Wufeng District

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Coordinates: 24°4′N 120°42′E / 24.067°N 120.700°E / 24.067; 120.700

Wufeng

霧峰區
Wufeng District
The Lin Family Garden in Wufeng District
The Lin Family Garden in Wufeng District
Wufeng District in Taichung City
Wufeng District in Taichung City
LocationTaichung, Taiwan
Area
 • Total98 km2 (38 sq mi)
Population
 (July 2018)
 • Total65,567
 • Density670/km2 (1,700/sq mi)

Wufeng District (Chinese: 霧峰區; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Bū-hong-khu) is a suburban district in southern Taichung, Taiwan. It is the location of Taiwan Provincial Consultative Council.

Wufeng is a mainly agricultural town. It was heavily damaged by the Jiji earthquake on 21 September 1999, which caused around 100 deaths in the town[citation needed]. The 921 Earthquake Museum of Taiwan, which commemorates the giant quake, is built at what was formerly Guangfu Junior High School, which was destroyed when part of the school was uplifted by the Chelungpu Fault during the quake.

The two major geographical features of this town are the Wu Xi (Wu Stream), which forms the town's southern border, and Xiangbi Shan (Elephant Trunk Mountain), which lies in the eastern part of the township.

History[edit]

Formerly called Atabu (Chinese: 阿罩霧; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: A-tà-bū).[1]

Administrative divisions[edit]

Wufeng District Office

Tonglin, Jifeng, Jiayin, Benxiang, Zhongzheng, Jinrong, Laiyuan, Bentang, Beiliu, Nanliu, Side, Wufu, Dingtai, Beishi, Nanshi, Wanfeng, Jiuzheng, Kengkou, Fenggu Liugu Village.

Geography[edit]

Education[edit]

Government institutions[edit]

The Legislative Yuan's central region office in the former Taiwan Provincial Council

Tourist attractions[edit]

Transportation[edit]

Roads[edit]

Freeway[edit]

National Freeway No.3 Wufeng Interchange

National Freeway No.6 Jiujeng Interchange

Provincial Way[edit]

Provincial Highway 3

Zhongzhen Road, Downtown Wufeng (中正路)

Provincial Highway 63 (Zhongtou Highway)

Buses [3][edit]

17

50 (rides from 921 Earthquake Museum to Beitun District)

53 (rides to Wenxin Road, Nantun District)

59

107 (rides to Nantun District)

Taichung Metropolitan night view

108 (rides from Beitun District to Tsaotun, Nantou)

131

132

151 (rides to High Speed Rail Taichung Station)

201 (rides from Asia University to North District)

281

282

Notable natives[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Entry #40122 (阿罩霧)". 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)
  2. ^ Taiwan, National Museum of Natural Science – 921 Earthquake Museum of (1 June 2009). "National Museum of Natural Science – 921 Earthquake Museum of Taiwan". 921emt.edu.tw. Archived from the original on 5 May 2014. Retrieved 23 April 2018.
  3. ^ 臺中市政府交通局 (2019-07-25). "便民服務-線上查詢-市區公車路線圖". 臺中市政府交通局. Retrieved 2019-07-25.

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