Dounan, Yunlin

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Coordinates: 23°41′N 120°29′E / 23.683°N 120.483°E / 23.683; 120.483

Dounan Township
斗南鎮
Dounan Rail Station
Dounan Rail Station
Dounan Township in Yunlin County
Dounan Township in Yunlin County
LocationYunlin County, Taiwan
Government
 • MayorHuang Fu-chung
Area
 • Total48 km2 (19 sq mi)
Population
 (July 2018)
 • Total44,730
 • Density930/km2 (2,400/sq mi)
Websitewww.dounan.gov.tw

Dounan Township (Chinese: 斗南鎮; pinyin: Dòunán Zhèn) is an urban township in Yunlin County, Taiwan.

History[edit]

The original name of Dounan is Taliwu (他里霧), which is named after one of the branches of an aboriginal tribe.[1] The development of Taliwu had started since the Ming Dynasty, when Koxinga came to Taiwan. It is the first place explored by the Han Chinese in the Yunlin area. During the Japanese rule period, Taliwu was rebuilt as an administrative division under the governance of Huwei and renamed to Dounan in 1920. In 1946, it became an independent township.

Geography[edit]

Dounan is located on a plain with flat terrain. The elevation of the township is 33 meters above sea level and it inclines from east to west.[2]

Administrative divisions[edit]

Tungren, Xiqi, Nanchang, Beiming, Zhongtian, Linzi, Shigui, Shixi, Jingxing, Xinnan, Adan, Jiangjun, Jiushe, Mingchang, Datung, Beima, Xiba, Xinlun, Tungming, Xinguang, Tiantou and Xiaotung Village.

Economy[edit]

Most of the land use in Dounan is for agriculture, which makes up about 10.4 km2. The majority of the business in the township is low-level service, in which most of them are retail stores.

Tourist attractions[edit]

Transportation[edit]

Dounan is the transport center for Yunlin County.

References[edit]

  1. ^ History of Dounan, Learning Fueling Station
  2. ^ "Dounan Township Office-Geological Environment".