Qingshui District

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Qingshui

淸水區

Cingshuei
Nickname(s): 
牛罵頭
Qingshui District in Taichung City
Qingshui District in Taichung City
Coordinates: 24°17′15″N 120°34′35″E / 24.28750°N 120.57639°E / 24.28750; 120.57639Coordinates: 24°17′15″N 120°34′35″E / 24.28750°N 120.57639°E / 24.28750; 120.57639
CountryTaiwan
Special municipalityTaichung City
Divisions
Government
 • Mayor張明昌
Area
 • Total64.1709 km2 (24.7765 sq mi)
Population
 (December 2018)[2]
 • Total86,862
 • Rank13 out of 29
 • Density1,400/km2 (3,500/sq mi)
Postal code
436
Websitehttp://www.qingshui.taichung.gov.tw/
Qingshui District
Qingshui District office

Qingshui District (Chinese: 淸水區; pinyin: Qīngshuǐ Qū), also spelled as Chingshui District, is a coastal suburban district in western Taichung City, Taiwan.

Geography[edit]

Qingshui is located on the Qingshui Plain of Taiwan. It borders the Taiwan Strait to the west, the Dajia River to the north, and the Dadu Plateau to the east. Qingshui shares borders with Da'an, Dajia, and Waipu to the north, Shengang to the east, and Wuqi and Shalu to the south.

History[edit]

The earliest evidence of humans living in this area is from 4000 years ago in the Neolithic Age. The archaeological site is preserved in the Niumatou Site. Before the influx of the Han Chinese, this area was known as Gomach (牛罵頭) by the Papora people.

In the Qing Dynasty, the Kangxi Emperor opened up the area for Chinese settlement. During this time, the area was known as Niumatou, which is an alternative pronunciation of Gomach. The two largest families that moved into this area were the Yang and the Tsai. Today, these two surnames remain as the most prominent surnames in Qingshui.

During Japanese Rule, the name was changed to Shimizu Town (淸水街), which was administered under Taikō District, Taichu Prefecture.

After the Nationalists took over, the Japanese name was preserved but with the Chinese pronunciation Qingshui Township. It was located within Taichung County. In 2010, Taichung County was promoted into a special municipality, and Qingshui was promoted from a "township" to a "district".

Tourist attractions[edit]

Transportation[edit]

Qingshui is served by the TRA Qingshui and Taichung Port stations.

Qingshui is served by the following national roads:

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "蔡慶生". 臺中市清水區公所.
  2. ^ "臺中市政府民政局 ::: 人口統計管理平台 :::". demographics.taichung.gov.tw.