Zhudong Township in Hsinchu County
|• Township Magistrate||Xu Zhao-zhang (KMT)|
|Population (December 2014)|
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.
- Area: 53.51 km2 (20.66 sq mi)
- Population: 96,831 (January 2017)
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.
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.
Four Taiwan Railways Administration stations serve Zhudong: Ronghua, Shangyuan, Zhudong and Zhuzhong.
Bus stations in the townships are:
- Xiagongguan Bus Station of Hsinchu Bus
- Zhudong Bus Station of Hsinchu Bus
- Cheng Yung-chin, Magistrate of Hsinchu County (2001-2009)
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