Su'ao Township (Chinese: 蘇澳鎭; pinyin: Sū'ào Zhèn; Wade–Giles: Su1-ao4 Chen4; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: So͘-ò), alternately romanized as Su-ao, is located in southern Yilan County, Taiwan, is an urban township that is famous for its seafood restaurants and cold springs.[1] It is a terminus of National Highway No. 5, the Su'ao-Hualian Express Way, and the North-Link Line of the Taiwan Railway Administration. It also has two large harbors: Su'ao Port, a multi-function seaport that also houses a naval base; and Nanfang-ao Port, a major fishing port of Taiwan.

Su'ao Township

Su-ao, Suao
Port in Su'ao Township
Port in Su'ao Township
Location of Suao in Yilan
Location of Suao in Yilan
Coordinates: 24°36′N 121°51′E / 24.600°N 121.850°E / 24.600; 121.850Coordinates: 24°36′N 121°51′E / 24.600°N 121.850°E / 24.600; 121.850
 • Total89.01 km2 (34.37 sq mi)
 (December 2014)
 • Total41,018
Time zoneUTC+8 (Chungyuan Standard Time Zone)
Postal code
Su'ao Township office


Japanese ruleEdit

Map of Su'ao (labeled as Suō) and surrounding area (1944)

During Japanese rule, the area was established as Suō Town (蘇澳街), Suō District, Taihoku Prefecture.[2]


After World War II, the town was converted to a township under Taipei County. In 1950, the township was put under the newly established Yilan County.[2]



As of December 2016, Su'ao had 14,109 households and a total population of 40,493, including 19,877 females and 20,616 males.[3]


The township comprises 26 villages: Aiding, Cunren, Dingliao, Gangbian, Longde, Nanan, Nancheng, Nanjian, Nanning, Nanqiang, Nanxing, Nanzheng, Shengai, Shenghu, Subei, Sunan, Sutung, Suxi, Tungao, Xincheng, Yongchun, Yongguang, Yongle, Yongrong, Zhangan and Zhaoyang.[3]

Tourist attractionsEdit

Neipi Beach


Notable PeopleEdit



  1. ^ "2015 Su'ao Cold Spring Festival opens on Friday". Focus Taiwan News Channel. 16 July 2015. Retrieved 30 January 2017.
  2. ^ a b 歷史沿革 [Historical evolution]. (in Chinese). Suao Township Office. Retrieved 30 January 2017.
  3. ^ a b 蘇澳鎮人口統計 [Su'ao Township Population Statistics]. (in Chinese). Yilan County Government. December 2016. Retrieved 30 January 2017.[permanent dead link]

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