Karenkō Prefecture

Karenkō Prefecture (花蓮港廳, Karenkō-chō) was one of the administrative divisions of Taiwan during the Japanese rule. The prefecture consisted of modern-day Hualien County.

The Karenkō Prefecture government building
Karenkō Prefecture

PopulationEdit

Total population 153,785
Japanese 20,914
Taiwanese 130,720
Korean 119
1941 (Showa 16) census.

Administrative divisionsEdit

 
Map of part of Karenkō Prefecture (1944)

Cities and DistrictsEdit

In 1945 (Shōwa 20), there were 1 city and 3 districts.

Cities (市 shi) Districts (郡 gun)
Name Kanji Kana Name Kanji Kana
Karenkō City 花蓮港市 かれんこうし Karen District 花蓮郡 かれんぐん
Hōrin District 鳳林郡 ほうりんぐん
Tamazato District 玉里郡 たまざとぐん

Towns and VillagesEdit

The districts are divided into towns (街) and villages (庄)

District Name Kanji Notes
Karen
花蓮郡
Yoshino village 吉野庄 Today Ji'an Township
Kotobuki village 寿庄 Today Shoufeng Township
Kenkai village 研海庄 Today Xincheng Township
Aboriginal Area 蕃地 Today Xiulin Township
Karenkō town 花蓮港街 Upgraded to a city in 1940. Today Hualien City
Hōrin
鳳林郡
Hōrin town 鳳林街 Today Fenglin Township and part of Guangfu Township
Mizuho village 瑞穂庄 Today Ruisui Township and part of Guangfu Township
Shinsha village 新社庄 Today Fengbin Township
Aboriginal Area 蕃地 Today Wanrong Township
Tamazato
玉里郡
Tamazato town 玉里街 Today Yuli Township
Tomizato village 富里庄 Today Fuli Township
Aboriginal Area 蕃地 Today Zhuoxi Township

See alsoEdit