Chenggong, Taitung

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Coordinates: 23°7′0″N 121°21′0″E / 23.11667°N 121.35000°E / 23.11667; 121.35000

Chenggong Township in Taitung County
Chenggong Township

Chenggong Township (Chinese: 成功鎮; pinyin: Chénggōng Zhèn; Wade–Giles: Ch'eng2-kung1 Chen4; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Sêng-kong-tìn) is an urban township in Taitung County, Taiwan. It is a coastal town facing the Pacific Ocean. Fishery Harbor is just west of downtown.

History[edit]

Chenggong was originally an Amis settlement from which came the Hokkien name Moalaulau (Chinese: 麻荖漏; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Môa-láu-lāu).[1] During Japanese rule, it was renamed to Shinkō Town (Japanese: 新港街?) of Taitō Prefecture. After 1945, to avoid confusion with Xingang Township of Chiayi County and to distinguish it from Tainan's Sinckan (now called Xinshi), it was changed to Chenggong, which commemorates Zheng Chenggong who expelled the Dutch.

Geography[edit]

The township has 14,943 inhabitants and its total area is 144.9938 km². The majority inhabitants of the township are the Amis people which makes up to 53% of the population.[2]

Climate[edit]

Along with the most of the rest of Taitung County, Chenggong has a tropical monsoon climate.

Climate data for Chenggong (1981−2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 22.2
(72)
22.6
(72.7)
24.2
(75.6)
26.5
(79.7)
28.8
(83.8)
30.5
(86.9)
31.7
(89.1)
31.6
(88.9)
30.5
(86.9)
28.6
(83.5)
26.0
(78.8)
23.2
(73.8)
27.2
(80.97)
Daily mean °C (°F) 18.9
(66)
19.4
(66.9)
21.0
(69.8)
23.2
(73.8)
25.2
(77.4)
27.1
(80.8)
28.1
(82.6)
27.9
(82.2)
26.8
(80.2)
25.2
(77.4)
22.7
(72.9)
20.0
(68)
23.79
(74.83)
Average low °C (°F) 16.4
(61.5)
16.8
(62.2)
18.4
(65.1)
20.6
(69.1)
22.6
(72.7)
24.3
(75.7)
25.1
(77.2)
24.9
(76.8)
24.1
(75.4)
22.5
(72.5)
20.2
(68.4)
17.5
(63.5)
21.12
(70.01)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 65.0
(2.559)
84.0
(3.307)
61.7
(2.429)
82.1
(3.232)
202
(7.95)
221.2
(8.709)
265.1
(10.437)
258.0
(10.157)
215
(8.46)
193.7
(7.626)
41.7
(1.642)
64.3
(2.531)
1,753.8
(69.039)
Source: Central Weather Bureau[3] Rain data 2006-2014

Administrative divisions[edit]

  • Xinyi Village 信義村
  • Heping Village 和平村
  • Zhongren Village 忠仁村
  • Zhongzhi Village 忠智村
  • Sanmin Village 三民村
  • Sanxian Village 三仙村
  • Zhongxiao Village 忠孝村
  • Boai Village 博愛村

Demographics[edit]

Amis people are the majority ethnic group in the township.[4]

Economy[edit]

  • Agriculture
  • Fisheries
  • Forestry

Tourist attractions[edit]

Stone Umbrella

Transportation[edit]

References[edit]