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 (pĕs′kə-dôr′ēz, -ĭs) In Pinyin Peng·hu (pŭng′ho͞o′)
An island group in Taiwan Strait between the western coast of Taiwan and mainland China. The name, meaning "fishermen's islands," was given to the group by the Portuguese in the 1500s. Ceded to Japan in 1895 and returned to China after World War II, the islands have been administered by Taiwan since 1949.


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(Placename) a group of 64 islands in Formosa Strait, separated from Taiwan (to which it belongs) by the Pescadores Channel. Pop: 91 950 (2007 est). Area: 127 sq km (49 sq miles). Chinese names: Penghu or P'eng-hu


or P'eng•hu


a group of small islands off the coast of SE China, in the Taiwan Strait: controlled by Taiwan. 115,613; ab. 50 sq. mi. (130 sq. km).
Also called Pescadores.
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Located in the southwest of the Taiwan Strait between Chiayi County and Kinmen County, the Penghu archipelago consists of near 100 islands, and only 20 of them are inhabited.
The company can legitimately claim to be the king of the sea cage culture scene, as its capacity for raising 600,000 fish per year in unpolluted waters of the Penghu archipelago accounts for upwards of 70% of island's floating fish pens.
TAIPEI - An ammunition dump built by the colonialist Japanese on an islet in Taiwan's Penghu archipelago in the early 1900s was opened to foreign media for the first time last month.