Yuwangtai
禹王台区
CountryPeople's Republic of China
ProvinceHenan
Prefecture-level cityKaifeng
Area
 • Total56 km2 (22 sq mi)
Population
 (2019)[2]
 • Total141,300
 • Density2,500/km2 (6,500/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Postal code
475003

Yuwangtai District (Chinese: 禹王台区; pinyin: Yǔwángtái Qū; lit. 'Platform of King Yu') is a district of the city of Kaifeng, Henan province, China.

It is named after a shrine dedicated to Yu the Great, a legendary ruler in ancient China famed for his introduction of flood control. The temple was built in 1523 during the Ming Dynasty amid frequent flooding by the Yellow River. The paifang at the base of the temple, built in 1762 during the Qing Dynasty, reads "Platform of the Ancient Performance" (古吹台; gǔ chuī tái), named for a musician, Shikuang (師曠), who used to play there during the Spring and Autumn period.

Administrative divisions

As of 2012, this district is divided to 5 subdistricts and 2 townships.[3]

Subdistricts
  • Caishi Subdistrict (菜市街道)
  • Fanta Subdistrict (繁塔街道)
  • Guanfang Subdistrict (官坊街道)
  • Sanlibao Subdistrict (三里堡街道)
  • Xinmenguan Subdistrict (新门关街道)
Townships

References

  1. ^ 最新人口信息 www.hongheiku.com (in Chinese). hongheiku. Retrieved 2021-01-12.
  2. ^ 最新人口信息 www.hongheiku.com (in Chinese). hongheiku. Retrieved 2021-01-12.
  3. ^ 平顶山市-行政区划网 www.xzqh.org (in Chinese). XZQH. Retrieved 2012-05-24.

Coordinates: 34°46′37″N 114°20′53″E / 34.77694°N 114.34806°E / 34.77694; 114.34806