Caotun

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Caotun Township
草屯鎮
The old town of Caotun
The old town of Caotun
Caotun Township in Nantou County
Caotun Township in Nantou County
LocationNantou County, Taiwan
Government
 • TypeUrban township
Area
 • Total104 km2 (40 sq mi)
Population
(June 2018)
 • Total97,477
Caotun Township
Chinese草屯鎮
Hanyu PinyinCǎotún Zhèn
Wade–GilesTs'ao3-t'un2 Chen4
Pha̍k-fa-sṳTshó-thùn-tsṳ́n
Hokkien POJChháu-tūn-tìn
Downtown Caotun

Caotun Township[1] is an urban township in the northwest of Nantou County, Taiwan.[2]

History[edit]

The area was historically known as Chháu-ê-tun (草鞋墩) with the present name adopted under Japanese rule in 1920.

Administrative divisions[edit]

The township comprises 27 villages: Beishi, Beitou, Bifeng, Bizhou, Duihe, Fuliao, Fuxing, Heping, Jialao, Mingzheng, Nanpu, Pingding, Pinglin, Shanglin, Shanjiao, Shichuan, Shuangdong, Tucheng, Xincuo, Xinfeng, Xinzhuang, Yanfeng, Yufeng, Yushi, Zhongshan, Zhongyuan and Zhongzheng.

Education[edit]

Tourist attractions[edit]

Transportation[edit]

The nearest train station to Caotun is the Yuanlin Station of the Taiwan Railway Administration in Changhua County.

Notable natives[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 臺灣地區鄉鎮市區級以上行政區域名稱中英對照表 Glossary of Names for Administrative Divisions. Ministry of the Interior. 26 March Minguo 104 (2015). Retrieved 30 September 2017. (in Chinese)
  2. ^ "Visit Caotun in Beautiful Nantou - Taiwanese Secrets".

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 23°58′59″N 120°43′57″E / 23.983°N 120.7326°E / 23.983; 120.7326