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Pescadores

(pĕskədôr`əz, –rəs), Mandarin Penghu or P'eng-hu, group of 64 small islands (2010 pop. 86,967), area c.50 sq mi (130 sq km), in Taiwan Strait, c.25 to 30 mi (40–50 km) off the west coast of Taiwan. They comprise a county of Taiwan. The largest islands are Magong (or Penghu), Xiyu, and Baisha; Magong city, on Magong island, is the chief population center. Fishing is the main occupation, and peanuts and sweet potatoes are grown; coral is an important product. The group was named the Pescadores, or fishermen's islands, by the Portuguese in the 16th cent. China ceded them (1895) to Japan after the First Sino-Japanese War, and they were returned to China after World War II. A bridge (completed 1970) linking Baisha and Xiyu islands has 76 spans. The Pescadores are subject to frequent typhoons.
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Land warnings were still in force for areas in central Taiwan's Nantou County and everything to the south, as well as the islands of Kinmen, Penghu, Orchid Island and Green Island.
Its strength, Penghu County governor Kuang Fu-chen says, is its tight-knit community of locals who have taken it upon themselves to preserve the archipelago.
Frequently derided as a backwater by Taiwanese mainlanders and the children's geography teacher, the Penghu Islands--with their temples, walls made of porous coral stone to withstand hurricanes, horsetail trees and gaillardias--become a central character in this sensitively orchestrated tale of developing young lives.
(6702) flight couldn't find the runway seconds before their aircraft crashed on Taiwan's outlying Penghu islands, killing 48 people, according to an accident report published today.
TransAsia Airways Flight GE222 carrying 54 passengers and four crew plunged into houses near the airport in Magong in the Penghu islands Wednesday, leaving just 10 survivors, some of them badly injured.
Flight GE222, an ATR-72 aircraft operated by Taiwanese airline TransAsia Airways, was heading from the southern port city of Kaohsiung to the island Penghu, halfway between the Chinese mainland and Taiwan in the Taiwan Strait.
The ATR-72 operated by Taiwan's TransAsia Airways was carrying 58 passengers and crew when it crashed on Penghu in the Taiwan Strait between Taiwan and China, authorities said.
Forty-eight people are now known to have died after a passenger plane crashed in Taiwan's Penghu island, as a storm passed over the area, BBC reports.
Penghu (Taiwan), July 23 ( ANI ): A TransAsia plane crashed while landing here on Wednesday, killing 51 people on board.
According to AP, another 11 people were injured when the ATR-72 operated by Taiwan's TransAsia Airways crashed on Penghu, an island in the Taiwan Strait between Taiwan and China, Transport Minister Yeh Kuang-shih was quoted as saying by the government's Central News Agency.
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Tokyo, Jan 28, 2013 - (JCN Newswire) - NEC Corporation (NEC; TSE: 6701) announced today the signing of a multi-million dollar supply contract, through its Taiwan subsidiary NEC (Taiwan) Co., Ltd, with Chunghwa Telecom to construct the Taiwan Penghu Kinmen Matsu No.3 (TPKM3) Submarine Cable system, a high-bandwidth non-repeater optical submarine cable that will link Taoyan (North Taiwan) with Matsu and Tainan (South Taiwan) with Kinmen through Penghu.