Cape Santiago (Taiwan)

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Cape Santiago

Cape Santiago[1][2][a] (Chinese: 三貂角; pinyin: Sāndiāojiǎo; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Sam-tiau-kak) is a cape located in Gongliao District, New Taipei City, Taiwan. The cape is the easternmost point of the island of Taiwan, and also the easternmost cape of Taiwan. On 5 May 1626, a Spanish fleet reached the northeast tip of Taiwan and named the native village of Caquiunauan (also Caguiuanuan; present-day Fulong Village) as Santiago. Later this name was extended to the nearby cape.[3]

There is a lighthouse situated on Cape Santiago, called Cape Santiago Lighthouse.

A nearby beach, Yenliao (鹽寮), was the site of the first landing for the Japanese invasion of Taiwan in 1895.

the square of Cape Santiago Lighthouse

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  1. ^ "San Diego" is found in the tourism literature but is incorrect


  1. ^ Andrade (2008), §12.
  2. ^ Davidson (1903), p. 19.
  3. ^ "Welcome to Taiwan Sandiaojiao (San Diego)". Retrieved 2014-05-25. 


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Coordinates: 25°00′27″N 122°00′06″E / 25.007431°N 122.001736°E / 25.007431; 122.001736