Ruifang District

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Ruifang
瑞芳區
District
Ruifang District
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Ruifang District in New Taipei City
Ruifang District in New Taipei City
Coordinates: 25°07′N 121°48′E / 25.117°N 121.800°E / 25.117; 121.800Coordinates: 25°07′N 121°48′E / 25.117°N 121.800°E / 25.117; 121.800
Country Republic of China (Taiwan)
Special municipality New Taipei City
Area
 • Total 70.73 km2 (27.31 sq mi)
Population (January 2016)
 • Total 40,922
Time zone +8
Ruifang
Traditional Chinese 瑞芳
Postal Juifang
Ruifang District office

Ruifang District (Chinese: 瑞芳區; Hanyu Pinyin: Ruìfāng Qū; Tongyong Pinyin: Rueìfang Cyu; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Sūi-hong-khu) is a suburban district in eastern New Taipei City, Taiwan.

History

During the period of Japanese rule, Ruifang was called Zuihō Town (瑞芳街), and was governed under Kīrun District (基隆郡) of Taihoku Prefecture. Mining was an important industry in Ruifang (then known as Sui-hong) in the early 20th century.[1] Gold was mined in Kyufun and Kinkaseki while coal was mined in Kau-tong (猴硐; Houtong).

The mining sites became popular tourist destinations after 1990. In March 2012, it was named one of the Top 10 Small Tourist Towns by the Tourism Bureau.[2]

Administrative divisions

Longtan, Longxing, Longzeng, Longan, Longchuan, Longshan, Zhaofeng, Xinfeng, Tunghe, Ganping, Gongqiao, Houtong, Guangfu, Shuoren, Jiqing, Jian, Shangtian, Jieyu, Jishan, Yongqing, Chongwen, Fuzhu, Songde, Guashan, Tongshan, Xinshan, Shishan, Liandong, Lianxin, Nanya, Bitou, Haibin, Ruibin and Shenao Village.

See also

Tourist attractions

Transportation

Ruifang is served by the Yilan Line of the Taiwan Railway Administration. There are four stations in Ruifang Township: Ruifang Station, Houtong Station, Sijiaoting Station and Sandiaoling Station.

Provincial Highway No. 62 passes Ruifen and will provide convenient connection to Keelung City when it is completed.

See also

References

  1. ^ Davidson, James W. (1903). The Island of Formosa, Past and Present : history, people, resources, and commercial prospects : tea, camphor, sugar, gold, coal, sulphur, economical plants, and other productions. London and New York: Macmillan. p. 460. OL 6931635M.
  2. ^ Wong, Maggie Hiufu (2012-03-30). "Taiwan names its 10 top small tourist towns". CNN Go. Retrieved 2012-03-31.

External links

  • Government website
  • Gold Ecological Park official website (in Chinese)


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