Street view in Huwei
Huwei Township in Yunlin County
|Location||Yunlin County, Taiwan|
|• Total||69 km2 (27 sq mi)|
|• Density||1,000/km2 (2,700/sq mi)|
In the 17th century, during the Dutch era, Favorolang was one of the largest and most powerful aboriginal villages in Taiwan. The name has also been spelled Favorlang, Favorlangh, and Vovorollang. Its location was north of Tirosen (modern-day Chiayi), and the Favorlang river had been called by the Chinese How-boe-khe (Chinese: 吼尾溪) during the reign of the Qing Yongzheng Emperor (ca. 1722 – 1735). The Chinese name for the area (Chinese: 大崙腳庄) was later changed to Go-keng-chhu (Chinese: 五間厝庄; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Gō͘ -keng-chhù-chng).
In 1920, during Taiwan's Japanese era, the town was administered as Kobi Town (Japanese: 虎尾庄), under Kobi District (虎尾郡), Tainan Prefecture. During this era, the town earned the nickname of "Sugar Capital" (糖都).
There are 29 villages:
- Huwei Sugar Factory Iron Bridge
- SL Towel Industrial Tourism and Explore Factory
- Tongxin Park
- Yunlin Hand Puppet Museum
- Yunlin Story House
Sister city relations
- Frankie Huang, actor and television host
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