Xiangqiao District

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Xiangqiao

湘桥区
West Lake of Chaozhou
West Lake of Chaozhou
CountryPeople's Republic of China
ProvinceGuangdong
Prefecture-level cityChaozhou
Area
 • Total176 km2 (68 sq mi)
Population
 • Total343,500
 • Density2,000/km2 (5,100/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Postal code
521000
Websitearchived link

Xiangqiao District (simplified Chinese: 湘桥区; traditional Chinese: 湘橋區; pinyin: Xiāngqiáo Qū) is a district under the administration of Chaozhou city, in Guangdong province of the People's Republic of China. Its name comes from the ancient Xiangzi Bridge that once lay in its territory. The total area of the district is 176 square kilometers, and its population in 2003 was 343,500 people. 78,800 of these people are farmers, while 264,600 are not. The government of Xiangqiao district is located in the Fucheng area of Chaozhou, and the district has a long history and a rich culture.

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Coordinates: 23°40′33″N 116°37′13″E / 23.67583°N 116.62028°E / 23.67583; 116.62028