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Chenggong District (simplified Chinese: ; traditional Chinese: 呈貢區; pinyin: Chénggòng Qū) is one of 7 districts of the prefecture-level city of Kunming, the capital of Yunnan Province, Southwest China. The district was approved to build from the dissolution of the former Chenggong County (呈贡县) by the State Council on May 20, 2011,[1] and situated on east bank of the Dian Lake.

Chenggong

呈贡区
New Kunming City Hall in Chenggong
New Kunming City Hall in Chenggong
Location of Chenggong District (pink) and Kunming City (yellow) within Yunnan province
Location of Chenggong District (pink) and Kunming City (yellow) within Yunnan province
CountryPeople's Republic of China
ProvinceYunnan
Prefecture-level cityKunming
Established1956
Area
 • Total461 km2 (178 sq mi)
Population
 (2012)
 • Total350,000
 • Density760/km2 (2,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (CST)
Postal code
650500
Area code(s)0871
Websitewww.yncg.gov.cn

Chenggong is the chief zone for Kunming, the downtown of which is almost a 20-minute drive away. It is the site of the new Kunming City Hall, and new campuses for Yunnan University and Yunnan Normal University.

Early in the district's redevelopment, much of the newly constructed housing in Chenggong was unoccupied and was reportedly one of the largest ghost towns in Asia in 2012, in a similar situation to Ordos City and the New South China Mall.[2] It has slowly become occupied, however, in more recent years as Central Kunming has become overcrowded. Some Government departments moved to Chenggong in 2012,[3] and a subway line connecting Chenggong to the city centre opened in 2013. By 2017, the district had become home to many more offices and residents with more redevelopment still on the horizon.[4]

Industrial parkEdit

Chenggong Industrial Park is among the 30 key industrial parks in Yunnan province, with a total planned area of 66.46 km2.[5][6]

Dounan Flower MarketEdit

Dounan, near Chenggong, has the largest flower market in China. The local flower-growing business started in the 1980s, and Dounan now supplies more than half of China's cut flowers.[7][8]

TransportEdit

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 呈贡区历史沿革 (in Chinese). xzqh.org. 2014-09-25. Retrieved 2019-07-19.
  2. ^ Robin Banerji; Patrick Jackson (14 August 2012). "China's ghost towns and phantom malls". BBC News. Retrieved 14 August 2012.
  3. ^ China: No one home, Financial Times, 21 Feb 2010
  4. ^ "Signs of life in Chenggong: Luolong Park - GoKunming". 8 February 2017. Retrieved 17 November 2017.
  5. ^ Chenggong Industrial Park[dead link]
  6. ^ Kunming Government[dead link]
  7. ^ Ryan Li, Minnie Mao (2012-04-10). "Annual turnover of Dounan flowers market reached 3.6 bln yuan". In Kunming. Retrieved 2012-08-15.
  8. ^ "Dounan Flower Market". Frommer's Review. New York Times. Archived from the original on 2013-01-30. Retrieved 2012-08-15.

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