Dapu Township (Chinese: 大埔鄉; pinyin: Dàpǔ Xiāng) is a rural township in Chiayi County, Taiwan. Part of the Siraya National Scenic Area, Dapu gets a major portion of its revenue from tourism. Among the birds that can be seen in the area is the fairy pitta.
Dapu Township in Chiayi County
|Location||Chiayi County, Taiwan|
|• Total||173 km2 (67 sq mi)|
The Dutch East India Company started its colonization of Taiwan in 1624. When it established its presence in what is now Chiayi County in 1636, Dapu was a Tsou territory with no recorded Han Chinese activity. According to a 1647 census conducted by the Dutch, Kanakannavo, the tribe that resided in Dapu, contained 37 households (157 residents).
The township comprises five villages: Dapu, Heping, Jiadong, Xixing and Yongle.
A total of 5.2% of its land is used for agriculture.