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  Nantou County - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Hehuanshan is one of the higher mountains in Nantou County.
Nantou County is the second largest county of Taiwan.
Nantou county butterfly is: Broad-tailed swallowtail butterfly (Agehana maraho)
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Nantou_County   (121 words)

 Nantou County magistrate detained in quake graft probe Asian Economic News - Find Articles
Nantou County magistrate detained in quake graft probe
The magistrate of Nantou County in quake-hit central Taiwan was detained Tuesday for allegedly misappropriating quake relief funds and for irregularities in the awarding of reconstruction projects, prosecutors said.
A host of local officials in Taichung and Nantou counties, the areas most heavily damaged by the magnitude 7.3 killer quake of Sept. 21 last year, have been arrested in connection with the alleged misappropriation of quake funds.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m0WDP/is_2000_Nov_20/ai_67542377   (462 words)

 Epicentre of Taiwan tremor left looking like a war zone
NANTOU County, the epicentre of Taiwan's largest earthquake for a century, looks like it could be at war: eight-storey buildings lie on their sides; houses have become 6 ft mounds of rubble.
Nantou County, a quiet backwater known only for its fruit orchards and hiking trails, took the full force of the quake, and the massive landslides which followed.
Both Nantou and Taichung were mainly quiet, as grieving survivors came to terms with the shock of loss.
www.telegraph.co.uk /htmlContent.jhtml?html=/archive/1999/09/22/wqua122.html   (864 words)

 Washingtonpost.com: Searchers Comb Wreckage in Taiwan; Toll Rises
Nantou County Executive Peng Pai-hsien appealed for donations of bulldozers, cars, quilts and food, saying 100,000 people were left homeless in the county.
He said morgues were full of bodies, and the county needed body bags and freezers in the summer heat.
In the small city of Puli in Nantou, roads buckled under the stress of the quake, forming large asphalt waves.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-srv/pmextra/sept99/21/taiwan21.htm   (777 words)

 Eyewitness report of the earthquake relief efforts
The perspective of this report, however, is from one of the small towns in one of the regions hardest hit, Chung-Liao Township to the east of Nantou City, an area of steeply rolling hills crisscrossed with small rivers and planted with bamboo, oranges, bananas, longan, and betel nut palms.
The good life is now a shattered dream for the estimated 100,000 residents of Nantou County who are homeless since the rude shock of the night of September 21.
According to the Nantou County government, 50,000 people have participated in relief efforts; and the use of over 40 backhoes and large trucks has been donated by the local governments of other counties.
www.taiwandc.org /nws-9937.htm   (2273 words)

 Death toll mounts in aftermath of Taiwan typhoon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Most of the missing are in poverty-stricken villages in Hualien county and central Nantou county, many of which are precariously situated on mountainsides or in valleys.
Nantou was at the epicentre of the 1999 quake.
An official from the Nantou Soil and Water Conservation Bureau told the press that relocation was “overdue” in 65 villages.
www.wsws.org /articles/2001/aug2001/typh-a08.shtml   (969 words)

 BBC News | ASIA-PACIFIC | Taiwan official faces quake charge
A Taiwan county chief has been charged with the embezzlement of relief funds for the victims of the 1999 earthquake which killed more than 2,000 people and left thousands homeless.
Prosecutors have demanded a 20-year jail sentence for Peng Pai-Hsien, commissioner of Nantou county, who is accused of misappropriating nearly $400,000 (about 15m Taiwan dollars).
Nantou - some 300km (186 miles) south of the capital Taipei - was the epicentre of the earthquake, which measured 7.6 on the Richter scale.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/asia-pacific/1115537.stm   (233 words)

 Rural Tourism: A Case Study Of Regional Planning In Taiwan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Nantou county, located in the central part of Taiwan, will be used as a case study in this Bulletin.
Nantou is a typical agricultural county with very little industry.
Thirteen areas were assigned to class A. In addition, Nantou County is planning to develop rural tourism in four towns and their surrounding areas.
www.agnet.org /library/article/eb456.html   (2364 words)

 Taiwan Communique no.78
The results mean that the democratic opposition now controls virtually all major population centers on the island and their surrounding counties, covering an area holding some 71.5 percent of Taiwan's population: Taipei City is governed by DPP presidential hopeful Chen Shui-bian, while in the surrounding Taipei County, Mr.
Farther to the south, Taoyuan, Hsinchu, Taichung, Tainan and Kaohsiung counties are all held by the opposition.
The Kuomintang received a majority in only eight counties, most of them thinly populated areas in central and eastern Taiwan, and Kinmen and Matsu, the two small islands off the Chinese coast, which are considered separate counties by the Taiwan authorities.
www.taiwandc.org /twcom/78-no1.htm   (1646 words)

 Taiwan's New Political Landscape
The most startling was its defeat in Taipei County -- the largest county in Taiwan -- which Yu Ching, a popular pro-independence figure, first took for the DPP in 1989 and the party has held in several elections since then.
But the DPP's position in the county was seriously undermined last year, when President Chen tapped its popular county magistrate Su Tseng-chang to become DPP chairman.
The Ilan defeat was particularly dispiriting to the DPP because its candidate, former Justice Minister Chen Ding-nan, was seen as one of President Chen's few competent cabinet ministers and a determined prosecutor of governmental corruption.
www.heritage.org /Press/Commentary/ed121405c.cfm   (677 words)

 «n§ë¿¤¬F©² Nantou County Government   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
In 2003, the number of tourists exceeded 7 million, which was even more than the 3.2 million tourists who visited in 1998, the year before the earthquake.
Currently, there are six major tourist routes in Nantou that provide opportunities for tourists to appreciate the nature and enjoy the hospitality of local residents.
Nantou is a beautiful place where you can slow down, relax, become carefree and fall in love with the beauty of it all.
www.nantou.gov.tw /english/travel.asp?dptid=376480000&catetype=01&cid=393   (204 words)

 Nantou - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Nantou City (南投市) a city in Nantou County
Nantou, Zhongshan (南头镇) a town under the jurisdiction of Zhongshan, in the Guangdong province
Nantou, Shenzhen (南頭), a town with old coastal defense fort of Bao'an; incorporated into Nanshan of Shenzhen.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Nantou   (105 words)

 Expedition Centre 3   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Counties: Taichung City, Taichung County and Nantou County.
Taichung is the theoretical geographical centre of Taiwan.
Located east of Taichung County is one of the many magnificent natural spot on the hill of the Central Mountain Range.
www.moot2004.org.uk /navigation/themoot/ec3.htm   (441 words)

 :: Welcome to Manila Bulletin Online ::
Mudslides covered about 30 houses on a hill in central Taiwan’s Nantou County, and three bodies were recovered from the rubble late Saturday, the National Disaster Relief Center said.
Also on Saturday, another mudslide in nearby Taichung County killed two people, and an 80-year-old woman and her 4-year-old grandson drowned in their flooded home there, police said.
Taichung County residents said floodwaters submerged the first floor of their apartment building in less than an hour, forcing them to rush to higher floors, the China Times newspaper said.
www.mb.com.ph /issues/2004/07/05/MAIN2004070513408.html   (329 words)

 CBS News | Deadly Typhoon Hits Taiwan | July 30, 2001 21:43:44
Hardest hit were the east-central county of Hualien and the central county of Nantou, where 46 people were killed in mudslides or flash floods that swept away cars, homes, bridges and mountain roads, emergency officials said.
Residents in the Nantou town center were seen trudging through the mud to retrieve their belongings.
In Taipei —; about 125 miles north of Nantou — the normally congested streets were empty during morning rush hour as government offices and banks — including the stock market — were closed.
www.cbsnews.com /stories/2001/07/30/archive/main303959.shtml   (617 words)

 AsiaMedia :: Story, Print Version   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Changhua --- With only one month left before the elections for county commissioners and city mayors, Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) officials yesterday said the party is sanguine despite recent negative news surrounding the party, since high-level officials have apologized publicly for the incidents.
The DPP yesterday held its weekly central standing committee meeting in Lukang township, Changhua County in a bid to boost the campaign momentum for its candidates running in central Taiwan.
Election hopefuls present at the meeting yesterday included candidate for Nantou County commissioner Tsai Huang-liang, candidate for Taichung County commissioner Chiu Tai-san, Taichung City mayoral candidate Lin Chia-lung and Changhua County Commissioner Wong Chin-chu, who is seeking re-election.
www.asiamedia.ucla.edu /print.asp?parentid=32734   (492 words)

 The Tribune, Chandigarh, India - World
Nantou, a mountainous county still reeling from a devastating earthquake in 1999, was also hit hard.
Television showed villagers in Nantou trapped by a collapsed bridge stumbling their way across a muddy river, clinging to a rope strung over the water by rescuers.
NFA director Chao Kang said Hualien was the worst hit by mudslides while the central Nantou county suffered serious flooding as water from swollen rivers inundated homes and hundreds of acres of farmland.
www.tribuneindia.com /2001/20010731/world.htm   (3516 words)

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Shih's convoy of 20 buses with 600 people and more than 100 sedans crisscrossed cities and towns in the counties of Miaoli, Changhua, and Yunlin during the day to propagate the message why the people should oust Chen for the series of corruption cases involving himself, family, and close aides.
By sharp contrast, one DPP county magistrate claimed that the anti-graft protesters would be arrested even when they make stop in his county and step out of the vehicles to use toilets.
Shih blasted county chiefs of Chiayi, Tainan, and Kaohsiung for prohibiting the anti-corruption gatherings.
taiwansecurity.org /CP/2006/CP-021006.htm   (545 words)

 Taiwan's 11 incinerator plans endangered after "referendum": report   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Thousands of residents in Chi Chi, a scenic town in central Nantou County, held the historic vote Saturday, with 97.88 percent of the ballots opposing the construction of an incinerator in the town.
Town chief Li Chung-ching said the vote, though non-binding in nature, suggests the planned incinerator was detested by the residents and threatened to mobilize 30 bus loads of residents to "appeal" to the central government if their will is not respected, the United Daily News said.
However Nantou county magistrate Lin Tsung-nan said he feared the county would encounter a garbage crisis if the county's residents refused to accept the incinerator at their backyard.
www.terradaily.com /2003/031005072533.pxe5s9em.html   (349 words)

 Taiwanese elections victory
The results show a continuing erosion in the Kuomintang's traditional hold on power, and has significant implications for future national-level elections: The opposition DPP is coming within striking distance to win the Legislative Yuan in 1999 and even the Presidential elections in 2000.
Eighty candidates vied for positions as mayors and county chiefs in 23 cities and counties.
The important heavily-populated county is an important stronghold for the opposition.
www.taiwandc.org /nws-9728.htm   (376 words)

 ATI | Taiwan Ministry - About Teaching English in Taiwan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
In the winter semester of 2003, ATI students began working with the education departments for the counties of Nantou and Chaiyi.
Chaiyi County is about one hour south of Nantou.) The education departments for these two counties picked a number of schools in which they would like the ATI students to teach.
Depending on the county, there are a few churches that assistant teachers can attend, some of them only Chinese-speaking.
ati.iblp.org /ati/students/opportunities/taiwan/ministry   (644 words)

 Daily Peloton - Pro Cycling News
A car was involved in the accident which ended the leg of the race that would have stretched from Nantou to Tainan.
The accident took place 120km from the starting point in Nantou County when two riders of the Dinamo-Alatau Team, Dennis Tupchenko and Michael Andreyev, collided with a car that was heading toward them from the opposite direction at a left turn.
The stage was to cover a distance of 182.2km from the Nantou County Government building to Shanshang Village in Tainan County.
www.dailypeloton.com /displayarticle.asp?pk=2450   (1610 words)

 Nantou County travel guide - Wikitravel
Nantou County [1] (南投縣)is in the central region of Taiwan.
It is famous for its mountain scenery and is the only county in Taiwan without a coastline.
Puli - a town located at the geographic center of the island.
wikitravel.org /en/Nantou_County   (117 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The world's media reported on the quake's destruction, but unfortunately, because coverage was not sufficiently in-depth or comprehensive, the world was given the mistaken impression that the whole of Taiwan is unsafe.
In fact, the epicenter of the September 21 earthquake was located in the center of Taiwan at Chichi, Nantou County, in the Central Mountain Range, 200 km south of Taipei.
The areas seriously affected were confined to Nantou County, and a number of rural and urban townships of neighboring Taichung County.
www.taipei.org /current/chao0110.htm   (686 words)

 FEATURE: Red tape, land rights hamper Taiwan quake recovery Asian Economic News - Find Articles
Nantou's Chungliao township is a case in point.
Meanwhile the brand-new housing units have been set up on a flat lot of land, but Lee and his fellow quake refugees cannot move in, because electricity and water, which are the local government's responsibility, have still not been connected.
However, almost three weeks after Lee's trip to the county capital, Chungliao officials have still not given the go-ahead for the public works project, saying they have not received any written document that the funds will be forthcoming.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m0WDP/is_2000_Sept_25/ai_65854424   (861 words)

 The Tribes - ATAYAL - The worldwide voice of the aboriginal tribes of Taiwan
SAISIYAT - Their main distribution of population is in Wufong-Hsinchu county, Nanjuang-Miaoli county and Shrtan-Miaoli county.
Thao is distributed from Yuchr Shang to Shuelli Shang in Nantou County.
TSOU - They are distributed mainly in the Alishan Country of Chia-yi County, as well as parts of Sin-yi country in Nan-to County, Tau-yuan and San-min Country in Kaohsiung County.
www.atayal.org /Tribes.asp   (1383 words)

 An Introduction to Nantou County Fire Bureau
Nantou County Fire Department was formerly the Unit of Able-bodied Man formed by civilian able-bodied men during the domination of Japanese, which was engaged in fire fighting and disasters rescue.
In the township of Mingjian, Lugu, Jiji, Shueili, Yuchih, Guosing, and Jhongliao where no fire engine or full time fire fighter was allocated, civilian able-bodied men were recruited to carry out the fire fighting.
On March 18, with the affairs of fire fighting separated from Police Bureau, Nantou County Fire Department was formally established, which was engaged in fire prevention, disasters rescue, and emergency help, and Mr.
www.ntfd.gov.tw /english   (131 words)

 BBC News | ASIA-PACIFIC | Typhoon death toll rises
Eight people died in the central county of Nantou when a landslide demolished a workers' hut in which they were sheltering.
Elsewhere a woman was electrocuted by wires snapped in half by the typhoon, a man was crushed to death after a wall collapsed and another was killed when a door blew off its frame.
In Nantou, powerful winds lifted the roofs of 23 prefabricated homes built to house survivors of last September's devastating earthquake which killed 2,400 people.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/low/world/asia-pacific/892722.stm   (545 words)

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