Shilin Destrict

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Shilin Destrict
士林區
Pattsiran
Kintra Taiwan
Region Northren Taipei
Diveesions
Area
 • Total 62.3682 km2 (24.0805 sq mi)
Area rank Rankit 1st o 12
Population
 • Total 283,280 (April 2,010)
 • Rank Rankit 2nt o 12
Postal code 111

Shilin Destrict (Cheenese: 士林區; pinyin: Shìlín Qū) is a destrict o Taipei. The name "Shilin" wis derivit frae Pattsiran, the Ketagalan wird for "hot springs". It wis then transliteratit intae Cheenese as "八芝蘭" Bāzhīlán, an feenally re-analysit as "scholars as mony as the trees in the firths" (士多如林).

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

Shilin is foremost a residential destrict an haes several famous neebourheids, such as Waishuangxi (外雙溪) an Tianmu. Kuomintang leader Chiang Kai-Shek livit in Shilin efter muivin the Cheenese Naitionalist govrenment tae Taiwan efter the Cheenese Ceevil War. The destrict is dividit up intae 51 veelages (里), which are further dividit up intae 987 neebourheids (鄰).

The destrict can be said tae be the oreegin o cultur in Taipei.[1] Durin the Qing Dynasty, maony private, public an commonty schuils wur opened in the aurie. Durin Japanese rule, a naitional learnin centre wis set up at Zhishanyan.[1]

Owerview[eedit | eedit soorce]

Shilin is hame tae a lairge foreign population, mainly concentratit in the Tianmu aurie. It haes lang been a top choice for expatriates frae Europe, the Unitit States, an Japan tae live, run businesses, an establish embassies an offices[1] due mainly tae the natural environs--sittin at the feet o Taipei's Mt. Yang Ming--an acause the internaitional schuils are aw locatit here. The central command o the Republic o Cheenae Navy is locatit in Shilin.

Eddication[eedit | eedit soorce]

Shilin haes three varsities: Ming Chuan Varsity, Soochow Varsity, an the Cheenese Cultur Varsity. Several internaitional schuils, includin the Taipei American Schuil, Taipei Japanese Schuil, an Taipei European Schuil are locatit in this destrict. The destrict is hame tae twae vocational colleges an aw, fower senior heich schuils, aicht junior heich schuils, an twinty elementar schuils.[1]

The Naitional Taiwan Science Eddication Centre is locatit in this destrict an aw, alang wi the Taipei Astronomical Museum, the Shung Ye Museum o Formosan Aborigines, an the warld-renouned Naitional Palace Museum.

Tourism[eedit | eedit soorce]

The Naitional Palace Museum is hame tae ower 600,000 auncient Cheenese airtifacts an airtwirks.

Tourist attractions include the Yangmingshan Naitional Pairk, Naitional Palace Museum, Taipei Astronomical Museum, National Science Taiwan Eddication Centre, Hwa Kang Museum, Chiang Kai-shek's Shilin Offeecial Residence an Shilin Nicht Mercat. The Tatun Volcano Group is locatit northeast o the destrict.

The destrict is hame tae mony naitional historical steids, includin historical temples, markets, an biggins. It is the location o the Tianmu Baseball Stadium an aw, Shilin Fitness Centre an Cheenese Cultur an Movie Centre. The Shuangxi Pairk an Cheenese Garden is locatit in Shilin an aw.

Shoppin[eedit | eedit soorce]

The twa main commercial auries in the destrict are the Tien-mu Commercial Circle an the Shilin Nicht Mercat.[1] The Tien-mu Commercial Circle wis hame tae mony heich-rankin offeecials efter the Cheenese Ceevil War an developit intae a heich-class residential destrict.

Shilin Nicht Mercat is perhaps the lairgest an maist well-kent nicht mercat in Taiwan; it is accessible frae the Taipei Metro Jiantan Station.

Transportation[eedit | eedit soorce]

In addeetion tae mony bus lines, the destrict is servit bi the Taipei Metro Tamsui Line. It is servit bi Provincial Heich-gate No. 2 an mony ither main roads throu the ceety.

Sister ceeties[eedit | eedit soorce]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 "About Shilin District". Taipei City Government. 2010-01-28. Retrieved 2010-07-14. 

Freemit airtins[eedit | eedit soorce]

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Coordinates: 25°05′00″N 121°31′01″E / 25.0833°N 121.517°E / 25.0833; 121.517