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Cijin District


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Cijin District (Chinese: 旗津區; Hanyu Pinyin: Qíjīn Qū; Tongyong Pinyin: Cíjin Cyu; Wade–Giles: Ch'i2-chin1 Ch'ü1; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Kî-tin-khu) is a district of Kaohsiung City, Taiwan, covering Cijin Island. It is the second smallest district in Kaohsiung City after Yancheng District.

History

Cijin Island was once connected to the mainland at the southern tip, but in 1967, this link was severed to create a second entry point to the Port of Kaohsiung.

Geography

Two islands and one reef in the South China Sea are administered by Kaohsiung City as parts of Cijin District:

  • Pratas Islands (aka Dongsha Islands) (simplified Chinese: 东沙群岛; traditional Chinese: 東沙群島; pinyin: Dōngshā Qúndǎo)
  • Taiping Island (simplified Chinese: 太平岛; traditional Chinese: 太平島; pinyin: Tàipíng Dǎo)
  • Zhongzhou Reef (Chinese: 中洲礁; pinyin: Zhōngzhōu Jiāo)

Economy

Most of its residents are employed by the shipping industry. There is a park on the north western shore.

Tourist attractions

  • Cijin Shell Museum
  • Cijin Wind Turbine Park
  • Kaohsiung Lighthouse
  • Qihou Fort
  • YM Museum of Marine Exploration Kaohsiung​

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