Jincheng, Kinmen

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Jincheng
金城
Urban township
金城鎮 · Jincheng Township
Top:View of Downtown Jincheng from Mount Taiwu, 2nd left:Kinmen Government Office, 2nd right:old traditional attraction in Shuitouhuang area, 3rd left:Chingtien Hall in Mount Taiwu, 3rd right:Wentai Pagoda, Bottom left:View of Dadan, Erdan and Huzi small Islands, Bottom right:Koxiga Shrine
Top:View of Downtown Jincheng from Mount Taiwu, 2nd left:Kinmen Government Office, 2nd right:old traditional attraction in Shuitouhuang area, 3rd left:Chingtien Hall in Mount Taiwu, 3rd right:Wentai Pagoda, Bottom left:View of Dadan, Erdan and Huzi small Islands, Bottom right:Koxiga Shrine
Jincheng is located in Taiwan
Jincheng
Jincheng
Location in the Republic of China
Coordinates: 24°25′N 118°19′E / 24.417°N 118.317°E / 24.417; 118.317Coordinates: 24°25′N 118°19′E / 24.417°N 118.317°E / 24.417; 118.317
Country  Republic of China
County Kinmen
Government
 • Type Strong magistrate-council
 • Magistrate zh:蔡輝詩 Tsai Hui-shih
Area
 • Total 21.7080 km2 (8.3815 sq mi)
Population (March 2013)
 • Total 37,507
 • Density 1,700/km2 (4,500/sq mi)
Time zone CST (UTC+8)
Postal code 893
Website www.kincheng.gov.tw

Jincheng Township (Chinese: 金城鎮; pinyin: Jīnchéng Zhèn; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Kim-siâⁿ-tìn) is an urban township on the southwestern corner of the island of Kinmen (Quemoy). It is the county seat of Kinmen County, Fujian Province, Republic of China (Taiwan). Jincheng also administers Dongding (東碇) island 26 km (16 mi) to the south-southwest. In March 2012, it was named one of the Top 10 Small Tourist Towns by the Tourism Bureau.[1]

History[edit]

Jincheng also served as the capital of Republic of China's Fujian Province from 1949 to 1956. From 1956 to 1996, the capital of Fujian Province was relocated at Xindian, Taipei County, Taiwan Province. In 1996, the capital was moved back to Jincheng.

View of Downtown Jincheng from Mount Taiwu
Juguang Gate

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Jimen Dao
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 16
(60)
15
(59)
17
(63)
21
(70)
26
(78)
28
(83)
31
(87)
31
(88)
30
(86)
26
(79)
23
(73)
18
(65)
23.5
(74.3)
Average low °C (°F) 10
(50)
10
(50)
12
(54)
16
(60)
20
(68)
24
(75)
26
(78)
26
(78)
24
(76)
21
(69)
17
(62)
13
(55)
18.3
(64.6)
Precipitation mm (inches) 18
(.7)
66
(2.6)
43
(1.7)
61
(2.4)
102
(4.0)
107
(4.2)
109
(4.3)
79
(3.1)
94
(3.7)
5
(.2)
15
(.6)
8
(.3)
707
(27.8)
Source: Weatherbase [2]

Government institutions[edit]

Infrastructure[edit]

Tourist attractions[edit]

Transportation[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wong, Hiufu "Taiwan names its 10 top small tourist towns" CNN Go. 30 March 2012. Retrieved 2012-03-31
  2. ^ "Weatherbase: Historical Weather for Jimen Dao, Taiwan". Weatherbase. 2011.  Retrieved on November 24, 2011.