Taoyuan County, Taiwan

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Taoyuan County
桃園縣
County of the Republic of China

1950–2014
Location of Taipei
Location of Taipei County on Taiwan.
Capital Taoyuan City
History
 •  Established 25 October 1950
 •  Disestablished 25 December 2014
Political subdivisions 6 County-controlled city
1 Urban township
5 Rural townships
1 Mountain indigenous township
Today part of Part of Taoyuan City (Special municipality)
Taoyuan County, Taiwan
Traditional Chinese 桃園縣
Simplified Chinese 桃园县

Taoyuan County was a former county of the Republic of China in northern Taiwan before it was upgraded into special municipality in 2014. The county capital was Taoyuan.

History[edit]

Taoyuan County was established in Taiwan Province on 25 October 1950 split from Hsinchu County. On 1 January 2011 Taoyuan County became the second Quasi-municipality. It was upgraded into a special municipality on 25 December 2014.[1]

Administration[edit]

At the time before the upgrade, Taoyuan County administered 6 cities, 1 urban township and 6 rural townships. All of these became districts of the city of Taoyuan.

Name Hanzi Hanyu Pinyin Notes
County-controlled city
Bade City 八德市 Bādé Shì Originally xiang (鄉) until 1 January 1995; became a qu (區) after upgraded
Luzhu City 蘆竹市 Lúzhú Shì Originally xiang (鄉) until 3 June 2014; became a qu (區) after upgraded
Pingzhen City 平鎮市 Píngzhèn Shì Originally xiang (鄉) until 1 March 1992; became a qu (區) after upgraded
Taoyuan City 桃園市 Táoyuán Shì Originally zhen (鎮) until 21 April 1971; became a qu (區) after upgraded
Yangmei City 楊梅市 Yángméi Shì Originally zhen (鎮) until 1 August 2010; became a qu (區) after upgraded
Zhongli City 中壢市 Zhōnglì Shì Originally zhen (鎮) until 1 July 1967; became a qu (區) after upgraded
Urban township
Daxi Township 大溪鎮 Dàxī Zhèn became a qu (區) after upgraded
Rural township
Dayuan Township 大園鄉 Dàyuán Xiāng became a qu (區) after upgraded
Guanyin Township 觀音鄉 Guānyīn Xiāng became a qu (區) after upgraded
Guishan Township 龜山鄉 Guīshān Xiāng became a qu (區) after upgraded
Longtan Township 龍潭鄉 Lóngtán Xiāng became a qu (區) after upgraded
Xinwu Township 新屋鄉 Xīnwū Xiāng became a qu (區) after upgraded
Mountain indigenous township
Fuxing Township 復興鄉 Fùxīng Xiāng became a shandi yuanzhumin qu (山地原住民區) after upgraded

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "桃園縣103年改制直轄市 名為「桃園市」". The Epoch Times. 24 April 2012.