Fengyuan District

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Fengyuan

豐原區
Fengyuan District
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Fengyuan TC.svg
Coordinates: 24°15′N 120°43′E / 24.250°N 120.717°E / 24.250; 120.717Coordinates: 24°15′N 120°43′E / 24.250°N 120.717°E / 24.250; 120.717
Country Taiwan
Special municipality Taichung
Area
 • Total 41.1845 km2 (15.9014 sq mi)
Population
(January 2017)
 • Total 166,800
 • Density 4,031/km2 (10,440/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+8 (National Standard Time)
Website Fengyuan District
Fengyuan District
Traditional Chinese 豐原區
Alternative Chinese name
Traditional Chinese 葫蘆墩
Fengyuan District office

Fengyuan District (Chinese: 豐原區) is a district located in north-central Taichung, Taiwan on the south bank of the Dajia River. Fengyuan district is the third most populated district among former Taichung County, ranking after Dali and Taiping district. Fengyuan is recognized as Huludun in early times, meaning "gourd" in Chinese, for a gourd-shape pile of mud was found in Fengyuan by the aborigines. The rice yielded from Fengyuan is famous for its high quality and the bakery industry prospered in later decades. Because of the extraordinary location of the intersection of Taiwan railway west trunk and Dongshi branch line, Fengyuan quickly expanded after World War II. It soon became one of the political, economical and communication centers of central Taiwan, playing an important role in the development of the central part of this island. Recently, Fengyuan faces the challenge of being marginalized after the amalgamation of Taichung County and Taichung City in December 2010.

History

Before the arrival of the Han Chinese, the area of Fengyuan city was inhabited by Taiwanese aborigines. Their name for the area, meaning "thriving pine forest", which was transcribed into Chinese characters as 泰耶爾墩. Before the mid-18th century, the area was a territory of the Pazeh people, which they called Haluton. This name was adapted into Hokkien as Haloton (Chinese: 葫蘆墩; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Hô͘-lô͘-tun; literally: "gourd mound").

Han immigration to the area began during late Qing rule. Liu Mingchuan gave the area a nickname of "little Suzhou" due to its prosperity and scenic beauty.

In 1905, during Japanese rule, the Holotun Station was erected, putting the area along a main thoroughfare. In 1920, the Governor-General of Taiwan gave the town its name, Toyohara (Japanese: 豐原), meaning flourishing plain.

In 1950, Fengyuan was made the capital of Taichung County, until 25 December 2010, when Taichung County and Taichung City merged to form a new Taichung municipality with Xitun District as the capital.

Tribute rice for Emperor of Japan (1895-1959)

Emperor MeijiEmperor TaishōHirohito ate rice supplied from Fengyuan City.

Administrative divisions

Fengyuan, Fengrong, Dingjie, Zhongshan, Xiajie, Zhongyang, Danan, Beinan, Tungnan, Xinan, Fengxi, Zunliao, Fengzun, Fuchun, Hulu, Xian, Xishi, Zhongxing, Shepi, Sancun, Tungshi, Minsheng, Tianxin, Fengtian, Liancun, Yangming, Nanyang, Beiyang, Tungyang, Nancun, Nantian, Nansong, Wengming, Wengzi, Wengshe and Pozi Village.[1]

Tourism

Golf course

Eastern hill part of Fengyuan.

Night market of Miao Dong

In the 1970s, citizens created the Night market of Miao Dong (廟東夜市), there are full of Taiwanese street foods.

Economy

The restaurant chain KLG has its headquarters in Fengyuan District.[2]

Industrial products

Transportation

Rail

Fengyuan District is accessible from TRA Fengyuan Station.

Road

Fengyuan Bus Station

Notable natives

References

  1. ^ http://vote2014.nat.gov.tw/en/TV/nm400001100000000.html
  2. ^ ""Contact Us". KLG. Retrieved March 7, 2016. 快樂雞股份有限公司 台中市豐原區西勢路154號

External links

  • Government website
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