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Shenhe

沈河区
Buildings along Qingnian Street in southern Shenhe District
Buildings along Qingnian Street in southern Shenhe District
Shenhe is located in Liaoning
Shenhe
Shenhe
Location in Liaoning
Coordinates: 41°47′53″N 123°30′09″E / 41.7980°N 123.5026°E / 41.7980; 123.5026Coordinates: 41°47′53″N 123°30′09″E / 41.7980°N 123.5026°E / 41.7980; 123.5026[1]
CountryPeople's Republic of China
ProvinceLiaoning
Sub-provincial cityShenyang
Area
 • Total60 km2 (20 sq mi)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total849,267
 • Density14,000/km2 (37,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Postal code
110011~110016
Shenyang district map
Shenhe District
Simplified Chinese沈河区
Traditional Chinese瀋河區
Literal meaningShen River

The Shenhe District (Chinese: 沈河区; pinyin: Shěnhé Qū) is one of ten districts of Shenyang, the capital of Liaoning Province in Northeast China. Shenhe serves as the central district of Shenyang and currently hosts the seat of the City Government. It borders the districts of Dadong to the northeast, Dongling to the southeast, Heping to the west, and Huanggu to the northwest.

Administrative subdivisions[edit]

There are 10 subdistricts within the district.[3]

Subdistricts:

Transport[edit]

Rail[edit]

Shenhe District is also home to Northeast China's main railway hub, the Shenyang North Railway Station (locally known as the "North Station"). The railways leading to the station forms the border between Shenhe District and the neighbouring eastern portion of Huanggu District. The station building has recently[when?] undergone a major overhaul and extension.

Road[edit]

Qingnian Street (Chinese: 青年大街; pinyin: Qīngnián Dà Jiē; literally: 'Youth Avenue') is the district's primary north-south arterial road that links Beiling Park and Taoxian Airport, separating the southern portion of Shenhe District from the neighbouring southern Heping District.

Education[edit]

The Shenyang Saturday School (Chinese: 沈阳补习授业校; Shěnyáng bǔxí shòu yè xiào, Japanese: 瀋陽補習授業校; Shenyan Hoshū Jugyō Kō), a Japanese weekend school,[4] was established in April 2006 and is located in Shenhe District.[5][6]

Visitor attractions[edit]

There is the Central Temple (中心庙; Zhōngxīn Mìao), built during the Ming dynasty, showing the center of ancient Shenyang. This temple is located just south of the Middle Street (中街; Zhōng Jiē), one of the most famous shopping streets and the first commercial pedestrian zone in China. Shenhe District is also home to the famous Wu'ai Market (五爱市场; Wŭài Shìchǎng), the largest light industrywholesale trading center in the entire Bohai Economic Rim.

Shenhe District is the site of the Mukden Palace, just south of the Central Temple. It is also the site of Zhang Zuolin's former home and headquarters, Shengjing Ancient Cultural Street. In the western Shenhe District there is a Muslim town, and the South Pagoda (南塔; Nán tǎ) is located in southern Shenhe District. There are a lot of high-end hotels located in Shenhe District, such as Sheraton, Kempinski, Lexington, Marriott (which is the first Marriott Hotel directly named "Marriott" in mainland China, but due to finance conflicts is not administrated by Marriott International). The iconic 305.5 m (1,002 ft) Liaoning Broadcast and TV Tower is situated alongside Qingnian Street.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Google (2014-07-02). "Shenhe" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2014-07-02.
  2. ^ "Archived copy" 分地区土地面积和人口密度 (2012年末) (in Chinese). Shenyang Statistics Bureau. Archived from the original on 16 July 2014. Retrieved 6 July 2014.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ 沈阳市-行政区划网
  4. ^ Home page. Shenyang Hoshuko. Retrieved on March 31, 2015. Old URL.
  5. ^ {{cite web |url=http://www.synihonjinkai.net/syhosyukou/gaiyou/gaiyou.html |script-title=ja:学校概要 |publisher=Shenyang Hoshuko |language=ja |accessdate=March 31, 2015 |quote="所在地 小書童教育連鎖機構瀋陽文芸路学習中心内(瀋陽市文芸路地王国際花園10号楼2号)}"}
  6. ^ "沈阳市组织机构代码管理办公室" (Archive). National Administration to Code Allocation to Organizations (NACAO; 全国组织机构代码管理中心). Retrieved on April 1, 2015. "沈阳市沈河区五爱街2号(地王国际花园东裙楼)"

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