Su'ao, Yilan

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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  Republic of China
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 http://www.suao.gov.tw/

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 the destination of National Highway No. 5, Su'ao-Hualian Express Way, and North-Link Line of 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]

During Japanese rule, the area was established as Suō Town (蘇澳街), Suō District (蘇澳郡), Taihoku Prefecture. After World War II, the town was converted to a township under Taipei County. In 1950, after the establishment of Yilan County, the township was put under the jurisdiction of the county.

Administrative divisions[edit]

Longde Village, Dingliao Village, Yongrong Village, Cunren Village, Gangbian Village, Aiding Village, Xincheng Village, Shengai Village, Shenghu Village, Suxi Village, Subei Village, Sunan Village, Sutung Village, Zhangan Village, Yongguang Village, Yongchun Village, Yongle Village, Nanan Village, Nanzheng Village, Nancheng Village, Nanxing Village, Nanning Village, Nanjian Village, Tungao Village, Nanjiang Village and Zhaoyang Village.[2]

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