Kaohsiung County

Kaohsiung County was a county in southern Taiwan between 1945 and 2010. The county seat was located in Fongshan City.

History

Kaohsiung County was established on 6 December 1945 on the territory of Takao Prefecture (高雄州) shortly after the end of World War II. In the early years, Kaohsiung County consists of most territory of Takao Prefecture except the territory near cities of Takao (Kaohsiung) and Heitō (Pingtung). The county is subdivide into districts (), which is reformed from Japanese districts (). The districts are divided into townships.

On 16 August 1950, another division reform was implemented. The southern part of the County was separated and established Pingtung County. The remaining Kaohsiung County has territory equivalent to the Hōzan (Fengshan), Okayama (Kangshan), and Kizan (Chishan) in the Japanese era. In addition, districts in the remaining part of Kaohsiung County was defunct. All townships were directly controlled by the County Government. On 25 December 2010, the county merged with Kaohsiung City to form a larger single special municipality.

Administration

The subdivisions of the County remains mostly stable between 1950 and 2010. However, some changed has also been made.

In 25 Dec 2010, The County was merged with Kaohsiung City, all cities and townships became districts. On the eve of merging with Kaohsiung City, the county consists of the following administrative divisions

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