Huxi, Penghu

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Coordinates: 23°35′N 119°40′E / 23.583°N 119.667°E / 23.583; 119.667

Huxi Township
Rural township
Skyline of Huxi Township湖西鄉
Huxi Township in Penghu County
Huxi Township in Penghu County
Location Penghu, Taiwan
 • Total 33 km2 (13 sq mi)
Population (July 2018)
 • Total 14,527
 • Density 440/km2 (1,100/sq mi)

Huxi Township[1] (Chinese: 湖西鄉; pinyin: Húxī Xiāng; Wade–Giles: Hu2-hsi1 Hsiang1; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Ô͘-sai-hiong;[2] Pha̍k-fa-sṳ: Fù-sî-hiông) is a rural township in Penghu County, Taiwan. It is the largest township in Penghu County.


Huxi Township was administered as Kosei Village (湖西庄) during the Japanese era. From 1920 to 1926, the village was under Hōko District, Takao Prefecture. In 1926, the Pescadores was transferred to Hōko Prefecture; the village transferred to Makō Subprefecture (馬公支廳).


There are many villages in the township. Among them, Guoye village is famous for its sunrise since it is at the most eastern corner of Penghu main island. Beiliao village is considered as a beautiful place with both sea views and a hill.


Huxi Township is divided into 22 villages, which are Aimen, Baikeng, Beiliao, Chengbei, Chenggong, Dingwan, Dongshi, Guoye, Hongluo, Hudong, Huxi, Jianshan, Lintou, Longmen, Nanliao, Qingluo, Shagang, Xixi, Taiwu, Tanbian, Xujia and Zhongxi Village.


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  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. (in Chinese) Accessed at Taiwan Geographic Names Information System website Archived 2013-08-16 at the Wayback Machine. (in English). Ministry of the Interior. 16 June 2011. Retrieved 10 July 2016.
  2. ^ "Entry #35346". 臺灣閩南語常用詞辭典 [Dictionary of Frequently-Used Taiwan Minnan] (in Chinese and Hokkien). Ministry of Education, R.O.C. 2011. 

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