Pukou District

Pukou District (simplified Chinese: 浦口区; traditional Chinese: 浦口區; pinyin: Pǔkǒu Qū), is one of 11 districts of Nanjing, the capital of Jiangsu province, China, lying northwest across the Yangtze River from downtown Nanjing.

Pukou

浦口区

Pukow
Bamboo raft in Nanjing Pearl Spring Tourist & Holiday Resort, in Pukou District
Pukou
Location in Jiangsu
Coordinates: 32°04′00″N 118°37′40″E
CountryPeople's Republic of China
ProvinceJiangsu
Sub-provincial cityNanjing
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Nanjing district map
Pukou
Traditional Chinese浦口
Simplified Chinese浦口
PostalPukow

The district was formerly the southern terminus of the Tianjin-Pukou Railway; railcars had to be ferried across the river until it was bridged in 1968.

Administrative subdivisions

Pukou has administrative jurisdiction over the following 9 subdistricts:

NameChinese (S)Hanyu PinyinPopulation (2010)[1]Area (km2)
Taishan Subdistrict泰山街道Tàishān Jiēdào165,70645
Dingshan Subdistrict顶山街道Dǐngshān Jiēdào47,08239.79
Yanjiang Subdistrict沿江街道Yánjiāng Jiēdào66,32930.9
Jiangpu Subdistrict (Kiangpu)江浦街道Jiāngpǔ Jiēdào164,891195
Qiaolin Subdistrict桥林街道Qiáolín Jiēdào66,973184.95
Tangquan Subdistrict汤泉街道Tāngquán Jiēdào26,950109
Pancheng Subdistrict盘城街道Pánchéng Jiēdào69,81551.5
Xingdian Subdistrict星甸街道Xīngdiān Jiēdào58,006141.19
Yongning Subdistrict永宁街道Yǒngníng Jiēdào44,546115.5
  • Defunct - Shiqiao Town (石桥镇) merged with Xingdian Town (星甸镇) & Wujiang Town (乌江镇) merged into Qiaolin Subdistrict

Geography

Pukou District is located at the northwestern of Nanjing city, between the Yangtze River and Chu River.

It is separated from the main part of the city by the Yangtze River with hundred miles of mountains and forests.

It has an area of 902 square kilometers with a population of 480 thousand.

Economy

In 2007, the GDP in the Yangtze River reached 元16.21 billion. There are four towns and seven block offices.

Sites of interest

Ancient culture left behind a profound history including many cultural heritages. The region also boasts beautiful natural landscapes and many places of interest including National Ancient Mountain and Forest Park, Pearl Spring, Tang Spring, Amber Spring, Damo Stela, Huji Temple Site, Doulv Temple, Wen Temple and old ginkgo trees. A male ceramic mask found in the Panying Mountain Ancient Cultural site is honored as “the ancestor of Nanjing”, the oldest ever found artwork in this area. Pukou District has been the transportation intersection between the northern and southern regions, as well as the Gate of the North in Nanjing city. Facing the Yangtze River and with an overall control of Huai River Area, Pukou District is said to be “the Entrance of Nanjing” and “the Natural Fortress in the northwest” with Jinpu railway and the 312, 328, 104 state roads passing through. The first, second and third Bridge across the Yangtze River make it really convenient to travel.

References

  1. shi, Guo wu yuan ren kou pu cha ban gong; council, Guo jia tong ji ju ren kou he jiu ye tong ji si bian = Tabulation on the 2010 population census of the people's republic of China by township / compiled by Population census office under the state; population, Department of; statistics, employment statistics national bureau of (2012). Zhongguo 2010 nian ren kou pu cha fen xiang, zhen, jie dao zi liao (Di 1 ban. ed.). Beijing Shi: Zhongguo tong ji chu ban she. ISBN 978-7-5037-6660-2.


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