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Encyclopedia > Hsin chu
Hsinchu City

Hsinchu City seal

Abbreviation: Zhu (竹市)

City nickname: the breezy city

Capital district East Dist.(東區)
Region Northwestern Taiwan
Mayor Jung-tzer Lin (林政則)


Ranked 23 of 25

 - Total
 - % water

104.0964 km▓
(Percent water goes here)%


Ranked 19 of 25

 - Total (May 2004)
 - Density


Districts: 3
City flower: Azalea
City tree: ?
City bird: European Magpie (Pica pica)

Hsinchu (新竹 pinyin Xīnzh˙) is a large city in northern Taiwan. Hsinchu City (新竹市) is a municipality of Taiwan Province. It is bordered by Hsinchu County to the north and east, Miaoli County to the south, and the Taiwan Strait to the west. Hsinchu Science Park is in the eastern part of Hsinchu City, as well as part of Hsinchu County.

The three districts in Hsinchu City are North District, East District, and Siangshan District.

Hsinchu is home to National Tsing Hua University, National Chiao Tung University, Chung Hua University, Hsuan Chuang University, and Yuanpei Institute of Science and Technology.

Hsinchu is popularly nicknamed "Fengcheng" (風城, wind city) for it's windy climate.

Hsinchu is also famous for its local delicacy: Hsinchu meatball and rice noodle.

See also: Political divisions of Taiwan

Sister Cities

  • Beaverton, Oregon
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  • Cupertino, California
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  • Richland, Washington

External links

  • Government website (http://www.hccg.gov.tw/) | (English) (http://www.hccg.gov.tw/e_hsinchu/index.html)
  • Map of Hsinchu (http://www.geo.ntnu.edu.tw/%E5%8C%97%E5%8F%B0%E7%81%A3%E9%84%89%E5%9C%9F%E7%92%B0%E5%A2%83%E6%95%99%E8%82%B2%E7%B6%B2/data/%E6%96%B0%E7%AB%B9%E5%B8%82/%E5%9F%BA%E6%9C%AC%E8%B3%87%E6%96%99/BASEDA1.jpg)

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China Philatelic Society of London website (2471 words)
This proved that cover originated from a Min Hsin Chu in the mainland and was forwarded to the corresponding letter office "Vong Vuen Tong" when it was taken off the ship at Sheungwan.
One of the earlier Min Hsin Chu covers to HKPO I have seen is a 1892 cover to Louisville, Kentucky (fig.
Therefore, I suspect that the Min Hsin Chu would be clever enough not to put their markings on their covers.
Taiwan: Hsin Chu County Passes Resolution to Condemn CCP Atrocity of Live Organ Harvesting | Clearharmony - Falundafa ... (462 words)
Hsin Chu County Council passes resolution on September 27th to condemn the CCP atrocity of harvesting organs from living Falun Gong practitioners.
Hsin Chu County became the tenth council/city to pass such a resolution.
As people living in free society, we, not just those living in Hsin Chu County or Taiwan, but also a wider group of people, should pay close attention to it.
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