Dinghai District

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About this soundDinghai  (Chinese: 定海区) is a district of Zhoushan City made of 128 islands in Zhejiang province, China. It is based on the larger northwestern half of Zhoushan Island, where it borders Putuo in the east. The district boundary meets that of Daishan County out at sea to the north of the island. Its southwestern boundary intersects the border of Ningbo, also entirely at sea.



Zhoushan New Town
Zhoushan New Town
Dinghai is located in Zhejiang
Location in Zhejiang
Coordinates: 30°01′10″N 122°06′10″E / 30.01944°N 122.10278°E / 30.01944; 122.10278Coordinates: 30°01′10″N 122°06′10″E / 30.01944°N 122.10278°E / 30.01944; 122.10278
CountryPeople's Republic of China
Prefecture-level cityZhoushan
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
(the former county)

The district used to be a county. In 1987, it was combined with the neighboring county of Putuo to form the city of Zhoushan.

Basic InformationEdit

Cultural Square is generally considered to be the very center of Dinghai urbanized area by most natives.
  • District Seat: Changguo Sub-District
  • Population: 464,184[1] as of November 1, 2010
  • Area: 1,444 km2 (558 sq mi) (568.8 km2 or 219.6 sq mi terrestrial, 875.2 km2 or 337.9 sq mi marine)
  • Population Density: 816/km2 (2,110/sq mi)
  • Gross Domestic Product: 31 billion yuan[2] as of 2011
  • Per capita GDP: 66,784 yuan (approximately 10,740 US Dollars)

In addition to Zhoushan Main Island, other large islands include:

  • Jintang (金塘)
  • Cezi (册子)
  • Changbai (长白)
  • Changzhi (长峙)
  • Banzhi (盘峙)
  • Damao (大猫)

Administrative divisionsEdit

Dinghai (labeled TING-HAI 定海) (1953)
Dinghai Park, a major recreational and civic place, had been the only urban park in Dinghai for two decades before other parks opened.
Lincheng Sub-District of Dinghai District has been designated by the Zhoushan municipal government as the newly planned and developed center for the city as well as the current municipal seat.
A clear day at Changbai Channel, the channel dividing Changbai Island and Zhoushan Main Island, from the ferry station with the Main Island as background.

As of the close of 2014, Dinghai District administratively consisted of 9 sub-districts (街道; jiēdào) and 3 towns (; zhèn):[3]



  • Jintang (金塘镇)
  • Baiquan (白泉镇)
  • Ganlan (干𬒗镇): the second character is 𬒗(石览), which is often substituted with .

Historically, Dinghai District administratively consisted of 6 subdistricts, 7 towns and 3 townships (; xiāng), which are listed below.

6 Sub-Districts:

  • Jiefang (解放街道)
  • Changguo (昌国街道)
  • Huannan (环南街道) merges the defunct townships of Panzhi (盘峙) and Damao (大猫).
  • Chengdong (城东街道) is the defunct township of Yang'ao (洋岙).
  • Yancang (盐仓街道) is the defunct township of Yancang (盐仓).
  • Lincheng (临城街道) is made up of defunct town(ship)s of Lincheng (临城) and Changzhi (长峙).

7 Towns:

  • Jintang (金塘镇) is made up of defunct town(ship)s of Ligang (沥港), Shantan (山潭), Dafeng (大丰), and Liuhang (柳行).
  • Baiquan (白泉镇) merges the defunct township of Gaoxie (皋泄).
  • Cengang (岑港镇) merges defunct townships of Mamu (马目), and Yandun (烟墩).
  • Ganlan (干𬒗镇)
  • Xiaosha (小沙镇) merges the defunct township of Dasha (大沙).
  • Ma'ao (马岙镇)
  • Shuangqiao (双桥镇) is made up of defunct townships of Ziwei (紫微) and Shijiao (石礁).

3 Townships:

  • Beichan (北蝉乡)
  • Cezi (册子乡)
  • Changbai (长白乡)


  1. ^ http://www.zstj.net/tjnjData/2011nj/001_010.htm
  2. ^ http://www.zhoushan.gov.cn/html/233415.html
  3. ^ [1] 2014年末,全区辖昌国、环南、城东、盐仓、临城、岑港、马岙、双桥、小沙9个街道,白泉、金塘、干览3个镇

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