Heping District, Shenyang


Statue of Mao Zedong in Zhongshan Square
Statue of Mao Zedong in Zhongshan Square
Heping is located in Liaoning
Location in Liaoning
Coordinates: 41°45′14″N123°22′56″E / 41.7540°N 123.3821°E / 41.7540; 123.3821Coordinates: 41°45′14″N123°22′56″E / 41.7540°N 123.3821°E / 41.7540; 123.3821[1]
Country People's Republic of China
Province Liaoning
Sub-provincial city Shenyang
 • Total 60 km2 (20 sq mi)
 • Total 700,992
 • Density 12,000/km2 (30,000/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+8 (China Standard)
Postal code
Shenyang district map

Heping District (Chinese: 和平区; pinyin: Hépíng Qū) is one of ten districts of the prefecture-level city of Shenyang, the capital of the Chinese province of Liaoning. It borders the districts of Huanggu to the north, Shenhe to the east, Dongling to the southeast, Sujiatun to the south, and Tiexi and Yuhong to the west.

Heping District, Shenyang
Simplified Chinese 和平区
Traditional Chinese 和平區
Literal meaning Peace

Economy [ edit ]

Northeast Electricity, China Post, railways, other such industrial hubs and many media outlets such as Liaoning Radio and Television, Shenyang Radio and Television and Shenyang Daily newspaper are also located in this district.

All Nippon Airways has its Shenyang Office in Tower 2 of City Plaza Shenyang in the district.[3]

Politics [ edit ]

Heping District is also the core area for many political institutions in the Northeast, including CPC Liaoning Provincial Committee, headquarters of the Northern Theater Command (previously the Shenyang Military Region), General Logistics Department and the consulates-general of the United States,[4] Japan, South Korea, North Korea and other countries.

Administrative divisions [ edit ]

There are 21 subdistricts in the Heping District:[5]

Transport [ edit ]

The district, better known as the downtown, sprung up around Shenyang Railway Station (known locally as the "South Station" in contrast to the "North Station" in Shenhe District), the former hub of the South Manchurian Railway.

Education [ edit ]

Visitor attractions [ edit ]

Heping District has all manner of commercial businesses that are brightly neon-lit at night, centered around Taiyuan Street (太原街; Taìyuán Jīe), one of the most famous shopping districts in Northeast China. At the center of the district is Zhongshan Square (中山广场; Zhōngshān Guǎngchǎng), which features one of China's largest statues of Chairman Mao—a record of the era of the Cultural Revolution. Northwest of Zhongshan Square lies the West Pagoda Korean Neighborhood or Koreatown. Many of the boulevards in this area are lined of very large ginkgo trees, which become golden in color and produce their distinctive fruits in autumn.

References [ edit ]

  1. ^ Google (2014-07-02). "Heping" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2014-07-02.
  2. ^ "Archived copy" 分地区土地面积和人口密度 (2012年末) (in Chinese). Shenyang Statistics Bureau. Archived from the original on 26 September 2018. Retrieved 6 July 2014. CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "ANA City offices Asia." All Nippon Airways. Retrieved on 13 August 2011. "Room 3-1203, Tower2 City Plaza Shenyang, 206 Nanjing North Street, Heping District, Shenyang 110001"
  4. ^ "Security Message about Recent Protests at Emei Mountain ( July 8, 2014)" (Archive). U.S. Consulate in Chengdu. Retrieved on May 17, 2015. "No. 52, 14th Wei Road, Heping District Shenyang 110003"
  5. ^ 沈阳市-行政区划网

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