|County of the Republic of China|
Location of Taichung County on Taiwan.
|26 November 1945|
|25 December 2010|
|Political subdivisions||3 County-controlled cities|
5 Urban townships
12 Rural townships
1 Mountain indigenous township
|Today part of||Part of the Taichung (Special municipality)|
|Traditional Chinese||臺中縣 or 台中縣|
Taichung County was established on 26 November 1945 on the territory of Taichū Prefecture (臺中州) shortly after the end of World War II. In the early years, Taichung County consists of most territory of Taichū Prefecture except the territory near cities of Taichū (Taichung) and Shōka (Changhua). The county is subdivide into districts (區), which is reformed from Japanese districts (郡). The districts are divided into townships.
|Inrin||員林郡||Yüan-lin||員林區||The county seat from 1945 to 1950|
|Niitaka||新高郡||Hsin-kao||新高區||Renamed to Yü-shan District (玉山區) in 1948|
|Chung-feng||中峰區||Established in 1949, covers the mountain indigenous townships|
On 16 August 1950, another division reform was implemented. The southern part of the County was separated and established Changhua County and Nantou County. The remaining Taichung County has territory equivalent to the Toyohara (Fengyüan), Tōsei (Tungshih), Taikō (Tachia), and Daiton (Tatun) in the Japanese era. In addition, districts in the remaining part of Taichung County was defunct. All townships were directly controlled by the County Government. On 25 December 2010, the county merged with Taichung City to form a larger single special municipality.
The subdivisions of the County remained mostly stable between 1950 and 2010. However, some changed has also been made.
- 1 Oct 1955, Neipu Township (內埔鄉) was renamed Houli Township (后里鄉)
- 7 Jun 1973, two northeast most villages in Hoping Township (和平鄉) was separated to form a new county-level division — Lishan Constructing Administrative Bureau (梨山建設管理局).
- 1 Mar 1973, Fengyuan (豐原鎮) reformed from an urban township to a county-controlled city for its population.
- 18 Feb 1982, Lishan Constructing Administrative Bureau dissolved, the two villages returned to Hoping Township.
- 1 Nov 1993, Tali (大里鄉) reformed from a rural township to a county-controlled city for its population.
- 1 Aug 1996, Taiping (太平鄉) reformed from a rural township to a county-controlled city for its population.
In 25 Dec 2010, The County was merged with Taichung City, all cities and townships became districts. On the eve of merging with Taichung City, the county consists of the following administrative divisions
- High-speed rail
- Jen-Ai Hospital - Dali (大里仁愛醫院)
- Taichung Tzu Chi General Hospital (台中慈濟醫院)