Coordinates: 23°27′40″N 120°14′31″E / 23.4611°N 120.242°E / 23.4611; 120.242

Puzi (Hokkien POJ: Phò-chú) is a county-administered city in Chiayi County, Taiwan. The Chiayi County Council is located in Puzi.

Puzi
朴子市
Bokushi
Puzi City
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LocationChiayi County, Taiwan
Government
 • SupervisorWang Ru-jing[1]
Area
 • Total50 km2 (20 sq mi)
Population
 (May 2022)
 • Total41,043
 • Density820/km2 (2,100/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (National Standard Time)
Puzi City
Chinese朴子
Puzi City Hall

HistoryEdit

The settlement was formerly called Pho-a-kha (Chinese: 樸仔脚; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Phoh-á-kha) in Hokkien. In 1920, during Japanese rule, it was renamed Bokushi Town (朴子街) and governed under Tōseki District, Tainan Prefecture.

After the World War II in October 1945, Puzi Township was incorporated into Tainan County. On 11 December 1945, the Puzi Township Office was established. In October 1950, Chiayi County Government was established and Puzi Township was incorporated into Chiayi County as a rural township. On 1 July 1992, Puzi Township was upgraded to a county-administered city.[2]

GeographyEdit

 
Map of Puzi (labeled as Bokushi) and surrounding area (1944)
 
Map including Puzi (labeled as P'o-tzu (Bokushi) 朴子) (1950)
  • Area: 49.57 km²
  • Population: 41,043 people (May 2022)

Administrative divisionsEdit

The township comprises 27 villages: Anfu, Bohou, Dage, Daxiang, Dejia, Dexing, Jiahe, Kaiyuan, Kanhou, Kanqian, Meihua, Nanzhu, Neicuo, Pinghe, Renhe, Songhua, Shuangxi, Shunan, Shuntian, Wenhua, Xikou, Xinliao, Xinzhuang, Yonghe, Zhongzheng, Zhucun and Zhuwei.

Government institutionsEdit

 
Chiayi County Council

EducationEdit

Tourist attractionsEdit

 
Puzi Railway Park

TransportationEdit

Bus station in the city is Puzi Bus Station of Chiayi Bus.

Notable nativesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Welcome to Chiayi County Government-Puzi City-About the Supervisor". Archived from the original on 2015-12-22. Retrieved 2014-03-26.
  2. ^ "Puzi City". Chiayi County Government. Retrieved 7 March 2017.
  3. ^ "Welcome to Chiayi County Government-Puzi City-About the Township". Archived from the original on 2015-12-22. Retrieved 2014-03-26.

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