Jiali District (Chinese: 佳里區; pinyin: Jiālǐ Qū; Wade–Giles: Chia1-li3 Ch'ü1; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Ka-lí) is a district located in Tainan, Taiwan, about 15 km north of the former Dutch base of Fort Zeelandia. The district has become well-known due to the Candyworld activities of 2005 and 2006.
In the 17th century, the place was named Soulang after one of the four subtribes of the local Siraya aborigines. Soulang was a village of about 1,500 inhabitants about 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) north of Fort Zeelandia, and became a station of the Dutch East India Company. It later became the Chinese market-town called Siau-lang (Chinese: 蕭瓏 / 蕭隴 / 蕭壟; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Siau-lang / Siau-lâng).
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