Chiayi County

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Chiayi County
嘉義縣
County
Flag of Chiayi County
Flag
Coat of arms of Chiayi County
Coat of arms
Taiwan ROC political division map Chiayi County.svg
Coordinates: 23°29′46.34″N 120°38′30.75″E / 23.4962056°N 120.6418750°E / 23.4962056; 120.6418750Coordinates: 23°29′46.34″N 120°38′30.75″E / 23.4962056°N 120.6418750°E / 23.4962056; 120.6418750
Country Taiwan
Region Southwestern Taiwan
Seat Taibao City
Largest city Minxiong
Boroughs 2 cities, 16 (2 urban, 14 rural) townships
Government
 • County Magistrate Helen Chang
Area
 • Total 1,901.67 km2 (734.24 sq mi)
Area rank 10 of 22
Population (February 2014)
 • Total 528,148[1]
 • Rank 14 of 22
Time zone CST (UTC+8)
Website www.cyhg.gov.tw
Chiayi County
Traditional Chinese 嘉義縣

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.

History[edit]

Empire of Japan[edit]

During the Japanese rule of Taiwan, Chiayi County was administered under Tainan Prefecture together with present-day Chiayi City, Tainan City and Yunlin County.

Republic of China[edit]

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.[2]

Administration[edit]

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
City
Puzi City 朴子市 P'u-tzu Puzih Phò-chú Phú-chṳ́
Taibao City 太保市 T'ai-pao Taibao Thài-pó Thai-pó
Urban townships
Budai Township 布袋鎮 Pu-tai Budai Pò͘-tē Pu-thoi
Dalin Township 大林鎮 Ta-lin Dalin Tōa-nâ Thai-lìm
Rural townships
Alishan Township 阿里山鄉 A-li-shan Alishan A-lí-san Â-lî-sân
Dapu Township 大埔鄉 Ta-p'u Dapu Tōa-po͘ Thai-phû
Dongshi Township 東石鄉 Tung-shih Dongshih Tang-chio̍h Tûng-sa̍k
Fanlu Township 番路鄉 Fan-lu Fanlu Hoan-lō͘ Fân-lu
Liujiao Township 六腳鄉 Liu-chiao Liujiao La̍k-kha Liuk-kiok
Lucao Township 鹿草鄉 Lu-ts'ao Lucao Lok-chháu Lu̍k-tshó
Meishan Township 梅山鄉 Mei-shan Meishan Bôe-san Mòi-sân
Minxiong Township 民雄鄉 Min-hsiung Minsyong Bîn-hiông Mìn-hiùng
Shuishang Township 水上鄉 Shui-shang Shueishang Chhúi-siāng Súi-song
Xikou Township 溪口鄉 Hsi-k'ou Sikou Khe-kháu Hâi-khiéu
Xingang Township 新港鄉 Hsin-Kang Singang Sin-káng Sîn-kóng
Yizhu Township 義竹鄉 I-chu Yijhu Gī-tek Ngi-tsuk
Zhongpu Township 中埔鄉 Chung-p'u Jhongpu Tiong-po͘ Chûng-phû
Zhuqi Township 竹崎鄉 Chu-Ch'i Jhuci Tek-kiā Tsuk-khì

Tertiary education[edit]

Chiayi County is home to National Chung Cheng University, a research institution.

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