Located at the central-south part along the western coast of Taiwan, Yunlin County stands at the north tip of Chianan plain, bordering Nantou County in the east, Changhua County in north with Choshiu River as watershed, Chiayi County in the south with Peikang River as watershed. The County has a total land area of 1,290.8351 square kilometers and a population of about 750,000. Major rivers, such as Choshiu River, Chingshiu River, Peikang River and Huwei River run from east to west into the Taiwan Straits. Under the jurisdiction of the County Government are one city, five urban townships and 14 rural townships. Except for Touliu City, Kuken and Linnei rural townships cover some mountains; the rest of them are plains.