Sanxia District

Sanxia District (simplified Chinese: 三峡区; traditional Chinese: 三峽區; Hanyu Pinyin: Sānxiá Qū; Tongyong Pinyin: Sansiá Cyu) is an urban district in the southwestern part of New Taipei, Taiwan. It is the second largest district in New Taipei City after Wulai District.

Sanxia
三峽區
Sankyō, Sansia, Sanhsia
Sanxia District
Sanxia Old Street 三峽民權老街 - panoramio.jpg
Location of Sanxia in New Taipei City
Location of Sanxia in New Taipei City
Coordinates: 24°56′00″N 121°22′00″E / 24.93333°N 121.36667°E / 24.93333; 121.36667Coordinates: 24°56′00″N 121°22′00″E / 24.93333°N 121.36667°E / 24.93333; 121.36667
CountryRepublic of China (Taiwan)
Special municipalityNew Taipei City
Established1846
Government
 • Mayor陳健民[1]
Area
 • Total191.45 km2 (73.92 sq mi)
Population
 (January 2016)
 • Total112,775
 • Density531.9/km2 (1,378/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (CST)
ZIP code
237
Area code(s)02
Websitewww.sanxia.ntpc.gov.tw Edit this at Wikidata (in Chinese)
Sanxia District
Traditional Chinese三峽

NameEdit

The old name of Sanxia, Sa-kak-eng (Chinese: 三角湧; pinyin: Sānjiǎoyǒng; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Saⁿ-kak-éng; lit. 'triangular surge') refers to the meeting of the Dahan River, Sansia River, and Horizontal River [zh]. In 1920, Taiwan's Japanese government administratively designated the town as Sankyō (Japanese: 三峽, lit. Three Gorges), Kaizan District, Taihoku Prefecture.

HistoryEdit

After the first coffee plants on Taiwan were imported by the British to Tainan in 1884, the first significant small-scale cultivation took place in Sanxia District.[2]

GeographyEdit

It has an area of 191.45 km2 and a population of 101,839 (May 2010).

Government institutionsEdit

 
Sanxia District office

EducationEdit

University

Senior High schools

  • Mingde High school (市立明德高中)
  • Tsz-Shiou Senior High school (辭修高中)

Junior High schools

  • Sanxia Junior High school (市立三峽國中)
  • Anxi Junior High school (市立安溪國中)

Others

  • National Academy for Educational Research Preparatory office-Planning Objectives

Tourist attractionsEdit

TransportationEdit

  • Car — Sanxia is served by Freeway No. 3. (San-ying Interchange)
  • Bus — Sanxia is accessible by bus from Taipei (buses 702, 703, 705, 706,939), Taoyuan District, and Yingge (Blue 19).
  • Train — Although Sanxia does not have a train station, it is accessible by bus from Yingge Train Station across the river.
  • MRT — Accessible via the Tucheng Line of the Taipei Metro to Yongning (永寧). Bus 916 from exit 1 connects to Sanxia on Highway 3. In addition Bus 910 leaves from Fuzhong (府中) station in Banqiao. Both routes are multi-section tickets, paying on entry or exit.

Notable nativesEdit

  • Li Mei-shu, former painter, sculptor, and politician

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.sanxia.ntpc.gov.tw/web/Home?command=display&page=flash
  2. ^ Staff Writer (17 February 2021). "FEATURE: Growers along Tainan's 'Coffee Road' want to put local brew on national map". www.taipeitimes.com. Taipei Times. Retrieved 17 February 2021.
  3. ^ http://attach.tour-ntpc.com/downloadarea/20130109143650.pdf
  4. ^ Anger at Taiwan's 'heaviest pig' BBC News. 3 Sept. 2007.

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