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Taibao (Hokkien POJ: Thài-pó) is a county-administered city and the county seat of Chiayi County, Taiwan.

Taibao

太保市
Chiayi Bus Rapid Transit stop in front of THSR Chiayi Station in Taibao
Location of Taibao
Coordinates: 23°27′00″N 120°20′00″E / 23.45°N 120.3333°E / 23.45; 120.3333Coordinates: 23°27′00″N 120°20′00″E / 23.45°N 120.3333°E / 23.45; 120.3333
CountryRepublic of China (Taiwan)
ProvinceTaiwan
CountyChiayi
Government
 • SupervisorTung Kuo-cheng
Area
 • Total66.90 km2 (25.83 sq mi)
Population
(December 2014)
 • Total37,038
 • Density550/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
Taibao City
Chinese太保

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NameEdit

The city was named after the government position of Wang De-lu, whose hometown is Taibao, in the 19th century.

HistoryEdit

Formerly Tsing-kau-boe (Chinese: 前溝尾; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Chêng-kau-bóe).[1]

Taibao City was established as Taibao Township in August 1945 after the handover of Taiwan from Japan to China. In August 1946, Taibao Township was incorporated to Chiayi City to become Taibao District. In September 1950, it became the Taibao Township under Chiayi County administration. In July 1991, it became Taibao City.[2][3]

Administrative divisionsEdit

The city has 18 villages, which are Beixin, Nanxin, Bixiang, Maliao, Guogou, Gangwei, Tianwei, Jiubi, Xinpi, Qiantan, Houtan, Meipu, Houzhuang, Taibao, Dongshi, Lunding, Chunzhu and Anren Village.

Government institutionsEdit

EducationEdit

Tourist attractionsEdit

TransportationEdit

RailEdit

The city is accessible by Chiayi Station of the Taiwan High Speed Rail.

RoadEdit

The city is served by Chiayi Bus Rapid Transit connecting it with neighboring Chiayi City.

Notable nativesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Entry #40125 (前溝尾)". 臺灣閩南語常用詞辭典 [Dictionary of Frequently-Used Taiwan Minnan] (in Chinese and Hokkien). Ministry of Education, R.O.C. 2011.
  2. ^ http://www.cyhg.gov.tw/wSite/ct?xItem=1646&ctNode=14802&mp=12
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-03-28. Retrieved 2014-05-04.

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