Xiyu, Penghu

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Coordinates: 23°36′27.7″N 119°30′41.8″E / 23.607694°N 119.511611°E / 23.607694; 119.511611

Xiyu Township
Rural township
Skyline of Xiyu Township 西嶼鄉
Xiyu Township in Penghu County
Xiyu Township in Penghu County
Location Penghu, Taiwan
 • Total 19 km2 (7 sq mi)
Population (July 2018)
 • Total 8,428
 • Density 440/km2 (1,100/sq mi)

Xiyu Township[1] (Chinese: 西嶼鄉; pinyin: Xīyǔ Xiāng; Wade–Giles: Hsi1-yü3 Hsiang1; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Sai-sū-hiong;[2] Pha̍k-fa-sṳ: Sî-yí-hiông) is a rural township encompassing Xiyu island, formerly Fisher Island or Pescadores (漁翁島; Yúwēng Dǎo), which is among the three major islands of the Penghu County, Taiwan. It has a population of 8,438 and an area of 18.7148 square kilometres.[3]

The major scenic spots include some forts and lighthouse. They were built or reconstructed in the Qing Dynasty, and were credited as National Relic Site of Taiwan.

Administrative divisions[edit]

  • Hengjiao Village
  • Gejie Village
  • Zhuwan Village
  • Xiaomen Village
  • Dachi Village
  • Erkan Village
  • Chitung Village
  • Chixi Village
  • Chima Village
  • Nei'an Village
  • Wai'an Village

Tourist attractions[edit]


Notable natives[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ 臺灣地區鄉鎮市區級以上行政區域名稱中英對照表 Glossary of Names for Administrative Divisions. (in Chinese) Accessed at Taiwan Geographic Names Information System website Archived August 16, 2013, at the Wayback Machine. (in English). Ministry of the Interior. 16 June 2011. Retrieved 15 July 2016.
  2. ^ "Entry #35348". 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.
  3. ^ Michelle da Silva (29 August 2012). "Penghu islands show a unique side of Taiwan". Georgia Straight Vancouver's News & Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 15 July 2016.
  4. ^ "Siaomen Geology Gallery". Penghu Tour Web Site. Retrieved 19 September 2017.

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