Nangang (Taipei)

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南港 區
Location of Nangang in Taipei
State : TaiwanRepublic of China (Taiwan) Republic of China (Taiwan)
Coordinates : 25 ° 3 '  N , 121 ° 36'  E Coordinates: 25 ° 3 '12 "  N , 121 ° 36' 27"  E
Area : 21.8424  km²
Residents : 122,155 (Dec 2017)
Population density : 5,593 inhabitants per km²
Time zone : UTC + 8 (Chungyuan time)
Telephone code : (+886) (0) 2
ISO 3166-2 : TW-TPE
Community type : Taipei City District
Structure : 20 Li (里), 443 Lín (鄰)
Website :
Nangang (Taiwan)

Nangang ( Chinese  南港 區 , Pinyin Nángǎng Qū ) is a municipality in the east of Taipei , Taiwan . It houses the Academia Sinica , the Taipei World Trade Center Nangang Exhibition Hall and the Nankang Software Park . It is the smallest of Taipei's 12 districts by population.


Nangang was settled by Fukinesen in 1735 , especially in what is now Nangang, Sanchong and Dongxin. Until the Japanese occupation, the place name was "Great Jia'na Fortress, Nangang Sanchong Harbor" ( 大 加 吶 堡 南港 三重 埔 , dà jiānabǎo nángǎng-sānchóng pǔ ). The name Nangang, literally "southern port", refers to its location on the Jilong River . After the Japanese rule over Taiwan ended , Nangang was administratively separated from the neighboring community of Neihu on July 6, 1946 and converted into a township (鎮, Zhèn). On July 1, 1968, it was incorporated as a district in Taipei.


The “blue line” of the Taipei Metro , which connects the district with the city center, ends in Nangang . The extension of the "brown line" opened in 2009 connects Nangang with the northern neighboring district of Neihu. Nangang Station has been the northern terminus of the Taiwan High Speed ​​Rail leading to Kaohsiung since 2016 .


In Japanese times, Nangang was known for its tea cultivation ( Baozhong tea ), which covered about 300 hectares. After the Second World War, Nangang turned into an industrial suburb and tea cultivation was finally stopped entirely. With the support of the Taipei City Government, he was resumed in 1982. Today a tea production demonstration facility can be visited in the village of Jiuzhuang (舊 莊里), which in 1991 covered 2.9 hectares.

Train station at the Nangang Exhibition Center

Web links

Commons : Nangang (Taipei)  - Collection of images, videos, and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Nangang Tea Production Demonstration Facility. Taipei City Government, accessed January 25, 2018 .