Majia, Pingtung

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Majia Township
瑪家鄉
Skyline of Majia Township 瑪家鄉
Majia Township in Pingtung County
Majia Township in Pingtung County
Majia Township 瑪家鄉 is located in Taiwan
Majia Township 瑪家鄉
Majia Township
瑪家鄉
Majia Township in Pingtung County
Coordinates: 22°40′N 120°40′E / 22.667°N 120.667°E / 22.667; 120.667Coordinates: 22°40′N 120°40′E / 22.667°N 120.667°E / 22.667; 120.667
LocationPingtung County, Taiwan
Area
 • Total79 km2 (31 sq mi)
Population
 (July 2018)
 • Total6,820
 • Density86/km2 (220/sq mi)

Majia Township (Chinese: 瑪家鄉; pinyin: Mǎjiā Xiāng) is a mountain indigenous township in Pingtung County, Taiwan. The area is known as Makazayazaya (瑪家雑牙雑牙社) in the Paiwan language, and the Taiwanese mountain pitviper (Ovophis monticola makazayazaya) is named after it.[1] The main population is the indigenous Paiwan people.

History[edit]

During the Japanese era, Majia was grouped with modern-day Sandimen Township and Wutai Township as "Aboriginal Area" (蕃地), which was governed under Heitō District (屏東郡) of Takao Prefecture.

Geography[edit]

  • Area: 78.7 square kilometres (30.4 sq mi)
  • Population: 6,718 people (2014)

Administrative divisions[edit]

The township comprises six villages: Beiye, Jiayi, Liangshan, Majia, Paiwan and Sanhe.

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