Wuhou District


Jinli Street near Wuhou Temple
Jinli Street near Wuhou Temple
Wuhou is located in Sichuan
Location in Sichuan
Coordinates: 30°35′43″N104°01′16″E / 30.5954°N 104.0211°E / 30.5954; 104.0211Coordinates: 30°35′43″N104°01′16″E / 30.5954°N 104.0211°E / 30.5954; 104.0211[1]
Country People's Republic of China
Province Sichuan
Sub-provincial city Chengdu
 • Total 76.56 km2 (29.56 sq mi)
 • Total 1,083,806
 • Density 14,075/km2 (36,450/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+8 (China Standard)
Chengdu district map

Wuhou District (simplified Chinese: 武侯区; traditional Chinese: 武侯區; pinyin: Wǔhóu Qū) is one of 11 urban districts of the prefecture-level city of Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan Province, Southwest China. It contains the historic site, Wuhou Temple and Jinli Street. The district is bordered by Jinjiang District to the east, Shuangliu County to the south and west, and Qingyang District to the north.

Wuhou District is the largest of the five internal districts of Chengdu as well as being the wealthiest. It contains the areas of Yulin and Shuangnan which are considered to be the two areas of Chengdu with the highest living standards. The name "Wuhou" is short for "Wu-Xiang Hou" (Chinese: 武乡侯; literally: 'Marquis of Wu'), which is an honorary title given to Zhuge Liang who lived in Chengdu when he served as the chancellor in the Shu Han kingdom during the Three Kingdoms period.

Diplomatic missions [ edit ]

The U.S. Consulate in Chengdu is in Wuhou District.[3]

Education [ edit ]

Southwest University for Nationalities maintains its main campus in Wuhou District.[4]

The Chengdu Hoshuko (Japanese: 成都日本語補習校 Chentū Nihongo Hoshūkō), a Japanese supplementary weekend school, holds its classes in the Hiroshima-Chengdu Friendship Center (Japanese: 広島・四川中日友好会館, Simp. Chinese: 广岛 ·四川中日友好会馆) in Wuhou District.[5][6] It was established on February 12, 2012.[7][8]

References [ edit ]

  1. ^ Google (2014-07-02). "Wuhou" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2014-07-02.
  2. ^ 我市2010年第六次全国人口普查数据公报 (in Chinese). Government of Chengdu. 2011-05-13. Retrieved 2011-08-04.
  3. ^ "Security Message about Recent Protests at Emei Mountain ( July 8, 2014)" (Archive). U.S. Consulate in Chengdu. Retrieved on May 17, 2015. "The U.S. Consulate General in Chengdu Number 4, Lingshiguan Road Wuhou District, Chengdu 610041"
  4. ^ "Home" (Chinese). Southwest University for Nationalities. Retrieved on November 16, 2015. "武侯校区地址:四川省成都市一环路南四段16号(610041) 航空港校区地址:双流县航空港开发区大件路文星段168号(610225)"
  5. ^ "学校施設." Chengdu Hoshuko. Retrieved on April 1, 2015. "成都日本語補習校は、成都市内にある広島・四川中日友好会館の一室をお借りして授業を行っています。" and "成都日本語補習校四川省成都市武候嗣盛隆街9号"
  6. ^ "广岛·四川中日友好会馆 概要." Hiroshima International Center (ひろしま国際センター). Retrieved on April 1, 2015.
  7. ^ "学校概要." Chengdu Hoshuko. Retrieved on April 1, 2015.
  8. ^ "学校施設." Chengdu Hoshuko. Retrieved on April 1, 2015.

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