Nangang District, Taipei

Nangang District

Country Taiwan
Region Eastern Taipei
  Total 21.8424 km2 (8.4334 sq mi)
Area rank Ranked 5th of 12
  Total 122,296
  Rank Ranked 12th of 12
  Density 5,600/km2 (15,000/sq mi)
Postal code 115
Nangang District
Traditional Chinese 南港區
Nangang District Administration Center

Nangang District (Chinese: 南港區) is a southeastern district of Taipei, Taiwan. It is the seat of the Academia Sinica, Taipei World Trade Center Nangang Exhibition Hall, and Nankang Software Park (NKSP).


The following placenames are romanized in Hanyu Pinyin, with Wade-Giles in parentheses, which is the legacy standard spelling:


Nangang was settled in 1735 by Fujianese, especially in the present villages of Nangang, Sanchong, and Dongxin. The placename was Toakalah (Chinese: 大佳臘; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Tōa-ka-la̍h),[1] Nangang-Sanchong Port (南港三重埔; Lâm-káng Saⁿ-têng-po͘). The Qing era name of Lamkang'a (南港仔; Lâm-káng-á; "southern port"), refers to its position on Keelung River.

In 1920, during the Japanese era, Nangang was part of Naiko Village (内湖庄), Shichisei District (七星區), Taihoku Prefecture. In December 1945, after the handover of Taiwan to the Kuomintang, the administrative levels were changed to Neihu Township (內湖鄉), Qixing District (七星區), Taipei County. July 6 the following year, as proposed by Mayor Que Shankeng (闕山坑), Nangang was separated into its own township (南港鎮). In 1967, it became a district of Taipei.



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  1. "Entry #40020". 臺灣閩南語常用詞辭典 [Dictionary of Frequently-Used Taiwan Minnan] (in Chinese and Hokkien). Ministry of Education, R.O.C. 2011.
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