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Penghu County

Penghu County

Characteristics

Description

The Penghu islands,  also known as Pescadores from the Portuguese, meaning "fishermen".

Sino-French War


The Penghu archipelago was captured by the French in March 1885, in the closing weeks of the Sino-French War, and evacuated four months later. The Pescadores Campaign was the last campaign of Admiral Amédée Courbet, whose naval victories during the war had made him a national hero in
France. Courbet was among several French soldiers and sailors who succumbed to cholera during the French occupation of Penghu. He died aboard his flagship Bayard in Magong harbour on 11 June 1885.

The archipelago has been administered by the Republic of China since the Retrocession Day (October 25, 1945) as part of its Taiwan Province.

In the early 1990s the Penghu National Scenic Area that comprises most but not all of the islands and islets of the archipelago was created. Tourism has since become one of the main sources of income of the county.

11/02/2010
Update
Anonymous
Les Pescadores (du portugais « pêcheurs ») sont un archipel de 90 îlots au large de la côte ouest de Taïwan, dans le détroit de Taïwan. Elles sont administrées par la République de Chine.
11/02/2010
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Localisation

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Sites around Penghu County
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San-sue

BruceGreat beach. White sand, sun and great placr for surfing.
28 Jul 11

Kao-hsiung

Harbor protected by a breakwater.
2 Mar 13

Quanzhou

Port.
4 Feb 13

Xiuyu

Small port.
4 Feb 13

Xiamen

Harbor .
4 Feb 13

Hua-lien Kang

Harbor protected by a breakwater.
2 Mar 13

Shan T Ou

Port .
4 Feb 13

Zhuwei

31 Dec 15

Su-ao

Harbor protected by a breakwater.
2 Mar 13

Tan-shui

Small port .
2 Mar 13

Chi-lung

Large harbor protected by a breakwater.
2 Mar 13

Basco

Small port.
2 Mar 13
Local Area

China sea

fangcheng china vessel navios ulysses
9 Mar 14

NW Pacific Ocean

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10 Jan 09

Taiwan

Hualien Port 
26 May 14
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