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Encyclopedia > Hsinchu City
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

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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)

  Results from FactBites:
Hsinchu - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (180 words)
Hsinchu City (新竹市) is a municipality of Taiwan.
It is bordered by Hsinchu County to the north and east, Miaoli County to the south, and the Taiwan Strait to the west.
Hsinchu is popularly nicknamed "The Windy City" (Fengcheng 風城) for its windy climate.
Taipei City - definition of Taipei City in Encyclopedia (1214 words)
A new city was established in the Taipei basin for the new bureaucracy, located between two populous towns, Bangka (艋舺) and Dadaocheng (大稻埕).
This and the fact that the city is highly dependent on commerce and finance which would be disrupted in case of conflict with the People's Republic of China means that the city is more favorable to Chinese reunification than other areas of Taiwan.
Both Hanyu Pinyin, which is used both in the PRC and in Taipei City itself, and Tongyong Pinyin, which is mandated by the central government, reflect this pronunciation, romanizing Taipei as Taibei, a spelling that is closer to the Mandarin pronunciation.
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