Pingtung, Taiwan

History | Empire of Japan | Republic of China | Geography | Administrative divisions | Government institutions | Education | Tourist attractions | Transport : Rail : Bus

🇹🇼 Pingtung City is a county-administered city and the county seat of Pingtung County, Taiwan.

History The area of modern-day Pingtung City was originally a village of the Taiwanese Plains Aborigines which they called "Akau", which means "the forest". After the expulsion of the Dutch, the village grew into a Chinese market-town called "A-kau" (阿猴; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: A-kâu).

Empire of Japan In 1901, during the Japanese era, Akō Chō (Japanese: 阿猴廳) was one of twenty local administrative offices established. In 1909, this unit was merged with Banshoryō Chō (蕃薯寮廳) and Kōshun Chō (恆春廳) to form Akō Chō (阿緱廳). Beginning in 1920, the name was changed to Heitō Town (屏東街), governed under Takao Prefecture. In 1933, the town was upgraded to City status.

Republic of China After the handover of Taiwan to the Republic of China from Japan on 25 October 1945, Pingtung City was established as a provincial city of Taiwan Province in December the same year. On 1 December 1951, it was downgraded to a county-administered city of Pingtung County and has been administered as such since that time.

Geography Pingtung City is located in north-western Pingtung County. It is centered between the western coast and the eastern mountain range on the Pingtung Plain. Many residents work in Kaohsiung and commute daily by train.

Administrative divisions The city is administered as 79 villages: Anle, Anzeng, Beishi, Beixing, Bixin, Chonglan, Chongli, Chongwu, Chongzhi, Dahu, Dalian, Dapu, Datong, Dawu, Dazhou, Dingliu, Dingzhai, Duanzheng, Fengrong, Fengtian, Fengyuan, Fufeng, Gongguan, Goumei, Guanghua, Guangrong, Guangxing, Guixin, Haifeng, Hexing, Housheng, Huashan, Hunan, Huxi, Jianguo, Jinquan, Kongxiang, Lingyun, Longhua, Mingzheng, Minquan, Nanshu, Pengcheng, Pinghe, Qianjin, Qiaobei, Qiaonan, Qingchun, Qingxi, Renai, Renyi, Ruiguang, Sanshan, Shengfeng, Shengli, Siwen, Taian, Taiping, Tanqi, Wannian, Weixin, Wenming, Wumiao, Xingle, Xinhe, Xinsheng, Xinxing, Yixin, Yiyong, Yongan, Yongchang, Yongcheng, Yongguang, Yongshun, Yucheng, Zeren, Zhangan, Zhangchun and Zhongzheng.

Government institutions • Pingtung County Government • Pingtung County Council

Education • National Pingtung University • National Pingtung Senior High School • 國立屏東女中 National Pingtung Girls' Senior High School • 國立屏東高工 National Pingtung Industrial Vocational Senior High School • 縣立大同中學 Pingtung County Tah-Tung Senior High School • 私立屏榮高中 Private Ping-Jung High School • 私立陸興中學 Private Loo-Hsing High School • 私立華洲工家職業學校 Private Hua-Chou Senior Industrial & Domestic Science Vocational School • 私立民生家商職業學校 Private Minsheng Economics & Commercial Vocational High School

Tourist attractions • Pingtung Art Museum • Pingtung Baseball Field • Pingtung Performing Arts Center • Pingtung Tutorial Academy • Zhong-Sheng-Gong Memorial

Transport: Rail Taiwan Railways Administration • Guilai railway station • Liukuaicuo railway station • Pingtung railway station; Taiwan High Speed Rail There is no high speed rail station in Pingtung. The nearest high speed rail station is Zuoying, which is accessible by regular rail services from Pingtung.

Transport: Bus Pingtung Bus (屏東客運), UBus (統聯客運) and Kuo-Kuang Bus operate services from Pingtung Bus station near Pingtung Rail Station.

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Pingtung has a population of over 203,866 people. Pingtung also forms the centre of the wider Pingtung County which has a population of over 839,001 people.

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North of: 22.667

🇴🇲 Ibra 22.683

🇮🇳 Nadiad 22.69

🇧🇩 Noakhali 22.7

🇧🇩 Barisal 22.703

🇧🇩 Barishal 22.71

🇮🇳 Indore 22.716

🇧🇩 Satkhira 22.719

🇮🇳 Barasat 22.72

🇲🇽 El Mante 22.733

🇲🇽 Ciudad Mante 22.733

East of: 120.483

🇨🇳 Keqiao 120.483

🇨🇳 Longkou 120.491

🇵🇭 Floridablanca 120.5

🇵🇭 Mabalacat 120.523

🇨🇳 Tongxiang 120.533

🇹🇼 Chang-hua 120.533

🇹🇼 Changhua City 120.533

🇵🇭 Balanga 120.541

🇹🇼 Changhua 120.542

🇵🇭 Pozorrubio 120.55

West of: 120.483

🇵🇭 Mariveles 120.48

🇹🇼 Douliu 120.467

🇨🇳 Laoshan 120.467

🇨🇳 Jimo 120.467

🇵🇭 Dinalupihan 120.464

🇨🇳 Chaoyang 120.456

🇹🇼 Chiayi City 120.454

🇵🇭 San Fabian 120.45

🇵🇭 Candon 120.45

🇨🇳 Zhejiang 120.445

Antipodal to Pingtung is: -59.517,-22.667

Locations Near: Pingtung 120.483,22.6667

🇹🇼 Kaohsiung 120.312,22.621 d: 18.3  

🇹🇼 Kaoshiung 120.312,22.621 d: 18.3  

🇹🇼 Kaohsiung City 120.283,22.6 d: 21.8  

🇹🇼 Tainan 120.18,22.934 d: 43  

🇹🇼 Tainan City 120.215,22.992 d: 45.4  

🇹🇼 Douliu 120.467,23.149 d: 53.6  

🇹🇼 Taitung 121.133,22.75 d: 67.3  

🇹🇼 Taitung City 121.133,22.75 d: 67.3  

🇹🇼 Xinying 120.3,23.3 d: 72.9  

🇹🇼 Chiayi 120.433,23.467 d: 89.1  

Antipodal to: Pingtung -59.517,-22.667

🇵🇾 Filadelfia -60.017,-22.333 d: 19951.8  

🇵🇾 Concepción -57.417,-23.4 d: 19785.2  

🇦🇷 Clorinda -57.717,-25.283 d: 19671.4  

🇵🇾 Mariano Roque Alonso -57.543,-25.158 d: 19673  

🇵🇾 Lambaré -57.633,-25.317 d: 19663.8  

🇵🇾 Asunción -57.56,-25.304 d: 19660.8  

🇵🇾 Fernando de la Mora -57.58,-25.323 d: 19660.2  

🇵🇾 Luque -57.483,-25.267 d: 19659.7  

🇵🇾 San Lorenzo -57.517,-25.333 d: 19655.7  

🇵🇾 Capiatá -57.417,-25.35 d: 19648.3  

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