Daxing District was upgraded from a county to a district with the approval from the State Council on April 30, 2001. Covering an area of 1,012 square kilometres (391 sq mi) with a population of 671,444, Panggezhuang in Daxing is famous for its watermelons.
|Name||Chinese (S)||Hanyu Pinyin||Population (2010)||Area (km2)|
|Xingfeng Subdistrict||兴丰街道||Xìngfēng Jiēdào||57,478||9.66|
|Linxiao Road Subdistrict||林校路街道||Línxiàolù Jiēdào||50,917||12.65|
|Qingyuan Subdistrict||清源街道||Qīngyuán Jiēdào||102,402||5.58|
|Guanyinsi Subdistrict||观音寺街道||Guānyīnsì Jiēdào||73,061||16.40|
|Tiangongyuan Subdistrict||天宫院街道||Tiāngōngyuàn Jiēdào||22,433||33.30|
|Yizhuang Area||亦庄地区||Yìzhuāng Dìqū||55,318||39.63|
|Huangcun Area||黄村地区||Huángcūn Dìqū||168,444||35.00|
|Jiugong Area||旧宫地区||Jiùgōng Dìqū||193,585||29.73|
|Xihongmen Area||西红门地区||Xīhóngmén Dìqū||141,355||31.20|
|Yinghai Area||瀛海地区||Yínghǎi Dìqū||49,612||36.79|
|Qingyundian Town||青云店镇||Qīngyúndiàn Zhèn||69,157||70.00|
|Caiyu Town||采育镇||Cǎiyù Zhèn||34,073||71.6|
|Anding Town||安定镇||Āndìng Zhèn||29,963||78.00|
|Lixian Town||礼贤镇||Lǐxián Zhèn||33,347||92.06|
|Yufa Town||榆垡镇||Yúfá Zhèn||56,002||136.00|
|Panggezhuang Town||庞各庄镇||Pánggèzhuāng Zhèn||46,632||109.30|
|Beizangcun Town||北臧村镇||Běizāngcūn Zhèn||31,524||60.00|
|Weishanzhuang Town||魏善庄镇||Wèishànzhuāng Zhèn||43,712||81.5|
|Changziying Town||长子营镇||Zhǎngzǐyíng Zhèn||32,985||63.00|
|Beijing Economic and Technological Development Area||北京经济技术开发区||Běijīng Jīngjì Jìshù Kāifāqū||73,112||46.80|
Located in the south of Beijing, the area is not as affluent as those that most visitors to Beijing are familiar with, such as Xidan and Guomao. Much of the industry in Daxing is related to distribution of food and consumer goods to service Beijing. There are many self-built communities casually created by the residents themselves, mostly of whom have moved in from the countryside.
The Beijing Municipal Administration of Prisons operates the following correctional facilities in the district:
There are two major universities located in Daxing District, the Beijing Institute of Petrochemical Technology and the Beijing Institute of Graphic Communication. Both of them are headquartered in Tsingyuan, and have its branch in Kangzhuang. Tsingyuan and Kangzhuang are planned as a university city in the south of Beijing. The Yang Guang Qing School of Beijing is also located in the district.
Daxing is currently served by two metro lines of the Beijing Subway:
Danxing's Camps by Andrew Malone. August 16, 2008.