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Zhubei

Zhubei
竹北市
County-controlled city
Hsinchu County Government Building in Zhubei
Hsinchu County Government Building in Zhubei
Location of Zhubei
Country  Republic of China
County Hsinchu County
Government
 • Mayor Ho Kan-ming[1] (Ind.)
Area
 • Total 46.83 km2 (18.08 sq mi)
Population (December 2014)
 • Total 165,118
Postal code 302
Area code(s) (0)35
Zhubei
Chinese 竹北市
Zhubei City

Zhubei City (Chinese: 竹北市) is a county-controlled city and the county seat of Hsinchu County, Taiwan. Zhubei's prior name "red fur field" (紅毛田) was attributed to the era of Japanese rule during the Second World War. Over the recent years, Zhubei has become a popular city of immigration as the Hsinchu County government has focused most of its infrastructure here.

Contents

  • History 1
    • Empire of Japan 1.1
    • Republic of China 1.2
  • Geography 2
  • Administrative divisions 3
  • Government institutions 4
  • Economy 5
  • Tourist attractions 6
  • Education 7
  • Major Transportation Links 8
  • See also 9
  • References 10
  • External links 11

History

Empire of Japan

In 1941, Kyūminato Village (旧港庄) and Rokka Village (六家庄) merged to become Chikuhoku Village (竹北庄, modern Zhubei) under Shinchiku District (新竹郡), Shinchiku Prefecture.

Republic of China

Zhubei was originally a township under Hsinchu County from 1950-1988. In October 1988, Zhubei Township was promoted to a county-controlled city.

Geography

Zhubei borders Hukou Township to the north, Zhutong to the northeast, and the Taiwan Strait to its west. It is the discharge point of the Fongshan River and the Touqian River to the Taiwan Strait. Zhubei remains to be a satellite city of Hsinchu City after Hsinchu City had reformed to become a special municipality in 1982. Due to the disintegrate of Hsinchu City from the Hsinchu County and the naturalization of the Hsinchu County seat, Zhubei has acquired an increasing capital inflow of real estates and population.

Administrative divisions

Luchang Village, Tungping Village, Zhongxing Village, Aikou Village, Tunghai Village, Tungxing Village, Beixing Village, Shixing Village, Xingan Village, Wenhua Village, Doulun Village, Beilun Village, Xinlun Village, Zhubei Village, Zhuren Village, Fude Village, Zhuyi Village, Taihe Village, Xinshe Village, Xinguo Village, Lianxing Village, Mayuan Village, Xizhou Village, Xinzhuang Village, Baide Village, Xingang Village, Damei Village, Dayi Village, Shangyi Village, Chongyi Village.[2]

Government institutions

Economy

The agricultural aspect of Zhubei has reformed from the crop plantations to floral and fruits that attracts tourists. Parts of Zhubei City have retained their traditional infrastructure following the demolition of the old city. There are several industrial parks in the city, which are Hsinchu Biomedical Science Park and Tai Yuen Hi-Tech Industrial Park.

Tourist attractions

Education

Major Transportation Links

See also

References

  1. ^ http://vote2014.nat.gov.tw/en/TD/nm701010100000000.html
  2. ^ http://vote2014.nat.gov.tw/en/TV/nm701000100000000.html

External links

  • Zhubei City Government (English)
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