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Coordinates: 24°34′12″N 120°49′12″E / 24.57000°N 120.82000°E / 24.57000; 120.82000

County-administered city
苗栗市市街 - panoramio.jpg
Location of Miaoli
Country Taiwan
County Miaoli County
 • Mayor Chiu Ping-kun (邱炳坤)
 • Total 37.8872 km2 (14.6283 sq mi)
Population (December 2014)
 • Total 90,963
Chinese 苗栗市

Miaoli City (Chinese: 苗栗市) is a county-administered city and the county seat of Miaoli County, Taiwan. Its name Miaoli was coined using two Hakka words, cat (貓) and city (裡), which phonetically approximate Pali (Bari) from the Taokas language. Miaoli has a relatively high percentage of Hakka people. It had the second highest residential price and the highest commercial price for land in Miaoli County as of 2004, at NT$28,601 per square meter and NT$63,317 per square meter, respectively.[1]

World famous automaker Luxgen, has its headquarters in Miaoli.


Empire of Japan[edit]

Miaoli Hsien was at first eliminated under Japanese rule. Bioritsu Cho (苗栗廳, Byōritsu Chō) was established in 1901. It was then divided over Shinchiku Chō (新竹廳) and Taichū Chō (臺中廳) in 1909. From 1920 to 1945, Byōritsu Town (苗栗街), Enri Town (苑裡街) and six villages were under the jurisdiction of Byōritsu District (苗栗郡), under Shinchiku Prefecture.

Republic of China[edit]

On 16 August 1950, Miaoli City (then Miaoli Township) was designed as the county seat of the newly established Miaoli County. On 25 December 1981, Miaoli Township was upgraded from township to a county-controlled city as Miaoli City.


As of January 2017, the population of Miaoli City was estimated at 89,850.[2]

Administrative divisions[edit]

Villages in Miaoli City

The city is administered as 28 villages: Beimiao, Datong, Fuan, Fuli, Fuxing, Gaomiao, Gongjing, Jiacheng, Jiangong, Jiaxin, Jingmiao, Lumiao, Nanshi, Qinghua, Shangmiao, Shengli, Shuiyuan, Weixiang, Weixin, Wenshan, Wensheng, Xinchuan, Xinmiao, Xinying, Yuhua, Yumiao, Yuqing and Zhongmiao.[2]

Government institutions[edit]


Tourist attractions[edit]




Miaoli Bus Station

Bus stations in the city is the Miaoli Bus Station of Hsinchu Bus.

Sister city relations[edit]


  1. ^ "Miaoli County Government". Retrieved 26 June 2012.
  2. ^ a b 106年一月份人口統計下載區 [January 2017 Population Statistic Downloads]. mlhr.miaoli.gov.tw (in Chinese). Miaoli County Government Household Registration Service. January 2017. Retrieved 25 February 2017.
  3. ^ "City Exchange". Miaoli City Office. 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2016.

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