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Cijin District, Kaohsiung

Cijin District[1][2][3][4][5][6][7] (Chinese: 旗津; Hanyu Pinyin: Qíjīn Qū; Tongyong Pinyin: Cíjin Cyu; Wade–Giles: Chʻi²-chin¹ Chʻü¹; Hokkien POJ: Kî-tin-khu) is a district of Kaohsiung City, Taiwan, covering Cijin Island and islands in the South China Sea. It is the second smallest district in Kaohsiung City after Yancheng District.



Chichin, Qijin
Cijin District[1]
Cijin District view from Mt QiHou.jpg
Official logo of Cijin
Cijin 旗津
Cijin District in Kaohsiung City
Cijin District in Kaohsiung City
RegionSouthern Taiwan
 (January 2016)
 • Total28,992
WebsiteOfficial Website (in Chinese)
Cijin District Administrative Center, Kaohsiung City


Cijin as part of the Japanese Takao Prefecture

Cijin forms the original core of the Kaohsiung, which was established by the fisherman Hsu Ah-hua (徐阿華) in the mid-17th century. He realized the attractiveness of the location when he was forced to seek shelter from a typhoon in the Taiwan Strait and returned with settlers from the Hung, Wang, Cai, Li, Bai, and Pan families and an idol of the Chinese sea goddess Mazu. This was housed in a bamboo and thatch structure that formed the first Chi Jin Mazu Temple. The town grew up around the temple grounds.[8]

Cijin Island was once connected to the mainland at the southern tip, but in 1967, this link was severed to create a second entry point to the Port of Kaohsiung.


Two islands and one reef in the South China Sea are administered by Kaohsiung City as parts of Cijin District:[9][10][6]

Administrative divisionsEdit

Urban villages of Cijin District

The district consists of Qixia, Yongan, Zhenxing, Ciai, Fuxing, Zhonghua, Shijian, Beishan, Nanshan, Shangzhu, Zhongzhou, Anshun and Zhongxing Village.[11]


The representative for Cijin on the city council is Lee Chiao-Ju.[12]


Most of its residents are employed by the shipping industry. There is a park on the north western shore.



Junior High SchoolsEdit

  • Kaohsiung Municipal Cijin Junior High School

Elementary SchoolsEdit

  • Kaohsiung Municipal Cijin Elementary School
  • Kaohsiung Municipal Dashan Elementary School
  • Kaohsiung Municipal Zhongzhou Elementary School

Tourist attractionsEdit


Cijin Ferry Pier

The "Cross Harbor Tunnel" (Chinese: 過港隧道) connects Cijin Island at the EBC[clarification needed] tip to the rest of Kaohsiung on mainland Taiwan. Cijin District is also accessible by two ferry piers, the Cijin Ferry Pier at the northern tip of the island and the Zhongzhou Ferry Pier at the middle of the island.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b "Administrative Districts". 高雄市政府. 30 September 2016. Retrieved 4 April 2017. Cijin District
  2. ^ "History". Cijin District Office,Kaohsiung City. Retrieved 13 July 2019. Cijin district
  3. ^ Cijin (Variant - V) at GEOnet Names Server, United States National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  4. ^ Wang Jung-hsiang; Jake Chung (29 June 2019). "Han apologizes over fake 'link'". Taipei Times. Retrieved 13 July 2019. Kaohsiung Tourism Bureau Director Pan Heng-hsu (潘恒旭) on Tuesday attended a ceremony hosted by Shang Ho Marine Transport (上和海運) and the China Dream Promotion Association to celebrate the purported maiden voyage on a route between Kaohsiung’s Cijin District (旗津) and Dongtou in China’s Wenzhou.CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)
  5. ^ "Organization and Functions of Kaohsiung City Government" (PDF). 2007. p. 173. Retrieved 14 July 2019. Cijin District
  6. ^ a b "First registered resident of Spratlys declares Taiwan sovereignty". Philippine Daily Inquirer. 31 January 2016. Retrieved 14 July 2019. As of Jan. 21, she has been a registered resident of Kaohisung Cijin District’s Nansha No. 1— the sole address on Taiping Island, which has an area of 46 hectares.{...}Taiping Island is administered as part of Cijin District, and therefore the rights and responsibilities she holds are identical to those of any resident in Cijin District, she said.
  7. ^ Yang-Chi Chang, Tsung-Ting Ko (January 2014). "An interactive dynamic multi-objective programming model to support better land use planning". ScienceDirect. Retrieved 24 July 2019. Using the MOP model and the SD model developed in the previous section, this study applies the IDMOP model to investigate land use planning in the Cijin District of Kaohsiung, TaiwanCS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)
  8. ^ "Tianhou Temple at Cihou", Official site, Kaohsiung: Bureau of Cultural Affairs of the Kaohsiung City Government, 2008, archived from the original on 2016-10-06, retrieved 2016-12-16. (in Chinese) & (in English)
  9. ^ 地理环境 [Geography]. 高雄市旗津區公所. Retrieved 8 May 2019. 旗津區位於台灣高雄市西方近海,與鼓山區、鹽埕區、前鎮區、小港區隔高雄港相望;位於南海上的東沙島及南沙太平島也劃歸本區管轄。
  10. ^ "Geographic environment". Cijin District Office,Kaohsiung City. Retrieved 8 May 2019. Cijin district by coastal waters not western city,with district, mountain area of drum and Cheng of salt, before town the district , harbor not little face each other through Kaohsiung harbour; Incorporate into this district and administer on island of Dongsha on the South China Sea and peaceful island of Nansha.
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  12. ^ "4.Members Introduction: Lee, Chiao-Ju". Kaohsiung City Council. Archived from the original on 1 August 2017. Retrieved 22 February 2017.

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