Chiayi City Government

Coordinates: 23°28′52″N 120°27′13″E / 23.4810°N 120.4536°E / 23.4810; 120.4536
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Chiayi City Government
Emblem of Chiayi City Government
Chiayi City Hall
Agency overview
Formed1 July 1982
JurisdictionChiayi City
HeadquartersNo.199, ZhongShan Road, East, Chiayi City, Taiwan Province, Republic of China.
Agency executive
Child agencies
  • 14 Subordinate Departments
    6 Bureaus
    2 Second-Level Agencies
    2 District Offices
    2 Affiliated Departments
    3 Municipal Enterprises
WebsiteOfficial website
Huang Min-hui, the incumbent Mayor of Chiayi City

Chiayi City Government (traditional Chinese: 嘉義市政府; simplified Chinese: 嘉义市政府; pinyin: Jiāyì Shì Zhèngfǔ) is the municipal government of Chiayi City, Taiwan Province, Republic of China.

Chiayi Cultural Center


Kingdom of Tungning (1661–1683)[edit]

Taiwan under Qing rule (1683–1895)[edit]

  • 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)[edit]

the Republic of China (1945–)[edit]

City flower[edit]

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.

Municipal emblem[edit]

Chiayi Municipal Emblem

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.


  • Mayor
    • Deputy mayor
      • Secretary-general
        • Senior executive
        • Secretariat
        • Specialist[1]

List of mayors[edit]

Term Name Office Political party
1 Hsu Shih-hsien (許世賢) 1 July 1982 – 1 July 1983 [2] Independent
Acting Chiang Ching-lin (江慶林)[3] 1 July 1983 – 15 December 1983 Kuomintang
By-election Chang Po-ya (張博雅) 15 December 1983[4] – 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 [5] 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


Chiayi City Hall is accessible within walking distance South of Beimen Station of the Alishan Forest Railway.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Organization-Chiayi City Government". Retrieved 2014-08-23.
  2. ^ Died in office.
  3. ^ Provincial council member.
  4. ^ Elected in by-election.
  5. ^ Left office to serve as minister of interior.

External links[edit]

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