Taoyuan District, Kaohsiung

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Coordinates: 23°14′20″N 120°50′03″E / 23.238822°N 120.834289°E / 23.238822; 120.834289

Taoyuan District (Bunun: Ngani; Chinese: 桃源區; pinyin: Táoyuán Qū) is a mountain indigenous district of Kaohsiung City, Taiwan. It is the largest district in Kaohsiung City by area and the least densely populated district in Taiwan.

Taoyuan

桃源區
Taoyuan District[1]
Southern Cross-Island Highway passing through Taoyuan District
Southern Cross-Island Highway passing through Taoyuan District
Taoyuan District in Kaohsiung City
Taoyuan District in Kaohsiung City
CountryTaiwan
MunicipalityKaohsiung City
Boroughs
Government
 • TypeDistrict government
 • District chiefXie Ying-xiong (KMT)
Area
 • Total928.98 km2 (358.68 sq mi)
Population
 (January 2016)
 • Total4,232
Websitetauyuan-en.kcg.gov.tw

The population is mainly the indigenous Bunun people and Saaroa people.

NameEdit

The same Pinyin form, Taoyuan District, exists in two different districts in Taiwan: one is 桃源區 in Kaohsiung, the other is 桃園區 in Taoyuan City.

GeographyEdit

It is the district that is most mountainous and most distant from the city center. The population density in Taoyuan District is one of the least in Taiwan, but the area of the district is the sixth largest. Both Yushan National Park and Maolin National Scenic Area are situated in this district. Taoyuan District is very mountainous with very little flat land. Laonong River passes through Taoyuan District and is an important water source for Kaohsiung. The climate of the Taoyuan district is tropical monsoon climate.

HistoryEdit

During the period of Japanese rule, Taoyuan was grouped with modern-day Namasia and Maolin districts and classified as "Aboriginal Areas" (蕃地), which was governed under Kizan District (旗山郡) of Takao Prefecture.

Quick factsEdit

Administrative divisionsEdit

  • Baoshan Village
  • Cinghe Village
  • Fushing Village
  • Gaojhong Village
  • Jianshan Village
  • Lafuran Village
  • Meishan Village
  • Taoyuan Village[2]

EconomyEdit

Agriculture produces of the district are vegetables, fruits, processed agricultural products, prunes, jelly fig products and flowers.[3]

Tourist attractionsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Administrative Districts". 高雄市政府. 30 September 2016. Retrieved 4 April 2017.
  2. ^ Site, Tauyuan Township Office Web (2 December 2010). "Tauyuan Township Office Web Site". Archived from the original on 16 July 2015.
  3. ^ "Agricultural Products". Taoyuan District Office, Kaohsiung City. Retrieved 19 April 2018.

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