Hemei

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Coordinates: 24°07′N 120°30′E / 24.117°N 120.500°E / 24.117; 120.500

Hemei Township in Changhua County
Hemei Township
Chinese 和美鎮
Hanyu Pinyin Héměi Zhèn
Wade–Giles Ho2-mei3 Chen4
Pha̍k-fa-sṳ Fò-mî-chṳ́n
Hokkien POJ Hô-bí-tìn

Hemei Township[1] is an urban township in northwestern Changhua County, Taiwan.[2] It is bordered by the Dadu River to the north, Shengang and Xianxi to the west, Lukang and Xiushui to the south, and Changhua City to the east.

History[edit]

Entrance to the Changhua District Court Summary Court on Donglai Road in Tangyou, Hemei

An early name for the area that is now Hemei was Khah-lí-siān (卡里善), taken from the aboriginal Babuza language. It was late named Hô-bí-sòaⁿ (和美線). The shortened name Hemei became official with the formation of Hemei (Wabi) Village on 1 October 1920 under Japanese rule.

Geography[edit]

Hemei encompasses 39.93 square kilometers and a population of 91,201, including 46,511 males and 44, 690 females (January 2017).[3]

Administrative divisions[edit]

The township comprises 32 villages, which are Daxia, Detan, Ganjing, Haishe, Haoxiu, Hebei, Henan, Hetung, Hexi, Hunei, Jiabao, Jiali, Licheng, Mianqian, Nandian, Renai, Shanli, Sizhang, Tangyou, Tieshan, Touqian, Tucuo, Xinzhuang, Yagou, Yuanbei, Yuemei, Zengping, Zhaoan, Zhongliao, Zhongwei, Zhuying and Zhuyuan.

Tourist attractions[edit]

The Daodong Tutorial Academy in Hemei

Daodong Tutorial Academy, a former tutorial academy during the Qing Dynasty and now a tourist attraction, is located in on Heqing Road in Hemei proper.

Transportation[edit]

In 2017, Changhua County Magistrate Wei Ming-gu announced intentions to have the Taichung Metro's Green Line extend beyond Changhua City to area such as Hemei.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 臺灣地區鄉鎮市區級以上行政區域名稱中英對照表 Glossary of Names for Administrative Divisions. Ministry of the Interior. 26 March Minguo 104 (2015). Retrieved 5 October 2017. (in Chinese)
  2. ^ http://www.homei-city.gov.tw/
  3. ^ 統計資料 | 一月 | 表四 [Statistics|January|Table 4]. accounting.chcg.gov.tw (in Chinese). Changhua County Government. 10 February 2017. Retrieved 11 February 2017. 
  4. ^ "Taichung MRT to be extended to Changhua, says President Tsai". The China Post. 15 April 2017. Retrieved 20 June 2017. 

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