Yantian District in Shenzhen
|Country||People's Republic of China|
|• Total||72.63 km2 (28.04 sq mi)|
|• Density||3,000/km2 (7,800/sq mi)|
|Time zone||China Standard (UTC+8)|
Yantian District (simplified Chinese: 盐田区; traditional Chinese: 鹽田區; pinyin: Yántián Qū; Jyutping: Jim4tin4 Keoi1) is one of the nine districts of the city of Shenzhen, Guangdong, China. It is adjacent to Shenzhen River and Hong Kong to the south, and is surrounded by Luohu, Longgang and Pingshan districts of Shenzhen.
Before 1960s, the northern part of the district belonged to Huiyang County(now Huiyang District, Huizhou). The famous Huizhou Uprising launched by Dr. Sun Yat-sen started in the northern part of the district during 1900. The failure of the revolution had inspired Dr. Sun to revolt against the Qing Imperial. Qing Dynasty soon ended in 1912 after the Wuchang Uprising.
Due to the proximity to Bao'an County, Northern Yantian merged into the new County in 1960s. In 1978, after the establishment of Shenzhen Special Economic Zone(SEZ), Yantian(as a part of Luohu District), together with several other districts in Bao'an County, formed the new special economic district. In March 1998, Yantian separated from Luohu District after the construction of Yantian Port Area of Shenzhen Port.
The size of Yantian district is about 72.63 km2 (28.04 sq mi), divided into four subdistricts:
|Name||Chinese (S)||Hanyu Pinyin||Canton Romanization||Population (2010)||Area (km2)|
|Haishan Subdistrict||海山街道||Hǎishān Jiēdào||hoi2 san1 gai1 dou6||61,858||5.52|
|Yantian Subdistrict||盐田街道||Yántián Jiēdào||yim4 tin4 gai1 dou6||80,641||17.8|
|Meisha Subdistrict||梅沙街道||Méishā Jiēdào||mui4 sa1 gai1 dou6||18,063||16.83|
|Shatoujiao Subdistrict||沙头角街道||Shātóujiǎo Jiēdào||sa1 teo4 gog3 gai1 dou6||48,798||6.91|
Located on Mirs Bay, Yantian is the location of some of Shenzhen's best-known tourist beaches, Dameisha and Xiaomeisha. Yantian Port is also located within the district.
The Shenzhen Yantian Port Free Trade Zone was set up and approved by the State Council on September 27, 1996 with a total area of 0.85 square kilometer. On August 16, 2004, the project of "zone-port interaction" was approved by the State Council between Yantian Port and the Shenzhen Yantiangang Free Trade Zone.
Yantian Port Bonded Logistics Park was established with 0.96 square kilometer on December 30, 2005. The zone is situated near Yantian Port. Industries that are encouraged include printing/publishing/packaging, raw material processing, shipping/warehousing/logistics, and trading and distribution.
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