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For the current subdivision, see Taoyuan, Taiwan.
Taoyuan County
County of the Republic of China

Location of Taipei
Location of Taipei County on Taiwan.
Capital Taoyuan City
 •  Established 25 October 1950
 •  Disestablished 25 December 2014
Political subdivisions 6 County-controlled city
1 Urban township
5 Rural townships
1 Mountain indigenous township
Today part of Taoyuan City (Special municipality)
Taoyuan County, Taiwan
Traditional Chinese 桃園縣
Simplified Chinese 桃园县

Taoyuan County was a county of the Republic of China in northern Taiwan before it was upgraded into special municipality in 2014. The county capital was Taoyuan.


Taoyuan County was established in Taiwan Province on 25 October 1950 split from Hsinchu County. On 21 April 1971, Taoyuan City was made the capital of Taoyuan County.[1] On 1 January 2011 Taoyuan County became the second Quasi-municipality. It was upgraded into a special municipality on 25 December 2014.[2]


At the time before the upgrade, Taoyuan County administered 6 cities, 1 urban township and 6 rural townships. All of these became districts of the city of Taoyuan.

Name Hanzi Hanyu Pinyin Notes
County-controlled city
Bade City 八德市 Bādé Shì Originally xiang (鄉) until 1 January 1995; became a qu (區) after upgraded
Luzhu City 蘆竹市 Lúzhú Shì Originally xiang (鄉) until 3 June 2014; became a qu (區) after upgraded
Pingzhen City 平鎮市 Píngzhèn Shì Originally xiang (鄉) until 1 March 1992; became a qu (區) after upgraded
Taoyuan City 桃園市 Táoyuán Shì Originally zhen (鎮) until 21 April 1971; became a qu (區) after upgraded
Yangmei City 楊梅市 Yángméi Shì Originally zhen (鎮) until 1 August 2010; became a qu (區) after upgraded
Zhongli City 中壢市 Zhōnglì Shì Originally zhen (鎮) until 1 July 1967; became a qu (區) after upgraded
Urban township
Daxi Township 大溪鎮 Dàxī Zhèn became a qu (區) after upgraded
Rural township
Dayuan Township 大園鄉 Dàyuán Xiāng became a qu (區) after upgraded
Guanyin Township 觀音鄉 Guānyīn Xiāng became a qu (區) after upgraded
Guishan Township 龜山鄉 Guīshān Xiāng became a qu (區) after upgraded
Longtan Township 龍潭鄉 Lóngtán Xiāng became a qu (區) after upgraded
Xinwu Township 新屋鄉 Xīnwū Xiāng became a qu (區) after upgraded
Mountain indigenous township
Fuxing Township 復興鄉 Fùxīng Xiāng became a shandi yuanzhumin qu (山地原住民區) after upgraded

See also[edit]


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Tue, 06 Sep 2011 22:41:42 -0700

Taoyuan County, located in northwestern Taiwan, is the smallest county on the island. As its larger neighboring counties teem with tourists, this tiny but resource-rich county still waits to be discovered. Taoyuan Country used to be covered by large ...

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Thu, 19 Nov 2015 15:08:46 -0800

9:02 a.m.: Anna Nordqvist, Eskilstuna, Sweden; Mia Lee, Taoyuan County, Taiwan; Inbee Park, Seoul, South Korea. 9:13 a.m.: Jenny Shin, Torrance, California; Suzann Pettersen, Norway; Hyo Joo Kim, Wonju, South Korea. 9:24 a.m.: Azahara Munoz, Malaga ...

South China Morning Post (subscription)

South China Morning Post (subscription)
Thu, 10 Sep 2015 01:13:34 -0700

When I lived in Taoyuan county, Taiwan in the 1990s, I drove a scooter. The most dangerous thing I did in Taoyuan county, Taiwan was to try to obey the traffic laws! (Right-of-way went to the biggest vehicle, followed by the next largest vehicle, and ...

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The News-Press
Wed, 18 Nov 2015 15:02:21 -0800

9:31 a.m.: Min Lee, Taoyuan County, Taiwan; Brooke Henderson, Canada. Past CME champions in Naples 2011: Hee Young Park 2012: Na Yeon Choi 2013: Shanshan Feng 2014: Lydia Ko. By the numbers $1.5 million: Payout for purse and bonus last year ...

Asia Society (blog)

Asia Society (blog)
Tue, 12 May 2015 07:05:52 -0700

The setting sun casts a golden glow over the water in Xinwu Township, Taoyuan County, Taiwan on May 3, 2015. (tsaiian/Flickr). Want to see your images in our Photo of the Day posts? Use Flickr and tag your photos "asiasociety" or simply email your best ...

Daily Mail

Daily Mail
Wed, 25 Jun 2014 06:40:26 -0700

Protesters shout slogans as Zhang Zhijun, minister of Beijing's Taiwan Affairs Office, arrived at airport in Taoyuan county, Taiwan, Wednesday, June 25, 2014. China has sent Zhang, its first ever ministerial-level official to Taiwan for four days of ...

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The Aviationist (blog)
Sat, 26 Apr 2014 10:07:01 -0700

In-car camera captured the last moments of an AH-64E Apache helicopter which crashed into a residential builiding in Taoyuan County, Taiwan. On Apr. 25, at 10.05LT, a Republic of China Army Aviation AH-64E belonging to the 601st Air Cavalry Brigade ...

The Japan Times

The Japan Times
Sun, 29 Jun 2014 08:32:40 -0700

TAIPEI – China's top official in charge of relations with Taiwan has returned to Beijing, hailing his visit to the self-ruled island as “historic,” despite violent protests that forced him to cancel several meetings. The visit by Zhang Zhijun, director ...

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