Baisha, Penghu

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Coordinates: 23°39′48.21″N 119°35′32.5″E / 23.6633917°N 119.592361°E / 23.6633917; 119.592361

Baisha Township
白沙鄉
Rural township
Baisha Township in Penghu County
Baisha Township in Penghu County
Location Penghu, Taiwan
Area
 • Total 20 km2 (8 sq mi)
Population (July 2018)
 • Total 9,851
 • Density 490/km2 (1,300/sq mi)

Baisha Township (Chinese: 白沙鄉; pinyin: Báishā Xiāng; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Pe̍h-soa-hiong; "White sand") is a rural township in Penghu County, Taiwan. It is located at the northern part of Penghu Main Island and linked to Siyu Township by the trans-oceanic bridge, which at 2.5 km (1.6 mi) long makes it the longest of its kind in east Asia.[1] It has a population of 9,809.

Bird Island (鳥嶼) is the most crowded (density) island of Penghu, with 1,226 citizens sharing its small size of 0.4 km2 (0.2 sq mi)

Geography[edit]

The township is spread over 20 islands, including:

Administrative divisions[edit]

The township comprises 15 villages: Chengqian, Chikan, Dacang, Gangzi, Houliao, Jiangmei, Jibei, Niaoyu, Qitou, Tongliang, Watong, Xiaochi, Yuanbei, Zenghai and Zhongtun.

Tourist attractions[edit]

Transportation[edit]

  • Chikan Wharf
  • Houliao Wharf
  • Jibei Wharf[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 澎湖群島 - Trans-oceanic bridge
  2. ^ "Jibei Island". TravelKing. Retrieved 8 December 2017.