Mingjian, Nantou

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Coordinates: 23°51′04″N 120°40′39″E / 23.851°N 120.6775°E / 23.851; 120.6775

Mingjian Township in Nantou County
Mingjian Township
Mingjian Township office

Mingjian Township (Chinese: 名間鄉; pinyin: Míngjiān Xiāng; Wade–Giles: Ming2-chien1 Xiang1; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Bêng-kan Hiong) is a rural township in western Nantou County, Taiwan. It is the second smallest township in the county, after Jiji Township.

Naming[edit]

Its name originates from a Japanese transliteration of the Taiwanese word, Lam'a (Chinese: 湳仔; pinyin: nǎnzǎi; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Làm-á), with literal meaning "a very wet place".[1] In 1920, during Japanese rule, the name was changed to Nama (名間?).

History[edit]

Mingjian was a hunting ground for the Taiwanese aborigines.[1]

In 2008, the 100th congregation of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Taiwan was organized in Mingjian.[2]

In Mingjian there is a leaning unused pylon, which was damaged in an earthquake [1]

Administrative divisions[edit]

Nanya, Zhongzheng, Zhongshan, Zhuoshui, Xinmin, Tanliao, Xinjie, Tunghu, Renhe, Wandan, Tianzi, Dakeng, Dazhuang, Buxia, Chishui, Zhuwei, Sanlun, Songshan, Songbo, Kanjiao, Puzhong, Xincuo and Xinguang Village.

Transportation[edit]

Notable natives[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 歷史沿革 [Historical evolution] (in Chinese). Mingjian Township Government. Retrieved 2008-06-03. [dead link]
  2. ^ "100th Mormon Congregation Created in Taiwan". LDS Newsroom. 2008-05-22. Retrieved 2008-06-03.