Wufeng District

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Coordinates: 24°4′N 120°42′E / 24.067°N 120.700°E / 24.067; 120.700

Wufeng District
霧峰區
District
Skyline of Wufeng District 霧峰區
Wufeng District in Taichung City
Wufeng District in Taichung City
Location Taichung, Taiwan
Area
 • Total 98 km2 (38 sq mi)
Population (July 2018)
 • Total 65,567
 • Density 670/km2 (1,700/sq mi)
Wufeng District Office
The Service Center in Central and Southern Taiwan of Legislative Yuan; it was Taiwan Provincial Council.

Wufeng District (Chinese: 霧峰區; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Bū-hong-khu) is a suburban district in southern Taichung, Taiwan. It was the location of Taiwan Provincial Consultative Council before 1999.

Wufeng is a mainly agricultural town. It was heavily damaged by the Jiji earthquake on 21 September 1999, which caused around 100 deaths in the town[citation needed]. The 921 Earthquake Museum of Taiwan, which commemorates the giant quake, is built at what was formerly Guangfu Junior High School, which was destroyed when part of the school was uplifted by the Chelungpu Fault during the quake.

The two major geographical features of this town are the Wu Xi (Wu Stream), which forms the town's southern border, and Xiangbi Shan (Elephant Trunk Mountain), which lies in the eastern part of the township.

History[edit]

Formerly called Atabu (Chinese: 阿罩霧; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: A-tà-bū).[1]

Administrative divisions[edit]

Tonglin, Jifeng, Jiayin, Benxiang, Zhongzheng, Jinrong, Laiyuan, Bentang, Beiliu, Nanliu, Side, Wufu, Dingtai, Beishi, Nanshi, Wanfeng, Jiuzheng, Kengkou, Fenggu Liugu Village.

Geography[edit]

Education[edit]

Government institutions[edit]

Tourist attractions[edit]

Transportation[edit]

Notable natives[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Entry #40122 (阿罩霧)". 臺灣閩南語常用詞辭典 [Dictionary of Frequently-Used Taiwan Minnan] (in Chinese and Hokkien). Ministry of Education, R.O.C. 2011.
  2. ^ Taiwan, National Museum of Natural Science - 921 Earthquake Museum of (1 June 2009). "National Museum of Natural Science - 921 Earthquake Museum of Taiwan". www.921emt.edu.tw. Archived from the original on 5 May 2014. Retrieved 23 April 2018.

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