Zhongzheng District (also Jhongjheng District[1]) is a district in Taipei, Taiwan. Taipei Main Station is located in the district. It is home to most of the national government buildings of Taiwan.

Zhongzheng
中正區
Jhongjheng, Chūsei
Zhongzheng District
Taipei Main Station
CountryRepublic of China (Taiwan)
Regionwestern Taipei
Divisions
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  • 31 villages
  • 583 neighborhoods
Area
 • Total7.6071 km2 (2.9371 sq mi)
 • RankRanked 11th of 12
Population
 (January 2023)
 • Total148,505
 • RankRanked 10th of 12
 • Density20,000/km2 (51,000/sq mi)
Postal code
100
Websitezzdo.gov.taipei Edit this at Wikidata (in Chinese)
Zhongzheng District
Traditional Chinese中正區
Simplified Chinese中正区
Chengzhong (old name)
Traditional Chinese城中

Overview

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The district is named after former President of Taiwan Chiang Kai-shek. This district has many cultural and educational sites including the Taipei Botanical Garden, the National Taiwan Museum, the National Museum of History, the National Central Library, National Theater and Concert Hall and the Taiwan Film and Audiovisual Institute. Other museums include the Chunghwa Postal Museum, the Taipei City Traffic Museum for Children, and the Taipei Museum of Drinking Water. Much of the Qing-era city of Taipeh lies within this district.

High School and college students frequent the area immediately south of the Taipei Main Station. This area has a high concentration of bookstores, cram schools, learning centers, private tutoring centers and test-prep centers.

History

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The district was formed in 1990 after the merging of Chengzhong District (城中區) and Guting District (古亭區).

Cultural institutions and museums

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Presidential Office Building on Ketagalan Boulevard
 
National Concert Hall
 
Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall
 
Taipei Guest House

Government institutions

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Historic sites

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Taipei's North Gate
 
Taipei Cultural Mosque

Educational institutions

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Universities and colleges

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Soochow University Downtown Campus

Primary and secondary schools

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Taipei Municipal Jianguo High School

High schools:

Elementary schools:

  • Affiliated Experimental Elementary School of the University of Taipei (ESUT; 臺北市立大學附設實驗國民小學)[3]

Other educational institutions

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Transportation

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Zhongzheng District has the best transportation links of any district in Taipei. It contains Taipei Main Station, a major bus and rail hub. Taipei Main Station is a major stop on the Taiwan Railway Administration's Western Line, and the Taiwan High Speed Rail. The Red Line, Blue Line, Orange Line, Green Line of the Taipei Metro and the Airport MRT connect the district, eleven stations are located in the district: Zhongxiao Xinsheng, Shandao Temple, Taipei Main Station, Ximen, Xiaonanmen, National Taiwan University Hospital, Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, Dongmen, Guting, Taipower Building and Gongguan.

Hospitals

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Two notable hospitals are in this district. One is the National Taiwan University Hospital. The other is the Taipei Municipal Heping (Hoping) Hospital, which was quarantined for being the center of the SARS outbreak in Taiwan.

Economy

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Chunghwa Telecom,[4][5] and A.mart (Far Eastern Ai Mai) have their headquarters in the district.[6][7] Pxmart previously had its headquarters in the district.[8]

Markets

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Several bazaars and traditional markets are scattered throughout the district. This includes streets and alleys associated either as a camera and photography bazaar, clothing bazaar, and traditional produce markets such as the Dongmen Market and the Nanmen Market. The Gongguan Night Market caters to the students of the National Taiwan University. Shopping malls in the district are Guang Hua Digital Plaza and Syntrend Creative Park.

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See also

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References

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  1. ^ "Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announces 1 indigenous case of 2019 Novel Coronavirus infection (2019-nCoV) in Taiwan. Health agencies proceeds with prevention measures". Taiwan Centers for Disease Control. Retrieved 2020-01-28. Jhongjheng District, Taipei City 10050, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
  2. ^ "Contact Us Archived 2019-04-19 at the Wayback Machine." Taiwan Railways Administration. Retrieved on March 1, 2014. "ADD: No.3, Beiping W. Rd., Jhongjheng District, Taipei City 100, Taiwan (R.O.C.)(Zip Code10041)" - Address in Chinese Archived 2018-07-31 at the Wayback Machine: "機關地址:臺北市北平西路三號 (郵遞區號10041)"
  3. ^ Home. Affiliated Experimental Elementary School of the University of Taipei . Retrieved on March 8, 2018. "校址:臺北市中正區10048公園路29號 [...] No.29, Gongyuan Rd., Zhongzheng District, Taipei City 10048, Taiwan (R.O.C.)"
  4. ^ "Chunghwa Telecom 2008 Form 20-F filed with the U.S. SEC Archived 2012-02-29 at the Wayback Machine." Chunghwa Telecom. Retrieved on June 2, 2010.
  5. ^ Home page. Chunghwa Telecom. Retrieved on June 2, 2010. "台北市信義路一段21-3號."
  6. ^ "愛買簡介." Far Eastern Geant. July 10, 2004. Retrieved on October 25, 2012. "100北市延平南路110號5樓"
  7. ^ "2010 Annual Report[permanent dead link]." Far Eastern Department Stores. p. 62. Retrieved on October 25, 2012. "Far Eastern AI MAI Co., Ltd. 遠百企業股份有限公司 Head Office 總公司 13F, 110 Yen Ping S. Rd., Taipei 100, Taiwan, R.O.C."
  8. ^ "關於全聯 Archived October 9, 2012, at the Wayback Machine." Pxmart. Retrieved on October 25, 2012. "聯絡地址 台北市忠孝東路一段86號2樓"
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