Taibao

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Taibao
太保市
County-controlled city
Chiayi Bus Rapid Transit stop in front of THSR Chiayi Station in Taibao
Location of Taibao
Coordinates: 23°27′00″N 120°20′00″E / 23.45°N 120.3333°E / 23.45; 120.3333Coordinates: 23°27′00″N 120°20′00″E / 23.45°N 120.3333°E / 23.45; 120.3333
Country Republic of China (Taiwan)
Province Taiwan
County Chiayi
Government
 • Supervisor Tung Kuo-cheng
Area
 • Total 66.90 km2 (25.83 sq mi)
Population (December 2014)
 • Total 37,038
 • Density 550/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
Taibao
Chinese 太保

Taibao City (Chinese: 太保市) is a county-controlled city and the county seat of Chiayi County, Taiwan.

Name[edit]

The city was named after the government position of Wang De-lu, whose hometown is Taibao, in the 19th century.

History[edit]

Formerly Tsing-kau-boe (Chinese: 前溝尾; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Chêng-kau-bóe).[1]

Taibao City was established as Taibao Township in August 1945 after the handover of Taiwan from Japan to China. In August 1946, Taibao Township was incorporated to Chiayi City to become Taibao District. In September 1950, it became the Taibao Township under Chiayi County administration. In July 1991, it became Taibao City.[2][3]

Administrative divisions[edit]

The city has 18 villages, which are Beixin, Nanxin, Bixiang, Maliao, Guogou, Gangwei, Tianwei, Jiubi, Xinpi, Qiantan, Houtan, Meipu, Houzhuang, Taibao, Dongshi, Lunding, Chunzhu and Anren Village.

Government institutions[edit]

Education[edit]

Tourist attractions[edit]

Transportation[edit]

Rail[edit]

The city is accessible by Chiayi Station of the Taiwan High Speed Rail.

Road[edit]

The city is served by Chiayi Bus Rapid Transit connecting it with neighboring Chiayi City.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Entry #40125 (前溝尾)". 臺灣閩南語常用詞辭典 [Dictionary of Frequently-Used Taiwan Minnan] (in Chinese and Hokkien). Ministry of Education, R.O.C. 2011. 
  2. ^ http://www.cyhg.gov.tw/wSite/ct?xItem=1646&ctNode=14802&mp=12
  3. ^ http://www.cyhg.gov.tw/wSite/ct?xItem=1050&ctNode=14750&mp=12

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