Hsinchu County

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Hsinchu County
新竹縣
County
Flag of Hsinchu County
Flag
Coat of arms of Hsinchu County
Coat of arms
Taiwan ROC political division map Hsinchu County.svg
Coordinates: 24°50′0″N 121°0′53″E / 24.83333°N 121.01472°E / 24.83333; 121.01472Coordinates: 24°50′0″N 121°0′53″E / 24.83333°N 121.01472°E / 24.83333; 121.01472
Country Taiwan
Region Northwestern Taiwan
Seat Zhubei City
Largest city Zhubei City
Boroughs 1 cities, 12 (3 urban, 9 rural) townships
Government
 • County Magistrate Chiu Ching-chun
Area
 • Total 1,427.59 km2 (551.20 sq mi)
Area rank 12 of 22
Population (March 2009)
 • Total 504,768
 • Rank 16 of 22
 • Density 350/km2 (920/sq mi)
Time zone CST (UTC+8)
Website www.hchg.gov.tw
Symbols
Bird Muller's Barbet (Megalaima oorti)
Flower Camellia
Tree Broad-leaved podocarpus (Nageia nagi)
Hsinchu County
Traditional Chinese 新竹縣

Hsinchu County (Chinese: 新竹縣; pinyin: Xīnzhú Xiàn) is a county in north-western Taiwan. The population of the county is mainly Hakka; there is a Taiwanese aboriginal minority in the southeastern part of the county. Zhubei is the capital of Hsinchu, where the government office and county office is located. Hsinchu is where most of the industrial factory and office of computer related companies are located, most known as Hsinchu Technology Zone in Taiwan. Also known as Chinese: 新竹科學園區; pinyin: Xīnzhú kēxuéyuán qū, literally "Hsinchu technology zone".

History[edit]

After the handover of Taiwan from Japan to the Republic of China in October 1945, Hsinchu County was established to be part of Taiwan Province in December 1945.

Administration[edit]

Hsinchu County controls one city, three urban townships and nine rural townships. They are:

City[edit]

  1. Zhubei City (竹北市)

Townships[edit]

Urban townships[edit]

  1. Guanxi Township (關西鎮)
  2. Xinpu Township (新埔鎮)
  3. Zhudong Township (竹東鎮)

Rural townships[edit]

  1. Baoshan Township (寶山鄉)
  2. Beipu Township (北埔鄉)
  3. Emei Township (峨眉鄉)
  4. Hengshan Township (橫山鄉)
  5. Hukou Township (湖口鄉)
  6. Jianshi Township (尖石鄉)
  7. Qionglin Township (芎林鄉)
  8. Wufeng Township (五峰鄉)
  9. Xinfeng Township (新豐鄉)

Weather[edit]

Average Temperature of Hsinchu

Tourist attractions[edit]

See also[edit]

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