Dalin, Chiayi

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Coordinates: 23°35′56″N 120°28′12″E / 23.59889°N 120.47000°E / 23.59889; 120.47000

Dalin Township
大林鎮
Skyline of Dalin Township 大林鎮
Dalin Township in Chiayi County
Dalin Township in Chiayi County
LocationChiayi County, Taiwan
Area
 • Total64 km2 (25 sq mi)
Population
 (September 2018)
 • Total30,953
 • Density480/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
Websitedalin.cyhg.gov.tw

Dalin Township (Chinese: 大林鎮; pinyin: Dàlín Zhèn; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Tōa-nâ) is an urban township in Chiayi County, Taiwan. To the east is Meishan, to the south Minxiong and to the north Yunlin County. Dalin TzuChi General Hospital (大林慈濟醫院) is located here.

History[edit]

The township was formerly down as Dapulin since the Qing Dynasty rule. The first name who came to this area was a Cantonese person. Afterwards, many Han Chinese migrated to the area from Guangdong and Fujian. Most of them worked in the forest. During the Japanese rule, the government set up a sugar factory in the area.[1]

Demographics[edit]

It has a population of 32,159 in 11,388 households.

Administrative divisions[edit]

The township comprises 21 villages: Damei, Datang, Goubei, Guoxi, Hubei, Jilin, Minghe, Minghua, Neilin, Pailu, Pinglin, Sancun, Sanhe, Sanjiao, Shanglin, Tunglin, Xijie, Xilin, Yihe, Zhongkeng and Zhonglin.

Economy[edit]

There are in total about 2,600 hectares of farmland in the township. Agriculture produce in the township are rice, bamboo shoots, oranges, tangerines, pineapples and orchids.[2] The total annual food production is 12,000 tons.[3]

The development of Dapumei industrial area has attracted corporations such as Canon to build factories.[4]

Education[edit]

  • Nanhua University
  • Chung Jen Junior College of Nursing, Health Science and Management
  • Chiayi County Tungji high school

Transportation[edit]

The town is accessible from Dalin Station of the Taiwan Railways Administration. The Mianchiuag Taiwan Sugar Railways maintains a "Dalin Station."

Notable natives[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://dalin.cyhg.gov.tw/en/cp.aspx?n=1C5595E1CCB626DC
  2. ^ http://www.cyhg.gov.tw/en/cp.aspx?n=A0677AA76DAFF499
  3. ^ https://dalin.cyhg.gov.tw/en/cp.aspx?n=C5A20D908B8C5BFF
  4. ^ "廠商資訊". dapumei.cyhg.gov.tw. Retrieved 2 January 2018.
  5. ^ "The Legislative Yuan Republic of China". Webarchive.ncl.edu.tw. Retrieved 2014-04-28.

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