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Coordinates: 22°55′39″N 120°44′45″E / 22.927409°N 120.745872°E / 22.927409; 120.745872

Maolin

茂林區
Maolin District [1]
Wanshan Village
Wanshan Village
Miaolin District in Kaohsiung City
Miaolin District in Kaohsiung City
CountryTaiwan
MunicipalityKaohsiung City
Boroughs
Government
 • TypeDistrict government
 • District chiefAngopaw Komola (KMT)
Population
 (January 2016)
 • Total1,893

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.

GeographyEdit

 
Map of eastern Maolin (1944)
 
Map of region including Maolin (1951)

With a population of 1,915 as of December 2014, Maolin District has the fewest population among other districts in Kaohsiung.

HistoryEdit

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.

Administrative divisionsEdit

Maolin District consists of 3 villages and 19 neighborhoods. Along with Namasia District, Maolin District has the fewest village among other districts in Kaohsiung.

Miaolin District administrative divisions
 
Duona Village
Maolin
Village
Wanshan
Village

Tourist attractionsEdit

Notable nativesEdit

TransportationEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Glossary of Names for Admin Divisions" (PDF). placesearch.moi.gov.tw. Ministry of Interior of the ROC. Retrieved 12 June 2015.[permanent dead link]

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