- Puli, Nantou
official_name = Puli Township
map_caption = Location of Puli in Nantou County
subdivision_name1 = Nantou
leader_name = Ma Wen-jung
area_total_sq_mi = 100.80
area_total_km2 = 162.22
population_total = 86406
website = http://www.puli.gov.tw
Puli (zh-tpwp|t=埔里鎮|p=Pǔlǐ zhèn|w=P'u3-li3 chen4|poj=Po·-lí tìn) is an urban township in
Nantou County, Taiwan. It is the geographic center of Taiwan.
In the 19th century the city was known as Posia (埔社) or Polisia (埔裏社). The
Atayalname of the settlement was Sabaha Bakalas, meaning "house of stars". [http://staff.whsh.tc.edu.tw/~huanyin/tw_teaching_309.htm]
One of the main economic activities in Puli is
tourism; this is because it is located in the mountainous center of Taiwan, and many tourist destinationspots are located near this township. The most well-known is Sun Moon Lake, only a 30-minute drive from Puli. There is also a nationally owned brewery, as well as the largest Buddhist temple in Nantou County.
1999, this town was struck hard by the 921 earthquake.
National Chi Nan Universityis a 15-minute drive from the town center.
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