Kuancheng District

Kuancheng District (simplified Chinese: 宽城区; traditional Chinese: 寬城區; pinyin: Kuānchéng Qū; literally: 'Wide City') is one of seven districts of the prefecture-level city of Changchun, the capital of Jilin Province, Northeast China. It is part of Changchun's main urban area, located north of downtown. It borders Dehui to the northeast, Jiutai to the east, Erdao District to the southeast, Nanguan and Chaoyang Districts to the south, Luyuan District to the southwest, and Nong'an County to the northwest.

Kuancheng

宽城区
九台北路 jiu tai bei lu - panoramio.jpg
Kuancheng is located in Jilin
Kuancheng
Kuancheng
Location in Jilin
Coordinates: 43°54′07″N 125°19′42″E / 43.9019°N 125.3282°E / 43.9019; 125.3282Coordinates: 43°54′07″N 125°19′42″E / 43.9019°N 125.3282°E / 43.9019; 125.3282[1]
CountryPeople's Republic of China
ProvinceJilin
Sub-provincial cityChangchun
Area
 • Total877 km2 (339 sq mi)
Population
 (2010)[3]
 • Total680,631
 • Density780/km2 (2,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Changchun district map
Websitecckc.gov.cn

HistoryEdit

In May 1898, as Russians were building a railway from Harbin to Lüshun (the southern branch of the Chinese Eastern Railway), Kuancheng became the location of Changchun's first railway station.[4]

After Russia's loss of the southernmost section of this branch as a result of the Russo-Japanese War, the Kuancheng station (Kuanchengtze, in contemporary spelling) became the last Russian station on this branch. The next station to the south - the new "Japanese" Changchun station, just a short distance to the south - became the first station of the South Manchuria Railway, which now owned all the tracks running farther south, to Lüshun. A special Russo-Japanese agreement of 1907 provided that Russian gauge tracks would continue from the "Russian" Kuancheng Station to the "Japanese" Changchun Station, and vice versa, tracks on the "gauge adapted by the South Manchuria Railway" (which happened to be the standard gauge) would continue from the Changchun Station to the Kuancheng Station.[4][5]

Administrative divisionsEdit

There are 13 subdistricts, two towns, and one township.[6]

Subdistricts:

Towns:

The only township is Fenjin Township (奋进乡)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Google (2014-07-02). "Kuancheng" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2014-07-02.
  2. ^ Changchun Statistical Yearbook 2011 (《长春统计年鉴2011》). Accessed 8 July 2014.
  3. ^ 2010 Census county-by-county statistics (《中国2010年人口普查分县资料》). Accessed 8 July 2014.
  4. ^ a b Changchun Ⅱ- Le chemin de fer de Changchun (in French)
  5. ^ "Provisional Convention ... concerning the junction of the Japanese and Russian Railways in Manchuria" - June 13, 1907. Endowment for International Peace (2009). Manchuria: Treaties and Agreements. BiblioBazaar, LLC. p. 108. ISBN 1-113-11167-4.
  6. ^ 长春市-行政区划网 www.xzqh.org

External linksEdit