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Futian District

Location within Shenzhen City
Location within Shenzhen City
Futian is located in Guangdong
Location in Guangdong
Country  China
Province Guangdong
Sub-provincial city Shenzhen
 • Total 78.8 km2 (30.4 sq mi)
Population (2014)
 • Total 1,357,100
 • Density 17,000/km2 (45,000/sq mi)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Area code(s) 0755

Futian District (simplified Chinese: 福田区; traditional Chinese: 福田區; pinyin: Fútián Qū; Jyutping: fuk1tin4 keoi1) is one of six districts comprising the city of Shenzhen, Guangdong, China. The district is home to the Government and the Municipal Committee of Shenzhen, as well as the central business district (CBD) of the city.


  • Name 1
  • History 2
  • Economy 3
  • Subdistricts 4
  • Transport 5
    • Metro 5.1
      • Line 1 5.1.1
      • Line 2 5.1.2
      • Line 3 5.1.3
      • Line 4 5.1.4
  • Shopping centres 6
  • Education 7
    • Secondary Schools 7.1
    • International Schools 7.2
  • Immigration Port of Entry 8
  • Gallery 9
  • References 10
  • External links 11


There are two versions on how the name of the district, Futian, came into existence:

The first one is that the name derives from an inscription dating back to the Song Dynasty (960-1297) that reads: "Lakes and mountains are blessed with fertile farmlands (Chinese: 湖山拥福,田地生辉)."

The other version is that written record shows that people from Shangsha Village built houses in Songziling in 1192, and farmlands were cultivated in lattice shapes, which in Chinese is a homophone for "Futian," which means "blessed fields" in Chinese. The Futian District People's Government was established in October 1990.


In April 1979, one month after Shenzhen was promoted to city status, Luohu District was established. Futian,and another area called Fucheng (Chinese: 附城), became communes within the district.

Futian became part of the Shenzhen Special Economic Zone after it was designated in 1980. It was then a subdistrict falling under the district of Shangbu (Chinese: 上步).

In October 1990,along with Nanshan,Futian was promoted to district status. Shangbu district which governs Futian subdistrict for the previous decade,integrate to be part of Futian. The district government was established on Shennan Middle Road.

Rapid urbanization occurred in the late 20th century,the agricultural land which once makes up the vast majority of Luohu shrank to an area of only 12.26 km2 in 2003.[1]


The Central Business District of Shenzhen is a master planned development beginning from the early 1990s, located within Futian district. It comprised an area of 607 hectares and the four sides are by Binhe Dadao, Lianhua Road, Xinzhou Road and Caitian Road respectively. Located within the CBD are many office high-rises and government buildings, some of which are prominent buildings in Shenzhen, such as the Shenzhen City Hall(Civic Centre), Shenzhen Library and Concert Hall, Shenzhen Development Bank building and the Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Center.Located directly north to the CBD is Lianhuashan park.

The Ping An Finance Centre, a topped-out 600 metre megatall skyscraper scheduled to be fully completed in 2016, is located within the Shenzhen CBD development in Futian,right next to Coco Park Shopping Mall and one block away from the Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Centre. Upon completion, the tower will become the second tallest in China and the fourth tallest in the world.

Numerous skyscrapers can also be found out of the CBD. They include the SEG Tower, China Merchants Bank Tower, and the recently completed twin towers of East Pacific Center.

The hotel chain Vienna Hotels formerly had its headquarters in Lüjing Garden, Futian District.[2]


Name Chinese (S) Hanyu Pinyin Population (2010)[3]
Shatou Subdistrict 沙头街道 Shātóu Jiēdào 226,061
Nanyuan Subdistrict 南园街道 Nányuán Jiēdào 108,398
Yuanling Subdistrict 园岭街道 Yuánlǐng Jiēdào 88,261
Huafu Subdistrict 华富街道 Huáfù Jiēdào 70,834
Futian Subdistrict 福田街道 Fútián Jiēdào 234,861
Xiangmihu Subdistrict 香蜜湖街道 Xiāngmìhú Jiēdào 89,471
Lianhua Subdistrict 莲花街道 Liánhuā Jiēdào 168,392
Meilin Subdistrict 梅林街道 Méilín Jiēdào 168,506
Huaqiangbei Subdistrict 华强北街道 Huáqiángběi Jiēdào 54,067
Fubao Subdistrict 福保街道 Fúbǎo Jiēdào 106,811



Futian has the highest number of metro stations amongst all districts of Shenzhen. All metro lines in Shenzhen except Line 5 passes through Futian at some point,and all stations of which are listed as follow:

Line 1

Line 2

Line 3

Line 4

Shopping centres

Central Walk Shopping Mall (中心城)

The mall is located right at the Convention and Exhibition Center Metro station and features three levels of shopping, entertainment and dining. The levels are L1: cosmetics, shoes, handbag, boutique accessories, ladies clothing, gentleman suits, business casual, fine jewelry and watches, fashion accessories, business supplies.

Coco Park (购物公园)

Coco Park is an upscale retail complex in Futian Central Business District,apart from a shopping mall features a popular bar street, large open public spaces and restaurants.


As one of the top shopping destinations in Shenzhen, Huaqiangbei Commercial Street is renowned for its electronics markets,the largest of its kind in China. It also has plenty to offer those looking for men's and women's fashion.

Fu ming Foreign Trade Clothes Market at Huaqiangbei

Located directly behind Women's World on Huaqiangbei Road is the Fu Ming Foreign Trade Clothes Market. The market wholesales women's and men's clothes, shoes, bags and leather goods.


There are now 83 schools delivering primary and secondary education with 111982 students and 11503 teaching staff.Futian is also home to 140 kindergartens.

Secondary Schools

International Schools

Immigration Port of Entry

An immigration control point lies within Futian known as the Futian Port (Chinese: 福田口岸). Its counterpart in Hong Kong is Lok Ma Chau Spur Line Control Point, connected through a pedestrian bridge. The port is served by Futian Checkpoint Station on the Shenzhen Metro, itself being located within the port building.



  1. ^ 福田区历史沿革 (Chinese)
  2. ^ "维也纳酒店集团." Vienna Hotels. Retrieved on 9 September 2015. "总部地址:深圳市福田区福强路绿景花园首层." (Chinese)
  3. ^ 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.  

External links

  • Futian at a Glance
  • Futian Government Online (simplified Chinese)
  • 福田区文化局历史沿革 (simplified Chinese)
  • 深圳市人民政府口岸办公室 (simplified Chinese)
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