Yantian District

Yantian Port

Yantian District in Shenzhen
Country People's Republic of China
Province Guangdong
Sub-provincial city Shenzhen
  Total 72.63 km2 (28.04 sq mi)
Population (2006)
  Total 218,700
  Density 3,000/km2 (7,800/sq mi)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Area code(s) 0755
Website www.yantian.gov.cn

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:

NameChinese (S)Hanyu PinyinCanton RomanizationPopulation (2010)[1]Area (km2)
Haishan Subdistrict海山街道Hǎishān Jiēdàohoi2 san1 gai1 dou661,8585.52
Yantian Subdistrict盐田街道Yántián Jiēdàoyim4 tin4 gai1 dou680,64117.8
Meisha Subdistrict梅沙街道Méishā Jiēdàomui4 sa1 gai1 dou618,06316.83
Shatoujiao Subdistrict沙头角街道Shātóujiǎo Jiēdàosa1 teo4 gog3 gai1 dou648,7986.91

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.[2]


Industrial zone

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.[3]

Tourist attractions


The proposed Shenzhen Metro Yantian Line will be built to help serve the area.


  1. shi, Guo wu yuan ren kou pu cha ban gong; council, Guo jia tong ji ju ren kou he jiu ye tong ji si bian = Tabulation on the 2010 population census of the people's republic of China by township / compiled by Population census office under the state; population, Department of; statistics, employment statistics national bureau of (2012). Zhongguo 2010 nian ren kou pu cha fen xiang, zhen, jie dao zi liao (Di 1 ban. ed.). Beijing Shi: Zhongguo tong ji chu ban she. ISBN 978-7-5037-6660-2.
  2. "RightSite.asia - Shenzhen Yantiangang Free Trade Zone".
  3. 深圳市特发小梅沙旅游中心. "小梅沙|深圳小梅沙|小梅沙海洋世界|深圳小梅沙海洋公园|深圳海洋世界|深圳市特发小梅沙旅游中心". www.szxms.com.cn.

Coordinates: 22°33′49″N 114°14′24″E / 22.5637°N 114.24°E / 22.5637; 114.24

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