Meinong District

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Coordinates: 22°53′24″N 120°34′01″E / 22.890093°N 120.566883°E / 22.890093; 120.566883

Meinong District [1]
Meinong District
Meinong District
Meinong District in Kaohsiung City
Meinong District in Kaohsiung City
RegionSouthern Taiwan
 (January 2016)
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Meinong District (WG: Meinung, Hakka: 瀰濃 Mî-nùng, Chinese: 美濃區; pinyin: Měinóng Qū) is a Hakka district in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. Meinong is one of the four districts in Kaohsiung that is the central focus of Hakka cultural development. In March 2012, it was named one of the "Top 10 Small Tourist Towns" by the Tourism Bureau.[2]


During Japanese rule, the name was changed from "Mî-nùng" (瀰濃/彌濃) to Mino (美濃).[when?] "Mî-nùng" may have come from the name of a local aboriginal tribe, "Malang".


After the handover of Taiwan from Japan to the Republic of China in 1945, Meinong was organized as an urban township of Kaohsiung County. On 25 December 2010, Kaohsiung County was merged with Kaohsiung City and Meinong was upgraded to a district of the city.


Map of Meinong (labeled as Minō) area (1944)
Map of the region including Meinong (labeled as Mei-nung (Minō) 美農 [sic]) (1951)

Administrative divisions[edit]

The district is divided into 19 urban villages and 389 neighborhoods. Villages in the district are Fu'an, Gehe, Luxing, Zhongtan, Dexing, Longshan, Shishan, Longdu, Guangde, Xinglong, Zhongzun, Tungmen, Taian, Minong, Qingshui, Jiyang, Jihe, Jitung and Guanglin Village.[3]


The area has grown tobacco since 1630[4] and is renowned nationwide for its oil paper umbrellas.[5] These oil paper umbrellas are made mainly by the Hakka population and exported to Japan.



Tourist attractions[edit]

Notable natives[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Glossary of Names for Admin Divisions" (PDF). Ministry of Interior of the ROC. Archived from the original (PDF) on 19 August 2015. Retrieved 12 June 2015.
  2. ^ Wong, Maggie Hiufu (30 Mar 2012). "Taiwan names its 10 top small tourist towns". CNN Go. Archived from the original on 2 April 2012. Retrieved 2012-03-31.
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  4. ^ Crook, Steven (2006-11-09). "The tobacco sheds of Meinong". China Post. Retrieved 2008-09-24.
  5. ^ Fang, Rita (2002-12-04). "Challenges of globalization confront secluded town". Taiwan Journal. Retrieved 2008-09-24.[permanent dead link],

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