Shalu District in Taichung City
|• Total||40.46 km2 (15.62 sq mi)|
|• Rank||12 out of 29|
|• Density||2,300/km2 (6,000/sq mi)|
|Website||www.shalu.taichung.gov.tw ‹See Tfd›(in Chinese)|
Originally a settlement of the Papora people, this region was named 沙轆社. During the Kingdom of Tungning (1662－1683), the Taiwanese Plains Aborigines were driven away or sinicized, and the area became a Han settlement. In 1731 during Qing rule, Tamsui Subprefecture (淡水廳) extended from the Tai-kah River northward up to Kelang (雞籠; Keelung).
In 1920, during Japanese rule, the written name was changed to Sharoku (沙鹿). Administratively, Sharoku was under Taikō District (大甲郡), Taichū Prefecture. In Taiwanese Hokkien, the old name (Soa-la̍k) is still used.
In 1945 the village was changed to an township, and was upgraded to a district in 2010.
Juren, Luoquan, Shalu, Meiren, Xingren, Xingan, Doudi, Lufeng, Luliao, Zhulin, Lifen, Fuxing, Beishi, Jinjiang, Liulu, Nanshi, Puzi, Sanlu, Gongming, Qingquan and Xishi Village.
- Hung Tzu-yung, member of Legislative Yuan
- Yen Ching-piao, member of Legislative Yuan (2002–2012)
- Yen Kuan-heng, member of Legislative Yuan
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