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Elder cards can be used on the northbound side of Kuo-Kuang Motor Transport starting December 1... 2018-12-10
Private firms take an interest in investing in JiuJiu Peaks (99 Peaks). Lin Ming-chen called it “A dawn of construction”... 2018-12-10
The 66th county sports campaign with 13,283 athletes participating. 2 players achieved new records in 2 track and field events.... 2018-12-10
The “Nantou Tea App”: Using technology to enhance sales of agricultural products... 2018-12-10
Participation of 4,000 Runners from 25 Countries in Sun Moon Lake Marathon; Deputy County Magistrate Chen’s Hope for Standard Chartered Marathon... 2018-11-15
Investment Intention Letter Proposed by ShowTime Cinemas in Nantou for “Building a Cinema City at NTD 1 Billion”... 2018-11-15
Exciting Double Tenth Celebration with Energetic Rock Concert... 2018-11-15
Successful Conclusion of Nantou Global Tea Expo with Historically High Record of Number of Visitors and Sales Revenue... 2018-11-15
Taichung, Changhua, Nantou, Miaoli county and city leaders meeting held in Miaoli, achieving 47 proposals... 2018-10-17
Tens of Thousands of swimmers overcome difficulties; more than 20,000 swimmers enter the water to take the challenge... 2018-10-17
Lin Ming-chen inspected the quality and progress of the Fu-Xing Farm Hotel Resort Project... 2018-10-17
A push to build an eco-tourism “Starry Sky Town,” the opening of the Qing Jing Milky Way Festival... 2018-10-17
Tea Pick Contest held in Dalun Mountain. Top tea pickers in Taiwan gathered to compete there... 2018-9-7
Nantou County Government endeavors to secure NT$350 million of funds to revive Dongpu Hot Spring... 2018-9-7
County Magistrate Lin Ming-chen hosted the groundbreaking ceremonies of the lecture building of Sin Siang Elementary School at Xinyi Township and the quarters of the Tong-fu Junior High Sc... 2018-9-7

     
 

Many Races Met Here
Before the Han people arrived in Nantou. the Atayal, Bunnun and Zou Tribes were distributed throughout Northern and Central Nantou.  These groups were pioneers in developing the mountains of Nantou.  In 1677, Lin Ci, a general under the command of Jheng Cheng-gong, led soldiers to establish residence in Shalianbao (Jhushan Township, Nantou).  The Han people began to enter Nantou via two man routes, the Jhuoshuei River and the Maoluo River.  In addition to the Shao Tribe of Sun Moon Lake and the Pingpu Tribe in the Puli Basin, the Han people were now living in Nantou.

At the end of  December, 2012, the population amounted to almost 517,200.  There were also 500 different surnames found amongst the population.  A rich variety of folk cultures have developed and plenty of historic spots remain.



Modify Date:2015/1/12 (Nantou County Government)