Chaozhou, Pingtung

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Chaozhou Township
Urban township
Skyline of Chaozhou Township潮州鎮
Chaozhou Township in Pingtung County
Chaozhou Township in Pingtung County
Location Pingtung County, Taiwan
 • Total 42 km2 (16 sq mi)
Population (July 2018)
 • Total 53,969
 • Density 1,300/km2 (3,300/sq mi)
Chaozhou Township
Traditional Chinese 潮州
Hanyu Pinyin Cháozhōu Zhèn
Tongyong Pinyin Cháojhou Jhèn
Pha̍k-fa-sṳ Tshèu-chû-tsṳ́n
Hokkien POJ Tiô-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