Urban township

An urban township is a designation of a unit of local government in several countries.

United States

The term is called urban township Michigan, Minnesota and Ohio and urban town in Wisconsin. Generally, an urban township is afforded more local authority than that of a township and less than that of a city. Often, urban townships use this authority for greater economic development. (In Michigan, an urban township is different from a Charter township.) For more information on the specifics in each state, see the respective entries below:

Taiwan

In Taiwan, the urban township (Chinese: ; pinyin: zhèn) is an administrative division of a county. Currently there are 38 urban townships in Taiwan. Those urban townships are:

See also

Beidou, Changhua

Beidou Township (Chinese: 北斗鎮; pinyin: Běidǒu Zhèn; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Pak-táu-tìn) is an urban township in Changhua County, Taiwan.

Budai, Chiayi

Budai Township (Chinese: 布袋鎮; pinyin: Bùdài Zhèn) is an urban township in Chiayi County, Taiwan.

Caotun

Caotun Township is an urban township in the northwest of Nantou County, Taiwan.

County-administered city

A county-administered city (Chinese: 縣轄市; pinyin: xiànxiáshì; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: koān-hat-chhī)), is a unit of administrative division in Taiwan. Under the administrative structure of Taiwan, it is with the same level of a township or a district. Such cities are administrated by counties. It is also the lowest-level city of Taiwan, below a provincial city and a special municipality. There are 14 county-administered cities currently.

Dalin, Chiayi

Dalin Township (Chinese: 大林鎮; pinyin: Dàlín Zhèn; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Tōa-nâ) is an urban township in Chiayi County, Taiwan. To the east is Meishan, to the south Minxiong and to the north Yunlin County. Dalin TzuChi General Hospital (大林慈濟醫院) is located here.

Dounan, Yunlin

Dounan Township (Chinese: 斗南鎮; pinyin: Dòunán Zhèn) is an urban township in Yunlin County, Taiwan.

Erlin, Changhua

Erlin Township (Chinese: 二林鎮; pinyin: Èrlín Zhèn; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Jī-lîm-tìn/Gī-lîm-tìn) is an urban township in Changhua County, Taiwan.

Guanxi, Hsinchu

Guanxi Township or Guansi Township (Chinese: 關西鎮; pinyin: Guānxi Zhèn) is an urban township in Hsinchu County, Taiwan. The population of the township consists mainly of the Hakkas with a minority of the indigenous Atayal people.

Jincheng, Kinmen

Jincheng Township (Chinese: 金城鎮) is an urban township on the southwestern corner of the island of Kinmen (Quemoy). It is the county seat of Kinmen County, Fujian Province, Republic of China (Taiwan). Jincheng also administers Dongding Island (東碇) 26 km (16 mi) to the south-southwest. In March 2012, it was named one of the Top 10 Small Tourist Towns by the Tourism Bureau.

Jinhu, Kinmen

Jinhu Township (Chinese: 金湖鎮; pinyin: Jīnhú Zhèn; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Kim-ô·-tìn; literally: 'golden lake') is an urban township of Kinmen, Fujian Province, Republic of China. It is in the Taiwan Strait, on the coast of mainland China. Jinhu Township is the largest township in Kinmen County.

Jinsha, Kinmen

Jinsha Township (Chinese: 金沙鎮; pinyin: Jīnshā Zhèn; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Kim-soaⁿ-tìn; literally: 'golden sands') is an urban township of Kinmen County, Fujian Province, Republic of China. It is in the Taiwan Strait, on the coast of mainland China.

Tianzhong

Tianzhong Township is an urban township located at eastern Changhua County, Taiwan. Its former name (田中央; Chhân-tiong-ng) and current name (田中) make reference to the origin of the town in the center of rice paddies.

Tongxiao

Tongxiao Township is an urban township in southern Miaoli County, Taiwan. It lies between the Taiwan Strait on the west and mountains on the east.

Toucheng, Yilan

Toucheng Township (Chinese: 頭城鎮; pinyin: Tóuchéng Zhèn) is an urban township in Yilan County, Taiwan. It includes Guishan Island, as well as the disputed Diaoyu Islands, otherwise known as Senkaku Islands.

Tuku, Yunlin

Tuku Township (Chinese: 土庫鎮; pinyin: Tǔkù Zhèn) is an urban township in Yunlin County, Taiwan.

Xihu, Changhua

Xihu Township or Sihu Township (Chinese: 溪湖鎮; pinyin: Xīhú Zhèn) is an urban township in the middle of Changhua County, Taiwan.A traditional farming village, along with Xiluo, Xihu is one of the centers of vegetable-growing on the western side of the island. Famous local foods include lamb hotpot and kyoho grapes.

Xiluo

Xiluo Township or Siluo Township (Chinese: 西螺鎮; Hanyu Pinyin: Xīluó Zhèn; Tongyong Pinyin: Siluó Jhèn; Wade–Giles: Hsi1-lo2 Chen4) is an urban township in Yunlin County, Taiwan.

Xinpu, Hsinchu

Xinpu Township (Chinese: 新埔鎭; pinyin: Xīnpǔ Zhèn; also known as Hsinpu) is an urban township in Hsinchu County, Taiwan.

Zhushan, Nantou

Zhushan Township (Chinese: 竹山鎮; Hanyu Pinyin: Zhúshān Zhèn; Tongyong Pinyin: Jhúshan Jhèn; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Tek-san; literally: 'Bamboo Mountain') is an urban township in the southwest part of Nantou County, Taiwan, and off the south shore of Zhuoshui River.

Designations for types of administrative territorial entities

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