Dawu, Taitung

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Coordinates: 22°22′N 120°54′E / 22.367°N 120.900°E / 22.367; 120.900

Dawu Township
大武鄉
Rural township
Skyline of Dawu Township大武鄉
Dawu Township in Taitung County
Dawu Township in Taitung County
Location Taitung County, Taiwan
Area
 • Total 69 km2 (27 sq mi)
Population (July 2018)
 • Total 6,136
 • Density 89/km2 (230/sq mi)

Dawu Township (Chinese: 大武鄉; pinyin: Dàwǔ Xiāng; Wade–Giles: Ta4-wu3 Hsiang1) is a rural township in Taitung County, Taiwan.

Climate[edit]

Dawu has a tropical monsoon climate. The township is known for its extreme heat due to Foehn wind effects during the daytime especially during the summer months.

Climate data for Dawu (normals 1981–2010, extremes 1940-present)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 32.7
(90.9)
34.3
(93.7)
37.2
(99)
36.9
(98.4)
39.4
(102.9)
38.2
(100.8)
38.4
(101.1)
38.1
(100.6)
37.3
(99.1)
35.3
(95.5)
34.4
(93.9)
33.0
(91.4)
39.4
(102.9)
Average high °C (°F) 23.8
(74.8)
24.5
(76.1)
26.5
(79.7)
28.7
(83.7)
30.6
(87.1)
32.2
(90)
32.8
(91)
32.4
(90.3)
31.1
(88)
29.6
(85.3)
27.3
(81.1)
24.6
(76.3)
28.7
(83.7)
Daily mean °C (°F) 20.3
(68.5)
20.9
(69.6)
22.6
(72.7)
24.7
(76.5)
26.5
(79.7)
28.0
(82.4)
28.6
(83.5)
28.2
(82.8)
27.2
(81)
26.0
(78.8)
24.0
(75.2)
21.3
(70.3)
24.9
(76.8)
Average low °C (°F) 17.4
(63.3)
18.1
(64.6)
19.5
(67.1)
21.5
(70.7)
23.2
(73.8)
24.6
(76.3)
25.1
(77.2)
24.9
(76.8)
24.2
(75.6)
23.0
(73.4)
21.1
(70)
18.5
(65.3)
21.8
(71.2)
Record low °C (°F) 10.0
(50)
11.3
(52.3)
11.8
(53.2)
13.8
(56.8)
15.9
(60.6)
19.2
(66.6)
20.5
(68.9)
20.4
(68.7)
20.1
(68.2)
16.6
(61.9)
14.5
(58.1)
11.4
(52.5)
10
(50)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 42.2
(1.661)
44.3
(1.744)
46.4
(1.827)
72.4
(2.85)
192.2
(7.567)
364.4
(14.346)
391.0
(15.394)
429.8
(16.921)
408.7
(16.091)
182.9
(7.201)
82.1
(3.232)
47.3
(1.862)
2,303.7
(90.696)
Average rainy days (≥ 0.1 mm) 11.8 11.7 10.8 11.7 13.7 15.0 12.5 14.4 16.8 13.8 10.2 9.9 152.3
Average relative humidity (%) 71.6 73.1 73.5 75.3 77.5 78.2 77.9 78.7 78.7 73.1 70.6 69.3 74.8
Mean monthly sunshine hours 113.9 106.6 134.1 145.5 164.4 195.7 242.6 216.0 171.1 167.3 139.0 121.2 1,917.4
Source: [1]

Administrative divisions[edit]

The township comprises five villages: Dajhu, Daniao, Dawu, Nanhsing and Shangwu.

Tourist attractions[edit]

Bustling activities at the Dawu Night Market

Transportation[edit]

Dawu Township is accessible from Dawu Station and Guzhuang Station of the Taiwan Railway Administration.

References[edit]

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