Taibao

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Taibao
太保市
County-controlled city
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Coordinates: 23°27′00″N 120°20′00″E / 23.45°N 120.3333°E / 23.45; 120.3333Coordinates: 23°27′00″N 120°20′00″E / 23.45°N 120.3333°E / 23.45; 120.3333
Country  Republic of China
Province Taiwan
County Chiayi
Government
 • Supervisor Tung Kuo-cheng
Area
 • Total 66.90 km2 (25.83 sq mi)
Population (January 2014)
 • Total 36,996
 • Density 550/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
Taibao City

Taibao City (Chinese: 太保市; pinyin: Tàibǎo Shì) is a county-controlled city and the county seat of Chiayi County, Taiwan.

Name[edit]

The city was named after the government position of Wang De-lu, whose hometown is Taibao, in the 19th century.

History[edit]

Taibao City was originally established as Taibao Township in August 1945 after the handover of Taiwan from Japan to China. In August 1946, Taibao Township was incorporated to Chiayi City to become Taibao District. In September 1950, it became the Taibao Township under Chiayi County administration. In July 1991, it became Taibao City.[1][2]

Administrative divisions[edit]

The city has 18 villages, which are Beixin, Nanxin, Bixiang, Maliao, Guogou, Gangwei, Tianwei, Jiubi, Xinpi, Qiantan, Houtan, Meipu, Houzhuang, Taibao, Dongshi, Lunding, Chunzhu and Anren Village.

Government institutions[edit]

Tourist attractions[edit]

Transportation[edit]

The city is accessible by Chiayi Station of the Taiwan High Speed Rail.

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