Xihu, Changhua

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Coordinates: 23°57′34″N 120°28′48″E / 23.95944°N 120.48000°E / 23.95944; 120.48000

Xihu, Changhua
Chinese 溪湖鎮
Xihu Township in Changhua County
Xihu Township

Xihu Township (Chinese: 溪湖鎮; pinyin: Xīhú Zhèn) is an urban township in the middle of Changhua County, Taiwan.[1] It is a traditional farming village. Along with Xiluo, it is one of the centers of vegetable-growing on the western side of the island. Famous local foods include lamb hotpot and kyoho grapes.

Geography[edit]

The area of Xihu township is 32.0592 km2. As of January 2017, its population was 55,694, including 28,302 males and 27,392 females.[2]

Administrative divisions[edit]

The township comprises 25 villages: Beishi, Biantou, Dating, Datu, Dazhu, Dingzhuang, Guanghua, Guangping, Hetung, Hutung, Huxi, Macuo, Nande, Panpo, Pinghe, Taiping, Tianzhong, Tungliao, Tungxi Village.Xiliao, Xishi, Xixi, Zhongjiao, Zhongshan and Zhongzhu.

Education[edit]

The township has one senior high school (溪湖高中), two middle schools (溪湖國中, 成功國中) and five elementary schools (湖東國小, 湖西國小, 湖南國小, 湖北國小, 溪湖國小).

Tourist attractions[edit]

During the Japanese colonial period in Taiwan (1895-1945), Xihu was an important center for sugar manufacturing; because of demand for sugar transport, a railway system was set up. Local officials have now set up a tourist train featuring a 60-year-old steam engine that pulls several train carriages full of tourists during weekend runs. The locomotive is Taiwan's first unmodified steam engine, Engine No. 346.


References[edit]

  1. ^ http://town.chcg.gov.tw/xihu/00home/index7.asp
  2. ^ 統計資料 | 一月 | 表四 [Statistics|January|Table 4]. accounting.chcg.gov.tw (in Chinese). Changhua County Government. 10 February 2017. Retrieved 11 February 2017. 

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