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Villages are the basic level administrative subdivisions of the
Republic of China Taiwan, officially the Republic of China (ROC), is a country in East Asia. It shares Maritime boundary, maritime borders with the China, People's Republic of China (PRC) to the northwest, Japan to the northeast, and the Philippines to the sout ...

Republic of China
, under
townships ''Township'' refers to various kinds of settlements or administrative subdivisions in different countries. While a ''township'' may be associated with an urban area, this tends to be an exception to the rule. In Australia, Canada, Scotland and pa ...
, county-administered cities or
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. There are two types of villages depending on the divisions it belongs to.http://www.moi.gov.tw/english/english_law/law_detail.aspx?sn=284


Structuring and Sizing

The history of Village in Taiwan could date back to the
Hoko system The describes an institution of administrative control, adopted by the Taiwan under Japanese rule, Japanese colonial government between 1898 and 1945 in Taiwan. The model was based on placing responsibility on every level of the community hierarch ...
in the Japanese era, which ho () changed into village after Republic of China ruled Taiwan. The formation of village helps to divide area in considerations for transportation and city planning. The formation of village and its size depends largely on the county it is located or the population nature of the local area. In counties or districts of limited population, 100 households could form a village whereas in dense populated
New Taipei New Taipei City is a special municipality and the most populous city in Taiwan Taiwan (), officially the Republic of China (ROC), is a country in East Asia. Neighbouring countries include the China, People's Republic of China (PRC) to the ...
, 1,000 households are necessary to form a village. In very densely populated areas, a village could comprise a population of up to 4,000 households. (
Fushan Village Fushan Village () is a Village (Taiwan), village in Zuoying District, Kaohsiung, Taiwan. This is Taiwan's most populated village (Republic of China), village with 43,400 people and an area of 1.8 square kilometers. Fushan Village has 65 neighborh ...
of
Kaohsiung City Kaohsiung City (; Mandarin Chinese Mandarin (; ) is a group of Sinitic (Chinese) languages spoken across most of northern and southwestern China. The group includes the Beijing dialect, the basis of the phonology of Standard Chinese. ...

Kaohsiung City
contains a population of 39,800) Thus the sizes of village varies widely. The following are the statistics of villages in each
administrative division Administrative division, administrative unitArticle 3(1). , country subdivision, administrative region, subnational entity, first-level subdivision, as well as many similar terms, are generic names for geographical areas into which a particular ...
in June 2018.


Head

The head of a village is elected by the people of the village every four years, the head is subsidized with 45,000 NT per month for local transportation, stationary, postage and bill fees. The head of a village holds responsibility to accept complaints and suggestions, initiate and hold meetings, handout certificates of various sorts, encourage bill payments and assist filling out of government documents if required.


Example of villages in Taiwan


See also

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Administrative divisions of Taiwan Taiwan Taiwan (), officially the Republic of China (ROC), is a country in East Asia. Neighbouring countries include the China, People's Republic of China (PRC) to the northwest, Japan to the northeast, and the Philippines to the south. The ...


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