- Shilin District
en-name = Shilin
zh-name = 士林
image-caption = An alley at the edge of the Shilin Night Market.
old-name = Pattsiran (Ketagalan word for "
hot spring"; transliterated into Chinese as "八芝蘭" Bāzhīlán)
region = Northern Taipei
director = I Fang Chang (張義芳)
area-rank = 1st
area-total = 62.3682
population-rank = 2nd
population-total = 287,965
density = 4,617
villages = 51
neighborhoods = 985
zipcode = 111
:"For the rock formations in Yunnan, see
Shilin (Stone Forest)".
Shilin District (zh-thtw|t=士林區|hp=Shìlín Qū|tp=Shìhlín Cyu|w=Shih-lin Ch'ü; Taiwanese: Sū-lîm Khu) is a district of
Taipei. The name "Shilin" was derived from Pattsiran, the Ketagalan word for " hot spring". It was then transliterated into Chinese as "八芝蘭" Bāzhīlán, and finally re-analyzed as "scholars as many as the trees in the woods" (士多如林).
Shilin is foremost a residential district and has several famous neighbourhoods, such as
Waishuangxi(外雙溪) and Tianmu. Kuomintangleader Chiang Kai-Sheklived in Shilin after he moved the Chinese nationalist government to Taiwan. A large foreign population lives in Shilin; mainly concentrated in the Tianmu area. Both the Taipei American Schooland the Taipei Japanese Schoolare located in this district. (Shilin even has a Mormonchapel.) Tourist attractions include the Yangmingshan National Park, the National Palace Museum, Chiang Kai-shek's residence (士林官邸), and the Shilin Night Market.
Shilin has three universities:
Ming Chuan University, Soochow University, and the Chinese Culture University.
The central command of the R.O.C. Navy is in Shilin.
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