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Yuexiu District

Yuexiu
越秀区
District
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  Yuexiu in Guangzhou
Country China
Region Guangzhou
Area
 • Total 32.82 km2 (12.67 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 1,151,481
 • Density 35,000/km2 (91,000/sq mi)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Postal code 510030
Area code(s) 020
Website http://www.yuexiu.gov.cn/
Yuexiu District
Simplified Chinese 越秀区
Traditional Chinese 越秀區
Canton Romanization yud6 seo3 kêu1
Hanyu Pinyin Yuèxiù Qū
Alternative Chinese name
Chinese 越秀
Canton Romanization yud6 seo3
Hanyu Pinyin Yuèxiù
Second alternative Chinese name
Simplified Chinese 东山
Traditional Chinese 東山
Canton Romanization dung1 san1
Hanyu Pinyin Dōngshān

Yuexiu District is a district in Guangzhou, Guangdong, China, located west of the Tianhe District and east of the Liwan District. It is the commercial, political and cultural centre of Guangdong[1] and noted for its high quality education.[2][3] The Guangdong provincial government and the Guangzhou city government are both located in the Yuexiu District. Established in 1960, the district absorbed the former Dongshan District in May 2005 along with several former subdistricts of the Baiyun and Tianhe district [4]

History

Yuexiu is the historic center of the capital of the Nanyue Kingdom. Thirty-three years after the unification of Lingnan under Qin Shi Huang forced most of the Yue tribes out of Guangzhou, Yuexiu came under the administration of Panyu County in the Nanhai Commandery. Yuexiu District is named after Yuexiu Hill. Yuexiu was originally the seat of Panyu County until 15 February 1921 when Guangzhou was formally established carving parts of northern Panyu County to create Yuexiu along with Liwan which was eastern part of Nanhai County.

Dongshan in the eastern part of Yuexiu was a former suburb of Guangzhou. It was established as "Dongshan District" in 1960. In 28 April 2005, it was withdrawn and merged with Yuexiu.

Administrative subdivisions

Yuexiu has administrative jurisdiction over the following 18 subdistricts

Name Chinese (S) Hanyu Pinyin Canton Romanization Population (2010)[5]
Baiyun Subdistrict 白云街道 Báiyún Jiēdào bag6 wen4 gai1 dou6 46,768
Beijing Subdistrict 北京街道 Běijīng Jiēdào beg1 ging1 gai1 dou6 53,135
Dadong Subdistrict 大东街道 Dàdōng Jiēdào dai6 dung1 gai1 dou6 83,491
Datang Subdistrict 大塘街道 Dàtáng Jiēdào dai6 tong4 gai1 dou6 46,124
Dengfeng Subdistrict 登峰街道 Dēngfēng Jiēdào deng1 fung1 gai1 dou6 92,218
Dongshan Subdistrict 东山街道 Dōngshān Jiēdào dung1 san1 gai1 dou6 74,299
Guangta Subdistrict 光塔街道 Guāngtǎ Jiēdào guong1 tab3 gai1 dou6 68,128
Hongqiao Subdistrict 洪桥街道 Hóngqiáo Jiēdào hung4 kiu4 gai1 dou6 42,258
Huale Subdistrict 华乐街道 Huálè Jiēdào wa4 log6 gai1 dou6 47,126
Huanghuagang Subdistrict 黄花岗街道 Huánghuāgāng Jiēdào wong4 fa1 gong1 gai1 dou6 99,569
Jianshe Subdistrict 建设街道 Jiànshè Jiēdào gin3 qid3 gai1 dou6 52,110
Kuangquan Subdistrict 矿泉街道 Kuàngquán Jiēdào kong3 qun4 gai1 dou6 90,036
Liuhua Subdistrict 流花街道 Liúhuā Jiēdào leo4 fa1 gai1 dou6 17,253
Liurong Subdistrict 六榕街道 Liùróng Jiēdào lug6 yung4 gai1 dou6 83,996
Meihuacun Subdistrict 梅花村街道 Méihuācūn Jiēdào mui4 fa1 qun1 gai1 dou6 85,400
Nonglin Subdistrict 农林街道 Nónglín Jiēdào nung4 lem4 gai1 dou6 50,152
Renmin Subdistrict 人民街道 Rénmín Jiēdào yen4 men4 gai1 dou6 69,274
Zhuguang Subdistrict 珠光街道 Zhūguāng Jiēdào ju1 guong1 gai1 dou6 56,329

Economy

Creative Power Entertaining is headquartered in the Wuzi Building (Chinese: 物资大厦) in the Yuexiu District.[6][7]

Transportation

Metro

Yuexiu is currently served by four metro lines operated by the Guangzhou Metro:

See also

References

  1. ^ Dongshan
  2. ^ [1] (Chinese)
  3. ^ Introduction of Education in Guangzhou in 2003
  4. ^ Three new districts established
  5. ^
  6. ^ "Contact." Creative Power Entertaining. Retrieved on November 12, 2012. "13A No.12 Wuzi Block, Beijiaochangheng Road,guangzhou, GD China Zip: 510050"
  7. ^ "联系我们." Creative Power Entertaining. Retrieved on November 12, 2012. "中国广州市越秀区北较场横路12号物资大厦13A"

External links

  • Official website of Yuexiu District government (simplified Chinese)

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