Pingtung City

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Pingtung
屏東市
County-controlled city
Taiwan Main Road 3 Tail.jpg
Location of Pingtung
Country  Taiwan
County Pingtung County
Capital North West District (西北區)
Government
 • Mayor Yeh Shou-shan[1] (葉壽山)
Area
 • Total 66.03 km2 (25.49 sq mi)
Population (January 2014)
 • Total 205,756
 • Density 3,100/km2 (8,100/sq mi)
Website http://www.ptcg.gov.tw/
Pingtung City
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese

Pingtung, officially known as Pingtung City (Chinese: 屏東市; pinyin: Píngdōng Shì; Wade–Giles: Pingtung Shih), is a county-controlled city and the county seat of Pingtung County, Taiwan.


History[edit]

After the handover of Taiwan to the Republic of China from Japan in October 1945, Pingtung was established as a provincial city in December the same year. In August 1950, it was changed to Pingtung County and in December 1951, Pingtung City was changed to county-controlled city until today.

Geography[edit]

Pingtung City is located in Pingtung County, the southernmost county in Taiwan. It is located east of Kaohsiung and Fengshan, and centered between the western coast and the eastern mountain range. Many residents work in Kaoshiung and commute by train.

Climate[edit]

Pingtung City is located within the Tropics and has a tropical climate, specifically a tropical monsoon climate, as of the rest of Taiwan, the warmest month is July and the coldest month is January, but the weather is hot starting from mid March to late November with an average daytime temperature peeking above 30 degrees Celsius, while the short cooler season starts from mid December and lasts till late February featuring relatively warm days and cool nights with temperatures ranging from 15-27 degrees Celsius. Pingtung county is known to be the hottest county of Taiwan and Pingtung city is well known of having high daytime temperatures typically year round.

Climate data for Pingtung city (2009-2013)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 25.7
(78.3)
28.0
(82.4)
28.7
(83.7)
30.2
(86.4)
32.0
(89.6)
32.7
(90.9)
33.2
(91.8)
33.0
(91.4)
32.9
(91.2)
31.0
(87.8)
29.6
(85.3)
26.4
(79.5)
30.28
(86.52)
Daily mean °C (°F) 19.9
(67.8)
22.2
(72)
23.6
(74.5)
25.6
(78.1)
28.1
(82.6)
29.1
(84.4)
29.5
(85.1)
29.0
(84.2)
28.5
(83.3)
27.1
(80.8)
24.8
(76.6)
20.8
(69.4)
25.68
(78.23)
Average low °C (°F) 14.5
(58.1)
17.3
(63.1)
18.7
(65.7)
22.5
(72.5)
24.3
(75.7)
25.8
(78.4)
26.0
(78.8)
25.1
(77.2)
24.6
(76.3)
22.5
(72.5)
20.5
(68.9)
16.1
(61)
21.49
(70.68)
Source: Wunderground[2]

Government institutions[edit]

Pingtung City Hall

Education[edit]

Tourist attractions[edit]

Transportation[edit]

Pingtung Airport (屏東機場)
Bus station is nearby the train station.Pingtung County and city bus (屏東客運) Roadmap

  • 003 Pingtung-Shepi (社皮)- Donggang (東港) 005 Pingtung-Wandan (萬丹)-Donggang-Hengchun (恆春)
  • 102 Pingtung-Chaozhou (潮州) -Laiyi (來義) 104 Pingtung-Chaozhou-Jiangong (建功) 107 Pingtung-Chaozhou-Wutan (武潭)
  • 109 Pingtung-Chaozhou-Beishi (北勢) -Donggang 206 Pingtung-Ligang (里港) -Maolin/Duona (茂林/多納) 208 Pingtung-Ligang-Meinong (美濃)
  • 212 Pingtung-RoYang (洛陽) -Yanpu (鹽埔) 215 Pingtung-Yanpu-Gaoshu (高樹) 301 Pingtung-Zhenxing (振興) -Sandimen (三地門)
  • 302 Pingtung-Sanhe Village (三和村)-Sandimen 305 Pingtung-Longchan (龍泉) -SanDiMen 308 Pingtung-Wutai (霧台)
  • 310 Pingtung-Neipu (內埔)-Laiyi 314 Pingtung-Wanluan (萬巒) -Chaozhou 315 Pingtung-Chaozhou-Hengchun
  • 501 Pingtung-Qishan (旗山) -Tainan (台南) 502 Pingtung-Tainan (freeway)

Notable natives[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 22°40′34″N 120°29′39″E / 22.67611°N 120.49417°E / 22.67611; 120.49417