Wugu District

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Wugu

五股區
Wugu District
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Wugu District in New Taipei City
Wugu District in New Taipei City
Coordinates: 025°04′24″N 121°25′42″E / 25.07333°N 121.42833°E / 25.07333; 121.42833Coordinates: 025°04′24″N 121°25′42″E / 25.07333°N 121.42833°E / 25.07333; 121.42833
CountryRepublic of China (Taiwan)
Special municipalityNew Taipei City
Population
 (January 2016)
 • Total82,983
Time zone+8

Wugu District (Chinese: 五股區; pinyin: Wǔgǔ Qū; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Gō͘-kó͘-khu) is a suburban district in the western part of New Taipei City in northern Taiwan. It has an area of 34.86 km² and a population of 82,255 people (2014).

History[edit]

In the 19th century the area was known as Go-ko-khi (Chinese: 五穀坑; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Ngó͘-kok-khiⁿ; also 五股坑; Gō͘-kó͘-khiⁿ). Until the 25 December 2010 creation of New Taipei, Wugu was a rural township (Chinese: 五股鄉; pinyin: Wǔgǔ Xiāng; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Gō͘-kó͘-hiong; Postal: Wuku) in the former Taipei County.

Notorious Kuomintang general Chen Yi was interred in Wugu following his execution.

Tourist attractions[edit]

Transportation[edit]

Wugu is served by the Zhongshan Freeway (National Highway No. 1) and Provincial Highway No. 64 expressway.

Notable natives[edit]

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