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Pescadores Islands

The Pescadores Islands (澎湖群島) form an archipelago in the Taiwan Strait, administered by the Republic of China on Taiwan. The name "Pescadores" came from Portuguese "fishermen".

Administratively, the entire archipelago is in the Penghu County (澎湖, Wade-Giles P'eng-hu, Pinyin Pénghú) of the Province of Taiwan.

County flower is a chrysanthemum[?] called "The Immortals[?]" (天人菊).

History

"P'eng-hu" was first recored in unofficial historical records and regional logs in Southern Song Dynasty.

Sub-county divisions

P'eng-hu County comprises of one city and five townships:

  • Ma-kung Township (馬公市 pinyin: Mǎgōng): 34 municipal village (里 li)
  • Hu-hsi Township (湖西鄉 Hxī): 22 town village (村 ts'un)
  • Pai-sha Township (白沙鄉 Bishā): 15
  • Hsi-y Township (西嶼鄉 Xīyǔ): 11
  • Chi-mei Township (七美鄉 Qīmi): 6
  • Wang-an Township (望安鄉 Wng'ān): 9

Altogether, there are 97 villages.

See also: Political divisions of Taiwan

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