Township (Taiwan)

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This article is part of
a series on the
Administrative divisions
of the Republic of China
(Taiwan)
In effect
1st Provinces
(省 shěng)
(streamlined)
Special municipalities
(直轄市 zhíxiáshì)
2nd Counties
(縣 xiàn)
Provincial cities
(市 shì)
3rd Districts
(區 qū)
County-controlled cities
(縣轄市 xiànxiáshì)
Urban townships
(鎮 zhèn)
Rural townships
(鄉 xiāng)
4th Urban villages
(里 lǐ)
Rural villages
(村 cūn)
5th Neighborhoods
(鄰 lín)

Townships are the third-level administrative subdivisions of counties of Taiwan, along with county-controlled cities. After World War II, the townships were established from the following conversions on the Japanese administrative divisions:

Local laws do not enforce strict standards for classifying them, generally urban township has a larger population and more business and industry than rural township, but not to the extent of County-controlled city. Under townships, there is still village as the fourth or the basic level of administery.

Recently there are totally 194 townships in Taiwan, including 153 rural townships and 41 urban townships. Penghu County and Lienchiang County are the only two counties that do not have urban townships.

Names below are transliterated using the Hanyu Pinyin romanization system. Note that the county names do not necessarily use Hanyu Pinyin.

List of Counties[edit]

List of townships by county[edit]

Changhua County[edit]

Urban Townships[edit]

  1. 鹿港鎮 Lukang
  2. 和美鎮 Hemei
  3. 北斗鎮 Beidou
  4. 員林鎮 Yuanlin
  5. 溪湖鎮 Xihu
  6. 田中鎮 Tianzhong
  7. 二林鎮 Erlin

Rural Townships[edit]

  1. 線西鄉 Xianxi
  2. 伸港鄉 Shen'gang
  3. 福興鄉 Fuxing
  4. 秀水鄉 Xioushui
  5. 花壇鄉 Huatan
  6. 芬園鄉 Fenyuan
  7. 大村鄉 Dacun
  8. 埔鹽鄉 Puyan
  9. 埔心鄉 Puxin
  10. 永靖鄉 Yongjing
  11. 社頭鄉 Shetou
  12. 二水鄉 Ershui
  13. 田尾鄉 Tianwei
  14. 埤頭鄉 Pitou
  15. 芳苑鄉 Fangyuan
  16. 大城鄉 Dacheng
  17. 竹塘鄉 Zhutang
  18. 溪州鄉 Xizhou

Chiayi County[edit]

Urban Townships[edit]

  1. 布袋鎮 Budai
  2. 大林鎮 Dalin

Rural Townships[edit]

  1. 民雄鄉 Minxiong
  2. 溪口鄉 Xikou
  3. 新港鄉 Xingang
  4. 六腳鄉 Liujiao
  5. 東石鄉 Dongshi
  6. 義竹鄉 Yizhu
  7. 鹿草鄉 Lucao
  8. 水上鄉 Shuishang
  9. 中埔鄉 Zhongpu
  10. 竹崎鄉 Zhuqi
  11. 梅山鄉 Meishan
  12. 番路鄉 Fanlu
  13. 大埔鄉 Dapu
  14. 阿里山鄉 Alishan

Hsinchu County[edit]

Urban Townships[edit]

  1. 關西鎮 Guanxi
  2. 新埔鎮 Xinpu
  3. 竹東鎮 Zhudong

Rural Townships[edit]

  1. 湖口鄉 Hukou
  2. 橫山鄉 Hengshan
  3. 新豐鄉 Xinfeng
  4. 芎林鄉 Qionglin
  5. 寶山鄉 Baoshan
  6. 北埔鄉 Beipu
  7. 峨眉鄉 Emei
  8. 尖石鄉 Jianshi
  9. 五峰鄉 Wufeng

Hualien County[edit]

Urban Townships[edit]

  1. 鳳林鎮 Fenglin
  2. 玉里鎮 Yuli

Rural Townships[edit]

  1. 新城鄉 Xincheng
  2. 吉安鄉 Ji'an
  3. 壽豐鄉 Shoufeng
  4. 光復鄉 Guangfu
  5. 豐濱鄉 Fengbin
  6. 瑞穗鄉 Ruisui
  7. 富里鄉 Fuli
  8. 秀林鄉 Xiulin
  9. 萬榮鄉 Wanrong
  10. 卓溪鄉 Zhuoxi

Miaoli County[edit]

Urban Townships[edit]

  1. 苑裡鎮 Yuanli
  2. 通霄鎮 Tongxiao
  3. 竹南鎮 Zhunan
  4. 頭份鎮 Toufen
  5. 後龍鎮 Houlong
  6. 卓蘭鎮 Zhuolan

Rural Townships[edit]

  1. 大湖鄉 Dahu
  2. 公館鄉 Gongguan
  3. 銅鑼鄉 Tongluo
  4. 南庄鄉 Nanzhuang
  5. 頭屋鄉 Touwu
  6. 三義鄉 Sanyi
  7. 西湖鄉 Xihu
  8. 造橋鄉 Zaoqiao
  9. 三灣鄉 Sanwan
  10. 獅潭鄉 Shitan
  11. 泰安鄉 Tai'an

Nantou County[edit]

Urban Townships[edit]

  1. 埔里鎮 Puli
  2. 草屯鎮 Caotun
  3. 竹山鎮 Zhushan
  4. 集集鎮 Jiji

Rural Townships[edit]

  1. 名間鄉 Mingjian
  2. 鹿谷鄉 Lugu
  3. 中寮鄉 Zhongliao
  4. 魚池鄉 Yuchi
  5. 國姓鄉 Guoxing
  6. 水里鄉 Shuili
  7. 信義鄉 Xinyi
  8. 仁愛鄉 Ren'ai

Penghu County[edit]

Rural Townships[edit]

  1. 湖西鄉 Huxi
  2. 白沙鄉 Baisha
  3. 西嶼鄉 Xiyu
  4. 望安鄉 Wang'an
  5. 七美鄉 Qimei

Pingtung County[edit]

Urban Townships[edit]

  1. 潮州鎮 Chaozhou
  2. 東港鎮 Donggang
  3. 恆春鎮 Hengchun

Rural Townships[edit]

  1. 萬丹鄉 Wandan
  2. 長治鄉 Changzhi
  3. 麟洛鄉 Linluo
  4. 九如鄉 Jiuru
  5. 里港鄉 Ligang
  6. 鹽埔鄉 Yanpu
  7. 高樹鄉 Gaoshu
  8. 萬巒鄉 Wanluan
  9. 內埔鄉 Neipu
  10. 竹田鄉 Zhutian
  11. 新埤鄉 Xinpi
  12. 枋寮鄉 Fangliao
  13. 新園鄉 Xinyuan
  14. 崁頂鄉 Kanding
  15. 林邊鄉 Linbian
  16. 南州鄉 Nanzhou
  17. 佳冬鄉 Jiadong
  18. 琉球鄉 Liuqiu
  19. 車城鄉 Checheng
  20. 滿州鄉 Manzhou
  21. 枋山鄉 Fangshan
  22. 三地門鄉 Sandimen
  23. 霧臺鄉 Wutai
  24. 瑪家鄉 Majia
  25. 泰武鄉 Taiwu
  26. 來義鄉 Laiyi
  27. 春日鄉 Chunri
  28. 獅子鄉 Shizi
  29. 牡丹鄉 Mudan

Taitung County[edit]

Urban Townships[edit]

  1. 成功鎮 Chenggong
  2. 關山鎮 Guanshan

Rural Townships[edit]

  1. 卑南鄉 Beinan
  2. 大武鄉 Dawu
  3. 太麻里鄉 Taimali
  4. 東河鄉 Donghe
  5. 長濱鄉 Changbin
  6. 鹿野鄉 Luye
  7. 池上鄉 Chishang
  8. 綠島鄉 Lüdao
  9. 延平鄉 Yanping
  10. 海端鄉 Haiduan
  11. 達仁鄉 Daren
  12. 金峰鄉 Jinfeng
  13. 蘭嶼鄉 Lanyu

Taoyuan County[edit]

Urban Townships[edit]

  1. 大溪鎮 Daxi

Rural Townships[edit]

  1. 蘆竹鄉 Luzhu
  2. 大園鄉 Dayuan
  3. 龜山鄉 Guishan
  4. 龍潭鄉 Longtan
  5. 新屋鄉 Xinwu
  6. 觀音鄉 Guanyin
  7. 復興鄉 Fuxing

Yilan County[edit]

Urban Townships[edit]

  1. 羅東鎮 Luodong
  2. 蘇澳鎮 Su'ao
  3. 頭城鎮 Toucheng

Rural Townships[edit]

  1. 礁溪鄉 Jiaoxi
  2. 壯圍鄉 Zhuangwei
  3. 員山鄉 Yuanshan
  4. 冬山鄉 Dongshan
  5. 五結鄉 Wujie
  6. 三星鄉 Sanxing
  7. 大同鄉 Datong
  8. 南澳鄉 Nan'ao

Yunlin County[edit]

Urban Townships[edit]

  1. 斗南鎮 Dounan
  2. 虎尾鎮 Huwei
  3. 西螺鎮 Xiluo
  4. 土庫鎮 Tuku
  5. 北港鎮 Beigang

Rural Townships[edit]

  1. 古坑鄉 Gukeng
  2. 大埤鄉 Dapi
  3. 莿桐鄉 Citong
  4. 林內鄉 Linnei
  5. 二崙鄉 Erlun
  6. 崙背鄉 Lunbei
  7. 麥寮鄉 Mailiao
  8. 東勢鄉 Dongshi
  9. 褒忠鄉 Baozhong
  10. 臺西鄉 Taixi
  11. 元長鄉 Yuanchang
  12. 四湖鄉 Sihu
  13. 口湖鄉 Kouhu
  14. 水林鄉 Shuilin

Kinmen County[edit]

Urban Townships[edit]

  1. 金城鎮 Jincheng
  2. 金湖鎮 Jinhu
  3. 金沙鎮 Jinsha

Rural Townships[edit]

  1. 金寧鄉 Jinning
  2. 烈嶼鄉 Lieyu
  3. 烏坵鄉 Wuqiu

Lienchiang County[edit]

Rural Townships[edit]

  1. 南竿鄉 Nangan
  2. 北竿鄉 Beigan
  3. 莒光鄉 Juguang
  4. 東引鄉 Dongyin

Gallery[edit]


Reorganisation[edit]

Both Urban and Rural Townships in Taoyuan County will be reorganised as Districts on 25 December 2014.

  • Daxi → Daxi District
  • Luzhu → Luzhu District
  • Dayuan → Dayuan District
  • Guishan → Guishan District
  • Longtan → Longtan District
  • Xinwu → Xinwu District
  • Guanyin → Guanyin District
  • Fuxing → Fuxing District

References[edit]

http://placesearch.moi.gov.tw/translate/Admin1000616.pdf

See also[edit]