Citong

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Citong, Yunlin)
Jump to navigation Jump to search

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

Citong Township

莿桐鄉
Citong Township in Yunlin County
Citong Township in Yunlin County
LocationYunlin County, Taiwan
Area
 • Total51 km2 (20 sq mi)
Population
(December 2017)[1]
 • Total28,939
 • Density570/km2 (1,500/sq mi)
Websitewww.cihtong.gov.tw/english/
Citong Township
Chinese莿桐鄉
Hanyu PinyinCìtóng Xiāng
Wade–GilesTz'u4-t'ung2 Hsiang1
Pha̍k-fa-sṳTshṳ̀-thùng-hiông
Hokkien POJChhì-tông-hiong

Citong Township[2] is a rural township in Yunlin County, Taiwan. It has a population total of 28,939 (as of December 2017[1]) and an area of 50.8502 square kilometres.[1]

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]

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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d 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.
  2. ^ 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)

External links[edit]