Citong, Yunlin

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Coordinates: 23°46′23″N 120°31′40″E / 23.772935°N 120.527717°E / 23.772935; 120.527717

Citong Township in Yunlin County

Citong Township (Chinese: 莿桐鄉; Hanyu Pinyin: Cìtóng Xiāng; Tongyong Pinyin: Cìhtóng Siang; Wade–Giles: Tz'u4-t'ung2 Hsiang1) is a rural township in Yunlin County, Taiwan. It has a population total of 29,599 and an area of 50.8502 square kilometres.

Name[edit]

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.

Geography[edit]

Citong Township has a total population of 30,000 people.[1]

Administrative divisions[edit]

The township comprises 14 villages: Citong, Damei, Gancuo, Ganxi, Liuge, Mayuan, Puwei, Puzi, Raoping, Sige, Wuhua, Xinggui, Xingtong and Yihe.

Economy[edit]

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.

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