Beidou, Changhua

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Beidou Township
Urban township
Beidou Douyuan Rd.JPG
Location of Beidou Township
Coordinates: 23°52′29″N 120°31′29″E / 23.8747°N 120.5248°E / 23.8747; 120.5248Coordinates: 23°52′29″N 120°31′29″E / 23.8747°N 120.5248°E / 23.8747; 120.5248
Country Taiwan
Province Taiwan Province
County Changhua County
 • Type Urban township
 • Mayor Yang Lihs-iang (KMT)
 • Total 19.25 km2 (7.43 sq mi)

Beidou Township (Chinese: 北斗鎮; pinyin: Běidǒu Zhèn; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Pak-táu-tìn) is an urban township in Changhua County, Taiwan.


Beidou was previously known as Po-tau (寶斗; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Pó-táu), a harbor on the branch of Zhuoshui River and engaged trading with mainland China. As the harbor was an important site of southern Changhua County in the late Qing era, the town was surrounded by fences and had defensive walls. In 1738, the first downtown street named Shezi Village was built in the southern bank of Dongluo River. In 1806, houses and fields along the downtown streets were all ruined due to the battle between immigrants from Zhangzhou and Quanzhou. In 1821, Shezi Village was rebuilt in the Baodou Village at the riverside.[1]


It is located in an alluvial plain in the southeast part of the county. With an area of 19.2547 square kilometers, it is the second smallest township in the county after Xianxi Township.

Administrative divisions[edit]

Zhongliao Village, Dadao Village, Xide Village, Xian Village, Guangfu Village, Xinzheng Village, Zhongqing Village, Wuquan Village, Qixing Village, Juren Village, Tungguang Village, Wenchang Village, Zhonghe Village, Xinsheng Village, Daxin Village.


It is famous for ba-wan, a popular Taiwanese food item that was invented in the township.[citation needed]

Tourist attractions[edit]

Notable people[edit]

Gie-Ming Lin, the father of Jeremy Lin the Houston Rockets basketball star, grew up in Beidou.[4]

See also[edit]