Ruisui

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Ruisui Township
瑞穗鄉
紅葉溪 Hongye River - panoramio.jpg
Nickname(s): 水尾 (Mizuho)
Ruisui HL.svg
Coordinates: 23°26′0″N 121°30′0″E / 23.43333°N 121.50000°E / 23.43333; 121.50000Coordinates: 23°26′0″N 121°30′0″E / 23.43333°N 121.50000°E / 23.43333; 121.50000
CountryTaiwan
RegionEastern Taiwan
Government
 • TypeTownship
Area
 • Total135.5862 km2 (52.3501 sq mi)
Population (December 2014)
 • Total12,107
Time zoneUTC+8 (CST)
Post code978
Subdivision11 Villages
Websitewww.juisui.gov.tw (Chinese)
Ruisui Township
Chinese瑞穗鄉
Hanyu PinyinRuìsuì Xiāng
Wade–GilesJui4-sui4 Hsiang1
Pha̍k-fa-sṳLui-sui-hiông
Hokkien POJSūi-sūi-hiong or
Sūi-hūi-hiong

Ruisui Township[1] is a rural township located in southern Hualien County, Taiwan, and has a population of 12,107 inhabitants in 11 villages.

The population is composed of Hoklo, Hakka, and Taiwanese aborigines, most of whom are Amis. Agriculture and tourism are major industries.

History[edit]

During Qing rule, the headquarters of Taitung Prefecture was located in modern-day Ruisui, known then as Tsui-be,[2] or Tsui-boe[3] (Chinese: 水尾; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Chúi-bóe). Those Chinese characters (水尾) were rendered Mizuo in Japanese during Japanese rule of Taiwan, but were later changed to 瑞穗, Mizuho. This written form was retained after the Kuomintang takeover of Taiwan in 1945; the characters are pronounced Sūi-sūi and Ruìsuì in Taiwanese and Mandarin Chinese, respectively.

Geography[edit]

The township lies in an alluvial plain which located midway up the Huadong Valley between the Central Mountain Range, Coastal Mountain Range and Wuhe Terrace. Rafting activity on the Xiuguluan River often starts from the Ruisui Bridge.

The climate is between tropical and subtropical monsoon with a humid climate.

The Tropic of Cancer passes through the township.

Administrative divisions[edit]

The township comprises 11 villages: Fumin, Fuxing, Fuyuan, Hegang, Jimei, Ruibei, Ruiliang, Ruimei, Ruisui, Ruixiang and Wuhe.

Tourist attractions[edit]

Transportation[edit]

Taiwan Railway Administration stations on the Hualien–Taitung Line in Ruisui include:

Highways in Ruisui include:

Sister cities[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 臺灣地區鄉鎮市區級以上行政區域名稱中英對照表 Glossary of Names for Administrative Divisions. Ministry of the Interior. 26 March Minguo 104 (2015). Retrieved 5 November 2017. (in Chinese)
  2. ^ Campbell, William (1915). Sketches from Formosa. London: Marshall Brothers. p. 278. OL 7051071M. The eastern prefecture of TAI-TANG, made up of the two sub-prefectures of Pi-lam and Hoe-lian-kang, with head-quarters at the middle-eastern centre called Tsui-be.
  3. ^ Campbell (1896), map.
  4. ^ "International Exchange". List of Affiliation Partners within Prefectures. Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR). Archived from the original on 21 November 2015. Retrieved 21 November 2015.

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