Yonghe District in New Taipei City
|Special municipality||New Taipei City|
|• Mayor||Wu Xingbang (吳興邦)|
|• Total||5.7138 km2 (2.2061 sq mi)|
|Population (December 2014)|
|Time zone||CST (UTC+8)|
Yonghe District (Chinese: 永和區; pinyin: Yǒnghé Qū; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Éng-hô-khu) is an inner city district in the southern part of New Taipei, Taiwan. Yonghe District is the smallest district in New Taipei City. It is primarily a residential area, and serves as a bedroom community for industry in Taipei and surrounding areas. With around 40,000 inhabitants per square kilometer, Yonghe is the densest district-level subdivision in Taiwan, and one of the densest local government subdivisions in the world.
On 1 January 1979, Yonghe was established as county-controlled city of Taipei County. With the changing of Taipei County to the special municipality of New Taipei City on 25 December 2010, Yonghe City was changed to Yonghe District.
The Xindian River forms a natural boundary between Yonghe and Taipei City to the north and east, although three bridges connect the two areas. To the south and west lies Zhonghe District, which shares some administration and facilities with Yonghe.
- Baofu Temple
- Boai Arts Street
- Korean Street
- Lehua Night Market
- Museum of World Religions
- Renai Par
- Yonghe Community University Wetland Ecology Experimental Farm
Yonghe is served by the Zhonghe Line of the Taipei Metro, Station of which are located in the city: Dingxi. In addition, Fuhe Bridge passes through Yonghe and has an interchange there, as does the MacAuthur 1st & 2nd bridges .
Three major bridges connect Yonghe with other districts:
- Yongfu Bridge (永福橋) - Zhongxiao Xinsheng, Zhongzheng and Da'an districts, Taipei
- Fuhe Bridge (福和橋) - Gongguan and Taipower Building, Zhongzheng and Da'an districts, Taipei
- Zhongzheng Bridge (中正橋) - Xiaonanmen, Zhongzheng District, Taipei
- Yongle Bridge (永利橋) - Guting and Dongmen, Zhongzheng and Da'an districts, Taipei
- Megan Lai, singer and actress
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- "Table 1. The Profile of Land 、Population and Budget of All Districts in Taipei county". Department of Budget, Accounting, and Statistics of Taipei County. Retrieved 24 September 2010.
- Nature, Yonghe City Government
- Adams, Jonathan (2009-04-04), Taipei: A Tour of the City's Best-Known Eats, Wall Street Journal