Taichung County

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Taichung County
臺中縣
County of the Republic of China
1945–2010
Taiwan ROC political division map Taichung County.svg
Location of Taichung County on Taiwan.
CapitalYuanlin (1945–1950)
Fongyuan (1950–2010)
History 
• Established
26 November 1945
• Disestablished
25 December 2010
Political subdivisions3 County-controlled cities
5 Urban townships
12 Rural townships
1 Mountain indigenous township
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Taichū Prefecture
Taichung
Today part ofPart of the Taichung (Special municipality)
Taichung County
Traditional Chinese臺中縣 or 台中縣
Simplified Chinese台中县

Taichung County was a county in central Taiwan between 1945 and 2010. The county capital was Yuanlin Township before 1950 and Fongyuan City after 1950.

Taichung County Hall (1976-1996)
Taichung County Hall (1996-2010)

History[edit]

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 (), which is reformed from Japanese districts (). The districts are divided into townships.

Districts in
Taichū Prefecture
Districts in
Taichung County
Notes
Toyohara 豊原郡 Feng-yüan 豐原區
Tōsei 東勢郡 Tung-shih 東勢區
Taikō 大甲郡 Ta-chia 大甲區
Daiton 大屯郡 Ta-t'un 大屯區
Shōka 彰化郡 Chang-hua 彰化區
Inrin 員林郡 Yüan-lin 員林區 The county seat from 1945 to 1950
Hokuto 北斗郡 Pei-tou 北斗區
Nantō 南投郡 Nan-t'ou 南投區
Takeyama 竹山郡 Chu-shan 竹山區
Nōkō 能高郡 Neng-kao 能高區
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.[1]

Administration[edit]

The subdivisions of the County remained mostly stable between 1950 and 2010. However, some changed has also been made.

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

Type Name Chinese Taiwanese Hakka Region
Cities Fengyuan (Fongyuan) 豐原市 Hong-goân Fûng-ngièn Fongyuan
Dali 大里市 Tāi-lí Thai-lî Datun
Taiping 太平市 Thài-pêng Thai-phìn
Urban
townships
Dajia 大甲鎮 Tāi-kah Thai-kap Dajia
Qingshui (Cingshuei) 清水鎮 Chheng-chúi Tshîn-súi
Shalu 沙鹿鎮 Soa-la̍k Sâ-lu̍k
Wuqi (Wuci) 梧棲鎮 Gō·-chhe Ǹg-tshi
Dongshi (Dongshih) 東勢鎮 Tang-sì Tûng-sṳ Dongshih
Rural
townships
Longjing 龍井鄉 Liông-chéⁿ Liùng-tsiáng Dajia
Dadu 大肚鄉 Tōa-tō͘ Thai-tú
Da'an (Da-an) 大安鄉 Tāi-an Thai-ôn
Waipu 外埔鄉 Goā-po͘ Ngoi-phû
Houli 后里鄉 Aū-lí Heu-lî Fongyuan
Tanzi (Tanzih) 潭子鄉 Thâm-chú Thâm-tsṳ́
Daya 大雅鄉 Tāi-ngé Thai-ngâ
Shengang 神岡鄉 Sin-kóng Sṳ̀n-kông
Shigang (Shihgang) 石岡鄉 Chio̍h-kng Sa̍k-kóng Dongshih
Xinshe (Sinshe) 新社鄉 Sin-siā Sîn-sa
Wufeng (Wufong) 霧峰鄉 Bū-hong Vú-fûng Datun
Wuri (Wurih) 烏日鄉 O·-ji̍t Vû-ngit
Mountain
indigenous
township
Heping 和平鄉 Hô-pêng Fò-phìn Dongshih

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