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Coordinates: 23°58′25.9″N 120°58′55.2″E / 23.973861°N 120.982000°E / 23.973861; 120.982000

Geographic Center of Taiwan
臺灣地理中心
Puli Geographic Center Stela 20060826.jpg
The first Geographic Center of Taiwan Monument
LocationMount Hutou
Puli
Nantou County
Taiwan
Geographic Center of Taiwan
Traditional Chinese臺灣地理中心

Geographic Center of Taiwan is the center point of Taiwan Island. It is located at Mount Hutou (t , s , Hutoushan, "Tiger Head Mountain") in the township of Puli in Nantou County, Taiwan.[1]

History

The first Geographic Center of Taiwan monument was constructed at the base of Mount Hutou in the 1970s. Following improved surveying, another monument was built later on, on the peak of the mountain. The peak monument was built on the former site of the Yoshitaka Shrine erected by the Japanese during their occupation of Taiwan.

Architecture

The base monument features an inscription by former President Chiang Ching-kuo. There are concentric steel rings on top of the monument pole, forming the basis of Puli Township logo.

The peak monument was built in an aboriginal style, using columns with flare tops.

See also

References

  1. ^ "The Geographic Center of Taiwan 台灣地理中心". Spectral Codex. Oct 30, 2015.
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