Qieding District, Kaohsiung

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Cieding District[1]
Qieding District in Kaohsiung City
Qieding District in Kaohsiung City
RegionSouthern Taiwan
 (January 2016)
 • Total30,498
WebsiteOfficial Website (in Chinese)

Cieding District[2] (Chinese: ; Hanyu Pinyin: Qiédìng Qū; Tongyong Pinyin: Ciédìng Cyu; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Ka-tiāⁿ-khu) is a coastal suburban district in Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

Name and pronunciation[edit]


One theory is that it is named for a type of local mangrove. Another is that it derived from a Makattao aboriginal name, written as "Cattia" or "Cattea" by Europeans, meaning "place of many fish" (literally "ten fish"). This was then rendered as Ka-tang-tiāⁿ-á (茄苳萣仔)[3] and Ka-tiāⁿ-á (茄萣仔) in Taiwanese Hokkien and also Ka-tiāⁿ (茄萣) or Ka-têng (茄藤) with both sets of characters also referring to types of Avicennia (cf. 海茄苳 Avicennia marina, 海茄朾).

The Qieding District Office with English signage reading "Jiading District Office Kaohsiung City"

Pronunciation and Romanization[edit]

Traditionally, the name is pronounced Ka-tiāⁿ in Taiwanese and Jiādìng in Mandarin. Following the 1945 handover of Taiwan, the name was romanized as Chiating via the Wade-Giles system. The later systems MPS II and Tongyong Pinyin yielded Jiading, which is seen on street signs and signs on the district office and the local elementary and junior high schools.

However outside of Jiading, the pronunciation of Qiédìng in Mandarin is common, using an alternate reading of the first Chinese character in the name (Chinese: ; pinyin: jiā; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: kiô). With the adoption of Hanyu Pinyin for Taiwanese place names in 2009, the name was officially rendered as Qieding by the Ministry of the Interior, but has not achieved uniform implementation. Buses from Kaohsiung and Tainan have the name Romanized with the non-standard "Chieding". The district's website uses several non-standard spellings including "Cieding",[4] "Cheting",[5] and "Chieting".[6]


Empire of Japan[edit]

From 1920 to 1945, the district was governed under Konai village (湖内庄), Okayama District, Takao Prefecture.

Republic of China[edit]

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

Administrative divisions[edit]

An aerial view of northern Qieding District where the Erren River reaches the Taiwan Strait; north of the river, in the left hinterground of the photo, is the South District of Tainan City
  • Baiyun Village (白雲里 Mandarin: Báiyún Lǐ; Taiwanese: Pe̍h-hûn Lí)
  • Baoding Village (保定里 Bǎodìng Lǐ; Pó-tiāⁿ Lí)
  • Dading Village (大定里 Dàdìng Lǐ; Tāi-tiāⁿ Lí)
  • Fude Village (福德里 Fúdé Lǐ; Hok-tek Lí)
  • Guangding Village (光定里 Guāngdìng Lǐ; Kong-tiāⁿ Lí)
  • Hexie Village (和協里 Héxié Lǐ; Hô-hia̍p Lí)
  • Jia'an Village (嘉安里 Jiā'ān Lǐ; Ka-an Lí)
  • Jiaci Village (嘉賜里 Jiācì Lǐ; Ka-sù Lí)
  • Jiading Village (嘉定里 Jiādìng Lǐ; Ka-tiāⁿ Lí)
  • Jiafu Village (嘉福里 Jiāfú Lǐ; Ka-hok Lí)
  • Jiale Village (嘉樂里 Jiālè Lǐ; Ka-lo̍k Lí)
  • Jiatai Village (嘉泰里 Jiātài Lǐ; Ka-thài Lí)
  • Jiding Village (吉定里 Jídìng Lǐ; Kiat-tiāⁿ Lí)
  • Qilou Village (崎漏里 Qílòu Lǐ; Kiā-làu Lí)
  • Wanfu Village (萬福里 Wànfú Lǐ; Bān-hok Lí)[7]


Tourist attractions[edit]

Notable natives[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Welcome to Cieding District Office". 茄萣區公所(英文網). Retrieved 4 April 2017.
  2. ^ "Welcome to Cieding District Office". 茄萣區公所(英文網). Retrieved 4 April 2017.
  3. ^ "Entry #40140 (茄苳萣仔)". 臺灣閩南語常用詞辭典 [Dictionary of Frequently-Used Taiwan Minnan] (in Chinese and Hokkien). Ministry of Education, R.O.C. 2011.CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)
  4. ^ 高雄市茄萣區公所
  5. ^ Cheting District Office, Kaohsiung City
  6. ^ Cheting District Office, Kaohsiung City
  7. ^ http://cheting-en.kcg.gov.tw/cheting-en/CP.aspx?s=2741&cp=1&n=12818
  8. ^ http://heritage.khcc.gov.tw/english/Heritage.aspx?KeyID=099cb598-1f70-45e7-b8f6-3b2046e2e60d
  9. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aEEbzx81MuA

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 22°54′24.43″N 120°10′57.37″E / 22.9067861°N 120.1826028°E / 22.9067861; 120.1826028