Shilin District

Shilin District

en-name = Shilin
zh-name = 士林

image-caption = An alley at the edge of the Shilin Night Market.
old-name = Pattsiran (Ketagalan word for "hot spring"; transliterated into Chinese as "八芝蘭" Bāzhīlán)
region = Northern Taipei
director = I Fang Chang (張義芳)
area-rank = 1st
area-total = 62.3682
population-rank = 2nd
population-total = 287,965
density = 4,617
villages = 51
neighborhoods = 985
zipcode = 111

:"For the rock formations in Yunnan, see Shilin (Stone Forest)".

Shilin District (zh-thtw|t=士林區|hp=Shìlín Qū|tp=Shìhlín Cyu|w=Shih-lin Ch'ü; Taiwanese: Sū-lîm Khu) is a district of Taipei. The name "Shilin" was derived from Pattsiran, the Ketagalan word for "hot spring". It was then transliterated into Chinese as "八芝蘭" Bāzhīlán, and finally re-analyzed as "scholars as many as the trees in the woods" (士多如林).

Shilin is foremost a residential district and has several famous neighbourhoods, such as Waishuangxi (外雙溪) and Tianmu. Kuomintang leader Chiang Kai-Shek lived in Shilin after he moved the Chinese nationalist government to Taiwan. A large foreign population lives in Shilin; mainly concentrated in the Tianmu area. Both the Taipei American School and the Taipei Japanese School are located in this district. (Shilin even has a Mormon chapel.) Tourist attractions include the Yangmingshan National Park, the National Palace Museum, Chiang Kai-shek's residence (士林官邸), and the Shilin Night Market.

Shilin has three universities: Ming Chuan University, Soochow University, and the Chinese Culture University.

The central command of the R.O.C. Navy is in Shilin.

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