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Daxing District

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1,012 km²

Area code

Time zone
China Standard (UTC+8)

Local time
Saturday 10:38 PM

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People's Republic of China

Township-level divisions
10 subdistricts 9 towns

District seat
Xingfeng Subdistrict (兴丰街道)

7°C, Wind N at 19 km/h, 39% Humidity

Colleges and Universities
Beijing Institute of Petrochemical Technology, Beijing Institute of Graphic Communication

Daxing District (simplified Chinese: 大兴区; traditional Chinese: 大興區; pinyin: Dàxīng Qū) is a district of Beijing, covering the southern suburbs of the city.


Map of Daxing, Beijing, China


Daxing District was upgraded from a county to a district with the approval from the State Council on April 30, 2001. Covering an area of 1,012 square kilometres (391 sq mi) with a population of 671,444, Panggezhuang in Daxing is famous for its watermelons.

Administrative divisions

There are 5 subdistricts, 14 towns with 5 towns of which carry the "area" (地区) label in the district, and one development area:


Located in the south of Beijing, the area is not as affluent as those that most visitors to Beijing are familiar with, such as Xidan and Guomao. Much of the industry in Daxing is related to distribution of food and consumer goods to service Beijing. There are many self-built communities casually created by the residents themselves, mostly of whom have moved in from the countryside.

Government and infrastructure

The Beijing Municipal Administration of Prisons operates the following correctional facilities in the district:

  • Beijing Municipal Prison
  • Beijing Women's Prison
  • Economy

    Xiabu Xiabu has its headquarters in Daxing District.


    There are two major universities located in Daxing District, the Beijing Institute of Petrochemical Technology and the Beijing Institute of Graphic Communication. Both of them are headquartered in Tsingyuan, and have its branch in Kangzhuang. Tsingyuan and Kangzhuang are planned as a university city in the south of Beijing. The Yang Guang Qing School of Beijing is also located in the district.


    The Chinese government have voted that Daxing will be the location of the 2nd Beijing Airport. The airport is expected to be completed by October 2017.


    Daxing is currently served by two metro lines operated by Beijing Subway:

  •      Daxing Line - Xihongmen, Gaomidian North, Gaomidian South, Zaoyuan, Qingyuanlu, Huangcun Xidajie, Huangcun, Yihezhuang, Biomedical Base, Tiangongyuan
  •      Yizhuang Line - Jiugong, Yizhuangqiao, Yizhuang Culture Park, Wanyuanjie, Rongjingdongjie, Rongchangdongjie
  • References

    Daxing District Wikipedia

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