Meinong District

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Coordinates: 22°53′24″N 120°34′01″E / 22.890093°N 120.566883°E / 22.890093; 120.566883

Meinong

美濃區
Meinong District [1]
Meinong District
Meinong District
Meinong District in Kaohsiung City
Meinong District in Kaohsiung City
Country Taiwan
Region Southern Taiwan
Population
(January 2016)
 • Total 40,776
Website Official Website (in Chinese)

Meinong District (WG: Meinung, Hakka: 瀰濃 Mî-nùng, Chinese: 美濃區; pinyin: Měinóng Qū) is a Hakka district in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. Meinong is one of the four districts in Kaohsiung that is the central focus of Hakka cultural development. In March 2012, it was named one of the "Top 10 Small Tourist Towns" by the Tourism Bureau.[2]

Name

During Japanese rule, the name was changed from "Mî-nùng" (瀰濃/彌濃) to Mino (美濃).[when?] "Mî-nùng" may have come from the name of a local aboriginal tribe, "Malang".

Geography

Administrative divisions

The district is divided into 19 urban villages and 389 neighborhoods. Villages in the district are Fu'an, Gehe, Luxing, Zhongtan, Dexing, Longshan, Shishan, Longdu, Guangde, Xinglong, Zhongzun, Tungmen, Taian, Minong, Qingshui, Jiyang, Jihe, Jitung and Guanglin Village.[3]

Economy

The area has grown tobacco since 1630[4] and is renowned nationwide for its oil paper umbrellas.[5] These oil paper umbrellas are made mainly by the Hakka population and exported to Japan.

Education

Infrastructure

Tourist attractions

Notable natives

See also

References

  1. ^ "Glossary of Names for Admin Divisions" (PDF). placesearch.moi.gov.tw. Ministry of Interior of the ROC. Retrieved 12 June 2015.
  2. ^ Wong, Maggie Hiufu (30 Mar 2012). "Taiwan names its 10 top small tourist towns". CNN Go. Retrieved 2012-03-31.
  3. ^ https://www.cec.gov.tw/pc/en/TV/nm64000003100000000.html
  4. ^ Crook, Steven (2006-11-09). "The tobacco sheds of Meinong". China Post. Retrieved 2008-09-24.
  5. ^ Fang, Rita (2002-12-04). "Challenges of globalization confront secluded town". Taiwan Journal. Retrieved 2008-09-24.,

External links

  • Meinong District Office, Kaohsiung City
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