Wandan, Pingtung

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Wandan Township
萬丹鄉
Wandan Township in Pingtung County
Wandan Township in Pingtung County
LocationPingtung County, Taiwan
Area
 • Total57.47 km2 (22.19 sq mi)
Population
 • Total52,085
 • Density910/km2 (2,300/sq mi)

Wandan Township (Chinese: 萬丹鄉; pinyin: Wàndān Xiāng; Wade–Giles: Wan4-tan1 Hsiang1) is a rural township in Pingtung County, Taiwan.[1]

Names[edit]

Dutch records used the placenames Tamsuy and Tampsui to refer to Tamsui in the north of the island, but have also referred to this area in the south as "Tamsuy".[2] In the early 20th century, maps showed two Tamsuy rivers, one north and one south; the Chinese would distinguish the two places by calling the north place Teng Tamsuy (upper Tamsui) and the south place E Tamsuy (lower Tamsui).

Geography[edit]

It has a population total of 52,085 and an area of 57.47 square kilometres (22.19 sq mi).

Administrative divisions[edit]

Villages in Wandan Township

The township comprises 30 villages: Baocuo, Gantang, Guangan, Houcun, Jiaxing, Lunding, Shangcun, Shekou, Shepi, Sheshang, Shezhong, Shuiquan, Shuixian, Siwei, Tiancuo, Wanan, Wanhou, Wanhui, Wannei, Wanquan, Wansheng, Xiabei, Xianan, Xiangshe, Xingan, Xingquan, Xinzhong, Xinzhuang, Zhuanliao and Zhulin.

Economy[edit]

Brick manufacturing once flourished in the area due to the availability of clay and natural gas.[3]

Transportation[edit]

Notable natives[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.chinapost.com.tw/taiwan/local/pingtung/2011/12/03/324811/Volcano-spews.htm
  2. ^ Campbell, William (1903). "Explanatory Notes". Formosa under the Dutch: described from contemporary records, with explanatory notes and a bibliography of the island. London: Kegan Paul. p. 548. OCLC 644323041.
  3. ^ http://www.chinapost.com.tw/taiwan/local/pingtung/2011/12/03/324811/Volcano-spews.htm

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 22°35′23″N 120°29′06″E / 22.5897°N 120.4851°E / 22.5897; 120.4851