Citong Township in Yunlin County
|Location||Yunlin County, Taiwan|
|• Total||51 km2 (20 sq mi)|
|• Density||570/km2 (1,500/sq mi)|
|Hanyu Pinyin||Cìtóng Xiāng|
Citong was named after Citong Lane (Chinese: 莿桐巷; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Chhì-tông-hāng). Before the Qing Dynasty era, Erythrina flowers (Chinese: 刺桐; pinyin: cìtóng; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: chhì-tông) flourished without any population there where former people came to reclaim wasteland, choosing a small lane to establish houses for a village in which the flowers spread throughout the whole lane.
The township comprises 14 villages: Citong, Damei, Gancuo, Ganxi, Liuge, Mayuan, Puwei, Puzi, Raoping, Sige, Wuhua, Xinggui, Xingtong and Yihe.
The township main economy is agriculture. It produces paddy rice mainly along the northern township border with Zhuoshui River in which the output is the highest in the county.
- 鄉鎮市區戶口數 Population for Township and District. Monthly Bulletin of Interior Statistics. Ministry of the Interior. Retrieved 10 November 2018.
- 臺灣地區鄉鎮市區級以上行政區域名稱中英對照表 Glossary of Names for Administrative Divisions. Ministry of the Interior. 26 March Minguo 104 (2015). Retrieved 10 November 2018. (in Chinese)
- "To know Citong" at township website
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