Qijin District, Kaohsiung

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Cijin

旗津區

Qijin
Cijin District[1]
Cijin District view from Mt QiHou.jpg
Cijin District in Kaohsiung City
Cijin District in Kaohsiung City
CountryTaiwan
RegionSouthern Taiwan
Population
(January 2016)
 • Total28,992
WebsiteOfficial Website (in Chinese)
Cijin District office

Qijin District (Chinese: 旗津區; Hanyu Pinyin: Qíjīn Qū; Tongyong Pinyin: Cíjin Cyu; Wade–Giles: Chʻi²-chin¹ Chʻü¹; Hokkien POJ: Kî-tin-khu) is a district of Kaohsiung City, Taiwan, covering Qijin Island. It is the second smallest district in Kaohsiung City after Yancheng District.

History[edit]

Qijin forms the original core of the Kaohsiung, which was established by the fisherman Hsu Ah-hua (徐阿華) in the mid-17th century. He realized the attractiveness of the location when he was forced to seek shelter from a typhoon in the Taiwan Strait and returned with settlers from the Hung, Wang, Cai, Li, Bai, and Pan families and an idol of the Chinese sea goddess Mazu. This was housed in a bamboo and thatch structure that formed the first Chi Jin Mazu Temple. The town grew up around the temple grounds.[2]

Qijin Island was once connected to the mainland at the southern tip, but in 1967, this link was severed to create a second entry point to the Port of Kaohsiung.

Geography[edit]

Two islands and one reef in the South China Sea are administered by Kaohsiung City as parts of Cijin District:

Administrative divisions[edit]

The district consists of Qixia, Yongan, Zhenxing, Ciai, Fuxing, Zhonghua, Shijian, Beishan, Nanshan, Shangzhu, Zhongzhou, Anshun and Zhongxing Village.[3]

Government[edit]

The representative for Qijin on the city council is Lee Chiao-Ju.[4]

Economy[edit]

Most of its residents are employed by the shipping industry. There is a park on the north western shore.

Education[edit]

Universities[edit]

Junior High Schools[edit]

  • Kaohsiung Municipal Cijin Junior High School

Elementary Schools[edit]

  • Kaohsiung Municipal Cijin Elementary School
  • Kaohsiung Municipal Dashan Elementary School
  • Kaohsiung Municipal Zhongzhou Elementary School

Tourist attractions[edit]

Transportation[edit]

Cijin Ferry Pier

The "Cross Harbor Tunnel" (Chinese: 過港隧道) connects Cijin Island at the EBC[clarification needed] tip to the rest of Kaohsiung on mainland Taiwan. Cijin District is also accessible by two ferry piers, the Cijin Ferry Pier at the northern tip of the island and the Zhongzhou Ferry Pier at the middle of the island.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Administrative Districts". 高雄市政府. 30 September 2016. Retrieved 4 April 2017.
  2. ^ "Tianhou Temple at Cihou", Official site, Kaohsiung: Bureau of Cultural Affairs of the Kaohsiung City Government, 2008. (in Chinese) & (in English)
  3. ^ http://www.cec.gov.tw/pc/en/TV/nm64000001000000000.html
  4. ^ "4.Members Introduction: Lee, Chiao-Ju". Kaohsiung City Council. Retrieved 22 February 2017.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 22°33′42″N 120°18′25″E / 22.561674°N 120.306998°E / 22.561674; 120.306998