Ruisui, Hualien

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Ruisui Township
瑞穗鄉
Nickname(s): 水尾 (Mizuho?)
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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
Country Taiwan
Region Eastern Taiwan
Government
 • Type Township
Area
 • Total 135.5862 km2 (52.3501 sq mi)
Population (December 2014)
 • Total 12,107
Time zone CST (UTC+8)
Post code 978
Subdivision 11 Villages
Website www.juisui.gov.tw (Chinese)

Ruisui Township (Chinese: 瑞穗鄉; pinyin: Ruìsuì Xiāng) is a rural township located in southern Hualien County, Taiwan, and has a population of 12,107 inhabitants and 11 villages. The Tropic of Cancer passes through here.

This township is an alluvial plain which located in the mid Huatung Valley between 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 humid climate. The population is composed of Min Nan, Hakka, and Taiwanese aborigines, most of which is the Amis tribe. 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,[1] or Tsui-boe[2] (Chinese: 水尾; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Chúi-bóe).

Geography[edit]

The township is located at the Huatung Valley.

Administrative divisions[edit]

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

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 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. 
  2. ^ Campbell (1896), map.
  3. ^ http://www.erv-nsa.gov.tw/user/Article.aspx?Lang=2&SNo=03000455
  4. ^ "International Exchange". List of Affiliation Partners within Prefectures. Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR). Retrieved 21 November 2015. 

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