Hualien is a county-controlled city and county seat of Taiwan's Hualien County. It is situated on the Pacific Ocean, on the east coast of Taiwan, and has a population of 106,370 inhabitants (2014 census) and a total area of 29.41 km2 (11.36 ml2).
The annals of Hualien County record that the city was named "Kiray" until the early 20th century. This name refers to Sakiraya Taiwanese aborigines. After in 1895 Taiwan came under Japanese rule, its governors sought to change it because "Kiray" is pronounced as the Japanese for "dislike". Eventually, the name was changed to Karen Harbour. After WWII the incoming Kuomintang-led Republic of China kept the Kanji spelling but the name was shortened to just Karen (Hualien) via Chinese romanization.
In 1622 the Spaniards built gold mines in Hualien. Permanent settlements started in 1851, when around 2,200 Han Chinese farmers who were led from Taipei by Huang A-fong arrived at Fengchuan (today the region close to Hualien Rear Station). More farmers settled at Fengchuan in 1875.
By the start of Japanese rule settlements in the area remained quite small. Circa 1912 the city of Hualien was expanded by the Japanese governors to incorporate Guoan and Guohua Villages, a region later popular as Old New Port. Karenko Town was established in 1920, and was extended in 1923 to Riran Port, currently known as "New Port", including Guoji and Guowei Villages. In 1940, the city was upgraded to Karenko City, Karenko Prefecture.
On October 25, 1945 Taiwan was handed over to the Republic of China from Japan, under Kuomintang government. In 1946, Hualien City was designated a county-controlled city of Hualien County by the incoming Kuomintang and to be county seat, administrative structure that has still remained in place since the transition of Taiwan to democracy (1990-1996).
Port of Hualien is city's international port with liners sailing to the Middle East, South East Asia, Japan and South Korea.
Highlights: Taroko Gorge
The Hualien cruise port map is interactive. It shows the port's exact location, along with the real-time cruise ship traffic (if any) in its vicinity - today, and right now. By zooming-out you can see other cruise ship ports located near Hualien, Taiwan.
If you lose the Hualien location on the map, simply reload the page (also with F5 button). This feature is integrated with the CruiseMapper's cruise ship tracker tracking the vessels' current positions at sea and in ports.
Port Hualien cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Hualien, Taiwan. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
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