Yanping District

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Yanping
延平区
延城、延州
District
Skyline of Nanping (at night)
Skyline of Nanping (at night)
Nickname(s): Little Hongkong
Yanping is located in Fujian
Yanping
Yanping
Location in Fujian
Coordinates: 26°51′50″N 117°50′50″E / 26.86389°N 117.84722°E / 26.86389; 117.84722Coordinates: 26°51′50″N 117°50′50″E / 26.86389°N 117.84722°E / 26.86389; 117.84722
Country People's Republic of China
Province Fujian
Prefecture-level city Nanping
Government
 • CPC District Committee Secretary He Mingxing
Area
 • Total 2,660 km2 (1,030 sq mi)
Population
 • Total 490,000
 • Density 180/km2 (480/sq mi)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Area code(s) 0086-599
Vehicle registration 闽H
Website www.ypzf.gov.cn

Yanping District (simplified Chinese: 延平区; traditional Chinese: 延平區; pinyin: Yánpíng Qū) is one of the two districts of Nanping, Fujian province, People's Republic of China. The prefecture government is located in the district.

Etymology[edit]

The name of the district literally means "Prolong Peace", and it is still commonly referred to as Nanping, which was its name before 1995. Nowadays, people still use both "Yanping" and "Nanping" in mailing address, and Nanping is even more common.

History[edit]

Yanping in the 17th Century, from Olfert Dapper: Gedenkwaerdig bedryf

The city was built as a house at 196 BC. Before that it was a village governed by Houguan County (Fuzhou). Because it is the start point of Min River, it acts as a trading transferring center between North Fujian, Jiangxi and Fuzhou.

Also, it is the last stronghold of Fuzhou, the largest city in Fujian, and usually carefully guarded. Because the soldiers came from north China, the city's dialect was more similar to that of Henan Province.

The city was named Nanping City at 1956, and after the prefecture was named Nanping in 1995, it changed to its current name.

Geography[edit]

Waters[edit]

Min River

Jianxi Brook

Futun Brook

Shaxi Brook

Mountains[edit]

Jiufeng Mountain (literally 9-peak mountain)

Yuping Mountain

Culture[edit]

  • Snake Festival: it is held in Zhanghu Town on every seventh day of the 7th month on the Chinese calendar.
  • Intangible Cultural Heritage: Zhansheng Drum (战胜鼓, literally Victorious Drum), Nanjian Opera (南剑戏/乱弹): originated from Xiayang Town, Lingbingyang She song (岭炳洋畲歌)

Industry[edit]

Administration[edit]

6 Street Offices[edit]

Meishan Street Office (梅山街道)

Huangdun Street Office (黄墩街道)

Ziyun Street Office (紫云街道)

Sihe Street Office (四鹤街道)

Shuinan Street Office (水南街道)

Shuidong Street Office (水东街道)

13 Towns[edit]

Laizhou (来舟镇)

Zhanghu (樟湖镇)

Xiadao (夏道镇)

Nanshan (南山镇)

Xiqin (西芹镇)

Xiayang (峡阳镇)

Daheng (大横镇)

Taiping (太平镇)

Wangtai (王台镇)

Taqian (塔前镇)

Yanghou (洋后镇)

Mangdang (茫荡镇)

Luxia (炉下镇)

2 Townships[edit]

Jukou (巨口乡)

Chimen (赤门乡)

Social Securities[edit]

Hospitals[edit]

Education[edit]

Kindergartens[edit]

  • Nanping Experimental Kindergarten

Primary Schools[edit]

  • Nanping Experimental Primary School

High Schools[edit]

Higher Education[edit]

Transportation[edit]

Railway Station[edit]

  • Nanpingbei (Nanping North High-Speed Railway Station)
  • Nanpingnan (Nanping South Railway Station)

Coach Station[edit]

  • Nanping Station

Bridges[edit]

Jianxi Bridge

Shuidong Bridge

Yuping Bridge

Jianzhou Bridge

Shuinan Bridge

Nanping Bridge

Entertainment[edit]

Tourist Attractions[edit]

  • Jiufengshan Park (Mt. Jiufeng Park)
  • Yupingshan Park (Mt. Yuping Park)
  • Yangzhen Park
  • Xiyuan Canyon
  • Xingbang Ecological Grape Orchard (兴邦生态葡萄园): located in Shanwei Village, Wangtai Town
  • Mandarin-duck-shaped Rocks (鸳鸯石): located in Gaoping Village, Xiqin Town
  • Xiayang Ecological Park (下洋生态园): located in Xiayang (Unincorporated) Village, Shangyang Village

Hotels[edit]

  • Minbei Hotel (3-star)

Shopping[edit]

Notable People[edit]

  • Wu Jingbiao: winner of Men's 56 kg weightlifting in 2010 Asian Games, 2011 Asian Weightlifting Championships, 2010 and 2011 World Weightlifting Championships.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]