Taitung County

Taitung County is the third largest county in Taiwan, located primarily on the island's southeastern coast and also including Green Island, Orchid Island and Lesser Orchid Island. Name While its name means "Eastern Taiwan", it is also known as "Houshan" by many of the locals, meaning behind the mountains or the back mountains. History Qing Dynasty In 1887, the new Fujian-Taiwan Province included Taitung Prefecture as one of four prefectures. Japanese rule During the Japanese rule of Taiwan, Taitung County was administered as Taitō Prefecture..


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