Yangmei, Taiwan

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Yangmei
楊梅市
County-controlled city
Yangmei commercial building.jpg
Location of Yangmei
Coordinates: 24°56′00″N 121°17′00″E / 24.93333°N 121.28333°E / 24.93333; 121.28333
Country  Republic of China
Region Northern Taiwan
Government
 • Mayor Peng Sheng-fu
Area
 • Total 89.1229 km2 (34.4105 sq mi)
Population (January 2014)
 • Total 155,851
 • Density 1,700/km2 (4,500/sq mi)
Website www.yangmei.gov.tw

Yangmei (Chinese: 楊梅; pinyin: Yángméi) is a county-controlled city in southern Taoyuan County of Taiwan (Republic of China). The traditional residents are Hakka people.[1] The former township was upgraded to a city after passing 150,000 in population.

History[edit]

Yangmei City was originally established as Yangmeili during the Qing Dynasty rule. It was renamed to Yangmei in 1920.[2]

Geography[edit]

Yangmei is one of the three largest towns in Taoyuan. The center is only 40 minutes from the west coast of Taiwan and the Taiwan Strait. To the north it borders Pingjhen city; to the south it borders Hsinchu County. To the east, Yangmei borders Longtan Township. There were lots of Yangmei trees (楊梅樹) when Chinese immigrants entered this place, so that's how this town got its name.

  • Area: 89.1229 km2 (34.4105 sq mi)
  • Population: 155,851 (January 2014)

To the east, Yangmei is circled by foothills which are partly forested. a fair amount of tea plantations can be found in this area. There are also several gated communities in the hilly areas of Yangmei City—Sunny Forest Hill is the biggest and most famous of them. One of the most popular golf clubs in Taiwan, Sunrise Golf & Country Club, is located in the south of Yangmei.

Transportation[edit]

Yangmei is served by National Highway No. 1. Generally, it is about 50 minutes driving time to Taipei City. Provincial Highway No. 1 also serve the town, so that the transportation system is convenient for travelers.

Yangmei has three railway stations (from north to south): Puxin, Yangmei and Fugang. The railway is a convenient route for commuters in Yangmei.

Industry[edit]

Yangmei has high-tech industry in the area, with Chunghwa Picture Tube having a factory in the city.[citation needed] One of the largest clusters of TFT-LCD plants are located in the area, Yangmei is also a transport hub with several container terminals present in the city. Maersk Taiwan maintains a distribution center in Yangmei. A fair amount of light industry is also present, with Youth Industrial Park (幼獅工業區) being home to much traditional industry. Another large industrial enterprise in Yangmei is China Motors (中華汽車) which builds Mitsubishi cars under license.

Education[edit]

High Schools
Junior High Schools
  • Fugang Junior High School
  • Jenmei Junior High School
  • Rueiyuan Junior High School
  • Rueiping Junior High School
  • Yangguang Junior High School
  • Yangmei Junior High School
  • Yangming Junior High School
  • Tawa Senior High School subsidiary junior school (private)
  • Jhiping Senior High School subsidiary junior school (private)
Elementary Schools
  • Fugang Elementary School
  • Rueimei Elementary School
  • Rueipu Elementary School
  • Rueitang Elementary School
  • Rueiyuan Elementary School
  • Shehwei Elementary School
  • Tatung Elementary School
  • Yangguang Elementary School
  • Yangmei Elementary School
  • Yangming Elementary School
  • Yangshing Elementary School

Tourist attractions[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "History". Yangmei Township Office. Retrieved 2010-06-28. 
  2. ^ http://www.tycg.gov.tw/site/index.aspx?site_id=123&site_content_sn=561

Coordinates: 24°55′N 121°09′E / 24.917°N 121.150°E / 24.917; 121.150