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Introduction

PREFACE

A BRIEF INTRODUCTION ON YINGGE TOWN OF TAIPEI CONTY

History

view of yingge town

The town derives its name from an eagle-like giant rock on the slope of north-ern mountain, and also due to eagle being pronounced “Yingge” in Chinese.Yingge was called Ying Ko His Chan in early Ching Dynasty and Yingge Shi in late Ching Dynasty. When Taiwan was occupied by Japanese, Yingge Shi was renamed Yingge Chan (farmhouse) in 1920, then it was upgraded to Yingge Street in 1940, after World War II, Taiwan was returned to the Republic of China and Yingge Street were divided into two town-Sulin Town and Yingge town.

Legend Of Yingge Stone

The Yigge rock from a distance

Yingge Shi is a giant rock located in the northern mountain of the Ying ge station. It is said that this rock used to form miasma in the area to get passengers lost and sick or even dead. One day, Cheng Cheng-Kung (Koxinga), leading his troops through this area and was ccaught by the miasma, Cheng ordered cannon fired to the rock. As soon as the neck of the eagle rock was broken, the miasma disappeared and the troops could go forward without any disturbances.

Legend Of Chenshan Hill

Chienshan is an independent hill in the southeastern plain of Yingge and about 386.4 meteres above sealevel. The shape looks like a fan hanging upside down.When Cheng Cheng-Kung’s enormous troops bivouacked here, his soldiers shook off the dirt of their straw shoes and accumulation of dirt became Chienshen hill.This saying only a legend not list on the official record.The soil of Chienshan in dark brown color with mercurial ingredient and with sand covering on the abdominal region of mountain.

Legend Of Turtle-Like Rock

A turtle-like rock with natural fissure likes a eight diagrams-which is a king of guidance tool that fortune teller use for direction. With its unbelievable accuracy, the turtle-like rock gradually conquers respect and further-more to build up a temple named “Green Dragon Temple” aside the rock. Because of its excellent scenery and placidity location, “Green Dragon Temple” has become the favorite of lovers as well as morning exercisers.

 

INTRODUCTION OF YINGGE

GEOGRAPHIC POSITION

Yingge is situated on the farthest south and of Taipei county, 25.7 degrees north latitude, 121.26 degrees east longitude. It is adjacent to Shulin in the east, Pa-Deh city and Taoyuan city in the west, San-Shia town and Ta-Chi town in the south and Kwiie-Hsiang and Shulin town in the north, the total land area is 21. 1248 square kilometer.

The administrative district of Ying Ko

ADMINISTRATIVE DISTRICT

The administrative district of the town is devided into 20 community. There are: Tungying, Hsiying, Peiying, Nanying, Chungying, Chienkuo, Chiender, Nanch- Ing, Chienshan, Erhchiac, Erhchia, Tungching, Yungchand, Yungchi, Fengming, Fengfu, Fenghsiang, Tahu, Chunghu and Tunghu.

POPULATION

According to the census of February 1997, there are 18,345 domiciliary Regis- Tered. The population is approximately 72,536; among of which, male are 37257 and female are 35,279.

TRANSPORTATION

Being adjacent to Taoyuan City and Kueishan Industrial District, Yingge has well-developed peripheral neighboring towns and attracts industrialists to invest in manufacture here. Rail and highway networks are among the best in the town. Such as: Taipei Bus Co, Taoyuan Bus Co, and Taiwan Bus Co, formed a jointoperating public transportation system, besides, and inter change section of second highway are also the important way to link with other district. It is an undoubted fact that transportation is quite convenient both for residents and tourist.

COMMERCE AND INDSTRY

Pottery store are everywhere In YING GE.

In the early Ching dynasty, most residents were major engaged in agriculture, and substitute of pottery making during the slack season of farms. From 1920, the art of pottery was attracted attention and stood up finally as an equal to agriculture. Yingko is symbolized by pottery instead of agriculture within two decade. With government efficient assistance and manufacturer’s en-deavour to do research and development, Yingko’s pottery industry has made a great progress. Furthermore, due to the automation system has been introduced to the Pottery store are everywhere in Yingge.