Jiali District

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Coordinates: 23°10′0.8″N 120°10′42.5″E / 23.166889°N 120.178472°E / 23.166889; 120.178472

Jiali District in Tainan City
Jiali District

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.


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,[1] and became a station of the Dutch East India Company. It later became the Chinese market-town called Siau-lang[2] (Chinese: 蕭瓏 / 蕭隴 / 蕭壟; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Siau-lang / Siau-lâng).[3]

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  1. ^ Andrade, Tonio (2005). "Chapter 3: Pax Hollandica". How Taiwan Became Chinese: Dutch, Spanish, and Han Colonization in the Seventeenth Century. Columbia University Press. §1-3. 
  2. ^ Campbell, William (1903). "Explanatory Notes". Formosa under the Dutch: described from contemporary records, with explanatory notes and a bibliography of the island. London: Kegan Paul. p. 547. OCLC 644323041. 
  3. ^ "Entry #40235 (蕭壟)". 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. 
  4. ^ http://web1.tainan.gov.tw/NewEnglish/CP/12376/Jiali-1.aspx

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