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Shenzhen, the one-time small fishing village, singled-out by late Chinese paramount leader Deng Xiaoping, the chief designer of Chinese reform and opening, is a so-called one of the Special Economic Zones in China originally established in 1978. Formerly known as 'Bao'an County', it was promoted to prefecture level, directly governed by the Guangdong province in November 1979. In May 1980, Shenzhen was formally nominated as a 'Special Economic Zone (SEZ),' the first one of its kind in China. It was given the right of provincial-level economic administration in November 1988.


   Shenzhen is a newly emerging immigrant city. Its culture is different from the traditional culture of other cities. It is the transformation and activation of inland culture and the absorption and fusion of foreign culture oriented toward Hong Kong. Unique geological and cultural environment of Shenzhen has created Shenzhen culture featuring openness, tolerance and innovation.


   Apart from commercial development, Shenzhen is also a rising city for tourism. There are more than 50 different scenic spots to visit whilst staying in Shenzhen, mainly including Window of the World, Splendid China, China Folk Culture Villages, Happy Kingdom, Safari Park Shenzhen and Evergreen Resort. Shenzhen won the honor of being entitled an 'International Garden City' at the 'Green Oscars' in November 2000.


   Shenzhen has 6 districts, 29 street offices and 19 towns. Among the districts, Luohu, Futian, Nanshan and Yantian are located within the special economic zone, while the other two Bao'an and Longgang outside.




District of Luohu

Located in the east of the special zone, Luohu is the financial and trading center and network service base of Shenzhen. It ranges from Liantang in the east to Road Hongling in the west bordering on the District of Futian, from Bridge Luohu with Hongkong on the south to the Administrative Border highway of the special zone bordering on the District of Longgang. The area of the district is 78.89 sq. km, with 8 street offices and 131 community committees.


District of Futian

Located in the central part of the special zone, Futian is the locus of the municipal government and council as well as the center of administration, culture, information and business of Shenzhen. It ranges from Road Hongling in the east bordering on the District of Luohu to Overseas Chinese Town in the west bordering on Nanshan, from Shenzhen River and Shenzhen Bay on the south to Bijian Mountain and Lotus Mountain in the north bordering on the District of Baoan. The area of the district is 78.8 sq. km, with 7 street offices and 116 community committees.


District of Nanshan

Located in the western part of the special zone, Nanshan is the base of hi-tech industry and higher education and the center of distribution and touring. It abuts Shenzhen Bay bordering on the District of Futian to the east; borders on Baoan and estuary of River of Pearl; it ranges from Yangtai Mountain bordering on Shiyan of Baoan in the north to Shekou Bay, Major/Minor Chan Isle in the South. The area of the district is 150.79 sq. km, with 7 street offices, Merchants Group Shekou Industrial Park and 111 community committees.


District of Baoan

Located in the western part of the city and on the north of the Administrative Border, Baoan is the base of hi-tech industry, advanced industries, processing trade, 'three high' foreign exchange profit making agriculture and ecological touring. It ranges from Reservoir LuoTian in the north, to estuary of River of Pearl in the Southwest; It ranges from Dongbao River in the west bordering Dongguan to the checkpoint of Nantou in the east. Shenzhen airport is located within this district. The area of the district is 733 sq. km, with 8 towns, 2 street offices, 34 community committees and 126 villager committees.


District of Longgang

Located in the eastern part of the city and on the north of the Administrative Border, Longgang is the base of hi-tech products export processing, logistics distribution and seaside holiday resort and touring. It ranges from Daya Bay in the east, Dapeng Bay in the south, bordering on Baoan in the west and Dongguan and Huizhou on the north. The nuclear power plants of Daya Bay and Lingao are located within its popedom. The area of the district is 940.9 sq. km, with 10 towns, 25 community committees and 91 villager committees




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