Fangyuan, Changhua

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Coordinates: 23°55′30″N 120°18′57″E / 23.92500°N 120.31583°E / 23.92500; 120.31583

Fangyuan Township
芳苑鄉
Rural township
Street on Wanggong.JPG
Fangyuan Township in Changhua County
Fangyuan Township in Changhua County
Country  Republic of China
Province Taiwan
County Changhua
Divisions
Government
 • Type District government
 • District chief Hong He-lu[1] (Ind.)
Area
 • Total 96.89 km2 (37.41 sq mi)
Population (December 2014)
 • Total 34,744
Website 芳苑鄉公所 (Chinese)

Fangyuan Township (Chinese: 芳苑鄉; pinyin: Fāngyuàn Xiāng) is a rural township in Changhua County, Taiwan.

History[edit]

People have been immigrated from Fujian to the area since around 380 years ago where they practiced fishing and traded with people in Fujian. The area was then known as Fanzaiwa. The place was then renamed Shashan Village during the Japanese rule of Taiwan because of the sand dunes of the area. After the handover of Taiwan from Japan to the Republic of China in 1945, it became part of Taichung County. It was later renamed as Fangyuan Township and became part of Changhua County.[2]

Geography[edit]

Fangyuan has been assigned the Postal code is 528. With the total area of 91.38 km², the township is the second largest in Changhua County after Erlin Township. As in December 2014, there were 34,744 people, 10,116 households. The population density was 380 people km².[3]

Administrative divisions[edit]

Fangyuan Village, Fangzhong Village, Renai Village, Xinyi Village, Houliao Village, Sange Village, Yongxing Village, Xinjie Village, Lushang Village, Luping Village, Sancheng Village, Furong Village, Dingbu Village, Wanggong Village, Boai Village, Heping Village, Xingren Village, Minsheng Village, Xinbao Village, Wujun Village, Caohu Village, Jianping Village, Lunjiao Village, Wenjin Village, Xinsheng Village, Hanbao Village.[4]

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