Coordinates: 24°41′00″N 120°54′26″E / 24.683209°N 120.907234°E / 24.683209; 120.907234

Toufen (Hakka PFS: Thèu-fun; Hokkien POJ: Thâu-hūn) is a county-administered city in northern Miaoli County, Taiwan. Its city centre forms a continuous urban area with Zhunan.

Toufen
頭份市
Tōfun
Toufen City
頭份鎮一景.jpg
Toufen within Miaoli County
Toufen within Miaoli County
CountryRepublic of China (Taiwan)
ProvinceTaiwan Province
CountyMiaoli
Time zoneUTC+8 (CST)
Postal code
5
Websitewww.toufen.gov.tw Edit this at Wikidata (in Chinese)
Toufen City
Traditional Chinese頭份
Simplified Chinese头份

HistoryEdit

In 2007, there was a revitalization project for the community houses in the city which was funded by Council of Cultural Affairs and private sectors which turned the buildings into a museum of chronicling life in the 1950s and 1960s.[1] On 5 October 2015, Toufen was upgraded from an urban township to a county-administered city.[2]

GeographyEdit

Toufen has an area of 53.3029 km2 (20.5804 sq mi). Surrounding the city are Miaoli County's Zhunan, Zaoqiao and Sanwan townships to the northwest/west, southwest and southeast, respectively, and Hsinchu County to the northeast and east.[3] As of January 2017, its total population was estimated at 103,162, including 52,055 males and 51,107 females.[4]

Administrative divisionsEdit

The city comprises 32 villages: Chenggong, Douhuan, Gexing, Guangxing, Heping, Houzhuang, Jianguo, Jianshan, Jianxia, Lankeng, Liutung, Luzhu, Minquan, Minsheng, Minzu, Pantao, Renai, Shangpu, Shangxing, Shanhu, Shanxia, Tianliao, Tongzhuang, Toufen, Tuniu, Wenhua, Xiaxing, Xinglong, Xinhua, Xinyi, Zhongxiao and Zijiang.[5]

Tourist attractionsEdit

TransportationEdit

Toufen is accessible by Zhunan Station of the Taiwan Railways Administration located in the neighboring Zhunan Township. Taiwan High Speed Rail passes through the central part of the city, but no station is currently planned.

Notable nativesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Renovated cluster of Miaoli houses bring tourists, jobs". Taipei Times. 17 October 2015. Retrieved 11 May 2017.
  2. ^ 鄭鴻達 (2015-07-16), 苗栗頭份改制縣轄市 鎮代表會落槌通過 (in Chinese), Liberty Times
  3. ^ 地理環境 [Geography & environment]. toufen.gov.tw (in Chinese). Toufen City Office. Retrieved 6 February 2017.
  4. ^ 106年一月份人口統計下載區 [January 2017 Population Statistic Downloads]. mlhr.miaoli.gov.tw (in Chinese). Miaoli County Government Household Registration Service. January 2017. Retrieved 25 February 2017.
  5. ^ 行政區域 [Administrative areas]. toufen.gov.tw (in Chinese). Toufen City Office. Retrieved 6 February 2017.

External linksEdit

  1. ^ Sarah Shair-Rosenfield (November 2020). "Taiwan combined" (PDF). The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 29 May 2021.