Donghe, Taitung

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Coordinates: 22°58′N 121°15′E / 22.967°N 121.250°E / 22.967; 121.250

Donghe Township in Taitung County
Donghe Township
The Old Donghe Bridge over Mawuku Creek is one of the tourist attractions in Donghe.

Donghe Township (Chinese: 東河鄉; pinyin: Dōnghé Xiāng; Wade–Giles: Tung1-ho2 Hsiang1; literally: "east river township") is a rural township located in northeastern Taitung County, Taiwan.

History[edit]

Donghe Township has an old name of Fafukod (馬武窟), which means "fishing by net" in Amis language. Under Qing dynasty rule, the township was under jurisdiction of Pi-lam Subprefecture (卑南廳) and "Taitung direct-controlled state" (臺東直隸州) jurisdiction.

In 1920, during the period of Japanese rule, Toran local office (都蘭區役場) was set up. In 1937, it was changed to Toran Village (都蘭庄), under Shinkō District (新港郡), Taitō Prefecture. The name "Donghe Township" was established after World War II and is currently used.

Geography[edit]

It is bounded on the northeast by Chenggong, east by Pacific Ocean, west by neighboring Chihshang Township, Guanshan Township, and Luye Township, and south by Beinan Township.

This township is located on the east side of coastal mountain range. It includes 60% of the hillside onshore, divided into coastal and basin areas with gradual upland slopes merging into relatively flat sea stage plains, the area of major development. Basin streams are mainly north-south because of the difficult terrain. Climate is tropical monsoon climate.

Rural residents are Taiwanese aboriginal Ami mainly. The major industry is agriculture.

Administrative divisions[edit]

  • Doulan Village
  • Xingchang Village
  • Longchang Village
  • Tunghe Village
  • Taiyuan Village
  • Beiyuan Village
  • Shangde Village

Education[edit]

Junior High Schools[edit]

Elementary Schools[edit]

Tourist attractions[edit]

Transportation[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jinzun". Tour.taitung.gov.tw. Retrieved 2014-05-14. 

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