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Geographical Environment
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        Taiwan Strait is by the west coast of the township, A-gong-dian Creek in the north creates the borderline with Yung-an Township, Gangshan Navy Airport is by the east of the township, Ta-di creek Mountain is at its south border and its hills separate the township from the neighboring Zhi-guan Township. The township is about 14 kilometers in the south-north direction and about 10 kilometers wide in the east-west direction, with a total area of 14.772 square kilometers. The longitude of the township is at E 120°12'30〞~120°15'15〞and the latitude of the township is at N 22°44'42〞~22°48'32〞.
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    * Terrain and Geological Material *
        The entire Mi-tuo Township is at the northwest end of Kaohsiung Plain. Its altitude is below the 1,000 meter mark. Its slope is approximately below 15% with a fairly flat terrain. The slope of the sea floor is about 1/50, so the ocean waves at the beach are also considered at the shallow region of a flatter area. After being examined by experts, the geological material of the township are determined to be alluvium from the Quaternary Period. The soil is considered as neutral or weak alkaline; salt content in the soil on average is below 0.02 (soil under the strata). Uses of the land include crops and aquaculture.
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    * Weather *
        The rainy season of the township is concentrated. The summer is long and apparent. While the summer is scorching hot, the winter is not as obvious. There are typhoons in the summer and fall.
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    Temperature

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        The coldest months are January and February while the hottest months are July and August. The average temperature of the temperatures in the coldest and hottest months is about 12 degrees Celsius. Months with average temperature above 20 Celsius degrees are March~November with a length of 9 months. According to the category of climatology, the summer season in the township is above 9 months. On the other hand, even though the colder months of December~February have average temperatures below 20 Celsius degrees, the lowest temperatures still stay above 17 Celsius degrees. So there isn't really a winter season in Mi-tuo.
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    Rainfall

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        The township is considered as a heavy rain region in climatology, with annual rainfall of more than 1,500 mm. The rainfall is concentrated during the summer season of May~September, and 70% of the rainfall is concentrated in June~August. The rainfall is extremely scarce in the winter months of November~January; even droughts may take place. In Mi-tuo Township, the number of days of rainfall in a year averages 108 days, which are mostly concentrated in the months of June~August for about 52 days; in other words, it rains every two days. Thunderstorms are commonly called “northwestern rain”, which takes place in about 40 days with most of them in June~September and in between 2 to 5pm. Snow and hail are no where to be found in the township. According to 2 sources of archives from 1897~1960, there were only 8 days out of the 64 years when snow and hail were seen.
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    Wind

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        During the winter seasons, Mi-tuo may encounter north winds, northeastern winds, and northwestern winds with the north wind as the most commonly seen. In the summer, there are mostly southeastern winds, southwestern winds, and south winds. During spring and fall, there are primarily north winds, northeastern winds, and northwestern winds; but they do not appear as often as they do during winter. Typhoons are tropical cyclones, which bring stormy winds and rain that are often hard to predict. The township is by the ocean and is considered in the region of tropical monsoon climate. There are often typhoons during the summer and fall seasons, which often bring wild winds and pouring rain which cause disasters and casualties.
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