Pingzhen District

Pingzhen District (Chinese: 平鎮區; pinyin: Píngzhèn Qū) is a district in the central part of Taoyuan City, Taiwan, home to 227,047 people.

Pingzhen
平鎮區
Pingjhen
Pingzhen District
Pingzhen city view.jpg
Location of Pingzhen
Coordinates: 24°56′38″N 121°12′58″E / 24.94389°N 121.21611°E / 24.94389; 121.21611Coordinates: 24°56′38″N 121°12′58″E / 24.94389°N 121.21611°E / 24.94389; 121.21611
CountryTaiwan
MunicipalityTaoyuan City
Area
 • Total47.7532 km2 (18.4376 sq mi)
Population
 (May 2022)
 • Total227,047
 • Density4,800/km2 (12,000/sq mi)
Websitewww.pingzhen.tycg.gov.tw Edit this at Wikidata (in Chinese)
Pingzhen District office

HistoryEdit

Pingzhen was originally established as Changluliao during the Qing Dynasty rule of Taiwan. In 1920 under the Japanese rule, the city was renamed to Pingzhen. On 1 March 1992, it was upgraded from a rural township as the third county-administered city of Taoyuan County named Pingzhen City. On 25 December 2014, it was upgraded to a district named Pingzhen District when Taoyuan County was upgraded from a county to a municipality.[1]

GeographyEdit

The district spans over 47.75km2 of area. It is located on a hilly plateau and the entire district is on a slope.

DemographicsEdit

Pingzhen District has a population of 227,047 people as of May 2022. Most people in Pingzhen are Hakka.[2]

Administrative divisionsEdit

 
Administrative divisions of Pingzhen District (then Pingzhen City)

Pingzeng, Zengxing, Nanshi, Jinxing, Pingan, Pingnan, Shanfeng, Fulin, Yongguang, Zhuangjing, Yongfeng, Yongan, Songwu, Pingxing, Guangxing, Guangda, Guangren, Fudan, Fuxing, Yimin, Yixing, Shuanglian, Gaoshuang, Beishi, Beihua, Xinshi, Beian, Xinrong, Xinfu, Xinying, Xingui, Beixing, Jinling, Beigui, Beifu, Jianan, Huaan, Tungan, Xinan, Tungshi, Longen, Tungshe, Zhongzhen, Maoyi, Longxing and Zhongzheng Village.

Tourist Attractions and ParksEdit

  • Xinshi Park
  • Bazizhen Riverside Park

PoliticsEdit

The district is part of Taoyuan City Constituency V electoral district for the Legislative Yuan.

TransportationEdit

Notable nativesEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Taoyuan County Government - Pingzhen City". Archived from the original on 2014-04-21. Retrieved 2014-04-20.
  2. ^ City, Taoyuan (29 August 2014). "Taoyuan City". www.tycg.gov.tw.

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