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Coordinates: 22°37′24.9″N 120°19′1.3″E / 22.623583°N 120.317028°E / 22.623583; 120.317028


Lingya District [1]
Sunset over the city centre of Kaohsiung, Taiwan.jpg
Lingya District in Kaohsiung City
Lingya District in Kaohsiung City
RegionSouthern Taiwan
 (January 2016)
 • Total174,419
WebsiteOfficial Website (in Chinese)
Lingya District houses the Kaohsiung City Government building.
Lingya District office

Lingya District (Chinese: 苓雅區; pinyin: Língyǎ Qū) is a district of Kaohsiung, Taiwan. The 85 Sky Tower and the Kaohsiung City Hall are located here. Lingya District is the administrative center of Kaohsiung City alongside with Fongshan District. Its population is around 174,419 as of December 2014.[2]


The district is named after a traditional community on the coast called "Lingyaliao" (苓雅寮; pinyin: Língyǎliáo; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Lêng-ngá-liâu) or 苓仔寮 (Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Lêng-á-liâu), after the similar-sounding 苓仔 (Pe̍h-ōe-jī: lêng-á), which refers to a place where fishermen would put their nets after use. After 1945, the community was combined with "Guotianzi" (過田子), "Lingdeguan" (林德官), and "Wukuaicuo" (五塊厝) to form "Lienya District" (連雅區). In 1952 the original name Lingya (苓雅) was restored.

Administrative divisionsEdit

Administrative divisions of Lingya District

The district is divided into 69 villages, which are subdivided into 1,248 neighborhoods. Traditionally, Lingya is divided into 4 areas, although they are rarely used today. They are:

  • Guotianzai <west central> (過田仔)
  • Lindeguan <east central> (林德官)
  • Lingyaliao <west> (苓仔寮)
  • Wukuaicuo <east> (五塊厝)

Villages in the district are Boren, Lingzhou, Lingsheng, Lingzhong, Lingya, Lingtung, Chengbei, Chengxi, Chengtung, Yicheng, Guzhong, Tianxi, Renhe, Renzheng, Guangze, Meitian, Huatang, Rizhong, Puzhao, Hexu, Qinglang, Putian, Linfu, Linwei, Linan, Guanghua, Linxing, Linhua, Linxi, Linzhong, Linquan, Linnan, Zhongzheng, Shangyi, Tongqing, Kaixuan, Anxiang, Zoujie, Fushou, Funan, Wuquan, Minzhu, Linde, Lingui, Linrong, Yingming, Linjing, Zhaoyang, Fulong, Fuxiang, Fuhai, Fukang, Furen, Fude, Fuju, Futung, Fuxi, Yongkang, Zhengwen, Zhengyan, Zhengda, Wufu, Zhengxin, Zhengdao, Zhengyi, Zhengren, Wenchang, Jianjun and Weiwu Village.[3]


Tourist attractionsEdit


Notable nativesEdit


  1. ^ "Glossary of Names for Admin Divisions" (PDF). Ministry of Interior of the ROC. Archived from the original (PDF) on 19 August 2015. Retrieved 12 June 2015.
  2. ^ Household Registration Office, January 2014
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