Meinong District

Coordinates: 22°53′24″N 120°34′01″E / 22.890093°N 120.566883°E / 22.890093; 120.566883

Meinong District [1]

Meinong District

Meinong District in Kaohsiung City
Country Taiwan
Region Southern Taiwan
Population (January 2016)
  Total 40,776
Website Official Website (Chinese)

Meinong District (WG: Meinung, Hakka: 瀰濃 Mî-nùng, Chinese: 美濃區; pinyin: Měinóng Qū) is a Hakka district in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. Meinong is one of the four districts in Kaoshiung that is the central focus of Hakka cultural development. In March 2012, it was named one of the "Top 10 Small Tourist Towns" by the Tourism Bureau.[2]


During Japanese rule, the name was changed from "Mî-nùng" (瀰濃/彌濃) to Mino (美濃). "Mî-nùng" may have come from the name of a local aboriginal tribe, "Malang".


Administrative divisions


The area has grown tobacco since 1630[3] and is renowned nationwide for its oil paper umbrellas.[4] These oil paper umbrellas are made mainly by the Hakka population and exported to Japan.



Tourist attractions

Notable natives

See also

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  1. "Glossary of Names for Admin Divisions" (PDF). Ministry of Interior of the ROC. Retrieved 12 June 2015.
  2. Wong, Maggie Hiufu (30 Mar 2012). "Taiwan names its 10 top small tourist towns". CNN Go. Retrieved 2012-03-31.
  3. Crook, Steven (2006-11-09). "The tobacco sheds of Meinong". China Post. Retrieved 2008-09-24.
  4. Fang, Rita (2002-12-04). "Challenges of globalization confront secluded town". Taiwan Journal. Retrieved 2008-09-24.,
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