Nuannuan District, a strategic point of the Shangshih Fort which one of the four forts in Taipei government in the
Ching period, is one of the early pioneered towns in the northeast Taiwan.
Taiwan and Penghu were ceded to Japan after Ching Dynasty lost the Sino-Japanese War. Nuannuan was
subordinated to Keelung Sub-Ting, Taipei County, and altered to the 20th district of Keelung Ting in 1900. in
1920, after the autonomy system was implemented, Wutu, Maling, and Nuannuan were united as Chitu Villag
and subordinated to Keelung Prefecture, Taipei State.
The initiation of district after the Retrocession
In 1945, Taiwan and Penghu were returned to the mother country after the surrender of the Japanese. In the
meantime, although the government altered the Village to Hsiang, and prefecture to subordinated district,
Nuannuan was still subordinated to Chitu Hsiang. Owing to the appeal of the public in Nuannuan Patu for
incorporating Nuannuan to Keelung City and establishing Nuannuan District, Chitu Hsiang was finally
subordinated to Keelung City on Jan. 18, 1947. Due to the increase of population, the government showed its
concern to public opinions and the implementation of autonomy, and seven Lis were, thus, separated from Patu
of the Chitu District for establishing Nuannuan district.
This district, located in the south of Keelung City, is adjoined to Juifang Town, Taipei County, in the east; Chitu
District of this city, in the west; Shihfenliao, Pinghsi Hsiang, in the south; and Jenai District of this city, in the
north. In the past, the tribes were divided into Tingnei, Tungshih Tunnel, Hsishih Tunnel, Nuannuan Street, Patu,
etc. In the initiation of the district on Feb. 1, 1949, there were only seven Lis in this district. Up to Dec. 31, 2002,
the number of Li was increased to 13, with the district covers an area of 22.8283 square kilometers.
Most of the residents here are the descendants of the former residents. Over the years, the population is
increasing gradually, and the residents are mostly those who moved from the downtown institutes to the
Kuokang Road dorms. In recent years, the city consolidation, the completion of highway interchange, and the
construction of infrastructure/buildings have greatly attracted the non-locals to move into this district. As lots of
residences are now under construction, this district is sure to be one of the most beautiful residential areas of
this city in the near future.