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Panyu District
番禺区
Pun Yu District
—  District  —
Chinese transcription(s)
 - Chinese 番禺区 / 番禺區
 - Pinyin Pānyú Qū
Zhongyuan Middle School
Panyu District in Guangzhou
Country China
Region Guangzhou
Population (2006)
 - Total 947,607
 - Density 770.13/km2 (1,994.6/sq mi)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Postal code 511400
Area code(s) 020

Panyu District or Pun Yue District (Traditional Chinese: wikt:番禺區; Simplified Chinese: wikt:番禺区; pinyin: Pānyú;Cantonese Jyutping: Pun1 Jyu4)) is a district in Guangzhou, Guangdong, China. It used to be a city before it was incorporated in the administration of Guangzhou. The name of Panyu dates back to the completion of the conquest of Guangdong by Qin Shi Huang. It was the old name of present-day Guangzhou. It covers an area of about 661.88 km².

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Geography

Panyu lies at the heart of the Pearl River Delta(珠江三角洲), its boundary straddles from latitudes 22.26' to 23.05', and sprawls from longitudes 113.14' to 113.42'. Facing the Lion Sea in the east and the estuary of the Pearl River in the south, its eastern border is separated from the Dongguan by a strip of water, and the western border of Panyu is adjacent to the cities of Nanhai, Shunde and Zhongshan, while it abuts the downtown of Guangzhou in the north. The site of the People's government of Panyu is Shiqiao which is 17 kilometers from Guangzhou and 38 and 42 nautical miles (78 km) from the cities of Hong Kong and Macao respectively.

Administrative divisions

Panyu district has seven Street committees (街道). The district executive, legislature and judiciary are in Shiqiao (市桥街), together with the CPC and PSB branches. The other street committees are :

  • Qiaonan (桥南街))
  • Donghuan (东环街)
  • Shatou (沙头街)
  • Luopu (洛浦街)
  • Dashi (大石街)
  • Xiaoguwei (小谷围街)
  • Shibi (石壁街)
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Towns

There are now ten towns :

  • Shilou (石楼镇)
  • Nancun (南村镇)
  • Shawan (沙湾镇) - formerly Shawan Street committee
  • Dagang (大岗镇)
  • Hualong (化龙镇)
  • Shiji (石碁镇)
  • Zhongcun (钟村镇) - formerly Zhongcun Street committee
  • Xinzao (新造镇)
  • Lanhe (榄核镇)
  • Dongyong (东涌镇)

Abolished Towns

The following towns have been abolished, some by absorption into the Development zone of Nansha District, which see for details.

  • Lianhuashan (莲花山)
  • Xinken (新垦镇)
  • Tanzhou (潭洲镇)
  • Yuwotou (鱼窝头)
  • Huangge (黄阁镇)
  • Hengli (横沥镇)
  • Wanqingsha (万赾顷镇)

Townships

Panyu District has no Townships (xiang, 乡).

Official Villages

Under its various Street committees and Towns (and in the one Development zone), Panyu has 305 administration villages - i.e. 305 village governments. There are other 'natural villages' (自然村) which administratively count as being in one or another of the official villages.

History

Established in the Qin Dynasty in 214 BC, Panyu is one of the oldest cities in China. It became the capital of Nanyue in 204 BC.

As of April 28, 2005, the new district of Nansha (南沙) was established out of parts of Panyu.

Economy

Statistics shows that in the year of 1998, the GDP in the district was 33.25 billion yuan, an increase of 13% over the previous year, and the GDP per capita was 35.5 thousand Yuan, an increase of 11%, compared with the previous year.

Transportation

Tourist attractions

Major educational institutions

  • Zhongyuan Middle School[5]

Celebrities

People born or have family links to Panyu:

See also

References

External links


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