Ruifang District

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Ruifang

瑞芳區
Ruifang District
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Ruifang District in New Taipei City
Ruifang District in New Taipei City
Coordinates: 25°07′N 121°48′E / 25.117°N 121.800°E / 25.117; 121.800Coordinates: 25°07′N 121°48′E / 25.117°N 121.800°E / 25.117; 121.800
CountryRepublic of China (Taiwan)
Special municipalityNew Taipei City
Area
 • Total70.73 km2 (27.31 sq mi)
Population
(January 2016)
 • Total40,922
Time zone+8
Ruifang
Traditional Chinese瑞芳
PostalJuifang
Ruifang District office

Ruifang District (Chinese: 瑞芳區; Hanyu Pinyin: Ruìfāng Qū; Tongyong Pinyin: Rueìfang Cyu; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Sūi-hong-khu) is a suburban district in eastern New Taipei City, Taiwan.

History[edit]

Empire of Japan[edit]

During the period of Japanese rule, Ruifang was called Zuihō Town (瑞芳街), and was governed under Kīrun District (基隆郡) of Taihoku Prefecture. Mining was an important industry in Ruifang (then known as Sui-hong) in the early 20th century.[1] Gold was mined in Kyufun and Kinkaseki while coal was mined in Kau-tong (猴硐; Houtong).

Republic of China[edit]

After the handover of Taiwan from Japan to the Republic of China in 1945, Ruifang was organized as an urban township of Taipei County. The mining sites became popular tourist destinations after 1990. On 25 December 2010, Taipei County was upgraded into a municipality named New Taipei City and Ruifang was upgraded into a district of the municipality. In March 2012, it was named one of the Top 10 Small Tourist Towns by the Tourism Bureau.[2]

Administrative divisions[edit]

Longtan, Longxing, Longzeng, Longan, Longchuan, Longshan, Zhaofeng, Xinfeng, Tunghe, Ganping, Gongqiao, Houtong, Guangfu, Shuoren, Jiqing, Jian, Shangtian, Jieyu, Jishan, Yongqing, Chongwen, Fuzhu, Songde, Guashan, Tongshan, Xinshan, Shishan, Liandong, Lianxin, Nanya, Bitou, Haibin, Ruibin and Shenao Village.

See also[edit]

Tourist attractions[edit]

Transportation[edit]

Ruifang is served by the Yilan Line of the Taiwan Railways Administration. There are four stations in Ruifang Township: Ruifang Station, Houtong Station, Sijiaoting Station and Sandiaoling Station.

Provincial Highway 62 passes Ruifang and will provide convenient connection to Keelung City when it is completed.

Notable natives[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Davidson, James W. (1903). The Island of Formosa, Past and Present : history, people, resources, and commercial prospects : tea, camphor, sugar, gold, coal, sulphur, economical plants, and other productions. London and New York: Macmillan. p. 460. OL 6931635M.
  2. ^ Wong, Maggie Hiufu (2012-03-30). "Taiwan names its 10 top small tourist towns". CNN Go. Retrieved 2012-03-31.

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