Su'ao

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Su'ao Township
蘇澳鎮
Township
Taiwan 2009 SuHua Highway SuAo Port FRD 6977.jpg
Location of Suao in Yilan
Location of Suao in Yilan
Coordinates: 24°36′N 121°51′E / 24.600°N 121.850°E / 24.600; 121.850Coordinates: 24°36′N 121°51′E / 24.600°N 121.850°E / 24.600; 121.850
Country Taiwan
County Yilan
Area
 • Total 89.01 km2 (34.37 sq mi)
Population (December 2014)
 • Total 41,018
Time zone Chungyuan Standard Time Zone (UTC+8)
Postal code 270
Website suao.gov.tw
Su'ao Township office

Su'ao Township (Chinese: 蘇澳鎮; pinyin: Sū'ào Zhèn; Wade–Giles: Su1-ao4 Chen4; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: So͘-ò), located in southern Yilan County, Taiwan, is an urban township that is famous for its seafood restaurants and cold springs.[1] It is a terminus of National Highway No. 5, the Su'ao-Hualian Express Way, and the North-Link Line of the Taiwan Railway Administration. It also has two large harbors: Su'ao Port, a multi-function seaport that also houses a naval base; and Nanfang-ao Port, a major fishing port of Taiwan.

History[edit]

Empire of Japan[edit]

During Japanese rule, the area was established as Suō Town (蘇澳街?), Suō District, Taihoku Prefecture.[2]

Republic of China[edit]

After World War II, the town was converted to a township under Taipei County. In 1950, the township was put under the newly established Yilan County.[2]

Demographics[edit]

As of December 2016, Su'ao had 14,109 households and a total population of 40,493, including 19,877 females and 20,616 males.[3]

Villages[edit]

The township comprises 26 villages: Aiding, Cunren, Dingliao, Gangbian, Longde, Nanan, Nancheng, Nanjian, Nanning, Nanqiang, Nanxing, Nanzheng, Shengai, Shenghu, Subei, Sunan, Sutung, Suxi, Tungao, Xincheng, Yongchun, Yongguang, Yongle, Yongrong, Zhangan and Zhaoyang.[3]

Tourist attractions[edit]

Transportation[edit]

Notable natives[edit]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2015 Su'ao Cold Spring Festival opens on Friday". focustaiwan.tw. Focus Taiwan News Channel. 16 July 2015. Retrieved 30 January 2017. 
  2. ^ a b 歷史沿革 [Historical evolution]. suao.gov.tw (in Chinese). Suao Township Office. Retrieved 30 January 2017. 
  3. ^ a b 蘇澳鎮人口統計 [Su'ao Township Population Statistics]. e-land.gov.tw (in Chinese). Yilan County Government. December 2016. Retrieved 30 January 2017. 

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