Xuanwu District, Nanjing

Xuanwu District (simplified Chinese: 玄武区; traditional Chinese: 玄武區; pinyin: Xuánwǔ Qū) is one of 11 districts of Nanjing, the capital of Jiangsu province, China. Xuanwu District is an urban centre located in the north-eastern part of Nanjing. It is the site of the Nanjing Municipal Government.

Xuanwu
玄武区
District
Skyline of Xuanwu
Xuanwu is located in Jiangsu
Xuanwu
Xuanwu
Location in Jiangsu
Coordinates: 32°03′36″N 118°50′54″E / 32.0601°N 118.8483°ECoordinates: 32°03′36″N 118°50′54″E / 32.0601°N 118.8483°E
Country People's Republic of China
Province Jiangsu
Sub-provincial city Nanjing
Area
 • Total 81 km2 (31 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 634,000
 • Density 7,800/km2 (20,000/sq mi)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Nanjing district map
Subdivisions of Nanjing, Jiangsu
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City Proper
1 Xuanwu
2 Qinhuai
3 Jianye
4 Gulou
5 Yuhuatai
6 Qixia
Suburban
7 Jiangning
8 Pukou
9 Luhe
Rural
10 Lishui
11 Gaochun

Administrative subdivisions

Xuanwu has administrative jurisdiction over the following 7 subdistricts:

Name Chinese (S) Hanyu Pinyin Population (2010)[1] Area (km2)
Meiyuan Xincun Subdistrict 梅园新村街道 Méiyuán Xīncūn Jiēdào 107,395 6.35
Xinjiekou Subdistrict 新街口街道 Xīnjiēkǒu Jiēdào 93,906 2.6
Xuanwumen Subdistrict 玄武门街道 Xuánwǔmén Jiēdào 41,993 6
Suojincun Subdistrict 锁金村街道 Suǒjīncūn Jiēdào 76,063 6
Hongshan Subdistrict 红山街道 Hóngshān Jiēdào 88,217 6.9
Xiaolingwei Subdistrict 孝陵卫街道 Xiàolíngwèi Jiēdào 112,654 30
Xuanwuhu Subdistrict 玄武湖街道 Xuánwǔhú Jiēdào 69,739 11.6
  • Defunct - Houzaimen Subdistrict (后宰门街道) merged into Meiyuan Xincun in 2012

Economy

The main industries in the district are the leisure and tourism, information technology, retail and services. Its economy is primarily based upon the delivery of services. Industry zones include the Changjiang Road Cultural Area, Xinjiekou Central Economic Area, and Xuzhuang Software Industry Base. The district has attracted multi-national corporations, such as 3M, American Express, Siemens, Hyundai, Samsung, NYK Line, and Cathay Life Insurance.[2]

Education

There are more than 40 colleges, universities and research institutes in the district, including Southeast University, Nanjing University of Science and Technology, Nanjing Agricultural University, Nanjing Forestry University and Jiangsu Academy of Agricultural Sciences. There are about 35 academics from the Chinese Academy of Engineering and Chinese Academy of Sciences there, which represents about 50% of the academics from those academies in Jiangsu Province.[3]

Transportation

Transportation within the district includes Line 1 and Line 2 of the Nanjing Metro have stations within the district. Other sources of transportation 20 or more minutes from the district are the Nanjing Railway Station, Shanghai-Nanjing Railway and Nanjing Lukou Airport.[3]

Attractions

The scenic Xuanwu District is also known for its tourists attractions like the Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum, Xuanwu Lake and the Hongwu Emperor's Mausoleum, which is listed one of the Imperial Tombs of the Ming and Qing Dynasties that are listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The district has more than 58 percent green cover.[3]

Adjacent to Xuanwu Lake is the Nanjing International Exhibition Center.

References

  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ Nanjing Xuanwu District Investment Environment Study. KPMG. February 2009. p. 9, 11. Retrieved May 14, 2014.
  3. ^ a b c Nanjing Xuanwu District Investment Environment Study. KPMG. February 2009. p. 10. Retrieved May 14, 2014.

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