Checheng, Pingtung

Coordinates: 22°04′47″N 120°44′45″E / 22.079754°N 120.745727°E / 22.079754; 120.745727

Checheng Township[1] is a rural township in Pingtung County, Taiwan.[2][3]

Checheng Township
車城鄉

Chai-cheng
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Checheng Township in Pingtung County
Checheng Township in Pingtung County
LocationPingtung County, Taiwan
Area
 • Total50 km2 (20 sq mi)
Population
 (July 2018)
 • Total8,671
 • Density170/km2 (450/sq mi)
Checheng Township
Traditional Chinese車城鄉
Hanyu PinyinChēchéng Xiāng
Wade–GilesCh'e1-ch'eng2 Hsiang1
Pha̍k-fa-sṳTshâ-sàng-hiông
Hokkien POJChha-siâⁿ-hiong/Chhia-siâⁿ-hiong
Checheng Township Office

HistoryEdit

During the Kingdom of Tungning, it was called "Firewood City" (柴城; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Chhâ-siâⁿ). During Qing Dynasty rule, it was renamed to the current name, meaning "Car City".

GeographyEdit

Area: 49.85 square kilometres (19.25 sq mi)
Population: 9,121 (2014)

Administrative divisionsEdit

The township comprises 11 villages: Baoli, Fuan, Fuxing, Haikou, Houwan, Puqi, Sheliao, Tianzhong, Tongpu, Wenquan and Xinjie.

EducationEdit

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Notable nativesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 臺灣地區鄉鎮市區級以上行政區域名稱中英對照表 Archived 2012-03-25 at the Wayback Machine Glossary of Names for Administrative Divisions. (in Chinese) Accessed at Taiwan Geographic Names Information System website Archived 2013-08-16 at the Wayback Machine (in English). Ministry of the Interior. 16 June 2011. Retrieved 15 August 2015.
  2. ^ http://eng.taiwan.net.tw/m1.aspx?sNo=0002122&id=2242
  3. ^ http://www.gov.tw/OrgInfo/ORPF-GOV-02.aspx?oid=2.16.886.101.90019.90023.20002

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