Coordinates: 23°10′0.8″N 120°10′42.5″E / 23.166889°N 120.178472°E / 23.166889; 120.178472



Jiali District
Jiali District in Tainan City
Jiali District in Tainan City
LocationTainan, Taiwan
 • Total39 km2 (15 sq mi)
 (July 2018)
 • Total59,230
 • Density1,500/km2 (3,900/sq mi)

Jiali District (Chinese: 佳里區; pinyin: Jiālǐ Qū; Wade–Giles: Chia1-li3 Ch'ü1; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Ka-lí) is a district located in Tainan, Taiwan, about 15 km north of the former Dutch base of Fort Zeelandia.


In the 17th century, the place was named Soulang after one of the four subtribes of the local Siraya aborigines. Soulang was a village of about 1,500 inhabitants about 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) north of Fort Zeelandia,[1] and became a station of the Dutch East India Company. It later became the Chinese market-town called Siau-lang[2] (Chinese: 蕭瓏 / 蕭隴 / 蕭壟; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Siau-lang / Siau-lâng).[3]

Republic of ChinaEdit

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

Administrative divisionsEdit

The district consists of Tungning, Zhongren, Zhenshan, Jiannan, Anxi, Liuan, Jiahua, Haideng, Minan, Zilong, Yingxi, Wenxin, Jiaxing, Xiaying, Wennei and Nanshi Village.[4]


Tourist attractionsEdit

Zhengxing Temple


Jiali Bus Station
  • Jiali Bus Station

Notable nativesEdit


  1. ^ Andrade, Tonio (2005). "Chapter 3: Pax Hollandica". How Taiwan Became Chinese: Dutch, Spanish, and Han Colonization in the Seventeenth Century. Columbia University Press. § 1-3.
  2. ^ Campbell, William (1903). "Explanatory Notes". Formosa under the Dutch: described from contemporary records, with explanatory notes and a bibliography of the island. London: Kegan Paul. p. 547. OCLC 644323041.
  3. ^ "Entry #40235 (蕭壟)". 臺灣閩南語常用詞辭典 [Dictionary of Frequently-Used Taiwan Minnan]. (in Chinese and Hokkien). Ministry of Education, R.O.C. 2011.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2018-12-05. Retrieved 2019-04-18.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-02-21. Retrieved 2019-04-18.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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