Getting to know Nanhua

Natural Environment


Natural Environment

 

The district, located at the southeastern tip of Tainan City, is at 121 degrees longitude and 23 degrees latitude. It is bounded by the Central Range on the east and it is adjacent to Kaohsiung City’s Jiaxian and Shanlin Districts with Kaohsiung City’s Neimen District on its south. On its west are Longqi and Zuozhen, and on its north, Yujing and Nanxi. It is also right next to Dapu Township of Chiayi County. It enjoys the mountainous climate of Southern Taiwan, which provides mild temperatures year round. The annual average temperature is at around 24 degrees Celsius. It has an area of 171.5 square kilometers and an arable land of 3602 hectares. The whole area of this district ranks first in Tainan City.


Blessed by the natural environment of this district, there are 2 dams in its jurisdiction, one of which, Nanhua Dam, was completed in 1993. Its vast catchment area creates enchanting lake water scenery. It is embraced by the health trail of Mount Wushan, Nanhua Ecological Park, conservation park, macaque area in planning, and Yiguandao’s Baoguangshengtang Temple, which is located at the starting point of Southern Cross-Island Highway in Yushan Village, and is one of the top 18 scenic spots in Nanying in the city, making it a special tourist attraction.

 

Mangoes and longans are the main agricultural products in this district and their quality is well reputed in the market. Also produced and marketed are other agricultural products, which are supplied to various local markets. More and more mangoes are certified to international standards and are being exported to Japan and other countries, increasing the visibility of this district. It is hoped that by combining agriculture and tourism, new economic development would take place in this district.