Jiaxian District

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Coordinates: 23°05′N 120°35′E / 23.083°N 120.583°E / 23.083; 120.583

Jiasian
甲仙區
Jaxian
District
Jiasian District[1]
Kahsian 2009.jpg
Jiaxian District in Kaohsiung City
Jiaxian District in Kaohsiung City
Country Taiwan
Region Southern Taiwan
Population (January 2016)
 • Total 6,252
Website Official Website (Chinese)

Jiaxian District (Chinese: 甲仙區; Hanyu Pinyin: Jiǎxiān Qū; Tongyong Pinyin: Jiǎsian Cyu; Wade–Giles: Chia3-hsien1 Ch'ü1) is a rural district in Kaohsiung City, Taiwan. Located far from the coast, the township is regarded as a gateway to Taiwan's Central Mountain Range.

Situated at the intersection of Highway 20 (the Southern Cross-Island Highway) and Highway 21, Jiaxian's downtown serves as a market center for local farmers and tourists. The most famous local crop is taro. Shops sell taro-flavored ice cream, taro cookies, and other taro products. The township is also known for its bamboo shoots and plums.[2]

Jiasian Bridge was torn down by rushing waters during Typhoon Morakot in August 2009. It was rebuilt with a budget of NT$560 million and re-opened in June 2010.[2] The new bridge is 300 metres (980 feet) long and 21 metres (69 feet) wide, and is installed with a lighting system.[2]

Geography[edit]

Much of the township is between 200 and 500 metres (660 and 1,640 feet) above sea level.

Villages[edit]

  • Baolong Village (寶隆里)
  • Datian Village (大田里)
  • Dong'an Village (東安里)
  • Guanshan Village (關山里)
  • He'an Village (和安里)
  • Xi'an Village (西安里)
  • Xiaolin Village (小林里)

In Taiwan, "village" (里) is a level of administrative division that under a rural township. The main town of Jiaxian is divided into three villages: Dong'an, Xi'an, and He'an.

Tourist attractions[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Administrative Districts". 高雄市政府. 30 September 2016. Retrieved 4 April 2017. 
  2. ^ a b c "Kaohsiung's Jiaxian Bridge opens to bring tourists back". Taiwan News. 2010-06-27. Retrieved 2010-07-09. 
  3. ^ "錫安山" ("Mt. Zion") atlaspost.com, in Chinese

External links[edit]

  1. ^ "Administrative Districts". 高雄市政府. 30 September 2016. Retrieved 4 April 2017.