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
Traditional Chinese
Simplified Chinese

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]

Empire of Japan[edit]

In 1933, during the Japanese rule of Taiwan, Heitō town (屏東街) was upgraded to Heitō city (屏東市) under Takao Prefecture.

Republic of China[edit]

After the handover of Taiwan to the Republic of China from Japan on 25 October 1945, Pingtung City was established as a provincial city of Taiwan Province in December the same year. On 1 December 1951, it was downgraded to a county-controlled city of Pingtung County until today.

Geography[edit]

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

Administrative divisions[edit]

Villages in Pingtung City

Duanzheng Village, Wumiao Village, Datong Village, Guangrong Village, Minquan Village, Taian Village, Wenming Village, Weixin Village, Dapu Village, Bixin Village, Chongli Village, Chongzhi Village, Qingchun Village, Nanshu Village, Fufeng Village, Anle Village, Pinghe Village, Jinquan Village, Shengfeng Village, Qiaonan Village, Qiaobei Village, Dalian Village, Fengtian Village, Fengrong Village, Fengyuan Village, Zhangchun Village, Ruiguang Village, Hunan Village, Huxi Village, Guixin Village, Qingxi Village, Dawu Village, Chongwu Village, Lingyun Village, Yongchang Village, Yongshun Village, Pengcheng Village, Anzeng Village, Yongguang Village, Zhangan Village, Qianjin Village, Dazhou Village, Xinxing Village, Gongguan Village, Xinsheng Village, Dingzhai Village, Dingliu Village, Dahu Village, Longhua Village, Yucheng Village, Zeren Village, Jianguo Village, Wannian Village, Housheng Village, Yixin Village, Yiyong Village, Guanghua Village, Yongan Village, Chonglan Village, Tanqi Village, Yongcheng Village, Kongxiang Village, Guangxing Village, Shengli Village, Siwen Village, Huashan Village, Goumei Village, Sanshan Village, Haifeng Village, Renyi Village, Beixing Village, Beishi Village, Zhongzheng Village, Xingle Village, Mingzheng Village, Taiping Village, Xinhe Village, Hexing Village, Renai Village[3]

Government institutions[edit]

Pingtung City Hall

Education[edit]

Tourist attractions[edit]

Transportation[edit]

Air[edit]

Pingtung City is served by Pingtung Airport which was established on 28 November 1994.

Rail[edit]

Three stations of Taiwan Railways Administration crosses Pingtung City, which are Liukuaicuo Station, Pingtung Station and Guilai Station.

Road[edit]

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]

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