Beinan, Taitung

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Coordinates: 22°47′N 121°07′E / 22.783°N 121.117°E / 22.783; 121.117

Beinan Township in Taitung County
Beinan Township

Beinan Township (Chinese: 卑南鄉; pinyin: Bēinán Xiāng; Wade–Giles: Pei1-nan2 Hsiang1; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Pi-lâm) is a rural township in Taitung County, Taiwan.

Name and History[edit]

This south-eastern region of Taiwan was originally dominated by the Puyuma people. The township's name originates from the Puyuma language and is in memory of a great chief, Pinara.[1]

During the Dutch era, the Dutch called it Pimala. During Qing rule, access to the area (Chinese: 卑南八社) was prohibited.

In 1875, Pi-lam Subprefecture (卑南廳) was established. During the period of Japanese rule, Pinan Village (卑南庄?) was established under Taitō District, Taitō Prefecture.

Geography[edit]

The northeast part of the township is located at the Huatung Valley.

Administrative divisions[edit]

The township comprises 13 villages: Binlang, Chulu, Fushan, Fuyuan, Jiafeng, Liji, Lijia, Meinong, Mingfeng, Taian, Taiping, Tungxing and Wenquan.

Tourist attractions[edit]

Transportation[edit]

Beinan Township is accessible from Shanli Station of the Taiwan Railway Administration.

Notable natives[edit]

  • A-mei, singer and songwriter

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Beinan Township". Taitung County Govt. Retrieved 15 July 2016. 
  2. ^ "Chulu Ranch". Tour.taitung.gov.tw. Retrieved 2014-05-14. 
  3. ^ "East Rift Valley National Scenic Area::PDA". Erv-nsa.gov.tw. Retrieved 2014-05-14. 

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