Shimen Destrict

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Shimen Destrict

The lichthoose at Taiwan's northmaist point
The lichthoose at Taiwan's northmaist point
Location o Shimen in New Taipei Ceety
Location o Shimen in New Taipei Ceety
Shimen Destrict is located in Taiwan
Shimen Destrict
Shimen Destrict
Location o Shimen in Taiwan
Coordinates: 25°16′07″N 121°34′17″E / 25.26861°N 121.57139°E / 25.26861; 121.57139
Kintra Republic o Cheenae
RegionNorthren Taiwan
Special municipalityNew Taipei (新北市)
 • MayorWu Zong-ren (巫忠仁)
 • Total51.26 km2 (19.79 sq mi)
 (December 2010)
 • Total12,700
Time zoneUTC+8 (CST)
Postal code
Shimen Destrict
Leeteral meaninStone Gate

Shimen Destrict (Cheenese: 石門區; pinyin: Shímén Qū) is a spairsely populatit landwart destrict in the northren pairt o New Taipei in northren Republic o Cheenae (Taiwan). It is pairt o the north coast scenic aurie an includes Taiwan's northmaist point, Cape Fugui.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

While kent tae earlier splorers, includin the Dutch, the aurie wis first explicitly mentioned in Cheenese annals in 1694 as Shimenshan (石門山; Stane Gate Muntain).[1] Durin the period o Imperial Japanese rule, Shimen wis cried Sekimon Veelage (石門庄), an wis govrened bi the Tamsui destrict (淡水郡) o the Taihoku Prefectur. In 1945 when the Kuomintang teuk ower admeenistration o Taiwan the aurie became Shimen Landwart Tounship, a pairt o Taipei Coonty. Wi the reorganisation o Taipei Coonty in 2010, Shimen became a destrict o the newly creatit New Taipei.

Geografie[eedit | eedit soorce]

The interior o Shimen is predominantly muntainous, wi smaw auries of flat land on the coast.[2] The destrict is bordered tae the north bi the East Cheenae Sea, tae the soothwast bi Sanzhi Destrict, an tae the sootheast bi Jinshan Destrict.

Admeenistration[eedit | eedit soorce]

Shimen is pairt o New Taipei, a special municipality unner the Republic o Cheenae govrenment. The destrict itsel is dividit intae nine veelages: Shanxi (山溪里), Shimen (石門里), Laomei (老梅里), Jianlu (尖鹿里), Maolin (茂林里), Caoli (草里里), Qianhua (乾華里), Fuji (富基里), and Demao (德茂里).[1]

Economy[eedit | eedit soorce]

Tourism is a major contributor tae the economy o Shimen, which produces a nummer o agricultural guids an aw includin mandarins peanuts, an tea.

Eddication[eedit | eedit soorce]

Shimen haes ane junior heich schuil, Shimen Junior Heich, an three elementar schuils; Shimen, Laomei an Qianhua.

Tourist attractions[eedit | eedit soorce]

Besides the lichthoose at Cape Fugui, Shimen haes been hame tae an annual kite festival syne the year 2000, drawin competitors frae aroond the warld.[3]

Infrastructur[eedit | eedit soorce]

Shimen is the steid location for Taiwan's first nuclear pouer plant, the Jinshan Nuclear Pouer Plant.

Transportation[eedit | eedit soorce]

The main road route throu the destrict is the Provincial Heich-gate No. 2. It is servit bi a nummer o ither coonty-level roads an aw. Thare is nae rail transportation in the destrict.

See an aw[eedit | eedit soorce]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. a b "歷史沿革 (Historical Development)" (in Chinese). Shimen District Office. Archived frae the original on 29 Apryle 2012. Retrieved 29 November 2013.CS1 maint: unrecognised leid (link)
  2. "石門簡介 (Introduction to Shimen)". Shihmen Farmers' Association. Archived frae the original on 27 August 2011. Retrieved 4 Januar 2011.
  3. "Shihmen to launch kite festival". Taipei Times. 24 September 2008.

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