Emei, Hsinchu

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Coordinates: 24°40′44″N 121°0′0″E / 24.67889°N 121.00000°E / 24.67889; 121.00000

Emei Township in Hsinchu County
Emei Township

Emei Township (Chinese: 峨眉鄉; pinyin: Éméi Xiāng) is a rural township in Hsinchu County, Taiwan.

History[edit]

Emei Township was originally named Goeh-bai (Chinese: 月眉; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Goe̍h-bâi), taking the name from the curved crescent moon shape of the Emei Stream (峨眉溪). In 1904, during Japanese rule, the township was renamed to Gabi (峨眉?), which is retained as the present Emei.

Geography[edit]

  • Area: 46.80 km2 (18.07 sq mi)[1]
  • Population: 5,591 (January 2017)[2]

Administrative divisions[edit]

  • Emei Village
  • Zhongcheng Village
  • Shijing Village
  • Qixing Village
  • Fuxing Village
  • Huguang Village

Tourist attractions[edit]

Notable natives[edit]


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Emei Township Administration Office". Hcomt.gov.tw. 2013-09-03. Retrieved 2014-05-18. 
  2. ^ 106年1月 新竹縣人口統計報表 [Hsinchu County population table, January 2017]. hsinchu.gov.tw (in Chinese). Hsinchu County Gov't. Retrieved 2017-02-14. 

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