Chancheng District

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Foshan Ancestral Temple in Chancheng
Coordinates (Foshan government): 23°01′17″N 113°07′18″E / 23.0214°N 113.1216°E / 23.0214; 113.1216Coordinates: 23°01′17″N 113°07′18″E / 23.0214°N 113.1216°E / 23.0214; 113.1216
CountryPeople's Republic of China
Prefecture-level cityFoshan
 • Total153.69 km2 (59.34 sq mi)
 • Total960,000
 • Density6,200/km2 (16,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Postal code
Chancheng District
Simplified Chinese禅城区
Traditional Chinese禪城區
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Cantonese YaleSìhmsìhng Kēui
Hanyu PinyinChánchéng Qū
Alternative Chinese name
Simplified Chinese禅城
Traditional Chinese禪城
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Cantonese YaleSìhmsìhng
Hanyu PinyinChánchéng

Chancheng District is a district and the seat of the city of Foshan, Guangdong Province, China.


The district lies at the center of Foshan, surrounded on the east, west, and north sides by the Nanhai District and bordered to the south by the Shunde District.

Administration divisions[edit]

Chancheng is the economic, cultural and political center of the city as well as the home of the city government. The district covers a total area of 154.68 square kilometres (59.72 sq mi), and has a population of 960,000 people (including itinerant residents).[when?] Chancheng lies on relatively flat land.

Name Chinese (S) Hanyu Pinyin Population (2010)[1] Area (km2)
Zumiao Subdistrict 祖庙街道 Zǔmiào Jiēdào 416,800 31.60
Shiwanzhen Subdistrict 石湾镇街道 Shíwānzhèn Jiēdào 286,226 26.62
Zhangcha Subdistrict
(Foshan High-tech Industry Development Zone)
张槎街道 Zhāngchá Jiēdào 241,149 26.50
Nanzhuang town 南庄镇 Nánzhuāng Zhèn 156,902 76.70


  1. ^ Census Office of the State Council of the People's Republic of China; Population and Employment Statistics Division of the National Bureau of Statistics of the People's Republic of China (2012). 中国2010人口普查分乡、镇、街道资料 (1 ed.). Beijing: China Statistics Print. ISBN 978-7-5037-6660-2.