Anding District, Tainan

Coordinates: 23°5′57.53″N 120°13′37.79″E / 23.0993139°N 120.2271639°E / 23.0993139; 120.2271639


Anding District
Sesame fields in Anding
Sesame fields in Anding
Anding TN.svg
Anding is located in Taiwan
Location in Taiwan
Coordinates: 23°5′57.53″N 120°13′37.79″E / 23.0993139°N 120.2271639°E / 23.0993139; 120.2271639
Country Republic of China (Taiwan)
Special municipalityTainan
 (November 2017)
 • Total30,577
Time zone+8
Anding District office

Anding District (Chinese: 安定區; pinyin: Āndìng Qū; Wade–Giles: An1-ting4 Ch'ü1; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: An-tēng khu) is a rural district of about 30,577 residents in Tainan, Taiwan.


During the Dutch colonial era the area was known as Bakloan[1] or Baccloan,[2] with a rarer spelling of Baccaluang. The village was one of four main aboriginal villages near the Dutch base of Tayouan, with around 1,500 inhabitants.[3] It was located about 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) northeast of the Dutch base at Fort Zeelandia.

Republic of ChinaEdit

After the handover of Taiwan from Japan to the Republic of China in 1945, Anding was organized as a rural township of Tainan County. On 25 December 2010, Tainan County was merged with Tainan City and Anding was upgraded to a district of the city.

Administrative divisionsEdit

Anding district consists of Sulin, Sucuo, Anding, Baoxi, Anjia, Gangwei, Nanan, Guanliao, Zhongrong, Gangkou, Hailiao, Datong, Liujia, Gangnan, Zhongsa and Xinji Borough.[4]

Tourist attractionsEdit


  1. ^ Campbell (1903), p. 538.
  2. ^ "臺南市政府區公所-安定區". Retrieved 2014-05-25.
  3. ^ Andrade, Tonio (2005). "Chapter 3: Pax Hollandica". How Taiwan Became Chinese: Dutch, Spanish, and Han Colonization in the Seventeenth Century. Columbia University Press. § 3.
  4. ^ "臺南市政府". Retrieved 23 April 2018.
  5. ^ "Anding Township". 2009-10-26. Archived from the original on 2014-02-21. Retrieved 2014-05-25.

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