County (Taiwan)

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This article is part of
a series on the
Administrative divisions
of the Republic of China
(Taiwan)
In effect
1st Provinces
(省 shěng)
(streamlined)
Special municipalities
(直轄市 zhíxiáshì)
2nd Counties
(縣 xiàn)
Provincial cities
(市 shì)
3rd Districts
(區 qū)
County-controlled cities
(縣轄市 xiànxiáshì)
Urban townships
(鎮 zhèn)
Rural townships
(鄉 xiāng)
4th Urban villages
(里 lǐ)
Rural villages
(村 cūn)
5th Neighborhoods
(鄰 lín)

Counties (Chinese: ; pinyin: xiàn; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: koān) are one of administrative divisions of the Republic of China, which consists of Taiwan Province and Fujian Province. They are directly governed by the central government after the provinces are streamlined in 1998 and 1956 respectively. In the laws, counties with a population of over two million can become a quasi-municipality (準直轄市). Currently, this rule applies on Taoyuan County, which also scheduled to be upgraded to a special municipality on 25 December 2014.[1]

List of counties[edit]

The are currently 14 counties in Taiwan.

Name Chinese Pinyin Wade–Giles Pe̍h-ōe-jī Pha̍k-fa-sṳ County seat Magistrate
Changhua County 彰化縣 Zhānghuà Chang¹-hua⁴ Chiong-hoà Chông-fa Changhua City 彰化市 Cho Po-yuan
Chiayi County 嘉義縣 Jiāyì Chia¹-i⁴ Ka-gī Kâ-ngi Taibao City 太保市 Helen Chang
Hsinchu County 新竹縣 Xīnzhú Hsin¹-chu² Sin-tek Sîn-tsuk Zhubei City 竹北市 Chiu Ching-chun
Hualien County 花蓮縣 Huālián Hua¹-lien² Hoa-liân Fâ-lièn Hualien City 花蓮市 Fu Kun-chi
Kinmen County 金門縣 Jīnmén Chin¹-men² Kim-mn̂g Kîm-mùn Jincheng Township 金城鎮 Lee Wo-shih
Lienchiang County 連江縣 Liánjiāng Lien²-chiang¹ Liân-kang Lièn-kông Nangan Township 南竿鄉 Yang Sui-sheng
Miaoli County 苗栗縣 Miáolì Miao²-li⁴ Biâu-le̍k Mèu-li̍t Miaoli City 苗栗市 Liu Cheng-hung
Nantou County 南投縣 Nántóu Nan²-t'ou² Lâm-tâu Nàm-thèu Nantou City 南投市 Chen Chih-ching (acting)
Penghu County 澎湖縣 Pénghú P'eng²-hu² Phêⁿ-ô͘ Phàng-fù Magong City 馬公市 Wang Chien-fa
Pingtung County 屏東縣 Píngdōng P'ing²-tung¹ Pîn-tong Phìn-tûng Pingtung City 屏東市 Tsao Chi-hung
Taitung County 臺東縣 Táidōng T'ai²-tung¹ Tâi-tang Thòi-tûng Taitung City 臺東市 Justin Huang
Taoyuan County 桃園縣 Táoyuán T'ao²-yuan² Thô-hn̂g Thò-yèn Taoyuan City 桃園市 John Wu
Yilan County 宜蘭縣 Yílán I²-lan² Gî-lân Ngì-làn Yilan City 宜蘭市 Lin Tsung-hsien
Yunlin County 雲林縣 Yúnlín Yün²-lin² Hûn-lîm Yùn-lìm Douliu City 斗六市 Su Chih-fen

Former counties[edit]

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