Jiali District

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Coordinates: 23°10′12″N 120°10′41″E / 23.170033°N 120.178016°E / 23.170033; 120.178016

Jiali District in Tainan City
Jiali District

Jiali District (Chinese: 佳里區; pinyin: Jiālǐ Qū; Wade–Giles: Chia1-li3 Ch'ü1; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Ka-lí) is a district located in Tainan, Taiwan, about 15 km north of the former Dutch base of Fort Zeelandia. The district has become well-known due to the Candyworld activities of 2005 and 2006.

History[edit]

In the 17th century, the place was named Soulang after one of the four subtribes of the local Siraya aborigines. Soulang was a village of about 1,500 inhabitants about 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) north of Fort Zeelandia,[1] and became a station of the Dutch East India Company. It later became the Chinese market-town called Siau-lang[2] (Chinese: 蕭瓏, 蕭隴, or 蕭壟; Wade–Giles: Hsiao-Lung; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Siau-lang).

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Andrade, Tonio (2005). "Chapter 3: Pax Hollandica". How Taiwan Became Chinese: Dutch, Spanish, and Han Colonization in the Seventeenth Century. Columbia University Press. §1-3. 
  2. ^ Campbell, William (1903). "Explanatory Notes". Formosa under the Dutch: described from contemporary records, with explanatory notes and a bibliography of the island. London: Kegan Paul. p. 547. OCLC 644323041. 
  3. ^ http://web1.tainan.gov.tw/NewEnglish/CP/12376/Jiali-1.aspx

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