Qixia District

Qixia District (simplified Chinese: 栖霞区; traditional Chinese: 棲霞區; pinyin: Qīxiá Qū) is one of 11 districts of Nanjing, the capital of Jiangsu province, China, straddling both sides of the Yangtze River.

Qixia

栖霞区
Qixia
Location in Jiangsu
Coordinates: 32°08′07″N 119°00′12″E
CountryPeople's Republic of China
ProvinceJiangsu
Sub-provincial cityNanjing
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Nanjing district map

It has an area of 80 km2 and a population of 400,000.[1]

Natural and historical sites

Qixia Mountain is in Qixia District. Qixia Temple, a Southern Tang Buddhist temple, is there. During the Qing dynasty, the Qianlong Emperor praised it as the most elegant mountain in Jinling.[2]

A number of Liang dynasty tombs are in the district, primarily in and around the Ganjiaxiang section of the district. Among them, particularly well known is that of Xiao Xiu (475–518), containing one of the best surviving sets of the period's statuary.[3]

Geography

Qixia District includes northern and northeastern parts of the greater Nanjing area, on the right (southeastern) side of the Yangtze River.

Administration

The government of Qixia District administers five subdistricts and three towns. They are:[1]

Subdistricts

  • Yaohua
  • Maigaoqiao
  • Yanziji
  • Maqun
  • Qixia

Towns

  • Longtan
  • Jing'an
  • Baguazhou

Economy

Qixia Town is an important land and water transport hub. It is connected to the Shanghai-Nanjing Railway. The No. 312 National Highway and Qixia Highway runs through it.

It is also connected to the adjacent Second Yangtze River Bridge and Xinshengwei Port to the west, and Shanghai-Nanjing Expressway to the south, opposite the Yangtze River to the north, and east of Longtan Deep Water Port.

Education

Qixia district is the location of the Xianlin University City which hosts ten major universities from Jiangsu province.

Nanjing International School (NIS) is a Pre-k - 12 school for foreign students

The Japanese Weekend School of Nanjing (南京日本語補習授業校 Nankin Nihongo Hoshū Jugyō Kō), a Japanese weekend program, holds its classes at NIS.[4]

Geography

Qixia is 16 km from Nanjing City Central Business District and 40 km from Nanjing Lukou International Airport.[2]

References

  1. http://www.qixia.gov.cn/doce/dili.html
  2. http://www.qixia.gov.cn/doce/jianjie.html
  3. 梁安成康王萧秀墓石刻 (Sculptures at the Tomb of Xiao Xiu) (in Chinese) (description and modern photos)
  4. "学校案内." Japanese Weekend School of Nanjing. Retrieved on April 1, 2015. "所在地 南京国際学校 (NIS)"


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