Wang'an, Penghu

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Wang-an
望安
八罩
Rural township
Wang-an Township · 望安鄉
Jiangjyun Village, Wang-an
Jiangjyun Village, Wang-an
Location of Wang-an
Wang-an is located in Taiwan
Wang-an
Wang-an
Location in the Republic of China
Coordinates: 23°21′25.4″N 119°30′1.2″E / 23.357056°N 119.500333°E / 23.357056; 119.500333Coordinates: 23°21′25.4″N 119°30′1.2″E / 23.357056°N 119.500333°E / 23.357056; 119.500333
Country Republic of China
Region Taiwan Strait
Area
 • Total 13.7824 km2 (5.3214 sq mi)
Population (December 2014)
 • Total 5,117
 • Density 370/km2 (960/sq mi)
Website www.wangan.gov.tw
Wang'an, Penghu
Traditional Chinese 望安

Wang-an Township (Chinese: 望安鄉; pinyin: Wàng'ān Xiāng) is a rural township in Penghu County, Taiwan. It is the second smallest township after Qimei Township in Penghu County.

Name[edit]

The island was originally known as Bazhao.[1]

Geography[edit]

It is located at the southern sea of Penghu. There are nineteen islets with nine villages on six of islets. Four village on the main island while others are on their own islet.

Geology[edit]

The northern side of the island has a higher average elevation than the southern side. It consists of wave-cut platforms along its coastline.

Administrative divisions[edit]

  • Tungan Village
  • Xian Village
  • Zhongshe Village
  • Shuian Village
  • Jiangjun Village
  • Tungji Village
  • Tungping Village
  • Xiping Village
  • Huayu Village

Tourist attractions[edit]

Transportation[edit]

Air[edit]

The township is served by Wang-an Airport.

Water[edit]

The township houses the Tanmen Port.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wangan Island". Penghu Tour Web Site. Retrieved 16 April 2018. 

External links[edit]