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Taichung City
臺中市

City Flag
Seal of Taichung City
City Seal
Abbreviation Central City
中市
Nickname Culture City
文化城
Capital West District
Region Central Taiwan
Mayor Jason Hu (胡志強)
Area 163.4256 km²
(Ranked 18 of 25)
Population (August 2006[1])
 - Population 1,040,725
(Ranked 9 of 25)
 - Density 6205 /km²
Districts 8
Website English
Trad. Chinese
Symbols
 - Bird Little egret[2]
 - Flower Christmas Kalanchoe[3]
 - Tree Palimara Alstonia[4]
Location of Taichung City

Taichung (Traditional Chinese: 臺中 or 台中; Hanyu Pinyin: Táizhōng; Tongyong Pinyin: Táijhōng; Wade-Giles: T'ai-chung; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Tâi-tiong) is a city located in west-central Taiwan with a population of just over one million people, making it the third largest city on the island, after Taipei and Kaohsiung. The city's name is Chinese for "Central Taiwan." Taichung County (台中縣, pinyin: Táizhōng Xiàn) is a county in central Taiwan, encompassing Taichung City and administered as part of Taiwan Province of the Republic of China. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Cropped and edited from government website. ... Jason C. Hu (b. ... The following is a list of counties and cities under the jurisdiction of the Republic of China (Taiwan) ranked by area. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... The following is a list of counties and cities under the jurisdiction of the Republic of China (Taiwan) ranked by population density. ... Local government areas called districts are used, or have been used, in several countries. ... Binomial name Egretta garzetta (Linnaeus, 1766) The Little Egret, Egretta garzetta, is a small white heron. ... Species See text. ... Image File history File links Taichung_City_Location_Map. ... Traditional Chinese characters refers to one of two standard sets of printed Chinese characters. ... Pinyin, more formally called Hanyu Pinyin (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; Pinyin: ), is the most common variant of Standard Mandarin romanization system in use. ... Tongyong Pinyin (Chinese: ; pinyin: Tōngyòng pÄ«nyÄ«n; literally Universal/General Usage Sound-combining) is the current official romanization of the Chinese language adopted by the national government (although not all local governments) of the Republic of China (Taiwan) since 2002. ... Wade-Giles, sometimes abbreviated Wade, is a Romanization (phonetic notation and transliteration) system for the Chinese language based on Mandarin. ... Technical note: Due to technical limitations, some web browsers may not display some special characters in this article. ... Nickname: Coordinates: , Country Region City seat Xinyi District (信義區) Government  - Mayor Hau Lung-bin (KMT)1 E9 Area  - City 271. ... Nickname: Coordinates: , Country Region City seat Lingya District (苓雅區) Government  - Mayor Chen Chu (陳菊) Area  - Total 154 km² (59. ...

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Geography

Taichung City is located in the Taichung Basin[5] along the main western coastal plain that stretches from northern Taiwan along the west coast nearly to the southern tip. The city is located just north of 24° north and about 120.5° east longitude.


It is surrounded completely by Taichung County. Taichung City borders Tanzih Township (潭子鄉) Fongyuan City (豐原市), Sinshe Township (新社鄉), Taiping City (太平市), Dali City (大里市), Wurih Township (烏日鄉), Dadu Township (大肚鄉), Longjing Township (龍井鄉), Shalu Township (沙鹿鎮), and Daya Township (大雅鄉). Taichung County (台中縣, pinyin: Táizhōng Xiàn) is a county in central Taiwan, encompassing Taichung City and administered as part of Taiwan Province of the Republic of China. ...


The Central Mountain Range lies just to the east of the city. Lower, rolling hills run to the north leading to Miaoli County. Flat coastal plains dominate the landscape to the south leading to Changhua County and the Taiwan Strait to the west. Miaoli County (Traditional Chinese: 苗栗縣; Hanyu Pinyin: Miáolì Xiàn; Tongyong Pinyin: Miáolì Siàn; Wade-Giles: Miaoli Hsien; POJ: Biâu-le̍k-kōan) is a county in western Taiwan. ... Changhua County (彰化縣, pinyin: Zhānghuà Xiàn) is a county in western Taiwan administered as part of Taiwan Province of the Republic of China. ... Taiwan Strait Area The Taiwan Strait or Formosa Strait is a 180km-wide Strait between mainland China and the island of Taiwan. ...


Climate

The average temperature of Taichung city is about 23 °C (73 °F), with an average annual rainfall of 1,708 millimeters (67.25 in).[6] The city sees an average humidity of 80%. Taichung has a milder climate than other major cities in Taiwan. Due to the protection provided by the Central Mountain range to the east and the Miaoli hills to the north, Taichung is rarely severely affected by typhoons. However, occasional typhoons emerging from the South China Sea will pose a threat to the city as evidenced by Typhoon Wayne in 1986 which struck Taiwan from the west coast near Taichung.[7] Celsius is, or relates to, the Celsius temperature scale (previously known as the centigrade scale). ... For other uses, see Fahrenheit (disambiguation). ... An inch (plural: inches; symbol or abbreviation: in or, sometimes, ″ - a double prime) is the name of a unit of length in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... Filipino name Tagalog: Luzon Sea Portuguese name Portuguese: Mar da China Meridional Vietnamese name Vietnamese: The South China Sea is a marginal sea south of China. ... The 1986 Pacific typhoon season has no official bounds; it ran year-round in 1986, but most tropical cyclones tend to form in the northwestern Pacific Ocean between June and December. ...


Demographics

Taichung’s population was an estimated 1,040,725 in August, 2006. There are slightly more females in the city (50.97%) than males.


24.32% of the people are children, while 16.63% are young people, 52.68% are middle-age, and 6.73% are elderly.[8]


History

Aboriginal era

Taiwanese aborigines populated the plains that make up modern Taichung City. They lived by cultivating millet and taro and were hunter gathers. Several local names in central Taiwan, including Shalu Township and Lukang Township in Changhua County contain the word for “deer.”[9] Total population 2006: 458,000 (CIP 2006) 2004: 454,600 (CIP 2004) Homelands in Taiwan Mountainous terrain running in five ranges from the northern to the southern tip of the island Narrow eastern plains Orchid Island (Lán YÇ”) Languages 14 living Formosan languages. ... For other uses, see Millet (disambiguation). ... This article is about the plant. ... Lung-shan Temple Lukang(Chinese: ; pinyin: lùgÇŽng; Wade-Giles: lu-kang; POJ: Lo̍k-káng; lit. ...


Early history of Taichung

Lecheng Temple, built during the Qing Dynasty
Lecheng Temple, built during the Qing Dynasty
Chishan Gate, built during the Qing Dynasty
Chishan Gate, built during the Qing Dynasty

Taichung was founded in 1705 as a part of Changhua County with the name of Dadun (ch: 大墩; p: Dàdūn; w: Ta-tun; lit. large mound). At this point in history, the Qing Dynasty, formed by invading Manchus in the 1640s, was consolidating its hold on western Taiwan, which it had wrested from the Cheng family in 1682. As a part of strengthening its control, a garrison was founded in 1721 near the site of present-day Taichung Park by Lan Ting-chen.[9] Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1632x1224, 346 KB) The Lecheng Temple in Taichung City, Taiwan was built during the Qing Dynasty and is a grade 3 historic building as declared by the central government of the R.O.C. I, the creator of this work, hereby... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1632x1224, 346 KB) The Lecheng Temple in Taichung City, Taiwan was built during the Qing Dynasty and is a grade 3 historic building as declared by the central government of the R.O.C. I, the creator of this work, hereby... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1632x1224, 466 KB) Historic Chishan Gate in Taichung City, Taiwan. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1632x1224, 466 KB) Historic Chishan Gate in Taichung City, Taiwan. ... // Events Construction begins on Blenheim Palace, in Oxfordshire, England. ... Flag (1890-1912) Anthem Gong Jinou (1911) Qing China at its greatest extent. ... The Manchu (manju in Manchu; 滿族 (pinyin: mǎnzú) in Chinese, often shortened to 滿 (pinyin: mǎn) are an ethnic group who originated in northeastern Manchuria. ... Koxinga (Traditional Chinese: ; Hanyu Pinyin: Gúoxìngyé; Tongyong Pinyin: Gúosìngyé; Taiwanese; Kok-sèng-iâ/Kok-sìⁿ-iâ) is the popular name of Zheng Chenggong (Traditional Chinese: 鄭成功; Hanyu Pinyin: Zhèng Chénggōng; Tongyong Pinyin: Jhèng Chénggong; Wade-Giles: Cheng Cheng-kung; Pe...


All was not peaceful for Qing authorities in central Taiwan. North of the city, at the Dajia River, an aboriginal revolt broke out in 1731 after Chinese officials moved in and compelled them to provide labor. After being joined by other aboriginals, they drove as far south as the county seat of Changhua in May, 1732 before being chased into the mountains by Qing forces.[10] The Tachia River is a river in north-central Taiwan. ...


Another rebellion, this one in 1786, against Qing authorities had its roots in the nearby town of Dali, just south of Taichung City. Led by Lin Shuang-wen, it began as an attempt to overthrow the Manchu government and restore the Ming Dynasty. Unfortunately, as they moved northward, they turned to slaughter and looting. They were eventually defeated by a coalition of Hakka, Quanzhou Fujianese descendants, and Aboriginal volunteers who joined with the government to defeat the rebels.[11] Dali City (大里市) is a city in the eastern part of Taichung County, Taiwan(Republic of China). ... For other uses, see Ming. ... For other uses, see Hakka (disambiguation). ... The characters 泉州 are also used for SenshÅ«, an alternate name for the former Japanese province of Izumi. ...   (Chinese: ; pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Fu-chien; Postal map spelling: Fukien, Foukien; local transliteration Hokkien from Min Nan Hok-kiàn) is one of the provinces on the southeast coast of the Peoples Republic of China. ... Total population 2006: 458,000 (CIP 2006) 2004: 454,600 (CIP 2004) Homelands in Taiwan Mountainous terrain running in five ranges from the northern to the southern tip of the island Narrow eastern plains Orchid Island (Lán YÇ”) Languages 14 living Formosan languages. ...


Qing Dynasty rule era

Taiwan became a province of the Ching Dynasty in 1885, and the city, named Taiwan at the time, was named capital of Taiwan Prefecture, one of three prefectures in the newly created Taiwan Province.[12] It was also initially designated as the provincial capital, and Qing official Liu Ming-chuan received the authority from the Guangxu Emperor to oversee development of the area. However, four years later, Liu was forced to “retire” by Empress Dowager Cixi, and the provincial capital was moved to what is now known as Taipei. The Qing Dynasty (Manchu: daicing gurun; Chinese: 清朝; pinyin: qīng ch o; Wade-Giles: ching chao), sometimes known as the Manchu Dynasty, was founded by the Manchu clan Aisin Gioro, in what is today northeast China expanded into China proper and the surrounding territories of... 1885 (MDCCCLXXXV) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Taiwan Province (Traditional Chinese: ; Simplified Chinese: ) is one of the two administrative divisions, referred to as provinces, under effective control of the Republic of China, after the relocation of its government to the national capital of Taipei following the Chinese Civil War. ... Liu Mingchuan Liu Mingchuan (1836-1896, 劉銘傳). Chinese official during the Qing dynasty. ... The Guangxu Emperor (August 14, 1871–November 14, 1908), born Zaitian (載湉), was the tenth emperor of the Manchu Qing dynasty, and the ninth Qing emperor to rule over China. ... Empress Dowager Cixi (Chinese: ; Pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Tzu-Hsi Tai-hou) (November 29, 1835 – November 15, 1908), popularly known in China as the West Empress Dowager (Chinese: 西太后), was from the Manchu Yehe Nara Clan. ... Nickname: Coordinates: , Country Region City seat Xinyi District (信義區) Government  - Mayor Hau Lung-bin (KMT)1 E9 Area  - City 271. ...


Japanese colonial era

China lost the Sino-Japanese War in 1895. As a consequence, the Qing Dynasty was forced to surrender Taiwan to the Japanese in the Treaty of Shimonoseki. The Japanese changed the name of the city from Dadun to Taichū (台中), and began to develop the city, setting themselves out to make it the first “modern” area of Taiwan.[13] Combatants  Qing Dynasty (China)  Empire of Japan Commanders Li Hongzhang Yamagata Aritomo Strength 630,000 men Beiyang Army  Beiyang Fleet 240,000 men Imperial Japanese Army  Imperial Japanese Navy Casualties 35,000 dead or wounded 13,823 dead, 3,973 wounded The First Sino-Japanese War (simplified Chinese: ; traditional Chinese... The Shunpanrō hall where the Treaty of Shimonoseki was signed The Treaty of Shimonoseki (Japanese: 下関条約, Shimonoseki Jōyaku), known as the Treaty of Maguan (T. Chinese: 馬關條約, S. Chinese: 马关条约;) in China, was signed at the Shunpanrō hall on April 17, 1895 between the Empire of Japan and the Qing Empire. ...


However, Taichū bore the brunt of early Japanese repression. There were many rebels who stated that they had accepted amnesty from the earlier period of rebellion when the Republic of Taiwan was declared in 1895. However, many of those same people continued anti-Japanese activities. On May 25, 1902, some 360 rebels and their families accepted invitations to surrender and receive amnesty and rewards. Instead of receiving amnesty, once inside, the Japanese locked the doors and slaughtered the former rebels.[12] The flag for the Republic of Formosa, 1895, depicting a tiger. ...


Taichū Park was completed in 1903. The old north gate, one of the few Liu-era structures to survive the Japanese reconstruction of the city was move to the new park.[citation needed] To this day, Taichung Park is one of the most popular places in the city for people to relax.


The first market in Taichū was built in 1908 along JiGuang Road between ZhongZheng and ChengGong Roads.[12] It is still used today, and is a popular spot to purchase food and other items in downtown Taichung. Taichung Middle School (now known as Taichung First High School) was founded in 1913 by Lin Hsien-tang and his brother Lin Lie-tang, two wealthy Taiwanese intellectuals of the era. This was done in an effort to teach children the Culture of Taiwan and to foster a spirit of Taiwanese localization movement.[12] Bunun dancer in traditional aboriginal dress. ... The Taiwanese localization movement ({Traditional Chinese: ; Simplified Chinese: ; pinyin: ; Pe̍h-oÄ“-jÄ«: Tâi-oân pún-thó͘-hòa Å«n-tōng) is a political term used within Taiwan to emphasize the importance of Taiwans culture rather than to regard Taiwan as solely an appendage of...


Taichū Train Station was completed and began operation in 1917,[12] and still operates today.

Taichung's historic city hall
Shinto Shrine to Japan's WWII soldiers fighting overseas
Shinto Shrine to Japan's WWII soldiers fighting overseas

Taichū was officially designated as a city by Japanese Imperial authorities in 1920, and Taichū City Hall was completed in 1924 after eleven years of construction.[12] Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1632x1224, 361 KB) This building was completed by Japanese colonial authorities in 1924, and is still used today by Taichungs municipal government. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1632x1224, 361 KB) This building was completed by Japanese colonial authorities in 1924, and is still used today by Taichungs municipal government. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1224x1632, 413 KB) Japanese Shinto Shrine as a part of the Baojue Buddhist Temple. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1224x1632, 413 KB) Japanese Shinto Shrine as a part of the Baojue Buddhist Temple. ...


A Taiwanese cultural association founded in 1921 in Taipei by Lin Hsien-tang was moved to Taichū in 1927. Most of the members of this association were from Taichū and the surrounding area. The city became a center of Taiwanese culture and nationalism.[12]


The newfound prosperity of Taichū was eventually squandered by the war effort. When World War II ended in 1945, Taiwan’s economy, like Japan’s, was in shambles. Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000...


Nationalist-rule era (1945-1996)

Shrine to the martyrs of the Republic of China

The Japanese were forced to surrender to Republic of China forces on behalf of Allied forces on 1945-10-25, who came across the Strait on U.S. ships and accepted their surrender on behalf of the Allied Powers. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1632x1224, 401 KB) Shrine to martyrs of the Republic of China in Taichung, Taiwan. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1632x1224, 401 KB) Shrine to martyrs of the Republic of China in Taichung, Taiwan. ... Year 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar). ... is the 298th day of the year (299th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


The early post-war era was one of transition and turmoil for Taiwan. Taiwanese nationalists had divided into three prominent groups, one of which was known as the Taichung Clique. These were men with relatively high social standing during the Japanese era, such as Lin Hsien-t’ang, Yang Chao-chia, Yeh Jung-chung, and others. These men attempted to take what they believed to be their rightful place as the political leaders of the island. However, the administrator of the island, Chen Yi, opposed this faction as it contained many people, especially merchants and landlords, who had opposed his policies.[14] Chen Yi, the first ROC Chief Executive and Garrison Commander of Taiwan. ...


Under the authorities of the Republic of China, Taichung had become the center for organized crime and associated businesses.[citation needed]


The Kuomintang (KMT), also known as the Chinese Nationalist Party, relocated the government of the Republic of China to Taiwan upon losing the Chinese Civil War to the Communists. The Kuomintang of China (abbreviation KMT) [1], also often translated as the Chinese Nationalist Party, is a political party in the Republic of China (ROC), now on Taiwan, and is currently the largest political party in terms of seats in the Legislative Yuan, and the oldest political party in the... The Kuomintang (KMT) or Nationalist Party of China (Traditional Chinese: 中國國民黨; Simplified Chinese: 中国国民党; pinyin: Zhōngguó Guómíndǎng; Wade-Giles: Chung-kuo Kuo-min-tang; Tongyong Pinyin: Jhongguo Guomindang; literally the National Peoples Party of China... For the Chinese civilization, see China. ... Combatants Kuomintang of China Communist Party of China Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Mao Zedong Strength 4,300,000 (July 1946) 3,650,000 (June 1948) 1,490,000 (June 1949) 1,200,000 (July 1946) 2,800,000 (June 1948) 4,000,000 (June 1949) The Chinese Civil War (traditional... This article is about communism as a form of society, as an ideology advocating that form of society, and as a popular movement. ...


Taichung was declared a special municipality in 1949 by the R.O.C. government. A municipality is an administrative entity composed of a clearly defined territory and its population and commonly referring to a city, town, or village, or a small grouping of them. ... Year 1949 (MCMXLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Politics

Local Politics

Unlike Taipei in the north, which is solidly in the Pan-Blue (pro-unification) political camp, and the southern cities of Kaohsiung and Tainan that are solidly Pan-Green (pro-independence) , Taichung is far more balanced with the city leaning Blue and the county leaning Green. In fact, each of the two major political parties has won a mayoral election among the last three with at least 49 percent of the vote (Democratic Progressive Party in 1997 and the Chinese Nationalist Party in 2001 and 2005.) Similarly, the Chinese Nationalist Party majority in the City Council is not as large as it is in other cities, and is only negligible when one excludes Beitun District, which is solidly pro-Chinese Nationalist Party. As a result of the relative moderate stand of the city residents, political upheaval and violence are far rarer in Taichung than in other large cities of the country. Nickname: Coordinates: , Country Region City seat Xinyi District (信義區) Government  - Mayor Hau Lung-bin (KMT)1 E9 Area  - City 271. ... The Pan-Blue Coalition, or Pan-Blue Force (Chinese: 泛藍軍; pinyin: fàn lán jūn), is a political coalition in early 21st century Taiwan, consisting of the Kuomintang (KMT), the People First Party (PFP), and the smaller New Party (CNP). ... Chinese (re)unification (Traditional Chinese: ; Simplified Chinese: ; pinyin: ) is a goal of Chinese nationalism that refers to the reunification of all of Greater China under a single political entity. ... Nickname: Coordinates: , Country Region City seat Lingya District (苓雅區) Government  - Mayor Chen Chu (陳菊) Area  - Total 154 km² (59. ... Tainan is the name of a city and a county in southwestern Taiwan. ... The Pan-Green Coalition, or Pan-Green Force (Chinese: 泛綠軍; pinyin: fàn lǜ jūn), is an informal political alliance in early 21st century Taiwan, consisting of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), Taiwan Solidarity Union (TSU), and the Taiwan Independence Party (TAIP). ... The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) (Traditional Chinese: ; Simplified Chinese: ; abbreviated to or ; Hanyu Pinyin: MínjìndÇŽng) is a major political party in the Republic of China which has traditionally been associated with the pan-green coalition and Taiwan independence although it has moderated its stance as it has... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... The Kuomintang (KMT) or Nationalist Party of China (Traditional Chinese: 中國國民黨; Simplified Chinese: 中国国民党; pinyin: Zhōngguó Guómíndǎng; Wade-Giles: Chung-kuo Kuo-min-tang; Tongyong Pinyin: Jhongguo Guomindang; literally the National Peoples Party of China... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Kuomintang (KMT) or Nationalist Party of China (Traditional Chinese: 中國國民黨; Simplified Chinese: 中国国民党; pinyin: Zhōngguó Guómíndǎng; Wade-Giles: Chung-kuo Kuo-min-tang; Tongyong Pinyin: Jhongguo Guomindang; literally the National Peoples Party of China... A city council is the most common style of legislative government in a city or town. ... Beitun District is located in the northern part of Taichung. ... The Kuomintang (KMT) or Nationalist Party of China (Traditional Chinese: 中國國民黨; Simplified Chinese: 中国国民党; pinyin: Zhōngguó Guómíndǎng; Wade-Giles: Chung-kuo Kuo-min-tang; Tongyong Pinyin: Jhongguo Guomindang; literally the National Peoples Party of China...


Government

Taichung City Council building
Taichung City Council building

Taichung City’s executive branch is headed by a strong-mayor. Jason Hu of the Chinese Nationalist Party won re-election in December, 2005 with more than fifty-eight percent of the vote.[15] This makes him the first candidate to achieve more than fifty percent of the vote in the Democratic Era of Taiwan, and represents an improvement of more than nine percent over his 2001 showing[16] despite the fact that he was one of four candidates (as opposed to there being only three in 2001.) The 1997 election was won by Chang Wen-Ying of the Democratic Progressive Party[17] Taichung’s legislative branch is a unicameral 46-member City Council. Each member is elected from one of six multiple member districts where each voter has only one vote. Thus, none of the elected council members has anywhere close to a majority of votes in their electoral district. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1215x1039, 276 KB) This building is used to house the city council of the city of Taichung, Taiwan. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1215x1039, 276 KB) This building is used to house the city council of the city of Taichung, Taiwan. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... The Kuomintang (KMT) or Nationalist Party of China (Traditional Chinese: 中國國民黨; Simplified Chinese: 中国国民党; pinyin: Zhōngguó Guómíndǎng; Wade-Giles: Chung-kuo Kuo-min-tang; Tongyong Pinyin: Jhongguo Guomindang; literally the National Peoples Party of China... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ...


Council member breakdown by electoral district[18]

Electoral District Municipal Districts City Council Seats
One Central and West Six
Two North Seven
Three East and South Eight
Four Xitun Eight
Five Nantun Six
Six Beitun Ten
Special Plains Aborigines One

Council member breakdown by political party [18]

Political Party Alliance Affiliation Elected Councilmembers
Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Pan-Blue 24
Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Pan-Green 17
People's First Party (PFP) Pan-Blue 2
Pan-Green 1
Independents None 2

Districts

Taichung is divided into 8 geographical subdivisions:[19]

  1. Beitun District(北屯區): Geographically, this is the largest district in the city, spreading from the north to the northeastern-most reaches of the city. It includes the comparatively rural area of Dakeng. It also includes the Taichung Folk Park and Morrison Academy.
  2. Central District(中區): This is the smallest and most densely populated district in the city. It is home to the Taichung Train Station, Taichung Park, and a large number of traditional businesses in the downtown area. This district is home to the original suncake shop on ZiyouRoad (自由路) and is where most of Taichung's major businesses used to be located.
  3. East District(東區): Literally on the other side of the tracks from the main part of the downtown area. The Taichung Central Department Store is located here.
  4. Nantun District(南屯區): Occupies the southwestern-most portions of the city. There is still considerable farmland in this area, but a High Speed Rail is expected to open in a few months in adjacent Wuri, and the Taichung city government plans to move the city hall into this district. Currently, Nantun is most well-known for high property values and expensive, luxurious cottages, which have in turn attracted many large department stores into adjacent areas of Xitun District.
  5. North District(北區): Nestled between Central and Beitun Districts, it is home to the Taichung First Senior High school and Yizhong Street (一中街,) one of the best known night markets in the city. It is also home to the Natural Science Museum, Chungyou Department Store, and Zhongshan Hall.
  6. Shitun District(西屯區): This district spreads out to the western edge of the city and is home to Feng Chia and Tunghai Universities. It is also the location of many of the new, fashionable shopping areas in the city and is the area of greatest growth. The Taichung Industrial Park, World Trade Center, and the Chaoma Bus Station, a major embarkation point from the city. Major department stores include Idee, Shinkong Mitsukoshi, and Tiger City.
  7. South District(南區): Occupying the southernmost part of the city, it is home to National Chung Hsing University and the Taichung Industrial High School.
  8. West District(西區): West District is home to the National Fine Arts Museum as well as the Municipal Cultural Center. A lot of cultural activities were held here. This area is also known for its restaurants, which have attracted many people come with their reputation for exotic cuisine. Taichung’s City Hall is here, as is National Taichung University. Sogo Department store is in the northern part of the district.

Beitun District is located in the northern part of Taichung. ... Morrison Christian Academy (at Taichung Main Campus) Morrison Academy was established in 1952 and offers a rigorous, college preparatory, American-based Christian affiliated education to expatriate children living in Taiwan. ... Although located in a rather crowded area in Taichung, FCU has a grassy campus. ... Tunghai University (zh-tw: 東海大學, Pe̍h-oē-jī: Tang-hái-täi-hãk), or THU, is a Christian, privately founded university that located in Taichung, Taiwan. ...

Recreation

Professional Sports

The Sinon Bulls is a professional baseball team playing in the six-team Chinese Professional Baseball League. While they are identified with Taichung City, many of their “home games” have been played outside of the city due to the inadequacies of the old Taichung Baseball Field. However, the team is expected to move into the newly completed Taichung Intercontinental Baseball Stadium in 2008. The Sinon Bulls (興農牛) are one of six teams in the Chinese Professional Baseball League in Taiwan. ... The Chinese Professional Baseball League (Traditional Chinese: 中華職業棒球大聯盟) or CPBL is the professional baseball league in Taiwan. ... Taichung Baseball Field(台中棒球場) is a multi-use stadium in Taichung, Taiwan. ... Taichung Intercontinental Baseball Stadium (Traditional Chinese: ) is located in Taichung, the third largest city in Taiwan. ... 2008 (MMVIII) will be a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (common) era, in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ...


Other Sporting Activities

Taichung hosts two road races annually. The ING Marathon preparation 10K race is held every September in the Metropolitan Park. The Supau Cup Marathon is held on the city’s streets every autumn, either in October or November.


Museums and Cultural Centers

National Museum of Fine Arts
National Museum of Fine Arts
  • National Museum of Fine Arts: The National Museum of Fine Arts is located on the corner of Wuquan West Road and Meicun Road. It houses the world’s largest collection of Taiwanese art. There is a stream and nice outdoor area outside of the museum that is very popular with families when there is good weather.
  • National Museum of Natural Science (NMNS): Located on Xitun Road, this is a popular local attraction with children. NMNS together with National Palace Museum in Taipei and the National Science and Technology Museum in Kaohsiung are called "the Museums of Taiwan". Across 22 exquisite acres, the Museum is a six-venue complex housing the Space IMAX Theater, Science Center, Life Science Hall, Chinese Science Hall, Global Environment Hall and the Botanical Garden, excluding the Earthquake Museum in Wufong, which is dedicated to public education on seismology, located just 10 kilometers east of the main complex of NMNS. Over 30 permanent exhibit areas cover subjects on astronomy, space science, paleontology, ecology, gems and minerals, Taiwanese Aborigines, and tropical plants. Rotating special exhibits are a constant occurrence. It is also a place filled with hands-on exhibits that will delight children and adults of all ages.
  • Municipal Cultural Center: The Municipal Cultural Center is located on Yingcai Road on property adjacent to the National Art Museum.
  • Taichung Folklore Park: This park is dedicated to presenting a more traditional Taiwanese way of life. It includes a combination of authentic and recreated buildings and streets in an attempt to recreate a more rustic Taiwan.
  • Taichung Winery: Dating back to the Japanese-era, this still- operational winery also includes a Wine Museum, which has displays on wine-making and the history of the winery.
  • Stock 20: This converted railroad warehouse provides exhibition space for regular displays of modern art. Adjacent warehouses have been converted to provide studio space for local and foreign artists, and are frequently open to the public.
  • Wenying Hall: A frequent venue for local art exhibitions and events. It includes an art display area along with a folk art museum and Zhongzheng Hall.

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Performance Venues

  • Zhongshan Hall: Zhongshan Hall is a popular venue for a variety of performances including musical, opera, ballet, dance, theatrical, and other performances. Seating capacity is 1,692.
  • Fulfillment Amphitheater: This recently completed outdoor venue is located in the Wenxin Forest Park and is suitable for a wide range of outdoor performances.*Zhongxing Hall at National Taichung Library

Temples

Main article: Temples of Taichung
Lin Family Shrine. Originally built in Dali, Taichung County during the Qing Dynasty and later moved to Taichung City.
Lin Family Shrine. Originally built in Dali, Taichung County during the Qing Dynasty and later moved to Taichung City.
Wen Chang Temple in the northern part of Taichung City. Built during the Qing Dynasty
Wen Chang Temple in the northern part of Taichung City. Built during the Qing Dynasty

Temples can be found all over the city of Taichung. While many of them are of recent construction, others are considered historic and are indicative of the changing currents through Taichung’s history. Like many of Taiwan’s older cities, Taichung (founded in 1705) has a large number of old temples and shrines that have historical value and are typical of the eras in which they were built. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1515x1130, 311 KB) Historic Lin Shi Family Temple built during the Qing Dynasty. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1515x1130, 311 KB) Historic Lin Shi Family Temple built during the Qing Dynasty. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1632x1224, 392 KB) Historic Wen Chang Temple built during the Qing Dynasty. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1632x1224, 392 KB) Historic Wen Chang Temple built during the Qing Dynasty. ...

  • Confucius Temple
  • Martyr’s Shrine: Adjacent to the temple is the Martyr’s Shrine, dedicated to the hero’s of the Republic of China.
  • Pao Hueh Temple: This is a Buddhist temple which features the “Big Budda.” The gold, seven-floor Buddha is dedicated to Maitreya. The temple grounds also include a Japanese Shinto shrine.
  • Cheng Huang Temple: This temple was established during the Qing Dynasty, and has since been renovated numerous times. It’s main festival is the 15th day of the sixth lunar month.
  • Wan Chun Temple: Established during the height of the Qing Dynasty more than two hundred years ago, it is home to a couplet written by Emperor Kuangshu. It is also noted for its life-like carvings.
  • Li Ancestral Shrine:
  • Wen Chang Temple: Built around 1825, this temple is dedicated to the “Scholar God.” Students frequently come to pray prior to exams to get good scores.
  • Le Cheng Temple: Over two hundred years old, the Le Cheng temple is dedicated to the goddess Mazu, and is known locally as the “Hanxi Mazu.” It includes an ancient cauldron and other artifacts.
  • Wan He Temple: This temple was built during the Qing Dynasty in thanks to the goddess Mazu. It is noted for exquisitely-designed carvings.

National and Municipal Historical Sites

National Category 3 Historical Sites

Chang-Liao Family Shrine, Wenchang Temples, Lin Family Shrine, Chang Family Ancestral Shrine, Wanhe Temple, Lecheng Temple

National Category 2 Historical Site

Taichung Train Station,

Wanhe Temple built during the Qing Dynasty
Municipal Historical Sites

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Unclassified

Taichung City Hall


Other Annual Activities

  • The Taichung Jazz Festival takes place annually through the month of October. It features a variety of acts at numerous venues throughout the city.

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Economy

Taichung has a vibrant, diverse economy that incorporates traditional businesses, small family-run shops and factories, large industrial areas, and a thriving commercial sector.


The heart of Taichung’s economy has long been the small business. The small business sector still thrives in the city and is in most evidence in the downtown area with small eateries, traditional markets, and other various family businesses. Taichung's Chun Shui Tang teahouse (春水堂) is where bubble tea was invented, by a teahouse owner, Liu Han Chie(劉漢介).[citation needed] Taichung is most famous for its suncakes (taiyang bing).[citation needed] Pearl milk tea typically found in Taiwan Bubble tea is a tea beverage that originated in Taiwan[1] in the 1980s. ... A suncake (Chinese: 太陽餅; Pinyin: ) is a popular Taiwanese dessert originally from the city of Taichung in Taiwan. ...


Xitun District is the home of Taichung’s Industrial Zone. Taichung’s World Trade Center Building is the symbolic heart of the zone, where various trade shows and exhibitions are held throughout the year. Most of Taichung’s traditional manufacturing base is in this area, which is the area of Taichung City that is nearest the port. In the northeast part of Xitun District, along the border with neighboring Taichung County, a new Science-based Industrial Park is under construction and is partially open. This is expected to bring in thousands of additional quality jobs into the city. Taichung County (台中縣, pinyin: Táizhōng Xiàn) is a county in central Taiwan, encompassing Taichung City and administered as part of Taiwan Province of the Republic of China. ...


The growing prosperity of Taichung residents has resulted in the explosive growth of the upscale retail sector, with the opening of massive up-market department stores, as well as the construction of more luxurious condo complexes in the rapidly growing areas near the new government complex, as well as the growth of up-market neighborhoods in Beitun District.


Night Markets

Taichung has several open-air night markets that feature local food and diversions[20]:

  • Feng Chia Night Market - located adjacent to Fengchia University
  • Zhong Hua Night Market - located in the heart of Central District, along ZhongHua (Jung Hua) Road.
  • Zhong Xiao Night Market - located south of the Taichung Railroad Station around the intersections of ZhongXiao, Taichung and GuoGuang roads.

Education

Main article: Education in Taichung
National Taichung University
National Taichung University

Taichung City offers a full range of educational opportunities for its residents. From Kindergartens to National Universities, Taichung has schools that fit nearly every need from bilingual kindergartens to world class public and private university education. Like other large cities in Taiwan, Taichung has a full range of educational opportunities for its residents. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1632x1224, 339 KB) This photo was taken from the main gate of the National Taichung University in Taichung, Taiwan. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1632x1224, 339 KB) This photo was taken from the main gate of the National Taichung University in Taichung, Taiwan. ...


Below is an accounting of the schools that can be found in Taichung City:

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Transportation

Taichung Railway Station
Taichung Railway Station

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Train Service

Taichung Station is located on JianGuo Road (建國路). There is a small square in the front of the station, and numerous bus companies have stations within a three-minute walk of the station. They provide comprehensive local bus service along with long-distance bus services, many of which are to towns not served by trains.


Taichung Station lies on the mountain line, which splits from the coastal line from Changhua City to the south of Taichung, to Jhunan, near Hsinchu, to the north. The main landmark of Hsinchu is its East Gate. ...


The first southbound train departs for Pingdong at 6:05 in the morning while the first northbound train departs for Taipei at 6:10 am. The last trains in the early morning depart at 2:37 am and 2:46 for Pingdong and Taipei respectively. Nickname: Coordinates: , Country Region City seat Xinyi District (信義區) Government  - Mayor Hau Lung-bin (KMT)1 E9 Area  - City 271. ...


The new High Speed Rail Road is finally scheduled. You can go to Taipei and Kaoshiug in 40 minutes. The Wurih High Speed Rail Station is the best in Taiwan. It is only a 10 minute subway ride from down town.


Sea Port

Taichung Harbor, located on the coast in Taichung County, is the second largest cargo facility on the island capable of handling container shipping.


Despite being the second largest port on the island of Taiwan, there are no passenger ferry services available and the port is closed to unauthorized personnel.


Inner City Traffic

Unlike other major cities, Taichung has no expressway crossing the city. The heaviest traffic congestion is on Taichung Harbor Road (台中港路), which can come to a stand still not only during rush hour, but also on weekends or late evenings as many of the most popular shopping centers and movie theaters are on that stretch of road. Other busy stretches of road include SanMin Road near Chungyou Department Store and Yizhong Street, especially around 9:00 PM, when local cram schools and baseball games typically let out.


The downtown area is vaguely a grid pattern with Ziyou Road (自由路) and SanMin (三民路) running basically southwest to northeast while Zhongzheng Road (中正>路) and Linsen Road (林森路) run northwest from the center of the city, in addition to the more narrow one-way roads that follow the grid pattern as well.


A large number of multi-lane roads then lead out of the downtown area in all directions. Some of them are divided by a physical barrier or median to enhance safety. These roads include Taichung Harbor Road (台中港路), Wuquan West Road (五權西路), Beitun Road (北屯路), Taiyuan Road (太原路), Hanxi Road (旱溪路), Guoguang Road (國光路), Zhongqing Road (中清路,) Wuquan South Road (五權南路) and Wenxin South Road (文心南路).


Stop lights and lane indicators are generally observed on major streets, but are often viewed more as suggestions rather than legally enforced traffic rules unless traffic police officers are present. Speed limits are often not enforced, except where specifically designated speed detection cameras are present and marked with signs, making traffic conditions some of the most dangerous on the island. Most major intersections have traffic signs with Romanized names. However, despite the fact that Taichung City has recently declared Hanyu Pinyin the official Romanization (citiation needed) system for the city, there are numerous signs leftover from previous Romanization regimes while the a large number of minor intersections have no Romanization of any kind. Navigation in Taichung city is extremely difficult for those who are unable to read Chinese characters.


Mass Transportation

See also: Taichung Metropolitan Area MRT System
The Taichung Downtown Bus Plaza, one block from the Taichung Train Station
The Taichung Downtown Bus Plaza, one block from the Taichung Train Station

The city currently does not have a subway, lightrail or any type of (MRT) system, though construction on the first line of the municipal MRT system is scheduled to begin in October 2007 with completion of the Wurih-Beitun line schedule for completion in 2012 or 2013.[citation needed] Taichung MRT is a rapid transit system, currently being planned by the city government of Taichung. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1632x1224, 401 KB) Downtown bus plaza in Taichung City, Taichung. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1632x1224, 401 KB) Downtown bus plaza in Taichung City, Taichung. ...


While a bus system exists covering parts of the city, it is not reliable in all places. Among the bus companies providing local service are Taichung Bus Company(台中客運,) Fengyuan Bus Company (豐原客運,) Changhua Bus Company (彰化客運,) and Presidential Bus Company. While heavily congested areas have buses, other areas have intermittent to no service. While there is theoretically a schedule when buses are to arrive, they are often not reliable. Signs at bus stops are not bilingual, not complete and often, not current.


Freeways and Expressways

National Highway No. 1 (國道一號), also known as the Sun Yat-Sen Freeway, passes through the western part of the city and has three interchanges in Taichung City. One is at Zhongqing Road (中清路), another at Taichung Harbor Road (中港路) and the southernmost at Wuquan West Road (五權西路). National Highway No. ...


Taichung-Changhua Expressway (中彰快速道路,) is the main stretch of Provincial Highway No. 74 that runs from northwestern Taichung City through part of Taichung County into the northern part of Zhanghua City just to the south of Taichung. At some points, it is just a few dozen meters east of the Sun Yat-Sen Freeway. While it does not connect directly to that highway, it does have an interchange with National Highway No. 3 (國道三號) in Taichung County, where one can then access it in a couple of minutes. Provincial Highway No. ... Sun Yat-sen (November 12, 1866 – March 12, 1925) was a Chinese revolutionary and political leader often referred to as the father of modern China. Sun played an instrumental role in the eventual overthrow of the Qing Dynasty in 1911. ... National Highway No. ...


Taichung-Nantou Expressway (中投公路,) also known as Provincial Highway No. 63, runs from Dali City (just south of the border from Taichung City) to Nantou County. It can be accessed by driving out of Taichung City on Wuquan South Road, where it becomes the Taichung-Nantou Expressway within a kilometer of the city line. While there is no direct interchange with National Highway No. 3, one can get off in Wufeng and, after about two minutes on surface roads, easily access the highway. Provincial Highway No. ... National Highway No. ...


Taichung International Airport

Main article: Taichung Airport

The Taichung International Airport is the third, and newest, international airport in Taiwan. Taiching Airport (Traditional Chinese: 臺中清泉崗機場 or 台中清泉崗機場; Official name: 台中航空站) (IATA: RMQ, ICAO: RCMQ) is the third international airport in the Republic of China (Taiwan), after Taipei-Taoyuan and Kaohsiung, but to date it only has scheduled international flights to Hong Kong. ...


The Taichung International Airport civilian terminal is located on the western corner of CCK Air Force Base, about 20 kilometers (12 mi) from Taichung City. The main road linking Taichung and the airport is Zhongqing Road (Provincial Route 10.) The airport is located within a kilometer (1,100 yd) of the Shalu (沙鹿) Exit on National Highway Number 3. “Miles” redirects here. ... A yard (abbreviation: yd) is the name of a unit of length in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ...


In 2002 Ministry of Transportation and Communications began working on a plan to move air traffic from Taichung's ShuiNan Airport to the Qingquangang (CCK) Air Force base as a first step to converting CCK into a new international airport to facilitate larger aircraft.


The airport opened in early 2004, and the expanded facility at Qingquangang (CCK) Air Force Base has a much longer runway capable of handling larger aircraft. International charter flight service from the city began the same day.


The opening of the The Taichung International Airport did spark a spat of partisan controversy about being incomplete and safety concerns were raised.[21] The fact that Taiwan has more airports per capita than any other country in the region and prohibits private airplanes fell on deaf ears because the anticipated and protracted opening of direct links with the Chinese mainland are expected to require an increase in air traffic.


Taichung's airport currently handles daily scheduled flights between Taichung and the cities of Taipei and Hualian, as well as the offshore islands of Penghu (Pescadores) and Jinmen. Airlines operating out of Taichung include Mandarin and UNI. International air services are expected to continue growing to include charter flights between Taichung and South Korea, plus special charter flights to other destinations and possibly the Chinese mainland.


Romanization

Taichung City, like the rest of Taiwan administered by the Republic of China, has been unable to standardize the various Pin Yin or romanization systems sporadically in use throughout the city. Taichung City has not formally adopted the use of the Hanyu Pinyin system of Romanizing Chinese.[22] Unlike Taipei City which uses a capital letter at the beginning of every syllable, Taichung City uses various obscure forms of Hanyu pinyin, at least on street signs. The municipal website uses the Taipei system. Some intersections have at least one sign containing some form of Pinyin. However, outside of the central district area, few intersections have Romanized signs, and most of those are in other Romanization systems (especially Wade-Giles and MPS2.) Pinyin (拼音, Pīnyīn) literally means join (together) sounds (a less literal translation being phoneticize, spell or transcription) in Chinese and usually refers to Hànyǔ Pīnyīn (汉语拼音, literal meaning: Han language pinyin), which is a system of... In linguistics, romanization or Latinization (also spelled as romanisation or Latinisation ) is the representation of a word or language with the Roman (Latin) alphabet, or a system for doing so, where the original word or language uses a different writing system. ... Alternative meaning: Taipei County City nickname: the City of Azaleas Capital District Xinyi Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 16 of 25 271. ...


Sister cities

Taichung has signed sister city agreements with seventeen cities in six countries since 1965. They are listed below along with the dates that the agreements were signed.[23]

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  22. ^ Romanization of Taichung's top 50 Main Roads. Retrieved on 2006-09-29.
  23. ^ Taichung City Diplomacy. Retrieved on 2006-09-29.

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Taichung (臺中 or 台中; Táizhōng) [1] is in the third largest city in Taiwan, and is located the mid-western part of the island.
Taichung airport operates mostly as domestic hub, though it does also offer a limited international service to neighboring counties.
As Taichung is located in the middle of Taiwan, it is convenient for making trips to both Taipei and Kaohsiung.
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The property in Taichung is the first opened in November this year.
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