Guanyin District (Chinese: 觀音區; pinyin: Guānyīn Qū) is a rural, coastal district in western Taoyuan City, Taiwan. Guanyin is the name of a Buddhist goddess.

Guanyin

觀音區
Guanyin District
觀音老街 Quanyin Old Street - panoramio.jpg
Location of Guanyin
Coordinates: 25°02′N 121°06′E / 25.033°N 121.100°E / 25.033; 121.100Coordinates: 25°02′N 121°06′E / 25.033°N 121.100°E / 25.033; 121.100
Country Taiwan
RegionNorthern Taiwan
Government
 • MayorOu Bingchen
Area
 • Total87.9807 km2 (33.9695 sq mi)
Population
 (January 2016)
 • Total64,845
 • Density740/km2 (1,900/sq mi)
Websitewww.guanyin.gov.tw

HistoryEdit

Guanyin was originally named as Shiguanyin during the Qing Dynasty rule. It was renamed to Guanyin in 1920 during the Japanese rule. On 25 December 2014, it was upgraded to a district named Guanyin District.[1]

GeographyEdit

Guanyin is part of the alluvial fan in Taoyuan County.[2] The coastline is about 15 km at the northern side.

Administrative divisionsEdit

 
Administrative divisions of Guanyin District

Guanyin, Baiyu, Guangxing, Datan, Baosheng, Wuwei, Sanhe, Xinxing, Kengwei, Jinhu, Lanpu, Datong, Daku, Lunping, Fuyuan, Shangda, Xinpo, Guangfu, Tajiao, Baozhang, Caota, Caoxin, Shulin and Fulin Village.

InfrastructureEdit

Tourist attractionsEdit

TransportationEdit

 
Guanyin Bus Station

Bus station in the district is Guanyin Bus Station of Taoyuan Bus.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Taoyuan County Government - Guanyin Township". Tycg.gov.tw. 2014-05-06. Archived from the original on 2014-04-21. Retrieved 2014-05-23.
  2. ^ "Topology and geography". Guanyin Township Office. Archived from the original on 2012-03-08. Retrieved 2010-06-28.

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