Xiqing District

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Xiqing
西青区
District
Coordinates: 39°08′28″N 117°00′32″E / 39.14111°N 117.00889°E / 39.14111; 117.00889Coordinates: 39°08′28″N 117°00′32″E / 39.14111°N 117.00889°E / 39.14111; 117.00889
Country People's Republic of China
Municipality Tianjin
Township-level divisions 2 subdistricts
7 towns
Area
 • Total 545 km2 (210 sq mi)
Elevation 6 m (21 ft)
Population
 • Total 330,000
 • Density 610/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Postal code 300380
Area code(s) 0022
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     Core districts
See inset
1 Heping
2 Hedong
3 Hexi
4 Nankai
5 Hebei
6 Hongqiao
     Suburbs
7 Dongli
8 Xiqing
9 Jinnan
10 Beichen
     Binhai and      Rural
13 Binhai 14 Ninghe
11 Wuqing 15 Jinghai
12 Baodi 16 Ji Co.
Website xq.gov.cn

Xiqing District (simplified Chinese: 西青区; traditional Chinese: 西青區; pinyin: Xīqīng Qū) is a district in Tianjin, People's Republic of China.

History[edit]

The current Xiqing area came into existence in the mid and late Tang Dynasty. In Northern Song (Song Dynasty) period, this area was the border of Song and Liao (Liao Dynasty). In Ming Dynasty, this area was under control of Jinghai County and Wuqing County, Hejian Fu. In Qing Dynasty, it was governed by Tianjin Fu. In 1912, after the founding of Republic of China, this area was named Tianjin County, Zhili Province.

After 1949, it became a special area of Hebei province and Yangliuqing became its center of governance. In 1952, this area became part of Tianjin Municipality. In 1953, it got its name Xijiaoqu (West Suburb). In 1992, it was named Xiqing District.

Geography[edit]

Xiqing District is located in the southwest of Tianjin Municipality, on the east bordering Hongqiao District, Nankai District, Hexi District, and Jinnan District, to the south across the Duliujian River facing Jinghai District, on the west bordering Wuqing District and Bazhou, Hebei, to the north sharing Ziya River with Beichen District.

Administrative divisions[edit]

There are 2 subdistricts and 7 towns in the district:[1]

Subdistricts:

Towns:

The total population of Xiqing is 310,000, among which 240,000 are rural citizens.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2011年统计用区划代码和城乡划分代码:西青区 (in Chinese). National Bureau of Statistics of the People's Republic of China. Retrieved 2013-08-08. 

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