Douliu

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Douliu
斗六市
County-controlled city
Douliu City
Buddhist Douliou Tzu Chi Outpatient Department (Taiwan).jpg
Douliu is located in Taiwan
Douliu
Douliu
Location in the Republic of China
Coordinates: 23°42′27″N 120°32′38″E / 23.70750°N 120.54389°E / 23.70750; 120.54389
Country  Republic of China
County Yunlin County
Government
 • Mayor Hsieh Shu-ya (謝淑亞)
Area
 • Total 93.7151 km2 (36.1836 sq mi)
Population (January 2014)
 • Total 107,973
 • Density 1,200/km2 (3,000/sq mi)
Households 34,273
Divisions 38 villages, 747 neighborhoods
Postal code 640
Website www.dl.gov.tw
Douliu City in Yunlin County

Douliu City (also Douliou City) (Chinese: 斗六市; Hanyu Pinyin: Dǒuliù Shì; Tongyong Pinyin: Dǒuliòu Shìh; Wade–Giles: Tou3-liou4 Shih4; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Táu-la̍k-chhī) is a county-controlled city and the county seat of Yunlin County, Taiwan. It is also the political and economic center of the county. Douliu City is served by National Highway No. 3.

Name[edit]

The word Douliu came from a language of the Taiwanese Plains Aborigines.[1]

History[edit]

During the Japanese era, Toroku Town (斗六街) covered modern-day Douliu and Linnei Township and was under Toroku District of Tainan Prefecture.

On 25 December 1981, Douliu was upgraded from an urban township to county-controlled city.

Administrative divisions[edit]

Xinyi Village, Siwei Village, Taiping Village, Zhonghe Village, Guangxing Village, Zengxi Village, Zengtung Village, Sanping Village, Mingde Village, Zengbei Village, Gongcheng Village, Zhongxiao Village, Renai Village, Bade Village, Gongzheng Village, Zhongguang Village, Lintou Village, Chenggong Village, Zengnan Village, Shekou Village, Longtan Village, Jiatung Village, Lunfeng Village, Gouju Village, Jiangcuo Village, Sanguang Village, Jiuan Village, Huxi Village, Baozhuang Village, Zhangping Village, Liuzhong Village, Liubei Village, Liunan Village, Meilin Village, Hushan Village, Zhangan Village, Xizhou Village, Shisan Village.[2]

Government institutions[edit]

Places of Interest[edit]

  • Taiping Old Street: An old street featuring Japanese-era baroque buildings from three different periods. The street is a common location for special events and performing arts venues.
  • Exercise Park (Renwen Park): Located across from the National Yunlin University of Science and Technology, the park includes a skating rink, trails, etc. It serves as a public transportation, sports, and entertainment venue. It is also a common tourist destination during major festivals.
  • Douliu Ring: Also called "Douliu Door", it is a landmark of Yunlin County. Water shows occur every evening with music.
  • Yukihiro Memorial: In 1915 during Japanese rule, Crown Prince Hirohito (the future Emperor Showa) came to inspect the construction of public buildings. The area has been developed into a public space and community activity center.
  • Toroku POW Camp Memorial: A memorial stone located at the Gouba Elementary School. It preserves the memory of POWs of the Japanese during World War II.
  • Renwen Park Night Market: Located next to Renwen Park, a temporary night market sets up on Saturdays.
  • Taiwan Temple Art Museum: (台灣寺廟藝術館)

Festivals[edit]

  • Yunlin Orange Culture Festival (雲林柳橙文化節)
  • Pomelo Carnival (文旦嘉年華會)
  • The Beigang International Music Festival (北港國際音樂文化藝術節) hosts music performances in the Yulin County Concert Hall in Douliu during every festival.

Sports[edit]

Douliu Baseball Stadium occasionally holds regular CPBL games and was also the venue for 2007 Baseball World Cup and Baseball at the 2008 Summer Olympics' Final Qualifying Tournament.

Education[edit]

Health[edit]

Industry[edit]

Douliu is home to the Douliu Industrial Park and the Yunlin Science Industrial Park.

Transportation[edit]

Rail[edit]

Bus[edit]

Taisi Bus: http://www.taisibus.com/index.php?option=com_productbook&Itemid=61

Solar Bus: http://www.solarbus.com.tw/

Road[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Welcome to Douliou City-Introduction". 【雲林縣斗六市公所】進站動畫. Douliou City Office. Retrieved 30 November 2014. 
  2. ^ http://vote2014.nat.gov.tw/en/CV/m705001700000000.html

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 23°42′27″N 120°32′38″E / 23.70750°N 120.54389°E / 23.70750; 120.54389