Pinggu District (simplified Chinese: 平谷区; traditional Chinese: 平谷區; pinyin: Pínggǔ Qū), formerly Pinggu County (平谷县), lies at the extreme eastern end of Beijing Municipality, and borders Tianjin's Ji County. It has an area of 950 square kilometres (370 sq mi) and a population of 396,701 (2000 Census). The district is subdivided into 2 subdistricts, 14 towns, and 2 townships.
Pinggu District in Beijing
|Country||People's Republic of China|
|• Total||950 km2 (370 sq mi)|
|• Density||420/km2 (1,100/sq mi)|
|Time zone||China Standard (UTC+8)|
|Name||Chinese (S)||Hanyu Pinyin||Population (2010)||Area (km2)|
|Xinggu Subdistrict||兴谷街道||Xìnggǔ Jiēdào||53,000||15.00|
|Binhe Subdistrict||滨河街道||Bīnhé Jiēdào||44,897||3.36|
|Yuyang Area (Pinggu Town)||渔阳地区(平谷镇)||Yúyáng Dìqū (Pínggǔ Zhèn)||56,015||27.50|
|Yukou (Town) Area||峪口(镇)地区||Yùkǒu (Zhèn) Dìqū||26,493||64.10|
|Mafang (Town) Area||马坊(镇)地区||Mǎfāng (Zhèn) Dìqū||17,949||44.00|
|Jinhaihu (Town) Area||金海湖(镇)地区||Jīnhǎihú (Zhèn) Dìqū||26,835||128.53|
|Donggaocun Town||东高村镇||Dōnggāocūn Zhèn||27,945||57.00|
|Shandongzhuang Town||山东庄镇||Shāndōngzhuāng Zhèn||16,439||50.00|
|Nandulehe Town||南独乐河镇||Nándúlèhé Zhèn||20,449||69.00|
|Dahuashan Town||大华山镇||Dàhuàshān Zhèn||16,396||96.64|
|Xiagezhuang Town||夏各庄镇||Xiàgèzhuāng Zhèn||20,958||59.60|
|Machangying Town||马昌营镇||Mǎchāngyíng Zhèn||16,303||28.80|
|Wangxinzhuang Town||王辛庄镇||Wángxīnzhuāng Zhèn||29,686||96.00|
|Daxingzhuang Town||大兴庄镇||Dàxīngzhuāng Zhèn||17,297||33.00|
|Liujiadian Town||刘家店镇||Liújiādiàn Zhèn||7,509||35.60|
|Zhenluoying Town||镇罗营镇||Zhènluōyíng Zhèn||8,875||80.90|
|Xiong'erzhai Township||熊儿寨乡||Xióng'erzhài Xiāng||5,498||59.20|
|Huangsongyu Township||黄松峪乡||Huángsōngyù Xiāng||3,414||64.40|
The urban area of Pinggu (90,457 in township) has an estimated area from the Google Earth image of 11.5 km2 (4.4 sq mi) and an estimated population of 70,000.
As of August, 2004, it is the only district or county not linked by an expressway, either existing or under construction. However, plans reveal that an expressway to Pinggu and ultimately to Tianjin (the projected Jingping Expressway) may be coming soon. (More on this in Expressways of Beijing).
Pinggu District was formerly Pinggu County until 2001.
Its postal code number is 101200.
Pinggu district prides itself on the cultivation of the peach.