Heping
和平區
Heping District
Heping District in Taichung City
Coordinates: 24°16′00″N 121°09′00″E / 24.2666666667°N 121.15°E / 24.2666666667; 121.15Coordinates: 24°16′00″N 121°09′00″E / 24.2666666667°N 121.15°E / 24.2666666667; 121.15
CountryTaiwan
Special municipalityTaichung
Boroughs
List
  • 8 villages
Government
 • TypeDistrict government
 • District chiefLin Jian-tang (KMT)
Area
 • Land1,037.82 km2 (400.70 sq mi)
Population
 (January 2016)
 • Total10,707
Websitewww.heping.taichung.gov.tw Edit this at Wikidata (in Chinese)
Heping District office
Heping District office

Heping District (Chinese: 和平區; pinyin: Hépíng Qū; Wade–Giles: Ho2-p'ing2 Ch'ü1) is a mountain indigenous district in eastern Taichung, Taiwan, and it is the largest district of Taichung City. It is also the largest district in Taiwan by area. It is the demographic center of Taiwan.[1]

History

After the handover of Taiwan from Japan to the Republic of China in 1945, Heping was organized as a Mountain indigenous township of Taichung County. On 7 June 1973, two northeast most villages of the township were separated to form a new county-level division, which was Lishan Constructing Administrative Bureau (Chinese: 梨山建設管理局). However, the bureau was dissolved on 18 February 1982 and the two villages were returned to the township. On 25 December 2010, Taichung County was merged with Taichung City and Heping was upgraded to a district of the city.

Geography

Map of eastern Heping area (1944)
Map of eastern Heping area (1944)

The district covers an area of 1,037.82 square kilometres (400.70 sq mi), making it the largest district in Taichung as well as in Taiwan.[2]

Demographics

As of 2016, the district consists of 10,707 residents, in which around 4,000 of them are Atayal people.[2]

Economy

Native products of Heping District are apple, honey, vegetable, mountain fish, peach and bamboo.

Administrative divisions

Nanshi, Tianlun, Boai, Ziyou, Daguan, Zhongkeng, Lishan and Pingdeng Village.

Infrastructures

Tourist attractions

Transportation

Main article: Central Cross-Island Highway

The Provincial Highway 8 passes through Heping District to the east side of the island. On 21 September 1999, the 921 earthquake caused severe damage to the road, and is unlikely to be repaired. The section east of Guguan is now permanently closed to non-residents. Provincial Highway No. 14A now serves as an alternate route.

Notable natives

See also

References

  1. ^ "Re: [人口地理] 臺灣人口重心分佈". Ptt 批踢踢實業坊.
  2. ^ a b "Heping District - Taichung City".