Xueshan Range

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Xueshan Range
Snow Mountain Range
北插天山.jpg
Highest point
Elevation3,886 m (12,749 ft)
Naming
Native name雪山山脈  (Chinese)
Geography
Taiwan-Xueshan Range Def2.jpg
LocationTaiwan
Geology
Mountain typeMountain range
Xueshan Range
Traditional Chinese雪山山脈
Simplified Chinese雪山山脉
Literal meaningSnowy Mountain Range

The Xueshan Range is a mountain range in northern Taiwan. It faces the Chungyang Range on the southeast. The tallest peak of Xueshan Range is Xueshan ("Snowy Mountain"), which has a height of 3,886 m (12,749 ft). Shei-Pa National Park is located around the peaks of Xueshan and Dabajianshan.

Names[edit]

The current name derives from the pinyin romanization of the Chinese name of the range's highest peak, Xueshan. The same name is sometimes written Hsüeh-shan or calqued as the Snow or Snowy Mountain Range. Under the Qing, the range was also known variously as the Middle, Western, Dodds,[1] or Mt Sylvia Range.[2]

List of peaks[edit]

There are 54 peaks taller than 3,000 m (9,843 ft) among the Xueshan Range. And it has 19 peaks (listed in below) of the "Top 100 Peaks of Taiwan" (台灣百岳).

  • Xueshan Main Peak (雪山主峰), 3,886 m (12,749 ft)
  • Xueshan Eastern Peak (雪山東峰), 3,201 m (10,502 ft)
  • Xueshan Northern Peak (雪山北峰), 3,703 m (12,149 ft)
  • Daxueshan (大雪山), 3,530 m (11,581 ft)
  • Zhongxueshan (中雪山), 3,173 m (10,410 ft)
  • Huoshishan (火石山), 3,310 m (10,860 ft)
  • Touyingshan (頭鷹山), 3,510 m (11,516 ft)
  • Zhijiayangdashan (志佳陽大山), 3,289 m (10,791 ft)
  • Dabajianshan (大霸尖山), 3,490 m (11,450 ft)
  • Xiaobajianshan (小霸尖山), 3,445 m (11,302 ft)
  • Baigudashan (白姑大山), 3,342 m (10,965 ft)
  • Yizeshan (伊澤山), 3,497 m (11,473 ft)
  • Dajianshan (大劍山), 3,594 m (11,791 ft)
  • Jianshan (劍山]), 3,253 m (10,673 ft)
  • Jiayangshan (佳陽山), 3,314 m (10,873 ft)
  • Pintianshan (品田山), 3,524 m (11,562 ft)
  • Chiyoushan (池有山), 3,303 m (10,837 ft)
  • Taoshan (桃山), 3,325 m (10,909 ft)
  • Kalayeshan (喀拉業山), 3,133 m (10,279 ft)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Citations[edit]

  1. ^ EB (1879), p. 416.
  2. ^ Braithwaite (1907), p. 106.

Bibliography[edit]

  • "Formosa" , Encyclopaedia Britannica, 9th ed., Vol. IX, New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1879, pp. 415–17.
  • Takekoshi, Yosaburo (1907), Braithwaite, George (ed.), Japanese Rule in Formosa, London: Longmans, Green, & Co.