Zhongshan

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Statue of Sun Yat-sen in Sunwen Memorial Park.

Zhongshan (中山 Pinyin: Zhōngshān) is a city in the south of the Pearl River Delta in Guangdong province in southern China.

The city was originally a county renamed in honour of Dr. Sun Zhongshan, who is also known as Sun Yat-sen and considered by many to be the "Father of modern China". Dr. Sun was born in Cuiheng town just outside Zhongshan.

Prior to the name change, the city was called Xiangshan County (香山縣 "Fragrant Mountain") and was part of Yuehai Circuit (粵海道).

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Cityscape

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Sunwen Road West at dusk.

Zhongshan is a city of numerous leafy parks, wide boulevards and various monuments. Notable sights include:

  • Sunwen Road West in Zhongshan Old Town, a pedestrian mall lined with dozens of restored buildings from the colonial period in treaty port style. Fufeng Pagoda, which is visible from all over the city, is located on a hill in Zhongshan Park abutting directly on Sunwen Road West immediately to the north.


  • Sunwen Memorial Park, at the southern end of Xingshong Road, is the site of the largest bronze sculpture of Sun Yat-sen in the world.
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Fufeng pagoda in Zhongshan Park.

Administration

Zhongshan contains 24 towns, five district offices and a development zone. Banfu Town (板芙镇), Cuifengcun Town (翠亨村镇), Dayong Town (大涌镇), Dongfeng Town (东凤镇), Dongsheng Town (东升镇), Fusha Town (阜沙镇), Gangkou Town (港口镇), Guzhen Town (古镇镇), Henglan Town (横栏镇), Hengmen Town (横门镇), Huangpu Town (黄圃镇), Langwang Town (浪网镇), Minzhong Town (民众镇), Nanlang Town (南朗镇), Nantou Town (南头镇), Sanjiao Town (三角镇), Sanxiang Town (三乡镇), Shalang Town (沙朗镇), Shaxi Town (沙溪镇), Shengwang Town (神湾镇), Shiqi Town (石岐), Tanbei Town (坦背镇), Tanzhou Town (坦洲镇), Wuguishan Town (五桂山镇), Xiaolan Town (小榄镇), Central District Office (中区办事处), East District Office (东区办事处), North District Office (北区办事处).

  • South District Office (南区办事处)
  • West District Office (西区办事处)

Other informaton

Primary productions are agricultural, such as rice, lychee, banana, and sugar cane.

Zhongshan Torch High-Tech Industrial Development Zone (中山火炬高技术产业开发区) was established in 1987. Since 2001, it has contained Zhongshan Electronic Base of China (中国电子中山基地).

Colleges and universities

External links

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