Xicheng District

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Xidan Beijing Books Building
Xidan Beijing Books Building
Location of Xicheng District in Beijing
Location of Xicheng District in Beijing
Coordinates: 39°54′41.436″N 116°21′36.972″E / 39.91151000°N 116.36027000°E / 39.91151000; 116.36027000Coordinates: 39°54′41.436″N 116°21′36.972″E / 39.91151000°N 116.36027000°E / 39.91151000; 116.36027000
CountryPeople's Republic of China
Township-level divisions15 subdistricts
 • Total50.7 km2 (19.6 sq mi)
 • Total1,259,000
 • Density25,000/km2 (64,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Postal code
100032, 100054
Area code(s)0010

Xicheng District (simplified Chinese: 西城; traditional Chinese: 西城; pinyin: Xīchéng Qū; literally: 'West City District') is a district of Beijing. Xicheng District spans 32 square kilometres (12 sq mi), making it the largest portion of the old city (inside the 2nd Ring Road), and has 706,691 inhabitants (2000 Census). Its postal code is 100032. Xicheng is subdivided into 15 subdistricts of the city proper of Beijing. The former Xuanwu District was merged into Xicheng on July 2010.

The Xidan commercial district, Beijing Financial Street (Jinrongjie), Beihai Park, Jingshan Park, Shichahai and Zhongnanhai are within its jurisdiction. The popular Houhai bar area is also in Xicheng Precinct. Before the communist liberation of modern china, most royalties and aristocrats resided in the precinct. The oldest Catholic church in Beijing, the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception is located in Xicheng.

Satellite image of Xicheng District. (1967-09-20)

Administrative divisions[edit]

There are 15 subdistricts in the district:[1]

Name Chinese (S) Hanyu Pinyin Population (2010)[2] Area (km2)
Jinrong Street Subdistrict 金融街街道 Jīnróngjiē Jiēdào 67,888 3.78
West Chang'an Avenue Subdistrict 西长安街街道 Xīcháng'ānjiē Jiēdào 51,477 4.24
Xinjiekou Subdistrict 新街口街道 Xīnjiēkǒu Jiēdào 95,497 3.70
Yuetan Subdistrict 月坛街道 Yuètán Jiēdào 116,543 4.13
Zhanlan Road Subdistrict 展览路街道 Zhǎnlǎnlù Jiēdào 130,925 5.87
Desheng Subdistrict 德胜街道 Déshèng Jiēdào 116,768 4.14
Shichahai Subdistrict 什刹海街道 Shénshāhǎi Jiēdào 95,433 5.80
Dashilan Subdistrict[3] 大栅栏街道 Dàshilànr Jiēdào[4] 36,997 1.27
Tianqiao Subdistrict 天桥街道 Tiānqiáo Jiēdào 46,385 2.07
Chunshu Subdistrict 椿树街道 Chūn shù Jiēdào 30,547 1.08
Taoranting Subdistrict 陶然亭街道 Táorán tíng Jiēdào 43,455 2.14
Guang'anmennei Subdistrict 广安门内街道 Guǎng'ānménnèi Jiēdào 73,692 2.43
Niujie Subdistrict 牛街街道 Niújiē Jiēdào 51,877 1.44
Baizhifang Subdistrict 白纸坊街道 Báizhǐfāng Jiēdào 95,737 3.11
Guang'anmenwai Subdistrict 广安门外街道 Guǎng'ānménwài Jiēdào 179,536 5.49


COSCO has its headquarters in the Ocean Plaza building in Xicheng.[5][6] The Xinhua News Agency has its headquarters in the Dacheng Plaza (大成大厦 Dàchéng Dàshà) in Xicheng.[7]

In addition Bank of China,[8] China Construction Bank,[9] the State Grid Corporation of China,[10] and Taikang Life Insurance also have their headquarters in Xicheng.[11]


The Chinese Ministry of Education is headquartered in Xidan, Xicheng District.[12]

The Chinese Academy of Sciences is headquartered in Xicheng District.[13]

The China Food and Drug Administration is headquartered in Xicheng District.[14]

The Office of the Government of the HKSAR in Beijing is in Xicheng District.[15]

Important areas in Xicheng District[edit]



Xicheng is served by seven metro lines of the Beijing Subway:

Suburban Railway[edit]

Xicheng was served by one commuter line operated by Beijing Suburban Railway (BCR). Note that the Beijing North railway station is under renovation and line S2 not stopped there now. It may be open again at the end of 2019.


Primary and secondary schools[edit]

The High School Affiliated to Beijing Normal University is in Xicheng; it was located in Xuanwu District before Xicheng absorbed Xuanwu.[16] Beijing No.4 High School is also in Xicheng District.

One school in Niujie, the Beijing Xuanwu Huimin Elementary School (S: 北京市宣武回民小学, P: Běijīng Shì Xuānwǔ Huímín Xiǎoxué), serves the Hui people living in the area. It used to be in Xuanwu District.[17]

The Beijing Municipal Commission of Education (simplified Chinese: 北京市教育委员会; traditional Chinese: 北京市教育委員會; pinyin: Běijīng Shì Jiàoyùwěiyuánhuì), the local education authority, used to be headquartered in Xicheng District.[18][19]

Post-secondary schools[edit]

The Central Conservatory of Music is based in Xicheng, near Fuxingmen and Changchunjie stations.


  1. ^ 2011年统计用区划代码和城乡划分代码:西城区 (in Chinese). National Bureau of Statistics of the People's Republic of China. Archived from the original on July 19, 2013. Retrieved 2013-08-07.
  2. ^ Census Office of the State Council of the People's Republic of China; Population and Employment Statistics Division of the National Bureau of Statistics of the People's Republic of China (2012). 中国2010人口普查分乡、镇、街道资料 (1 ed.). Beijing: China Statistics Print. ISBN 978-7-5037-6660-2.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2019-03-06. Retrieved 2019-03-03.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2018-07-01. Retrieved 2018-07-01.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "Contact Us Archived January 30, 2010, at the Wayback Machine." COSCO. Retrieved on May 3, 2010.
  6. ^ "Donation Archived July 27, 2011, at the Wayback Machine." COSCO. May 21, 2008. Retrieved on May 3, 2010.
  7. ^ "Contact Us Archived 2011-08-11 at the Wayback Machine." Xinhua. Retrieved on August 17, 2011. "Head Office : 20F, Dacheng Plaza, 127 Xuanwumen St. (W), Beijing" - Address in Chinese Archived 2011-08-14 at the Wayback Machine: "北京宣武门西大街127号 大成大厦" (Map Archived 2011-10-18 at the Wayback Machine)
  8. ^ "2010 CSR Report of Bank of China Archived 2011-11-19 at the Wayback Machine." Bank of China. 61. Retrieved on September 12, 2011. "Department: Executive Office, Bank of China Address: 1 Fuxingmennei Street, Xicheng District, Beijing"
  9. ^ "Corporate Profile Archived 2014-02-17 at the Wayback Machine." China Construction Bank. Retrieved on February 27, 2014. "Address of headquarters:No.25, Finance Street, Xicheng District, Beijing, China, Postcode 100033" - Address in Chinese Archived 2014-02-27 at the Wayback Machine: "总行地址:中国北京西城区金融大街25号邮编:100033"
  10. ^ "首页 Archived 2010-07-06 at the Wayback Machine." State Grid Corporation of China. Retrieved on July 8, 2010. "地址 北京市西城区西长安街86号 邮编 100031."
  11. ^ Home Archived 2018-06-21 at the Wayback Machine. Taikang Life Insurance. Retrieved on June 22, 2018. "Address: 156 Main Street, Beijing Taikang Life Building" - Chinese address Archived 2018-06-10 at the Wayback Machine: " 地址: 北京复兴门内大街156号泰康人寿大厦"
  12. ^ English home page Archived January 3, 2016, at the Wayback Machine. Ministry of Education (China). Retrieved on December 29, 2015. "Address: No.37 Damucang Hutong, Xidan, Beijing, P.R.C " - Chinese address Archived 2015-05-07 at the Wayback Machine: "地址:北京市西单大木仓胡同37号 邮编:100816"
  13. ^ "Contact Archived 2018-05-30 at the Wayback Machine." Chinese Academy of Sciences. Retrieved on May 31, 2018. "Add: 52 Sanlihe Rd., Xicheng District, Beijing, China Postcode: 100864" - Address in Chinese Archived 2018-05-30 at the Wayback Machine: "地址:北京市三里河路52号 邮政编码:100864"
  14. ^ "Contact CFDA Archived 2016-10-02 at the Wayback Machine." China Food and Drug Administration. Retrieved on August 18, 2016. "Address: 26 Xuanwumen Xidajie, Beijing, 100053, P.R. China" Chinese address Archived 2016-08-17 at the Wayback Machine: "地址:北京市西城区宣武门西大街26号院2号楼"
  15. ^ "Arrangements for Entry to the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) from the Mainland China Archived 2017-06-07 at the Wayback Machine." Hong Kong Immigration Department. Retrieved on May 28, 2017. "The Office of the Government of the HKSAR in Beijing No. 71, Di'anmen Xidajie, Xicheng District, Beijing 100009, People's Republic of China.:"
  16. ^ "Contact Us Archived 2012-11-06 at the Wayback Machine." The High School Affiliated to Beijing Normal University. Retrieved on October 12, 2012. "Correspondence Address: 100052, No.18 Nan Xin Hua Street, He Ping Men, Xuan Wu District, Beijing, PRC China."
  17. ^ Home page (Archive). Beijing Xuanwu Huimin Elementary School. Retrieved on January 10, 2014. "学校地址:北京市西城区牛街西里一区5号(北京市宣武回民小学)"
  18. ^ "Home" (English) (Archived October 28, 2013, at the Wayback Machine). Beijing Municipal Commission of Education. Retrieved on January 10, 2014. "Beijing Municipal Education Commission Add: 109 West Qianmen Street, Beijing, China 100031"
  19. ^ Home page (Archive). Beijing Municipal Commission of Education. Retrieved on January 10, 2014. "北京市教育委员会地址:西城区前门西大街109号"

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