Tianzhong

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Tianzhong Township
田中鎮

Tanaka
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The old Farmers' Association building in Tianzhong
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Tianzhong Township in Changhua County
Location Changhua County, Taiwan
Area
  Total35 km2 (14 sq mi)
Population
 (July 2018)
  Total41,693
  Density1,200/km2 (3,100/sq mi)
Tianzhong Township
Chinese 田中鎮
Hanyu Pinyin Tiánzhōng Zhèn
Wade–Giles Tien2chung1 Chen4
Pha̍k-fa-sṳ Thièn-chûng-chṳ́n
Hokkien POJ Chhân-tiong-tìn

Tianzhong Township [1] is an urban township located at eastern Changhua County, Taiwan. Its former name (田中央; Chhân-tiong-ng) and current name (田中) make reference to the origin of the town in the center of rice paddies. [2]

Geography

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Aerial view of Tianzhong from the Bagua Mountain Range

Tianzhong encompasses 34.61 km2 (13.36 sq mi) with a population of 42,133 as of January 2017. [3] Most of the township is part of Changhua Plain, with the Bagua Mountain Range to the east.

Administrative divisions

The township comprises 22 villages: Beilu, Bifeng, Dalun, Dashe, Dingtan, Fuxing, Longtan, Meizhou, Nanlu, Pinghe, Sanan, Sanguang, Sanmin, Shalun, Tunglu, Tungyuan, Xiangshan, Xilu, Xinmin, Xinzhuang, Zhonglu and Zhongtan.

Festivals

Transportation

Rail

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Street in the old town of Tianzhong
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Tianzhong Rail Station

Bus

Notable natives

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References

  1. 臺灣地區鄉鎮市區級以上行政區域名稱中英對照表 Glossary of Names for Administrative Divisions. Ministry of the Interior. 26 March Minguo 104 (2015). Retrieved 1 December 2017. (in Chinese)
  2. "History". Tianzhong Township Office,Changhua County. 14 December 2010. Retrieved 4 May 2014.
  3. 統計資料 | 一月 | 表四 [Statistics|January|Table 4]. accounting.chcg.gov.tw (in Chinese). Changhua County Government. 10 February 2017. Retrieved 11 February 2017.
  4. "Clay sculpture festival to be held in Changhua town". The China Post. 20 November 2015.