Taitung, Eastern Taiwan, Taiwan

History | Japanese rule | Post-war | City government | Departments | Administrative divisions | Government institutions | Education | Tourist attractions | Transport

🇹🇼 Taitung City (臺東市; Táidōng Shì;) is a county-administered city and the county seat of Taitung County, Taiwan. It lies on the south-east coast of Taiwan facing the Pacific Ocean. Taitung City is the most populous subdivision of Taitung County and it is one of the major cities on the east coast of the island.

Taitung City is served by Taitung Airport. Taitung is a gateway to Green Island and Orchid Island, both of which are popular tourist destinations.

History Before the 16th century the Taitung plain was settled by agriculturalist Puyuma and Amis aboriginal tribes. Under Dutch rule and during Qing rule, a large part of eastern Taiwan, including today's Taitung, was called "Pi-lam" (卑南; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Pi-lâm). Many artifacts of the prehistory sites of the city are located at Beinan Cultural Park, which was discovered in 1980 during the construction of Taitung Station.

In the late 19th century, when Liu Mingchuan was the Qing Governor of Taiwan, Han Chinese settlers moved into the Taitung region. Pi-lam Subprefecture (卑南廳) was established in 1875, and was upgraded and renamed to Taitung Prefecture in 1888, after the island was made Fujian-Taiwan Province.

Japanese rule During Japanese rule, the central settlement was called Nankyō Village (南鄉新街). Taitō Chō (臺東廳) was one of twenty local administrative offices established in 1901. English-language works from the era refer to the place as Pinan (from Japanese) and Pilam (from Hokkien). Taitō Town was established in 1920 under Taitō Prefecture, and included modern Taitung City and eastern Beinan Township. There were no Americans living here during the Japanese rule.

Post-war After handover of Taiwan from Japan to the ROC in 1945, it became Taitung Township and in 1948 it was promoted to Taitung City.

City government Taitung City government is headquartered at Taitung City Hall which takes the responsibility for the city general administration and all of its other affairs, from folk, education, cultural popularization, negotiation, emergency help, disaster prevention, environmental taxation, cleaning control, finance, public property control, tellership, taxing help, farming and fishing control, wholesale products, marketing and business administration, urban planning, public establishment, tourism, community development, army service administration, welfare, national health insurance program and indigenous administration affairs.

Departments • Civil Affair Section • Financial Section • Construction Section • Labor Affair Section • Social and Army Service Section • Aboriginal Administration Section • Administration Section • Personnel Office • Budget, Accounting and Statistics Office • Ethics Section

Administrative divisions Wenhua, Minzu, Zijiang, Minsheng, Baosang, Minquan, Siwei, Zhonghua, Renai, Jiangguo, Datong, Chenggong, Jianguo, Zhongzheng, Zhongshan, Xingguo, Tiehua, Tunghai, Fuguo, Fuxing, Xinxing, Xinsheng, Zhongxin, Malan, Guangming, Fengnian, Fengle, Yongle, Kangle, Fengrong, Fenggu, Fengli, Fengyuan, Fugang, Fufeng, Nanrong, Yanwan, Beinan, Nanwang, Fengtian, Xinyuan, Jianhe, Jianxing, Jianye, Zhiben and Jiannong Village.

Government institutions • Taitung County Government • Taitung County Council

Education • National Taitung Junior College • National Taitung University.

Tourist attractions • Beinan Cultural Park • Datong Theater • Fugang Fishery Harbor • Kararuan (加路蘭) Recreation Area • Liyushan (鯉魚山) Park • Makabahai Park (馬卡巴嗨公園) • Moving Castle • National Museum of Prehistory • Paposogan (Seaside Park) • Taitung Aboriginal Gallery • Taitung Art Museum • Taitung Chinese Association • Taitung Forest Park ◦ Pipa Lake • Taitung Performing Art Center • Taitung Railway Art Village • Taitung Story Museum • Tiehua Music Village (鐵花村) • Xiao Yehliu (小野柳) • Zhiben Wetlands

TransportTRA: Hwa-tung Line, South-Link Line ◦ Taitung Station ◦ Kangle Station ◦ Zhiben Station • Taiwan Provincial Highway System ◦ Provincial Highway No. 9 ◦ Provincial Highway No. 11 • Port ◦ Fugang Fishery Harbor - ferry port to Orchid Island and Green Island • Airport ◦ Taitung Airport.

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Taitung has a population of over 103,260 people. Taitung also forms part of the wider Taitung County which has a population of over 212,259 people. It is also a part of the larger Eastern Taiwan Region. For the location of Taitung see: Taitung City.

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Antipodal to Taitung is: -58.867,-22.75

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