Daan District, Taichung

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Coordinates: 24°21′55″N 120°35′25″E / 24.365237°N 120.590202°E / 24.365237; 120.590202

Daan

大安區

Da'an
Daan District
Daan TC.svg
MunicipalityTaichung
CountryTaiwan
Area
 • Total27.4045 km2 (10.5809 sq mi)
Population
 (January 2016)
 • Total19,533
 • Density710/km2 (1,800/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (CST)

Daan District (Chinese: 大安區; pinyin: Dà'ān Qū) is a coastal suburban district in Taichung, Taiwan, upgraded from Da-an Township. It lies between the Dajia river and the Da-an river.

The district's economy is based on rice.

The climate is sub-tropical.

History[edit]

In March 1842,[1] during the First Opium War, the brig Ann became shipwrecked near Daan harbour.[2] It had 57 personnel, mostly Indian seacunnies and lascars.[3] Survivors of the wreck, along with the survivors of the Nerbudda shipwreck in September 1841, were executed in Tainan in August 1842.[1]

Administrative divisions[edit]

Nanpu, Nanzhuang, Zhongzhuang, Tungan, Fuxing, Guike, Dingan, Yongan, Fuzhu, Haiqi, Xian and Songya Village.

Tourist attractions[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Gordon, Leonard H. D. (2007). Confrontation over Taiwan: Nineteenth-Century China and the Powers. Plymouth: Lexington Books. p. 10. ISBN 978-0-7391-1868-9.
  2. ^ Polachek, James M. (1992). The Inner Opium War. Council of East Asian Studies. p. 187.
  3. ^ The Chinese Repository. Volume 12. Canton. 1843. p. 114.
  4. ^ "Daan Coastal Park". Department of Personnel. 26 March 2015. Retrieved 21 June 2017.

External links[edit]