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
成功鎮
Skyline of Chenggong Township 成功鎮
Chenggong Township in Taitung County
Chenggong Township in Taitung County
LocationTaitung County, Taiwan
Area
 • Total144 km2 (56 sq mi)
Population
 (July 2018)
 • Total14,187
 • Density99/km2 (260/sq mi)

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. Chenggong Fish 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.[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
(72.0)
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
(81.0)
Daily mean °C (°F) 18.9
(66.0)
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
(68.0)
23.8
(74.8)
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)
21.1
(70.0)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 65.0
(2.56)
84.0
(3.31)
61.7
(2.43)
82.1
(3.23)
202
(8.0)
221.2
(8.71)
265.1
(10.44)
258.0
(10.16)
215
(8.5)
193.7
(7.63)
41.7
(1.64)
64.3
(2.53)
1,753.8
(69.14)
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]

The majority inhabitants of the township are the Amis people which makes up to 53% of the population.[4]

Notable people[edit]

  • Teruo Nakamura (1919-1979, Attun Palalin or Lee Guang-Hui) last known Japanese hold-out to surrender after the end of hostilities in 1945

Economy[edit]

  • Agriculture
  • Fisheries
  • Forestry

Tourist attractions[edit]

Stone Umbrella

Transportation[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Entry #40174 (麻荖漏)". 臺灣閩南語常用詞辭典 [Dictionary of Frequently-Used Taiwan Minnan] (in Chinese and Hokkien). Ministry of Education, R.O.C. 2011.CS1 maint: Unrecognized language (link)
  2. ^ "Taitung County Government English".
  3. ^ "Central Weather Bureau".
  4. ^ http://www.taitung.gov.tw/en/cp.aspx?n=79388C7B350E8CE9&themesite=BAA86C8F16BADDE6
  5. ^ "臺東縣觀光旅遊網". 臺東縣觀光旅遊網.
  6. ^ "臺東縣觀光旅遊網". 臺東縣觀光旅遊網.
  7. ^ "臺東縣觀光旅遊網". 臺東縣觀光旅遊網.
  8. ^ "臺東縣觀光旅遊網". 臺東縣觀光旅遊網.