Jincheng, Kinmen

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Jincheng

金城鎮

Kincheng[1], Chincheng[2], Chin-ch’eng[3]
Jincheng Township
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Jincheng is located in Taiwan
Jincheng
Jincheng
Location in the Republic of China (Taiwan)
Coordinates: 24°25′N 118°19′E / 24.417°N 118.317°E / 24.417; 118.317Coordinates: 24°25′N 118°19′E / 24.417°N 118.317°E / 24.417; 118.317
CountryRepublic of China (Taiwan)
ProvinceFujian (streamlined)
CountyKinmen
Urban villages8
Government
 • TypeStrong magistrate-council
 • MayorLi Cheng-Chih (李誠智)
Area
 • Total21.7180 km2 (8.3854 sq mi)
Population
 (December 2014)
 • Total40,933
 • Density1,900/km2 (4,900/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (CST)
Postal code
893
Websitejincheng.kinmen.gov.tw
Jincheng, Kinmen
Traditional Chinese金城鎮
Jincheng Township in Kinmen County

Jincheng Township (Chinese: 金城; literally: 'impregnable city') is an urban township on the southwestern corner of the island of Kinmen (Quemoy). It is the county seat of Kinmen County, Fujian Province, Republic of China (Taiwan). In March 2012, it was named one of the Top 10 Small Tourist Towns by the Tourism Bureau.[5]

History[edit]

Jincheng also served as the capital of Republic of China's Fujian Province from 1949 to 1956. From 1956 to 1996, the capital of Fujian Province was relocated to Xindian, Taipei County, Taiwan Province. In 1996, the capital was moved back to Jincheng.

View of Downtown Jincheng from Mount Taiwu

Administrative divisions[edit]

Jincheng is divided into eight urban villages:[6][7][8][9]

  • Beimen Village (北門里)
  • Gucheng Village (古城里)
  • Jinshui/Jinshuei Village (金水里)
  • Nanmen Village (南門里)
  • Dongmen/Tungmen Village (東門里)
  • Xianan/Sianan Village (賢庵里)
  • Ximen Village (西門里)
  • Zhusha/Jhusha Village (珠沙里)

Mayors[edit]

  • Appointed mayors[12]
  1. Wang Ping-Yuan (王秉垣) (1954-1955)
  2. Liao Ko-Hsiung (廖國雄) (1954-1958)
  3. Chiu Yuan (丘員) (1958- 1960)
  • Elected mayors
  1. Shih Ping-Yen (石炳炎) (1960-1971)
  2. Hsu Chi-Yung (許績永) (1971-1980)
  3. Fu Wen-Min (符文敏) (1980 -1982)
  4. Cheng Ching-Li (鄭慶利) (1982-1990)
  5. Hsu Wen-Li (徐文理) (1990 -1991)
  6. Chen Shih-Chi (陳世基) (1991-1992)
  7. Hsu Yung-Chen (許永鎮) (1992-1994)
  8. Hsu Chin-Hsiang (許金象) (1994-2002)
  9. Tsai Hui-Shih (蔡輝詩) (2002-2010)
  10. Shih Chao-Min (石兆瑉) (2010-2018)
  11. Li Cheng-Chih (李誠智) (2018-present)

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Jimen Dao
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 16
(60)
15
(59)
17
(63)
21
(70)
26
(78)
28
(83)
31
(87)
31
(88)
30
(86)
26
(79)
23
(73)
18
(65)
24
(74)
Average low °C (°F) 10
(50)
10
(50)
12
(54)
16
(60)
20
(68)
24
(75)
26
(78)
26
(78)
24
(76)
21
(69)
17
(62)
13
(55)
18
(65)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 18
(.7)
66
(2.6)
43
(1.7)
61
(2.4)
100
(4.0)
110
(4.2)
110
(4.3)
79
(3.1)
94
(3.7)
5.1
(.2)
15
(.6)
7.6
(.3)
708.7
(27.8)
Source: Weatherbase [13]

Government institutions[edit]

Jincheng Township office

Infrastructure[edit]

Tourist attractions[edit]

Transportation[edit]

Notable natives[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ DAVID CHAO, YU-PO HSU, PING-CHIN FAN (3 September 1985). "MEDICALLY IMPORTANT SNAILS OF KINMEN (QUEMOY) ISLANDS" (PDF). Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health. 16 (3): 481. Retrieved 22 September 2019. KinchengCS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Public Health Center". Public Health Bureau, Kinmen County. 5 November 2014. Retrieved 27 August 2019. Chincheng Township Public health center Address: No. 147, Minchuan Road, Chincheng Township, Kinmen County
  3. ^ Chin-ch’eng (Variant - V) at GEOnet Names Server, United States National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  4. ^ 行政面積. 金門縣政府民政處 Civil Affairs Department, Kinmen County Government (in Chinese). 29 January 2019. Retrieved 27 August 2019. 行政區 面積(單位:平方公里){...}金城鎮 21.7130{...}建功嶼 0.0050
  5. ^ Wong, Maggie Hiufu (2012-03-30). "Taiwan names its 10 top small tourist towns". CNN Go. Retrieved 2012-03-31.
  6. ^ "Contact Information". Jincheng Township Adminstration, Kinmen County. 4 March 2010. Retrieved 27 August 2019. Li Director{...}Department and Position{...}Nanmen and Jhushaanmen [sic] and Jhusha{...}Ximen and Jinshuei{...}Dongmen and Sianan{...}Beimen and Gucheng
  7. ^ 各里長介紹. 金門縣金城鎮公所 (in Chinese). Retrieved 27 August 2019. 東門里介紹 南門里介紹 西門里介紹 北門里介紹 賢庵里介紹 古城里介紹 金水里介紹 珠沙里介紹
  8. ^ "2018 Local Elections". Central Election Commission. Retrieved 27 August 2019. Tungmen Vil. Ximen Vil. Nanmen Vil. Beimen Vil. Gucheng Vil. Jinshui Vil. Zhusha Vil. Xianan Vil.
  9. ^ 107年地方公職人員選舉 (in Chinese). Central Election Commission. Retrieved 27 August 2019. 東門里 西門里 南門里 北門里 古城里 金水里 珠沙里 賢庵里
  10. ^ 珠沙里介紹. 金門縣金城鎮公所 (in Chinese). Retrieved 27 August 2019. 本里隸屬於金城鎮,本里共有六個自然村,包括珠山、東沙、歐厝、小西門、泗湖及和平新村,
  11. ^ "NG 50-15 HSIA-MEN" (in English and Chinese). Washington, D. C.: Army Map Service. 1954 – via Perry–Castañeda Library Map Collection. Chu-shan
  12. ^ 金城鎮歷屆鎮長簡介. 金門縣金城鎮公所 Jincheng Township Administration, Kinmen County (in Chinese). 16 April 2019. Retrieved 19 September 2019.
  13. ^ "Weatherbase: Historical Weather for Jimen Dao, Taiwan". Weatherbase. 2011. Retrieved on November 24, 2011.