Ching Dynasty this division was also called Keelung Castle.
In the beginning of the Japanese occupation, Da-wu-luan Farmstead,
Ke-keh-gaang Farmstead, Nei-mu-shanh Farmstead, and Da-gan-lin
Farmstead were set up, which all subordinated to Keelung Department.
The Ching Dynasty's administration division was adopted throughout
the Japanese authority until the localization regulation reformation
happening on October 10, 1920. Then, the "farmstead"
was changed to "Dah" in name for land registration,
belonging to Keelung Street. (On December 25, 1924, it became
In 1924, the "farmstead" was changed to "Ding".
On October 1, 1941, to cope with the urban development, Ke-keh-gang
was changed to Guan-yin Ding, Pao Ding, and Sih Ding (but
Da-wu-luan was still a "Dah"). In 1942, "Districts"
were drawn up in the "Dings" and "Dahs",
which later became the 10th and the 14th Districts after the
Second World War in the Pacific region took place. Later they
became the 4th District. In January, 1946, the 4th District
was renamed Anle District. It was then divided into 21
Lis. In 1948, 1952, 1965, 1971 and 1978 there had been slight
adjustments in the Li administration. In March, 1988, the
city government made a major adjustment in the administrative
division in order to balance the development of 7 of the Lis:
Sih-wha, Sih-rong, Sih-ding, Sih-kong, Deh-ho, Deh-ann, and
Chung-ho. They became part of Chung-shan Division. The following
6 Lis which originally belonged to Chi-du Division became
part of this division: Ying-geh, Chi-sien, She-wei, San-min,
Wu-fu and Liu-ho.
the administrative division adjustment, this division now
governs 24 Lis. The total area has also increased to be 18.0250
square kilometers (13.58% of the city) from 17.8652 square
kilometers (13.46% of the city), which is the 3rd largest
division of the city in area. The population became 58,887
from 57,685 in number due to the change. The population is
67,051 according to the calculation taken at the end of November,
1995, which is the biggest number of all the divisions of