Yujing District

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Coordinates: 23°07′N 120°28′E / 23.117°N 120.467°E / 23.117; 120.467

Tamai; Tapani
Yujing District in Tainan City
Yujing District in Tainan City
LocationTainan, Taiwan
 • Total76 km2 (29 sq mi)
 (July 2018)
 • Total14,089
 • Density190/km2 (480/sq mi)
Websitewww.yujing.gov.tw/en/ Edit this at Wikidata
Yujing District Office

Yujing District (Chinese: 玉井區; pinyin: Yùjǐng Qū) is a rural district in eastern Tainan, Taiwan. It is famous for its cultivation of mangoes.[1]

After a 6.4-magnitude earthquake hit southern Taiwan in March 2010, pillars were severely damaged at Yujing Junior High School forcing school officials to cancel some classes.[2]


Yujing is likely the site of Tevorang [zh], a former political unit of the Taiwanese aborigines.[3] The name has also been spelled Tefurang, Tefurangh, Tevoran, Tevourang, and Devoran.[4] Tevorang was one of nine villages that joined in warfare against the people of Favorlang (modern-day Huwei, Yunlin).

During the Kingdom of Tungning, members of the Siraya people from the Tavocan area (modern-day Xinhua) moved to this area due to conflicts with Han Chinese.

The Tapani Incident of 1915 was one of the largest armed uprisings by Taiwanese Han and aboriginals against Japanese rule in Taiwan.

In 1920, the name was changed from Tapani (Chinese: 噍吧哖; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Ta-pa-nî) to Tamai (Japanese: 玉井) and administratively was called Tamai Village, Shinka District (新化郡), Tainan Prefecture. During Japanese rule, Tamai produced abundant sugar.

Republic of China[edit]

After the handover of Taiwan from Japan to the Republic of China in 1945, Yujing was organized as a rural township of Tainan County. On 25 December 2010, Tainan County was merged with Tainan City and Yujing was upgraded to a district of the city. In the 1960s, with government promotion, the name "Yujing" became almost synonymous with "mangos".


Administrative divisions[edit]

The district consists of Yujing, Yutian, Zhongzheng, Zhuwei, Shatian, Sanpu, Sanhe, Wangming, Cenglin and Fengli Village.[5]

Tourist attractions[edit]


Yujing Bus Station

Bus station in the district is Yujing Bus Station of Shing Nan Bus. The district is connected to Beimen District through Provincial Highway 84.

Notable natives[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Lee, Derek (2004-12-09). "The Southern Cross-Island Highway is ideal for excursions at all times of the year. Hit the road". Taipei Times. Retrieved 2010-07-12.
  2. ^ Shan, Shelley; Loa, Iok-sin (2010-03-05). "MORNING JOLT: The temblor, with a strength equivalent to two atomic bombs, disrupted train and MRT services and caused damage to some structures in the south". Taipei Times. Retrieved 2010-07-12.
  3. ^ Andrade, Tonio (2005). "Chapter 3: Pax Hollandica". How Taiwan Became Chinese: Dutch, Spanish, and Han Colonization in the Seventeenth Century. Columbia University Press.
  4. ^ Campbell, William (1903). "Explanatory Notes". Formosa under the Dutch: described from contemporary records, with explanatory notes and a bibliography of the island. London: Kegan Paul. OCLC 644323041.
  5. ^ https://www.cec.gov.tw/pc/en/TV/nm67000002300000000.html
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on February 21, 2014. Retrieved February 9, 2014.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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