Yangmei District

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Yangmei District
Location of Yangmei
Coordinates: 24°56′00″N 121°17′00″E / 24.93333°N 121.28333°E / 24.93333; 121.28333
Country Taiwan
Municipality Taoyuan City
 • Mayor Yao Dun-Ming
 • Total 89.1229 km2 (34.4105 sq mi)
Population (January 2016)
 • Total 161,301
 • Density 1,800/km2 (4,700/sq mi)
Website www.yangmei.tycg.gov.tw/index.jsp
Yangmei District office (then Yangmei City office)

Yangmei District (Chinese: 楊梅區; pinyin: Yángméi Qū) is a district in southwestern Taoyuan City, Taiwan. The traditional residents are Hakka people.[1]


Yangmei City was originally established as Yangmeili during the Qing Dynasty rule. It was renamed to Yangmei in 1920.[2] The former township was upgraded to a county-controlled city after passing 150,000 in population. On 25 December 2014, it was upgraded again to a district.


Yangmei is the third largest district in Taoyuan City. The center is only 40 minutes from the west coast of Taiwan and the Taiwan Strait. To the north it borders Pingzhen District; to the south it borders Hsinchu County. To the east, Yangmei borders Longtan District. There were lots of Yangmei trees (楊梅樹) when Chinese immigrants entered this place, so that's how this town got its name.

  • Area: 89.1229 km2 (34.4105 sq mi)
  • Population: 161,301 (January 2016)

To the east, Yangmei is circled by foothills which are partly forested. a fair amount of tea plantations can be found in this area. There are also several gated communities in the hilly areas of Yangmei District—Sunny Forest Hill is the biggest and most famous of them. One of the most popular golf clubs in Taiwan, Sunrise Golf and Country Club, is located in the south of Yangmei.

Administrative divisions[edit]

Administrative divisions of Yangmei District.

Renmei Village, Puxin Village, Guanghua Village, Jinlong Village, Siwei Village, Yongping Village, Ruitang Village, Ruiping Village, Meixi Village, Ruixi Village, Jinxi Village, Sanmin Village, Yangming Village, Yucheng Village, Yuxin Village, Datong Village, Zhongshan Village, Yangmei Village, Yangjiang Village, Meixin Village, Hongmei Village, Yongning Village, Daping Village, Xiucai Village, Tungliu Village, Fengye Village, Fugang Village, Fufeng Village, Yuanben Village, Sanhu Village, Touhu Village, Shanghu Village, Shangtian Village, Gaoshan Village, Gaoshang Village, Jingshan Village, Gaorong Village, Shuangrong Village, Xinrong Village, Shuimei Village, Ruiyuan Village.[3]


Yangmei has high-tech industry in the area, with Chunghwa Picture Tube having a factory in the city.[citation needed] One of the largest clusters of TFT-LCD plants are located in the area, Yangmei is also a transport hub with several container terminals present in the city. Maersk Taiwan maintains a distribution center in Yangmei. A fair amount of light industry is also present, with Youth Industrial Park (幼獅工業區) being home to much traditional industry. Another large industrial enterprise in Yangmei is China Motors (中華汽車) which builds Mitsubishi cars under license.



High Schools
Junior High Schools
  • Fugang Junior High School
  • Jenmei Junior High School
  • Rueiyuan Junior High School
  • Rueiping Junior High School
  • Yangguang Junior High School
  • Yangmei Junior High School
  • Yangming Junior High School
  • Tawa Senior High School subsidiary junior school (private)
  • Jhiping Senior High School subsidiary junior school (private)
Elementary Schools
  • Fugang Elementary School
  • Rueimei Elementary School
  • Rueipu Elementary School
  • Rueitang Elementary School
  • Rueiyuan Elementary School
  • Shehwei Elementary School
  • Tatung Elementary School
  • Yangguang Elementary School
  • Yangmei Elementary School
  • Yangming Elementary School
  • Yangshing Elementary School

Tourist attractions[edit]


Yangmei is served by National Highway No. 1. Generally, it is about 50 minutes driving time to Taipei City. Provincial Highway No. 1 also serve the town, so that the transportation system is convenient for travelers.

Yangmei has three railway stations (from north to south): Puxin, Yangmei and Fugang. The railway is a convenient route for commuters in Yangmei.

See also[edit]


Coordinates: 24°55′N 121°09′E / 24.917°N 121.150°E / 24.917; 121.150