|Maolin District |
Miaolin District in Kaohsiung City
|• Type||District government|
|• District chief||Angopaw Komola (KMT)|
Maolin District (Rukai: Teldreka; Chinese: 茂林區; pinyin: Màolín Qū) is a mountain indigenous district of Kaohsiung, Taiwan. Maolin is one of the least populated districts in Taiwan, since it is located just to the south of the Central Mountain Range. The height ranges from 230 meters to 2700 meters above sea level, with a hot tropical and humid weather. The main population of Maolin district is the indigenous Rukai people. Maolin is well suited for tourism due to its unique scenery and ecology. Maolin National Scenic Area is located in the district.
With a population of 1,915 as of December 2014, Maolin District has the fewest population among other districts in Kaohsiung.
During the period of Japanese rule, Maolin was grouped with modern-day Namasia and Tauyuan districts and classified as "Aboriginal Areas" (蕃地), which was governed under Kizan District (旗山郡) of Takao Prefecture.
|Miaolin District administrative divisions|
- Rachel Liang, singer