geographical name city & port SW Taiwan population 1,405,860

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  • P'ing-tung — ▪ Taiwan also called  (until 1920) Akow,         shih (municipality) and seat of P ing tung hsien (county), southwestern Taiwan. It is located 13 miles (21 km) northeast of Kao hsiung city, in the southern part of the western plain. Founded in… …   Universalium

  • Feng-shan — ▪ Taiwan formerly  Kao hsiung Hsien,         shih (municipality) and seat of Kao hsiung hsien (county), southwestern Taiwan, situated about 5 miles (8 km) east of Kao hsiung shih in Taiwan s western coastal plain. Developed during a politically… …   Universalium

  • T'ai-tung — ▪ Taiwan formerly  P i nan,         coastal shih (municipality) and seat, T ai tung hsien (county), southeastern Taiwan, on the southern bank of the Pei nan River, 58 miles (94 km) northeast of Kao hsiung.       The city was founded and developed …   Universalium

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