Chaozhou, Pingtung

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Chaozhou Township
Skyline of Chaozhou Township 潮州鎮
Chaozhou Township in Pingtung County
Chaozhou Township in Pingtung County
LocationPingtung County, Taiwan
 • Total42 km2 (16 sq mi)
(July 2018)
 • Total53,969
 • Density1,300/km2 (3,300/sq mi)
Chaozhou Township
Traditional Chinese潮州
Hanyu PinyinCháozhōu Zhèn
Tongyong PinyinCháojhou Jhèn
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.


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.


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.



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]


Chaozhou Station




  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

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