County (Taiwan)

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County

Xiàn
Subdivision types of the Republic of China (2014).svg
Category Unitary State
Location Taiwan Taiwan/Republic of China
Number 13
Populations 12,506 (Lienchiang County) – 1,291,474 (Changhua)
Areas 11.4307 square miles (29.605 km2) (Lienchiang County) – 4,106.4360 square miles (10,635.620 km2) (Hualien)
Government County government, National Government
Subdivisions District, Township, Directly-controlled city
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Counties (Chinese: ; pinyin: xiàn; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: koān) are one of administrative divisions of the Republic of China, which consists of Taiwan Province and Fujian Province. They are directly governed by the central government after the provinces are streamlined in 1998 and 1956 respectively. In the laws, counties with a population of over two million can become a quasi-municipality (準直轄市).

List of counties[edit]

There are currently 13 counties in Taiwan.

Romanization[1] Chinese Pinyin[1] Wade–Giles Pe̍h-ōe-jī Pha̍k-fa-sṳ County seat Magistrate
Changhua County 彰化縣 Zhānghuà Xiàn Chang¹-hua⁴ Chiong-hoà Chông-fa Changhua City 彰化市 Wei Ming-ku
Chiayi County 嘉義縣 Jiāyì Xiàn Chia¹-i⁴ Ka-gī Kâ-ngi Taibao City 太保市 Helen Chang (Chang Hua-kuan)
Hsinchu County 新竹縣 Xīnzhú Xiàn Hsin¹-chu² Sin-tek Sîn-tsuk Zhubei City 竹北市 Chiu Ching-chun
Hualien County 花蓮縣 Huālián Xiàn Hua¹-lien² Hoa-liân Fâ-lièn Hualien City 花蓮市 Fu Kun-chi
Kinmen County 金門縣 Jīnmén Xiàn Chin¹-men² Kim-mn̂g Kîm-mùn Jincheng Township 金城鎮 Chen Fu-hai
Lienchiang County 連江縣 Liánjiāng Xiàn Lien²-chiang¹ Liân-kang Lièn-kông Nangan Township 南竿鄉 Liu Cheng-ying
Miaoli County 苗栗縣 Miáolì Xiàn Miao²-li⁴ Biâu-le̍k Mèu-li̍t Miaoli City 苗栗市 Hsu Yao-chang
Nantou County 南投縣 Nántóu Xiàn Nan²-t'ou² Lâm-tâu Nàm-thèu Nantou City 南投市 Lin Ming-chen
Penghu County 澎湖縣 Pénghú Xiàn P'eng²-hu² Phêⁿ-ô͘ Phàng-fù Magong City 馬公市 Chen Kuang-fu
Pingtung County 屏東縣 Píngdōng Xiàn P'ing²-tung¹ Pîn-tong Phìn-tûng Pingtung City 屏東市 Pan Meng-an
Taitung County 臺東縣 Táidōng Xiàn T'ai²-tung¹ Tâi-tang Thòi-tûng Taitung City 臺東市 Justin Huang (Huang Chien-ting)
Yilan County 宜蘭縣 Yílán Xiàn I²-lan² Gî-lân Ngì-làn Yilan City 宜蘭市 Lin Tsung-hsien
Yunlin County 雲林縣 Yúnlín Xiàn Yün²-lin² Hûn-lîm Yùn-lìm Douliu City 斗六市 Lee Chin-yung

Former counties[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Glossary of Names for Admin Divisions" (PDF). Taiwan Geographic Names Information Systems. The Ministry of Interior of ROC. Retrieved 6 June 2015.