Zhudong, Hsinchu

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Coordinates: 24°44′11.80″N 121°5′29.68″E / 24.7366111°N 121.0915778°E / 24.7366111; 121.0915778

Zhudong Township
竹東鎮
Urban township
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Zhudong Township in Hsinchu County
Zhudong Township in Hsinchu County
Country Taiwan
County Hsinchu County
Government
 • Township Magistrate Xu Zhao-zhang (KMT)
Population (December 2014)
 • Total 96,059
Website web.hsinchu.gov.tw/english/chutung
Zhudong Township office

Zhudong Township (Chinese: 竹東鎮; pinyin: Zhúdōng Zhèn; Pe̍h-oē-jī: tek-tang) is an urban township in central Hsinchu County, Taiwan. Part of Hsinchu Science Park is in Zhudong. Also located in Zhudong is the main campus of the Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI). Zhudong is approximately 20 minutes drive from Hsinchu town center on one of two freeways, route 3 North, which passes nearby and route 68 East which proceeds directly through Zhudong.[1]

Name[edit]

Literally, Zhudong means "bamboo east." Zhu being bamboo, and dong being east. (former name, Chinese: 樹杞林; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Chhiū-kí-nâ)

Geography[edit]

  • Area: 53.51 km2 (20.66 sq mi)
  • Population: 96,831 (January 2017)[2]

Administrative divisions[edit]

Shangping, Ruifeng, Ruanqiao, Yuandong, Shangguan, Tungning, Zhongzheng, Daxiang, Zhongshan, Nanhua, Tunghua, Shanghua, Jilin, Renai, Zhutung, Zhongxiao, Rongle, Ronghua, Wufeng, Liufeng, Sanzhong, Erzhong, Touzhong, Yuanshan and Kehu Village.

Tourist attractions[edit]

Nearby is the mountain of Feifong Shan and Buddhist temples. A well-prepared path with steps and tiled and wooden walkways enables walking to the peak and the ridge overlooking Zhudong in all weather.

Zhudong Timber Industry Exhibition Hall showcases the history of the timber industry in Taiwan and traditional logging equipment.

Transportation[edit]

Rail[edit]

Zhudong Station

Four Taiwan Railways Administration stations serve Zhudong: Ronghua, Shangyuan, Zhudong and Zhuzhong.

Road[edit]

Zhudong Bus Station

Bus stations in the townships are:

  • Xiagongguan Bus Station of Hsinchu Bus
  • Zhudong Bus Station of Hsinchu Bus

Notable natives[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on November 3, 2013. Retrieved November 2, 2013. 
  2. ^ 106年1月 新竹縣人口統計報表 [Hsinchu County population table, January 2017]. hsinchu.gov.tw (in Chinese). Hsinchu County Gov't. Retrieved 14 February 2017.