Longtan District, Taoyuan

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Location
24°50'39"N
121°12'19"E
Country
 Taiwan
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Longtan District (Chinese: 龍潭區; pinyin: Lóngtán Qū) is a rural district in southern Taoyuan City, Taiwan. Longtan is home to the headquarters of the Republic of China Army. The township is known for the Buddhist temple in the center of Longtan Lake and the large Bainien community project. The area is surrounded by high-tech industries and mountains. Longtan is home to a number of military bases, and a few research installations. National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology and Institute of Nuclear Energy Research are two of the more well known ones.

History

Longtan used to be a rural township of the former Taoyuan County. On 25 December 2014, it was upgraded into a district of Taoyuan City.

Geography

Area: 75.23 km2 Population: 118,648 people (January 2016)

Administrative divisions

Huangtang, Yongxing, Zhongshan, Wushulin, Wulin, Bonian, Lingyun, Longxiang, Bade, Shengde, Shanglin, Longtan, Longxing, Zhongzheng, Shanghua, Jiulong, Wuhan, Tungxing, Zhongxing, Beixing, Jiaan, Sankeng, Daping, Sanlin, Jianlin, Fulin, Gaoping, Gaoyuan, Sanhe and Sanshui Village.

Politics

The district is part of Taoyuan City Constituency V electoral district for Legislative Yuan.

Government institutes

Institute of Nuclear Energy Research National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology

Education

Hsin Sheng College of Medical Care and Management

Tourist attractions

Longtan National Speedway Shihmen Dam Taoyuan Hakka Culture Hall Window on China Theme Park

Transportation

Bus stations

Longtan Bus Station of Hsinchu Bus Longtan Bus Station of Taoyuan Bus

Highway

Longtan is served by National Highway No. 3.

Notable natives

Esther Huang, actress and singer You Rizheng, politician Teng Yu-hsien, former musician
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