Cigu District

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Coordinates: 23°07′11″N 120°06′12″E / 23.11972°N 120.10333°E / 23.11972; 120.10333


Coastal fish farms in Cigu
Coastal fish farms in Cigu
Official logo of Cigu
Cigu District in Tainan City
Cigu District in Tainan City
LocationTainan, Taiwan
 • TypeDistrict government
 • District ChiefChuang Ming-hao
 • Total110 km2 (40 sq mi)
 (July 2018)
 • Total22,882
Cigu District
Traditional Chinese七股

Cigu District[1][2][3][4][5][6] or Qigu is a rural district of about 23,378 residents in Tainan, Taiwan. It was a salt producing area, but now most of the salt products are imported from other counties.

The Cigu Lagoon is located in this township, and an ecological conservation area for black-faced spoonbills is situated on the estuary of the Zengwen River.


Around 360 years ago, seven settlers arrived in the area from Fujian and built a fish farm. At that time, the area was mostly inhabited.[clarification needed] Gradually, new settlers started to spread northwards over the next 80 years. There was only one port at that time and people made a living based from offshore fishing. As the population gradually increased, they began to cultivate the lands near the coast to grow grains and make salt.

Administrative divisions[edit]

The district consists of Hougang, Datan, Dujia, Dingshan, Xiliao, Yancheng, Longshan, Xinan, Qigu, Yucheng, Dacheng, Shulin, Zhongliao, Zhuqiao, Yige, Yongji, Sangu and Shifen Village.[7]

Tourist attractions[edit]

Oyster farms at Cigu Lagoon

Notable natives[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "District Office". Tainan City Government Global Website. 2016-06-03. Retrieved 22 July 2019. Cigu District Office
  2. ^ "Natural environment". Tainan City Government Cigu District Office. Retrieved 26 July 2019. Cigu District is a coastal region located at the southwestern side of Tainan City, and is located at the westernmost side of Taiwan Island.
  3. ^ "Area of Jurisdiction". Tainan Branch, Administrative Enforcement Agency, Ministry of Justice. 7 March 2016. Retrieved 28 July 2019. The Branch has jurisdiction over Tainan City . There are 37 administrative districts including East District, West Central District, South District, North District, Anping District and Annan District. Sinying District, YongKang District, Yanshuei District, Baihe District, Madou District, Jiali District, Sinhua District, Shanhua District, Syuejia District, Liouying District, Houbi District, Dongshan District, Siaying District, Lioujia District, Guantian District, Danei District, Sigang District, Cigu District, Jiangiyun District, Beimen District, Sinshih District, Anding District, Shanshang District, Yujing District, Nansi District, Nanhua District, Zuojhen District, Rende District, Gueiren District, Guanmiao District and Longci District.
  4. ^ Cigu (Variant - V) at GEOnet Names Server, United States National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  5. ^ "Cigu fish farmers protest high land cost in Tainan". Central News Agency. 9 July 2019. Retrieved 26 July 2019. Some 80 aquaculture farmers from Tainan's Cigu District held placards that slammed land developers for snatching up land and driving up rents while making available plots of rural land less accessible.
  6. ^ Ts'ui-jung Liu, Andrea Janku, David Pietz (2018). Landscape Change and Resource Utilization in East Asia: Perspectives from Environmental History. Routledge. These were (1) present-day Cigu (七股) and Annan (安南) District located downstream, (2) southwestern Sigang (西港) District, and (3) the border zone between Madou (麻豆) and Shanhua (善化) District.CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)
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  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on February 21, 2014. Retrieved February 8, 2014.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)