Su-ao, Yilan

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Su-ao Township
Taiwan 2009 SuHua Highway SuAo Port FRD 6977.jpg
Location of Suao in Yilan
Location of Suao in Yilan
Coordinates: 24°36′N 121°51′E / 24.600°N 121.850°E / 24.600; 121.850Coordinates: 24°36′N 121°51′E / 24.600°N 121.850°E / 24.600; 121.850
Country  Republic of China
County Yilan
 • Mayor Lin Teng-huang
 • Total 89.01 km2 (34.37 sq mi)
Population (January 2014)
 • Total 41,328
Time zone Chungyuan Standard Time Zone (UTC+8)
Postal code 270

Su-ao Township (Chinese: 蘇澳鎮; pinyin: Sū'ào Zhèn; Wade–Giles: Su1-ao4 Chen4; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: So͘-ò), located in southern Yilan County, Taiwan, is an urban township that is famous for its seafood restaurants and cold springs. It is the destination of National Highway No. 5, Su-ao-Hualian Express Way, and North-Link Line of Taiwan Railway Administration. It also has two large harbors: Su-ao Port, a multi-function seaport that also houses a naval base; and Nanfang-ao Port, a major fishing port of Taiwan.

Mayor Lin Teng-huang


During Japanese rule, the area was established as Suō Town (蘇澳街), Suō District (蘇澳郡), Taihoku Prefecture. After World War II, the town was converted to a township under Taipei County. In 1950, after the establishment of Yilan County, the township was put under the jurisdiction of the county.

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