Lingya District

Lingya District in Kaohsiung City
Lingya District
Lingya District office

Lingya District (Chinese: 苓雅區; pinyin: Língyǎ Qū) is one of the district of Kaohsiung, Taiwan. The Tuntex Sky Tower and the Kaohsiung City Hall are located here. Along with Fongshan District, Lingya District is the administrative center of Kaohsiung City. There are about 177,543 people in Lingya District as of January 2014.[1]

Contents

  • Name 1
  • Administrative divisions 2
  • Education 3
  • Tourist attractions 4
  • Transportation 5
  • See also 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8

Name

The district is named after a traditional community on the coast called "Lingyaliao" (苓雅寮; pinyin: Língyǎliáo; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Lêng-ngá-liâu) or 苓仔寮 (Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Lêng-á-liâu), after the similar sounding 苓仔 (Pe̍h-ōe-jī: lêng-á), which refers to a place where fishermen would put their nets after use. After 1945, the community was combined with "Guotianzi" (過田子), "Lingdeguan" (林德官), and "Wukuaicuo" (五塊厝) to form "Lienya District" (連雅區). In 1952 the original name Lingya (苓雅) was restored.

Administrative divisions

Administrative divisions of Lingya District

Lingya is grouped into 4 sub-districts; which are divided into 69 village; which are subdivided into 1,248 neighborhoods.

  • Guotianzai (過田仔)
  • Lindeguan (林德官)
  • Lingyaliao (苓仔寮)
  • Wukuaicuo (五塊厝)

Education

Tourist attractions

Transportation

See also

References

  1. ^ Household Registration Office, January 2014

External links

  • Lingya District Office
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