district seat.
The Xiamen Xiang'an Tunnel is located in the district. The tunnel is about 9 km (5.6 mi) long, including 5.95 kilometres (3.70 mi) of road under water. It starts from Wutong of Xiamen Island and terminates at Xibin, Xiang'an District, Xiamen. It was completed in November 2009 and was at the time the first tunnel of its kind on the mainland.
Xiang'an district is the location of the new campus of Xiamen University. Completed in 2013, the 243 hectare campus makes the university the second largest in China by student numbers and area - with regular shuttle buses to the historic Siming Campus in the city centre 33 kilometres (21 mi) away. It is predicted to accommodate up to 30,000 students. The campus has an automobile-free policy; most journeys by students and faculty are made on bicycles.
- News Archived January 7, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
- People's Daily Online - Mainland's first undersea tunnel completed
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