Baihe District

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Coordinates: 23°20′1.09″N 120°27′31.7″E / 23.3336361°N 120.458806°E / 23.3336361; 120.458806

Baihe

白河區
Lotus pond in Baihe
Lotus pond in Baihe
Baihe District in Tainan City
Baihe District in Tainan City
LocationTainan, Taiwan
Area
 • Total126 km2 (49 sq mi)
Population
 (July 2018)
 • Total28,246
 • Density220/km2 (580/sq mi)
Baihe District Office

Baihe District (Chinese: 白河區; pinyin: Báihé Qū; Wade–Giles: Pai2-ho2 Ch'ü1; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Pe̍h-hô-khu) is a district located in Tainan, Taiwan. It is known for its hot springs and lotus farming. The town borders Chiayi County to the north and east, Dongshan District to the south, and Houbi District to the west. Some indigenous Siraya people live here, although their lifestyles and traditions were almost replaced (or perhaps were absorbed) by Han Chinese culture.

History[edit]

In 1875, Scottish missionary William Campbell made a narrow escape from an attack led by Gaw-chi-ko (吳志高), a wealthy local clan head opposed to the establishment of the foreign church.[1] At the time, the place was a market-town called Tiam-a-khau (店仔口; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Tiàm-á-kháu) and was five miles west of their chapel.

After the handover of Taiwan from Japan to the Republic of China in 1945, Baihe was organized as an urban township of Tainan County. On 25 December 2010, Tainan County was merged with Tainan City and Baihe was upgraded to a district of the city.

Administrative divisions[edit]

Baihe, Yongan, Waijiao, Zhuangnei, Xiuyou, Hetung, Hushan, Dalin, Kantou, Liuxi, Guanling, Xiancao, Yufeng, Dazhu, Zhaoan, Guangan, Liantan, Zhumen, Qinei, Shengan, Biantou, Neijiao, Caodian and Ganzhai Village.

Tourist attractions[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Campbell, W.; Sibelius, Caspar (1889). "XV. Personal Experiences of Recent Missionary Work in Formosa. By Rev. W. Campbell; 9. A Narrow Escape". An Account of Missionary Success in Island of Formosa. London: Trübner. pp. 371–8. OCLC 8390478. OL 25396942M.
  2. ^ "Baihe Township". Web1.tainan.gov.tw. 2009-10-26. Archived from the original on 2014-02-21. Retrieved 2014-05-25.

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