Panyu District


Panyu District

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translit_lang1_info= 番禺区 / 番禺區
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Panyu District or Pun Yue District (Chinese: 番禺区) 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 661.87 km².

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 convert|42|nmi|km|0 from the cities of Hong Kong and Macao respectively.

Administrative divisions

Panyu, which is under the jurisdiction of Guangzhou, Guangdong Province in China, administratively rules 16 towns, which includes Shiji, Shawan, Zhongcun, Dashi, Nancun, Xinzhao, Huanong, Shiluo, Langhe, Lingshan, Dagan, Dongchong, Yuwotou, Huangge, Hengli and Wanqinsha, 4 Street Administration Committees, which includes Shiqiao, Shatou, Donghuan and Qiaonan, and also rules Nansha Economic and Technological Development Zone. 305 administration villages are under the jurisdiction of the above-mentioned administrative districts.

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

* Panyu Public Transport

Tourist attractions

*Yuyin Mount Garden:One of the four famous gardens in Guangdong Province in the Qing Dynasty. [http://web.gdut.edu.cn/~draw/ICGG2004/GUANGZHOU/attr_08.htm]
*Baomo Garden [http://www.newsgd.com/citiesandtowns/guangzhou/lens/200309190073.htm]
*Lianhuashan Wonderland
*Changlong Night Zoo [http://english.people.com.cn/english/200012/18/eng20001218_58103.html]
*Xiangjiang Wildlife World [http://web.gdut.edu.cn/~draw/ICGG2004/GUANGZHOU/attr_11.htm]
*Chime-Long Paradise

Major educational institutions

* Zhongyuan Middle School [http://www.gdzyzx.cn]

Celebrities

People born or have family links to Panyu:

*Xian Xinghai
*Deng Shichang
*Wang Jingwei
*He Shanhe
*Henry Fok
*Wong Jim
*Patrick Tse
*Nicholas Tse
*Cass Pang
*Francis Ng
*Sandra Ng
*Lawrence Ng
*Nick Cheung Ka Fai
*Edmund Ho
*Frankie Lam
*Hu Hanmin
*Selina Chow
*Michael Hui
*Samuel Hui
*Ricky Hui

ee also

* Hung Shing

References

External links

* [http://www.panyu.gov.cn/eng/jsp Panyu Municipality]
* [http://www.arcticcircle.ca/panyu/index.htm?size=1&exif=&page=all Photos of Panyu, courtesy of Vince K. Chan]
* [http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Asia/China/Guangdong_Sheng/Panyu-1002279/TravelGuide-Panyu.html Panyu Travel Guide]
* [http://www.dnaindia.com/report.asp?NewsID=1084138 'Red Diamond'] , on Panyu's diamond processing industry, by Venkatesan Vembu, Daily News & Analysis, 11 March 2007


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