Sanmin District

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Coordinates: 22°39′22″N 120°19′36″E / 22.656235°N 120.326715°E / 22.656235; 120.326715

Sanmin District [1]
Jianhsing Rd..JPG
Sanmin District in Kaohsiung City
Sanmin District in Kaohsiung City
Country Taiwan
Region Southern Taiwan
Population (January 2016)
 • Total 345,968
Website Official Website (in Chinese)

Sanmin District (Chinese: 三民區; pinyin: Sānmín Qū) is a district of Kaohsiung, Taiwan.


During the Ming dynasty, the Wang, Tsai, and Cheng families built houses in the area to farm the land. The area was thus named Sankuaicu (三塊厝; "Three Houses"). After the handover of Taiwan from Japan to the Republic of China, the area was renamed Sanmin to set a good example.[2]


The current population of Sanmin District is 358,081 people, consisting of 176,811 males and 181,270 females.[2]

Administrative divisions

As of August 2006, Sanmin District has 87 villages; which are divided into 1,749 neighborhoods; which are further sub-divided into 125,561 households.


The Kaohsiung Japanese School was previously located in Sanmin District.[3] The final day of class in the former Sanmin campus was on 19 July 2014 (103rd year of the Republic).[4]

Tourist attractions



  1. ^ "Glossary of Names for Admin Divisions" (PDF). Ministry of Interior of the ROC. Retrieved 12 June 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Sanmin District Office Kaohsiung City". 
  3. ^ "学校紹介" (Archive). Kaohsiung Japanese School. November 21, 2001. Retrieved on April 10, 2015. "学校の住所  中華民国台湾高雄市三民区河北一路18号"
  4. ^ Wu, Yuwei (吳宇惟). "高雄日僑學校向舊校舍道別,邁入新生活" (Archive). Kaohsiung City Government Education Bureau (高雄市政府教育局). Retrieved on April 10, 2015. "103年7月19日,高雄日僑學校正式向舊校舍道別,在這屋簷下歷經了無數次的歡樂始業式、也歡送了無數屆學生畢業,43年的春夏秋冬中學生們來來去去,唯有校舍見證了老師與同學們的歡笑與甘苦。向它道別,必然帶著不捨與惆悵心情,故在遷校前夕,畢業生、以前的家長及同學們,大家齊聚一堂,或撿拾校園中的落葉、或拿回自己名字的名牌、或拍下充滿回憶的校園一角,共同拾取點點滴滴的珍貴回憶。"

External links

  • Sanmin District Office, Kaohsiung City

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