Dongshan District, Tainan

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Coordinates: 23°17′0.2″N 120°26′35.6″E / 23.283389°N 120.443222°E / 23.283389; 120.443222

Dongshan

東山區
Dongshan District
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Nickname(s): 
Hoansia
Dongshan District in Tainan City
Dongshan District in Tainan City
CountryTaiwan
Special municipalityTainan
Area
 • Total124.978 km2 (48.254 sq mi)
Population
 (January 2016)
 • Total21,568
 • Density190.273/km2 (492.80/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (CST)
Postal code
733
Websitewww.tainan.gov/dongshan
Dongshan District office

Dongshan District (Chinese: 東山區; pinyin: Dōngshān Qū; Wade–Giles: Tung1-shan1 Ch'ü1; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Tong-san-khu) is a rural district in Tainan, Taiwan, Republic of China. It was formerly called Hoansia (Chinese: 番社; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: hoan-siā).[1]

History[edit]

During the Dutch era, the place was known as Dorko, and existed as a township called To-lo-koh in the early 20th century.[2]

Republic of China[edit]

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

Administrative divisions[edit]

Tungshan, Tungzhong, Tungzheng, Dake, Sanrong, Keli, Tunghe, Shengxian, Nanxi, Shuiyun, Linan, Tungyuan, Lingnan, Nanshi, Jingshan and Gaoyuan Village.

Economy[edit]

Dongshan is famous for its coffee crop.

Tourist attractions[edit]

Notable natives[edit]

  • Su Yu-chang, martial artist, scholar and practitioner of traditional Chinese medicine

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-02-21. Retrieved 2014-02-08.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ Campbell, William (1903). "Explanatory Notes". Formosa under the Dutch: described from contemporary records, with explanatory notes and a bibliography of the island. London: Kegan Paul. p. 541. OCLC 644323041.