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
Tianjin district map
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]

Name Chinese (S) Hanyu Pinyin Population (2010)[2]
Liqizhuang Subdistrict 李七庄街道 Lǐqīzhuāng Jiēdào 74,762
Xiyingmen Subdistrict 西营门街道 Xīyíngmén Jiēdào 30,216
Yangliuqing Town 杨柳青镇 Yángliǔqīng Zhèn 118,291
Jingwu Town 精武镇 Jīngwǔ Zhèn 49,176
Zhangjiawo Town 张家窝镇 Zhāngjiāwō Zhèn 47,786
Wangwenzhuang Town 王稳庄镇 Wángwěnzhuāng Zhèn 41,363
Zhongbei Town 中北镇 Zhōngběi Zhèn 92,814
Xinkou Town 辛口镇 Xīnkǒu Zhèn 42,274
Dasi Town 大寺镇 Dàsì Zhèn 113,290
developmental zones 11,133

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

Transportation[edit]

Metro[edit]

Xiqing is currently served by two metro lines operated by Tianjin Metro:

Education[edit]

Tianjin Korean International School (천진한국국제학교; 天津韩国国际学校) is located in the district.[3]

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. 
  2. ^ shi, Guo wu yuan ren kou pu cha ban gong; council, Guo jia tong ji ju ren kou he jiu ye tong ji si bian = Tabulation on the 2010 population census of the people's republic of China by township / compiled by Population census office under the state; population, Department of; statistics, employment statistics national bureau of (2012). Zhongguo 2010 nian ren kou pu cha fen xiang, zhen, jie dao zi liao (Di 1 ban. ed.). Beijing Shi: Zhongguo tong ji chu ban she. ISBN 978-7-5037-6660-2. 
  3. ^ Home page. Tianjin Korean International School. Retrieved on February 1, 2016. "300-381 中國 天津市 西靑區 杨楼村 雅乐道 与 瑶环路 交口 Yale rd & Yaohuan st Intersection,Yanglou Xiqing District, Tianjin, China "

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