Majia, Pingtung

Majia Township (Chinese: 瑪家鄉; pinyin: Mǎjiā Xiāng) is a mountain indigenous township in Pingtung County, Taiwan. The area is known as Makazayazaya (瑪家雑牙雑牙社) in the Paiwan language, and the Taiwanese mountain pitviper (Ovophis monticola makazayazaya) is named after it.[1] The main population is the indigenous Paiwan people.

Majia Township
瑪家鄉
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Majia Township in Pingtung County
Majia Township in Pingtung County
Majia Township 瑪家鄉 is located in Taiwan
Majia Township 瑪家鄉
Majia Township
瑪家鄉
Coordinates: 22°40′N 120°40′E / 22.667°N 120.667°E / 22.667; 120.667Coordinates: 22°40′N 120°40′E / 22.667°N 120.667°E / 22.667; 120.667
LocationPingtung County, Taiwan
Area
 • Total79 km2 (31 sq mi)
Population
 (January 2023)
 • Total6,784
 • Density86/km2 (220/sq mi)

HistoryEdit

During the Japanese era, Majia was grouped with modern-day Sandimen Township and Wutai Township as "Aboriginal Area" (蕃地), which was governed under the Heitō District (屏東郡) of Takao Prefecture.

GeographyEdit

The township has an area of 78.7 square kilometres (30.4 sq mi), and a population of 6,784 people (January 2023).

Administrative divisionsEdit

The township comprises six villages: Beiye, Jiayi, Liangshan, Majia, Paiwan and Sanhe.

Tourist attractionsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Kuo, Chih-hsuan; Lee, Hsin-yin (2015-12-26). "Pingtung Suspension Bridge Opens on High Note". Focus Taiwan News Channel. Central News Agency. Archived from the original on 2015-12-28. Retrieved 2015-12-30.