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Heping District, Taichung

Heping District
和平區
District
location of Heping District in Taichung
location of Heping District in Taichung
Country  Republic of China
Special municipality Taichung
Area
 • Land 400.7042 sq mi (1,037.8192 km2)
Population (January 2014)
 • Total 10,586
Website Heping District
Heping District
Heping District office
Heping District library

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

Geography

  • Area: 1,037.8192 square kilometres (400.7042 sq mi)
  • Population: 10,586 people (January 2014)

Economy

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

Tourist attractions

Transportation

The Provincial Highway 8 passes through Heping District to the east side of the island. On September 21, 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. Provincial Highway No. 14A now serves as an alternate route.

Notable natives

See also

External links

  • Heping township office

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