Guanshan, Taitung

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Coordinates: 23°01′05″N 121°11′38″E / 23.01806°N 121.19389°E / 23.01806; 121.19389

Guanshan Township
關山鎮
Guanshan Bicycle Path 關山自行車道 - panoramio.jpg
Guanshan Township in Taitung County
Guanshan Township in Taitung County
LocationTaitung County, Taiwan
Area
 • Total59 km2 (23 sq mi)
Population
 (July 2018)
 • Total8,748
 • Density150/km2 (380/sq mi)
Guanshan Township Office

Guanshan Township (Chinese: 關山; pinyin: Guānshān Zhèn; Wade–Giles: Kuan1-shan1 Chen4) is an urban township in northern Taitung County, Taiwan.

History[edit]

Formerly called Lilong, which is from the Amis word meaning "red worms" and rendered in Hokkien as A-lí-lóng (阿里壟). By 1920, the town was called Kanzan Town under Kanzan District, Taitō Prefecture.

Geography[edit]

It is located in the Huatung Valley South segment. Beinan River flows through. In the east it is bordered by the Hai'an Range and in the west by the Central Mountain Range. Guanshan has a Tropical Monsoon Climate. Annual rainfall is 2,000 mm with an average temperature of 23.7 degrees Celsius.

Covering an area of 58.735 km2, Guanshan has a population of 9,111 people (as of December 2014).

Administrative divisions[edit]

Guanshan Township consists of 7 villages, namely Chungfu, Fengchuan, Hsinfu, Lilong, Tekao, Tienkuan and Yuemei, and 135 neighborhoods.

Economy[edit]

Rice fields in Guanshan

Rice is the most important crop in the township due to its relatively flat terrain suitable for paddy field.[1]

Tourist attractions[edit]

Transportation[edit]

Guanshan Township is accessible from Guanshan Station and Haiduan Station of the Taiwan Railway.

Notable natives[edit]

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