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About Meinong
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      Meinong in situated at the northeast side of Kaohsiung City, the north part of the Pingtung Plain in the shape a sitting frog. The township borders Liouguei at the east, Gaoshu of Pingtung County at southeast, Ligang (Pingtung County) at the south, Qishan at the west, and Shanlin at the north, stretching north-south to 15 kilometers and expanding east-west to 9 kilometers from, covering an area of 120.0316 square kilometers.

    Meinong Scenery  Meinong is surrounding by mountains; the Meinong Mountain Range at the north side includes the peak-Yueguangshan, Rentoushan, Jinjimianshan, and Ciweishan. The east side is guarded by Jianshan, Chadingshan, Guishan, Daguishan, and Siaoguishan. Laonong Creek runs through the south side and Cisan township shares a border with Meinong at the west side. The township boasts 4,000 hectares of top-quality farmland, which nurtures the "Barn of Southern Taiwan" and the "Kingdom of Tobacco ".

      Meinong is south of the Tropic of Cancer, which falls into the region of tropical climate. Yearly, from May to October is the rainy season and the rest of the months are dry seasons with highly varied Rainfall distribution. The region is characterized by high temperature; the average temperature between June and September is above 27 degrees and the rest of the months are 20 degrees and above, except January and February. In these two months, the temperature is lower but still above 10 degrees. The annual average temperature falls between 22 and 25 degrees, and the annual rainfall is around 2000 to 2500mm.

     
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      Changes in the society structural causes the young generation to migrate into the cities. The population in Meilong is seriously declining. By the end of 1994, the township had a population of 50,512, but by the end of July 1999, the population was recorded at 47,345. Statistics taken at the end of June 2004 shows that the population dropped to 45,441, and by the end of October 2005, only 44,581 people are remaining in the township; among which 23,402 are male and 21,179 are female.

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