Guishan District

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Kueishan

龜山區

Gueishan
Kueishan District
Kueishan Zhongzhen Park
Kueishan Zhongzhen Park
Location of Kueishan
CountryTaiwan
MunicipalityTaoyuan City
Government
 • TypeDistrict
Population
 (January 2016)
 • Total145,706

Kueishan District (Chinese: 龜山區; pinyin: Guīshān Qū) is a rural district in northeastern Taoyuan City, Taiwan.

History[edit]

Kueishan was formerly known as Kulunsia (龜崙社 (Ku-lun-siā))). The name originated from a hill by the Mercy Buddha Temple of Shou Shan Rock, built in 7th year of the Qianlong Period of the Qing Dynasty.[1] The plains aborigines and Ketagalan tribes were located here.

From 1920 to 1945, Kameyama Village (龜山庄) was under Tōen District, Shinchiku Prefecture.

In 1950, it was renamed to Kueishan. On 25 December 2014, it was upgraded into a district called Kueishan District.[2]

Geography[edit]

Administrative divisions[edit]

Kueishan District Office

Ching-chung, Liou-kuang, Chung-hsing, Hsin-hsing, Hsin-lu, Kuei-shan, Ta-tung, Shan-ting, Shan-teh, Shan-fu, Hsing-fu, Lung-shou, Lung-hwa, Huei-lung, Ling-ting, Hsin-ling, Tu-keng, Fu-yuan, Chiou-lu, Ta-keng, Fung-shu, Leh-shan, Chang-keng, Kung-hsi, Ta-kang, Ta-hu, Ta-hwa, Wuen-hua, Nan-shang and Nan-mei Village.

Government and infrastructure[edit]

The Ministry of Justice operates Taipei Prison in Guishan.[3]

Education[edit]

Linkou Chang Gung Memorial Hospital

Infrastructure[edit]

Tourist attractions[edit]

Hutou Mountain Park

Transportation[edit]

Road[edit]

Taipei Metro[edit]

Taoyuan Airport MRT[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ History — Taoyuan Kueishan Township Office Archived 2012-03-07 at the Wayback Machine, Taoyuan County, Taiwan.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-04-21. Retrieved 2014-04-20.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Chen Shui-bian now prisoner No. 1020." Taipei Times. Saturday December 4, 2010. Retrieved on February 1, 2011. "Supporters of former president Chen Shuei-pien outside the (臺北監獄 Tai-pei Chien-yue) Taipei Prison in Taoyuan County’s Kueishan Township[...]"

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 24°59′42.02″N 121°20′17.14″E / 24.9950056°N 121.3380944°E / 24.9950056; 121.3380944