Chaozhou, Pingtung

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Chaozhou Township
潮州鎮
Skyline of Chaozhou Township 潮州鎮
Chaozhou Township in Pingtung County
Chaozhou Township in Pingtung County
LocationPingtung County, Taiwan
Area
 • Total42 km2 (16 sq mi)
Population
(July 2018)
 • Total53,969
 • Density1,300/km2 (3,300/sq mi)
Chaozhou Township
Traditional Chinese潮州
Hanyu PinyinCháozhōu Zhèn
Tongyong PinyinCháojhou Jhèn
Pha̍k-fa-sṳTshèu-chû-tsṳ́n
Hokkien POJTiô-chiu-tìn
Old Chaozhou Town Hall now the Museum of Traditional Theater

Chaozhou Township[1] (also spelled Chaojhou; Chinese: 潮州鎮)[2] is an urban township in western Pingtung County, Taiwan.

Name[edit]

Chaozhou is named after Chaozhou, a city in eastern Guangdong, China. According to some historians, settlers from that city landed here in 1724, and thus named this area after their hometown.

Geography[edit]

The township is located in the western side of Pingtung County at the Pingtung Plain. It has an area of 42.43 square kilometres (16.38 sq mi) and a population of 54,738 people as of 2014.

Administrative divisions[edit]

Villages in Chaozhou Township

The township comprises 21 villages: Baye, Chaozhou, Fuchun, Guangchun, Guanghua, Jiukuai, Luntung, Pengcheng, Penglai, Sangong, Sanhe, Sanxing, Shezi, Sichun, Silin, Tongrong, Wukui, Xingmei, Xinrong, Xinsheng and Yongchun.

Education[edit]

Language[edit]

All inhabitants speak the Taiwanese Hokkien language. The original Chaozhou language spoken by the inhabitants has now been completely forgotten due to assimilation.[citation needed]

Senior high schools[edit]

Junior high schools[edit]

Primary schools[edit]

Tourist attractions[edit]

Notable natives[edit]

Transportation[edit]

Chaozhou Station

Railway[edit]

Highway[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 Archived 2012-03-25 at the Wayback Machine Glossary of Names for Administrative Divisions. (in Chinese) Accessed at Taiwan Geographic Names Information System website Archived 2013-08-16 at the Wayback Machine (in English). Ministry of the Interior. 16 June 2011. Retrieved 5 March 2015.
  2. ^ 鄉鎮中英對照

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 22°33′N 120°32′E / 22.550°N 120.533°E / 22.550; 120.533