|Formed||1 July 1982|
|Headquarters||No.199, ZhongShan Road, East, Chiayi City, Taiwan Province, Republic of China.|
Kingdom of Tungning (1661–1683)
- 1661, Koxinga came to Taiwan and expel Dutch. Founded first Chinese Government in Taiwan. Established Chengtian Fu, Tianxing County and Wannian County. Chiayi City was belonged to Tianxing County.
Taiwan under Qing rule (1683–1895)
- 1683: Taiwan under the Qing dynasty. 1684, Taiwan Prefecture established: Taiwan County, Fongshan County and Tsulo County. The seat of Tsulo located at Jialixing (modern-day Jiali, Tainan).
- 1704: Tsulo County Government moved to Tsulosan.
- 1786: The anti-Qing Lin Shuangwen rebellion laid siege to Tsulo County ten months. Citizens of Tsulo County helped Qing Army. Name changed from ″Tsulo″ to "Kagi"/"Chia-i" because ″in meritorious service, Tsulo Citizens defended the county to the last."
- 1885: Permission was received officially develop Taiwan into a province.
- 1887: Government reorganized into four prefectures belonging to Fokien-Taiwan Province. Kagi District belonged to Tainan Prefecture, and the district seat was still located in Kagi City.
Taiwan under Japanese rule (1895–1945)
- 1895: According to the Treaty of Shimonoseki, Formosa ceded to Japan. Kagi under Tainan Ken (臺南縣).
- 1920: Kagi upgraded to Kagi District, Tainan Prefecture.
- 1930: Kagi Town (嘉義街) of Kagi District (嘉義郡) upgraded to Kagi City (嘉義市).
the Republic of China (1945–)
- 1945, Japanese Empire was lose World War II, Taiwan Province area recovered, and be subordinated to the Republic of China Government. Chiayi City was a three-class provincial city and subordinated to Taiwan Province. It was the first time Provincial Chiayi City. In that time, Chiayi City divide Xindong District (新東區), Xinxi District (新西區), Xinnan District (新南區) and Xinbei District (新北區).
- 1946, Shuishang Township and Taibao Township (today's Taibao City) were merged into Chiayi City. In that time, Chiayi City divide Xindong District (新東區), Xinxi District (新西區), Xinnan District (新南區), Xinbei District (新北區), Taibao District (太保區) and Shuishang District (水上區), total of six districts
- 1950, Chiayi City was degraded to county-level city, it also was the only county-level city in Chiayi County.
- 1972, Chiayi City and Hsinchu City upgraded to Provincial City at the same time, and re-establish Chiayi City Government. There are five provincial-cities in Taiwan Province at that time.
- 1990, because population growth at suburb of Chiayi City ,Chiayi City divided East and West two districts.
Hong Kong Orchid Tree is an evergreen small trees being Caesalpiniaceae. The scientific name is Bauhinia blakeana. It has Bauhinia variegata like appearance and is with large thick leaves and striking purplish red flowers which is like cattleya. Bauhinia blakeana was imported into Taiwan in 1967. Except its specialty of coquettish flower, there is another quality that the same species, like Bauhinia variegata and Cercis chinensis do not have. Its leaves can survive from winter and the florescence is from winter to spring. It is still splendid and vivid while most flowers of small trees are withered. Choose Bauhinia blakeana as the city flower of Chiayi is to symbolize the passion of citizens, the beauty and copiousness of municipal construction. The evergreen leaves symbolize thriving and robust of industry and business. The purpose is to anticipate citizens can work on creating a beautiful and prosperous Chiayi city all together.
Chiayi City was reformed its status into provincial city on 1 July 1982. The mayor Dr. Shih Sian Syu solicited ideas about the municipal emblem from public then. After assessing, the design from citizen Ming Hong Tsai was selected. The blue background of the emblem symbolizes magnificence and dignity. The charchters of Chiayi city and plum blossom are white which symbolize brightness. The letters “71” are red which symbolize progress and auspicious. The mark of northern tropic is green which symbolize newly born. Plum blossom is Taiwan national flower. “71” represents the reformed date 1 July 1982. The mark of northern tropic tells the geographic position of Chiayi city. The four green lines represent reformation and elevation of city status.
Junior high school
List of mayors
|1||Hsu Shih-hsien (許世賢)||1 July 1982 – 1 July 1983 ||Independent|
|Acting||Chiang Ching-lin (江慶林)||1 July 1983 – 15 December 1983||Kuomintang|
|By-election||Chang Po-ya (張博雅)||15 December 1983 – 20 December 1985||Independent|
|2||Chang Po-ya (張博雅)||20 December 1985 – 20 December 1989||Independent|
|3||Chang Wen-ying (張文英)||20 December 1989 – 20 December 1993||Independent|
|4||20 December 1993 – 20 December 1997|
|5||Chang Po-ya (張博雅)||20 December 1997 – 22 May 2000 ||Independent|
|Acting||Chen Li-chen (陳麗貞)||22 May 2000 – 20 December 2001||Independent|
|6||Chen Li-chen (陳麗貞)||20 December 2001 – 30 March 2003||Independent|
|30 March 2003 – 20 December 2005||Democratic Progressive Party|
|7||Huang Min-hui (黃敏惠)||20 December 2005 – 20 December 2009||Kuomintang|
|8||20 December 2009 – 25 December 2014|
|9||Twu Shiing-jer (涂醒哲)||25 December 2014 – 25 December 2018||Democratic Progressive Party|
|10||Huang Min-hui (黃敏惠)||25 December 2018 – Incumbent||Kuomintang|
- "Organization-Chiayi City Government". chiayi.gov.tw. Retrieved 2014-08-23.
- Died in office.
- Provincial council member.
- Elected in by-election.
- Left office to serve as minister of interior.