Zhuolan

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Zhuolan Township
卓蘭鎮
Skyline of Zhuolan Township 卓蘭鎮
Zuolan Township in Miaoli County
Zuolan Township in Miaoli County
LocationMiaoli County, Taiwan
Area
 • Total76.33 km2 (29.47 sq mi)
Population
 (January 2017)
 • Total17,569
Zhuolan Township
Chinese卓蘭鎮
Hanyu PinyinZhuólán Zhèn
Wade–GilesCho2-lan2 Chen4
Pha̍k-fa-sṳCho̍k-làn-chṳ́n
Hokkien POJTah-lân-tìn

Zhuolan Township[1] is an urban township in Miaoli County, Taiwan.

History[edit]

Formerly called Talan (Chinese: 罩蘭; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Tà-lân).[2]

Geography[edit]

In January 2017, Zhuolan's population was estimated at 17,569.[3] The township occupies an area of 76.33 square kilometres (29.47 sq mi). It receives approximately 2,100 millimetres (83 in) of rain each year, mostly during May–June and August–October.[4]

Administrative divisions[edit]

Zhuolan Township office

The township comprises 11 villages: Fengtian, Jingshan, Laozhuang, Miaofeng, Neiwan, Pinglin, Shangxin, Xincuo, Xinrong, Xiping and Zhongjie.[citation needed]

Economy[edit]

Agricultural products[edit]

Pears, grapes, starfruits and tangerines are the four main kinds of fruits grown in Zhuolan.[5]

Tourist attractions[edit]

Transportation[edit]

Bus station[edit]

Zhuolan Bus Station

Bus station in the township is Zhuolan Bus Station of Fengyuan Bus. Several city bus routes link Zhuolan with Fengyuan and Dongshi districts of Taichung City.

Highway[edit]

Provincial Highway 3 passes by Zhuolan, linking it with Dahu, Miaoli County to the north and Dongshi District, Taichung to the south.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 臺灣地區鄉鎮市區級以上行政區域名稱中英對照表 Glossary of Names for Administrative Divisions. Ministry of the Interior. 26 March Minguo 104 (2015). Retrieved 30 July 2018. ‹See Tfd›(in Chinese)
  2. ^ "Entry #40212 (罩蘭)". 臺灣閩南語常用詞辭典 [Dictionary of Frequently-Used Taiwan Minnan] (in Chinese and Hokkien). Ministry of Education, R.O.C. 2011.CS1 maint: Unrecognized language (link)
  3. ^ 106年一月份人口統計下載區 [January 2017 Population Statistic Downloads]. mlhr.miaoli.gov.tw (in Chinese). Miaoli County Government Household Registration Service. January 2017. Retrieved 2017-02-25.
  4. ^ 地理環境 [Geography & Environment]. juolan.gov.tw (in Chinese). Zhuolan Township Office. 2010-03-03. Archived from the original on 2017-02-25. Retrieved 2017-02-25.
  5. ^ "Cities and Townships". miaoli.gov.tw. Miaoli County Gov't. Retrieved 2017-02-25.
  6. ^ "Jhuolan Township". miaolitravel.net. Culture and Tourism Bureau, Miaoli County. Archived from the original on 2017-02-25. Retrieved 2017-02-25.
  7. ^ 道路交通 [Transportation]. juolan.gov.tw (in Chinese). Zhuolan Township Office. 2015-01-14. Archived from the original on 2017-02-25. Retrieved 2017-02-25.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 24°19′20″N 120°50′41″E / 24.32222°N 120.84472°E / 24.32222; 120.84472