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

Tauyuan
桃源區
Taoyuan
Mountain Indigenous District
Tauyuan District[1]
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Tauyuan District in Kaohsiung City
Tauyuan District in Kaohsiung City
Country Taiwan
Municipality Kaohsiung City
Boroughs
Government
 • Type District government
 • District chief Xie Ying-xiong (KMT)
Population (January 2016)
 • Total 4,232

Tauyuan District (Chinese: 桃源區; pinyin: Táoyuán Qū, another name is Taoyuan District) is a mountain indigenous district of Kaohsiung City, Taiwan. It is the largest district in Kaohsiung City by area.

Name

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. Although the official English name is "Taoyuan District", an English translated form used in Taoyuan District Office, Kaohsiung is "Tauyuan District."

Geography

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 Tauyuan District and is an important water source for Kaohsiung. The climate of the Taoyuan district is tropical monsoon climate. The major populations are Bunun people and Saaroa people of the Taiwanese aborigines.

History

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

Quick facts

Administrative divisions

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

Tourist attractions

See also

References

  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". 

External links

  • Tauyuan District Office website
  • the website of the former Tauyuan Township Office
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