|Boroughs||2 cities, 16 (2 urban, 14 rural) townships|
|• County Magistrate||Helen Chang|
|• Total||1,901.67 km2 (734.24 sq mi)|
|Area rank||10 of 22|
|Population (February 2014)|
|• Rank||14 of 22|
|Time zone||CST (UTC+8)|
Chiayi County (Chinese: 嘉義縣; pinyin: Jiāyì Xiàn), also romanized as Jiayi, is a county in southwestern Taiwan surrounding but not including Chiayi City. It is the sixth largest county in Taiwan. Its historical name in Taiwanese Hokkien (諸羅山, Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Chu-lô-san) derives from Tsirosen in the Formosan languages. It is home to one of Taiwan's most outstanding research universities, National Chung Cheng University.
Empire of Japan
Republic of China
After the handover of Taiwan from Japan to the Republic of China, Chiayi County was established in October 1950 and Chiayi City was incorporated to the County as the capital. In December 1978, the Executive Yuan approved the upgrade of Chiayi City to become a provincial city, thus in December 1981, Chiayi County government relocated the county capital to Dongshiliao Farm in Taibao Township and Chiayi City finally became a provincial city. In July 1991, Taibao Township was restructured to become Taibao City. In November 1991, Chiayi County government relocated the county capital from Dongshiliao Farm to Hsiangho New Village in Taibao City.
Chiayi County is divided into 2 cities, 2 urban townships and 14 rural townships. Taibao City is the seat of Chiayi County and is home to Chiayi County Government. The Chiayi County Council is however located in Puzi City.
|Name (Hanyu Pinyin)||Hanzi||Wade-Giles||Tongyong Pinyin||Taiwanese (POJ)||Hakka Pha̍k-fa-sṳ|
Chiayi County is home to National Chung Cheng University, a research institution.
|"Taiwan Strait (South China Sea)"||Kaohsiung City|
- "Welcome to Chiayi County Government-Population-Population". Cyhg.gov.tw. Retrieved 2014-05-04.
- "Welcome to Chiayi County Government-History-Republic of China Era (1945－)". Cyhg.gov.tw. Retrieved 2014-05-04.
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