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Yonghe District

Yonghe
永和區
District
Yonghe District
Yonghe District in New Taipei City
Yonghe District in New Taipei City
Coordinates:
Country  Taiwan
Region Northern Taiwan
Special municipality New Taipei City
Government
 • Mayor Wu Xingbang (吳興邦)
Area
 • Total 5.7138 km2 (2.2061 sq mi)
Population (December 2014)
 • Total 227,267
Time zone CST (UTC+8)
Postal code 234
Website www.yonghe.ntpc.gov.tw (Chinese)

Yonghe District (Chinese: 永和區; pinyin: Yǒnghé Qū; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Éng-hô-khu) is an inner city district in the southern part of New Taipei, Taiwan. Yonghe District is the smallest district in New Taipei City. It is primarily a residential area, and serves as a bedroom community for industry in Taipei and surrounding areas. With around 40,000 inhabitants per square kilometer, Yonghe is the densest district-level subdivision in Taiwan, and one of the densest local government subdivisions in the world.[1]

Contents

  • History 1
  • Geology 2
  • Notable products 3
  • Government agencies 4
  • Tourist attractions 5
  • Transportation 6
  • See also 7
  • References 8

History

On 1 January 1979, Yonghe was established as county-controlled city of Taipei County. With the changing of Taipei County to the special municipality of New Taipei City on 25 December 2010, Yonghe City was changed to Yonghe District.

Geology

The Xindian River forms a natural boundary between Yonghe and Taipei City to the north and east, although three bridges connect the two areas. To the south and west lies Zhonghe District, which shares some administration and facilities with Yonghe.[2]

Notable products

The city is famous for its soy milk, and breakfast stores advertising "Yonghe Soy Milk" can be found all over Taiwan.[3]

Government agencies

Tourist attractions

Transportation

Yonghe is served by the Zhonghe Line of the Taipei Metro, Station of which are located in the city: Dingxi. In addition, Fuhe Bridge passes through Yonghe and has an interchange there, as does the MacAuthur 1st & 2nd bridges .

Three major bridges connect Yonghe with other districts:

See also

References

  1. ^ "Table 1. The Profile of Land 、Population and Budget of All Districts in Taipei county". Department of Budget, Accounting, and Statistics of Taipei County. Retrieved 24 September 2010. 
  2. ^ Nature, Yonghe City Government 
  3. ^ Adams, Jonathan (2009-04-04), Taipei: A Tour of the City's Best-Known Eats,  
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