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Taipei City
臺北市
Flag of Taipei City
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Nickname: the City of Azaleas (杜鵑花之城)
Coordinates: 25°2′N 121°38′E / 25.033, 121.633
Country Flag of the Republic of China Republic of China
Region Northern Taiwan
City seat Xinyi District (信義區)
Government
 - Mayor Hau Lung-bin (KMT)1 E9
Area
 - City 271.80 km² (104.9 sq mi)
 - Water 2.7 km² (1.0 sq mi)  1.0%
 - Urban 2,457 km² (948.7 sq mi)
Population (January 2007)
 - City 2,630,872
 - Density 9,679.45/km² (25,031/sq mi)
 - Urban 6,752,826
 - Metro 10,072,918
  Population Ranked 2 of 25
Time zone CST (UTC+8)
The city has 12 districts. The metropolitan area of Taipei includes Taipei City, Taipei County, Keelung City, Taoyuan County, Hsinchu City, Hsinchu County, and Yilan County.
City flower: Azalea (Rhododendron nudiflorum)
City tree: Banyan (India laurel fig, Ficus microcarpa)
City bird: Formosan Blue Magpie (Urocissa caerulea)
Website: http://english.taipei.gov.tw/TCG/index.jsp

Taipei (traditional Chinese: 臺北市 or 台北市; simplified Chinese: 台北市; Hanyu Pinyin: Táiběi Shì; Tongyong Pinyin: Táiběi Shìh, Taiwanese Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Tâi-pak-chhī; Zhuyin Fuhao: ㄊㄞˊ ㄅㄟˇ ㄕˋ) is the capital of the Republic of China (ROC) and largest city in Taiwan. Taipei County (Chinese: 台北縣; Hanyu Pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Tai-pei Hsien; POJ: Tâi-pak-koān) is located in northern Taiwan and encircles Taipei City. ... Taipei is the capital of the Republic of China or Taiwan. ... This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... EXAMPLE:Laughbox,Blondie,BamBam,Pinkie,etc. ... Azaleas are flowering shrubs making up part of the genus Rhododendron. ... Image File history File links Taipei_City_Location_Map. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Republic_of_China. ... For the Chinese civilization, see China. ... Taipei City Hall Xinyi District (信義區, Wade-Giles: Hsin-yi, Tongyong Pinyin: Sinyi) is the seat of the Taipei mayors office and the Taipei city council. ... Hau Lung-pin (郝龍斌) (born on August 22, 1952 in Taiwan with ancestral roots in Jiangsu, Mainland China), is a politician in the Republic of China and is the current Mayor of Taipei. ... 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... This article is about the physical quantity. ... To help compare orders of magnitude of different geographical regions, we list here areas between 1,000 km² and 10,000 km². See also areas of other orders of magnitude. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... Cities with at least a million inhabitants in 2006 An urban area is an area with an increased density of human-created structures in comparison to the areas surrounding it. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The following is a list of counties and cities under the jurisdiction of the Republic of China (Taiwan) ranked by population. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ... China, with its large territory, spans across the longitude of five time zones. ... -12 | -11 | -10 | -9:30 | -9 | -8 | -7 | -6 | -5 | -4 | -3:30 | -3 | -2:30 | -2 | -1 | -0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Alternative meaning: Taipei County City nickname: the City of Azaleas Capital District Xinyi Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 16 of 25 271. ... Taipei County (Chinese: 台北縣; Hanyu Pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Tai-pei Hsien; POJ: Tâi-pak-koān) is located in northern Taiwan and encircles Taipei City. ... Keelung (基隆 Pinyin: Jīlóng, Wade-Giles: Chi-lung) is a county-level city of Taiwan Province, Republic of China. ... Taoyuan is names of places in China which are following: Taoyuan (桃园市、桃園市,pinyin:táo yuán shì) is a city located in Taiwan, see Taoyuan City Taoyuan (桃园县、桃園縣,pinyin:táo yuán xiàn) is a county in Taiwan, see Taoyuan County (Taiwan) Taoyuan (桃源县、桃源縣,pinyin:táo yuán xiàn) is... Hsinchu (新竹 pinyin Xīnzhú) is a large city in northern Taiwan. ... Hsinchu County (新竹縣, pinyin: Xīnzhú Xiàn) is a county in northwestern Taiwan. ... Yilan County (Traditional Chinese: 宜蘭縣; Hanyu Pinyin: Yílán Xiàn; Tongyong Pinyin: Yílán Siàn; Wade-Giles: Yi-lan Hsien; POJ: Gî-lân-kōan) is a county in Northeastern Taiwan. ... Species see text Source: The Rhododendron page, and some research. ... Species Many; see text for examples Banyan (genus Ficus, subgenus Urostigma) is a subgenus of many species of tropical figs with an unusual growth habit. ... Binomial name Urocissa caerulea Gould, 1863 The Formosan Blue Magpie (Urocissa caerulea), also called Taiwan Magpie, is a member of the Crow family. ... Traditional Chinese characters refers to one of two standard sets of printed Chinese characters. ... Simplified Chinese character (Simplified Chinese: or ; traditional Chinese: or ; pinyin: or ) is one of two standard sets of Chinese characters of the contemporary Chinese written language. ... 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 romanization (phonetic notation and transliteration to roman script) for Standard Mandarin used in the... 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. ... See alternative meanings for other possible definitions. ... Technical note: Due to technical limitations, some web browsers may not display some special characters in this article. ... Zhùyīn Fúhào (注音符號), or Symbols for Annotating Sounds, often abbreviated as Zhuyin, or known as Bopomofo (ㄅㄆㄇㄈ) for the first four syllables of these Chinese phonetic symbols, is the national phonetic system of the Republic of China (based on Taiwan) for teaching the Chinese languages, especially Standard Mandarin, to people... For the Chinese civilization, see China. ...


Taipei City, the Taipei County, and the nearby Keelung City together form the Taipei metropolitan area but are administered under different local government bodies. Taipei City is a special municipality administered directly under the Executive Yuan, while Taipei County and Keelung City are administered as part of Taiwan Province. Taipei commonly refers to the whole metropolitan area, while Taipei City refers to the city proper. Keelung (基隆 Pinyin: Jīlóng, Wade-Giles: Chi-lung) is a county-level city of Taiwan Province, Republic of China. ... The Taipei-Keelung metropolitan area (Traditional Chinese: 台北基隆都會區) is the largest in Taiwan. ... Direct-controlled municipalities are the highest-level cities in China, with status equal to that of the provinces. ... The Executive Yuan (行政院; literally executive court) is the executive branch of the government of the Republic of China. ... 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. ...


The major industries in the city include electrical and electronic manufacturing, textiles, metals, shipbuilding, and motorcycle manufacturing.

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Romanization

See also: Romanization of Chinese in Taiwan

The spelling Taipei derives from the Wade-Giles romanization T'ai-pei, which is pronounced IPA: /'taɪ'pe/ (rhyming with "spay") by English speakers. Romanization systems used in Taiwan have been Gwoyeu Romatzyh (1945-1984), Mandarin Phonetic Symbols II (MPS II) (1984-2000), and Tongyong Pinyin (since 2000). ... Wade-Giles, sometimes abbreviated Wade, is a Romanization (phonetic notation and transliteration) system for the Chinese language based on Mandarin. ...


Hanyu Pinyin, which is mandated by the KMT Taipei City government, and Tongyong Pinyin, which is mandated by the DPP central government, both reflect this pronunciation, romanizing Taipei as Taibei, a spelling that is closer to the Standard Mandarin pronunciation of IPA: /'tʰaɪ'peɪ/. However, this romanization is very rarely seen. 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 romanization (phonetic notation and transliteration to roman script) for Standard Mandarin used in the... 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. ... Map of eastern China and Taiwan, showing the historic distribution of Mandarin Chinese in light brown. ...


Taipei City has converted many of its street signs to Hanyu Pinyin, but it has retained the original spelling of "Taipei" as an exception, since this form has been well-known and heavily used.


Geography

The city of Taipei, as seen from Maokong.
The city of Taipei, as seen from Maokong.
Xìnyì District
Xìnyì District

Taipei City is located in the Taipei Basin in northern Taiwan. It is bordered by the Xindian River on the south, and the Danshui (Tamsui) River on the west. The northern districts of Shilin and Beitou extend north of the Keelung River and are bordered by Yangmingshan National Park. The Taipei city limits cover an area ranked sixteenth of twenty-five among all counties and cities in Taiwan. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 533 pixelsFull resolution (3456 × 2304 pixel, file size: 2. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 533 pixelsFull resolution (3456 × 2304 pixel, file size: 2. ... Maokong (Chinese: 貓空) is located in Wenshan District of Taipei. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2592 × 1944 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2592 × 1944 pixel, file size: 1. ... Taipei Basin (台北盆地) is a geographic region in northern Taiwan. ... The Xindian River is a river in Taiwan. ... Image:DanshuiRiver. ... Shilin District (Chinese: 士林區 Wade-Giles: Shih-lin Chu, Tongyong Pinyin: Shihlin Qu) is a district of Taipei, the largest city in Taiwan. ... Beitou office Beitou District (Traditional Chinese: 北投區; Hanyu Pinyin: BÄ›itóu QÅ«; Tongyong Pinyin: BÄ›itóu Cyu; Wade-Giles: Pei-tou Chü; Taiwanese POJ: Pak-tâu-khu) is the northernmost of the twelve districts of Taipei City. ... The Keelung River is a river in northern Taiwan. ... Seven Star Mountain with hot springs on the side Closer view of hot springs on Seven Star Mountain Yangmingshan (陽明山) refers to the Yangmingshan National Park (陽明山國家公園) and its surrounding area. ... The following is a list of counties and cities under the jurisdiction of the Republic of China (Taiwan) ranked by area. ...


Cising Mountain is located on the Datun Volcano Group and the tallest Mountain at the rim of the Taipei Basin. Its main peak is 1,120 m tall (above elevation). Cising Mountain is located on the Datun Volcano Group and the tallest mountain at the rim of the Taipei Basin. ...


Mt. Datun's main peak is 1092 m tall. It is defined as an area in the western section of Yangmingshan National Park, extending from Mt. Datun northward to Mt. Tsaikungkang. Located on a broad saddle between two mountains, the area contains the marshy Datun Pond.


Administrative divisions

Taipei City administers twelve districts (區):

Hanyu Pinyin Chinese characters (Hanzi) Wade-Giles
Sōngshān 松山區 Sung-shan
Xìnyì 信義區 Hsin-yi
Dà'ān 大安區 Ta-an
Zhōngshān 中山區 Chung-shan
Zhōngzhèng 中正區 Chung-cheng
Dàtóng 大同區 Ta-t'ung
Wànhuá 萬華區 Wan-hua
Wénshān 文山區 Wen-shan
Nángǎng 南港區 Nan-kang
Nèihú 內湖區 Nei-hu
Shìlín 士林區 Shih-lin
Běitóu 北投區 Pei-t'ou

Image:BlankTaipeiMap.png 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 romanization (phonetic notation and transliteration to roman script) for Standard Mandarin used in the... Japanese name Kanji: Hiragana: Korean name Hangul: Hanja: Vietnamese name Quốc ngữ: Hán tá»±: A Chinese character or Han character (simplified Chinese: ; traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: ) is a logogram used in writing Chinese, Japanese, sometimes Korean, and formerly Vietnamese. ... Technical note: Due to technical limitations, some web browsers may not display some special characters in this article. ... Wade-Giles, sometimes abbreviated Wade, is a Romanization (phonetic notation and transliteration) system for the Chinese language based on Mandarin. ... Taipei City Hall Xinyi District (信義區, Wade-Giles: Hsin-yi, Tongyong Pinyin: Sinyi) is the seat of the Taipei mayors office and the Taipei city council. ... 大安區 Daan District (Chinese: 大安區, Wade Giles: Ta-an, Tongyong Pinyin: Da-an) is an important religious, educational, commercial, and cultural district of Taipei City. ... The Zhongshan District (中山區 Wade-Giles: Chung-shan, Tongyong Pinyin: Jhongshan) of Taipei City has many recreational areas which include Rongxing Garden, Xinsheng Park, Zhongshan Fine Arts Park, the Dajia Riverside Park, and the Taipei Municipal Childrens Recreation Area. ... Alternative meaning: Chiang Chung-cheng Zhongzheng District (中正區, Wade-Giles: Chung-cheng, Tongyong Pinyin: Jhongjheng) is the home of the most of the national government buildings of the Republic of China. ... There is also a Datong District in Daqing city, Heilongjiang province, mainland China Datong District (Chinese: 大同區, Wade Giles: Ta-tung, Tongyong Pinyin: Datong) is a district of Taipei City famous for the Dihua (Tihua) Street Market during the Chinese New Year holidays. ... Wanhua District (Chinese: 萬華區, Wade Giles: Wan-hua, Tongyong Pinyin: Wanhua), formerly Bangka, is Taipei Citys oldest district. ... Wenshan District (Chinese: 文山區, Wade-Giles: Wen-shan, Tongyong Pinyin: Wunshan) is the southernmost of the twelve districts of Taipei City. ... Neihu Distrct (Chinese: 內湖區; Wade Giles: Nei-hu; Hanyu Pinyin: Neihu; Tongyong Pinyin: Neihu) is one of Taipei Citys twelve districts. ... Shilin District (Chinese: 士林區 Wade-Giles: Shih-lin Chu, Tongyong Pinyin: Shihlin Qu) is a district of Taipei, the largest city in Taiwan. ... Beitou office Beitou District (Traditional Chinese: 北投區; Hanyu Pinyin: BÄ›itóu QÅ«; Tongyong Pinyin: BÄ›itóu Cyu; Wade-Giles: Pei-tou Chü; Taiwanese POJ: Pak-tâu-khu) is the northernmost of the twelve districts of Taipei City. ...

Beitou
Neihu
Datong
Zhongshan
Songshan
Wanhua
Xinyi
Nangang

Shilin District (Chinese: 士林區; pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Shih-lin Chu; Tongyong Pinyin: Shihlin Qu; Taiwanese: SÅ«-lîm-khu) is a district of Taipei, the largest city in Taiwan. ... Wanhua District (traditional Chinese: ; Hanyu Pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Wan-hua; Pe̍h-ōe-jÄ«: Báng-kah), popularly known as Bangka, is Taipei Citys oldest district. ... Alternative meaning: Chiang Chung-cheng Zhongzheng District (中正區, Wade-Giles: Chung-cheng, Tongyong Pinyin: Jhongjheng) is the home of the most of the national government buildings of the Republic of China. ... For the Belgian music band, see Daan (band). ... Wenshan District (Chinese: 文山區, Wade-Giles: Wen-shan, Tongyong Pinyin: Wunshan) is the southernmost of the twelve districts of Taipei City. ...

Climate

The average annual temperature is 23.6 °C (74.5 °F), with a summer average of 29.4 °C (84.9 °F) and a winter average of 11.0 °C (51.8 °F). The pacific typhoon season occurs between June and October.


History

Diagram of Old Taipei revealing the original city wall and gates. Important buildings are highlighted.

The region known as the Taipei basin was home to Ketagalan tribes before the eighteenth century. Han Chinese began to settle in the Taipei Basin in 1709. In the late 19th century, the Taipei area, where the major Han Chinese settlements in northern Taiwan and one of the designated foreign trade port, Tamsui, were located, gained economic importance due to the boosting foreign trade, especially that of tea exportation. In 1875, the northern part of Taiwan was separated from Taiwan Prefecture (臺灣府) and incorporated into the new Taipei Prefecture. Having been established adjoining the flourishing townships of Bangkah and Twatutia, the new prefectural capital was known as Chengnei (城內), "the inner city", and government buildings were erected there. From 1875 (during the Qing Dynasty) until the beginning of Japanese rule in 1895, Taipei was part of Danshui County of Taipei Prefecture and the prefectural capital. Taipei remained a temporary provincial capital before it officially became the capital of Taiwan in 1894. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Ketagalan 凱達格蘭 is a Taiwanese aboriginal tribe originating in what is now the Taipei Basin. ... Language(s) Chinese languages Religion(s) Predominantly Taoism, Mahayana Buddhism, traditional Chinese religions, and atheism. ... Taipei Basin (台北盆地) is a geographic region in northern Taiwan. ... Lover Bridge of Tamsui/ taken by Liyu/ 7 July, 2004 Tamsui (Chinese: 淡水, Taiwanese: Tām-súi/Tām-chúi, Tongyong Pinyin: Danshuei, Hanyu Pinyin: Danshui) is a sea-side town in Taipei County, Taiwan Province, Republic of China. ... For other uses, see Tea (disambiguation). ... Wanhua District (Chinese: 萬華區, Wade Giles: Wan-hua, Tongyong Pinyin: Wanhua), formerly Bangka, is Taipei Citys oldest district. ... South Street (around Dadaocheng, Taipei)/ Guo Xue-hu/ 1930/ 134 x 195 cm/ The Forth Exhibition of Taiwan-Government-in-General, Special Award/ Collection of the Artist Himself Dadaocheng (大稻埕, Taiwanese: Tōa-tiÅ«-tiâⁿ, literally big rice drying-field) is an area in Taipei Basin and a historic section of... Flag (1890-1912) Anthem Gong Jinou (1911) Qing China at its greatest extent. ...


As settlement for losing the First Sino-Japanese War, China ceded the island of Taiwan to the Empire of Japan in 1895. After the Japanese take-over, Taipei, called Taihoku in Japanese, emerged as the political center of the Japanese Colonial Government. Much of the architecture of Taipei dates from the period of Japanese rule, including the Presidential Building which was the Office of the Taiwan Governor-General. During the Japanese rule, Taihoku was incorporated in 1920 as part of Taihoku Prefecture (台北州). It included Bangka, Dadaocheng, and Chengnei among other small settlements. The eastern village Matsuyama (松山庄) was annexed into Taihoku City in 1938. Upon the Japanese defeat in the Pacific War and its consequent surrender in August 1945, Taiwan was taken over by Chinese Nationalist troops. Subsequently, a temporary Office of the Taiwan Province Administrative Governor was established in Taipei City. 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... Anthem Kimi ga Yo Imperial Reign Capital Tokyo Government Constitutional monarchy Emperor  - 1868–1912 Emperor Meiji  - 1912–1926 Emperor Taishō  - 1926–1989 Emperor Shōwa Prime Minister  - 1885-1888, 1892-1896, 1898, 1900-1901 Itō Hirobumi  - 1888-1889 Kuroda Kiyotaka  - 1889-1891 Yamagata Aritomo  - 1906-1908, 1911-1912 Saionji Kinmochi... Taihoku Prefecture (台北州, Japanese: Taihokushû) was created in 1920. ... The Japanese colonial period, Japanese rule or the Japanese occupation[1], in the context of Taiwans history, refers to the period between 1895 and 1945 during which Taiwan was a Japanese colony. ... Wanhua District (Chinese: 萬華區, Wade Giles: Wan-hua, Tongyong Pinyin: Wanhua), formerly Bangka, is Taipei Citys oldest district. ... South Street (around Dadaocheng, Taipei)/ Guo Xue-hu/ 1930/ 134 x 195 cm/ The Forth Exhibition of Taiwan-Government-in-General, Special Award/ Collection of the Artist Himself Dadaocheng (大稻埕, Taiwanese: Tōa-tiÅ«-tiâⁿ, literally big rice drying-field) is an area in Taipei Basin and a historic section of... For other uses, see Pacific War (disambiguation). ... 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...


On December 7, 1949, the Kuomintang (KMT) government under Chiang Kai-shek established Taipei as the provisional capital of the ROC after the Communists forced them to flee mainland China. Taipei was also the capital of Taiwan Province (臺灣省) until the 1960s when the provincial administration was moved to Chunghsing Village (中興新村) in central Taiwan. (The People's Republic of China does not recognize this move and still regards Taipei as the provincial capital of Taiwan.) is the 341st day of the year (342nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1949 (MCMXLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... 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... Chiang Kai-shek (October 31, 1887 – April 5, 1975) was the Chinese military and political leader who assumed the leadership of the Kuomintang (KMT) after the death of Sun Yat-sen in 1925. ... The Communist Party of China (CPC) (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; Pinyin: ), also known as the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), is the ruling political party of the Peoples Republic of China, a position guaranteed by the countrys constitution. ... 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. ... The building of the Taiwan Provincial Government at Jhongsing Village Jhongsing Village or Chunghsing Village is located in Nantou County, Taiwan and is the seat of the Taiwan Provincial Government. ...


As approved on December 30, 1966 by Executive Yuan, Taipei became a centrally administered municipality on July 1, 1967. In the following year, Taipei City expanded again by annexing Shilin, Beitou, Neihu, Nangang, Jingmei, and Muzha. In 1990, 16 districts in Taipei City were consolidated into the current 12 districts. is the 364th day of the year (365th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the 1966 Gregorian calendar. ... The Executive Yuan (行政院; literally executive court) is the executive branch of the government of the Republic of China. ... Direct-controlled municipalities are the highest-level cities in China, with status equal to that of the provinces. ... is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the 1967 Gregorian calendar. ... Shilin District (Chinese: 士林區 Wade-Giles: Shih-lin Chu, Tongyong Pinyin: Shihlin Qu) is a district of Taipei, the largest city in Taiwan. ... Beitou office Beitou District (Traditional Chinese: 北投區; Hanyu Pinyin: BÄ›itóu QÅ«; Tongyong Pinyin: BÄ›itóu Cyu; Wade-Giles: Pei-tou Chü; Taiwanese POJ: Pak-tâu-khu) is the northernmost of the twelve districts of Taipei City. ... Neihu Distrct (Chinese: 內湖區; Wade Giles: Nei-hu; Hanyu Pinyin: Neihu; Tongyong Pinyin: Neihu) is one of Taipei Citys twelve districts. ... Jingmei (景美) was a district in Taipei City. ... Muzha may refer to: Muzha District, once a district in Taipei Mu Zha, a Chinese deity. ...


Economy

Main article: Economy of Taiwan

As the capital of Taiwan, Taipei has been at the centre of rapid economic development in the country and has now become one of the global cities in the production of high technology and its components. This is part of the so called Taiwan miracle which has seen dramatic growth in the city following foreign direct investment in the 1960s. Taiwan is now a creditor economy, holding one of the world's largest foreign exchange reserves of more than $500 billion (100 G$) in 1999. Despite the Asian financial crisis, the economy continues to expand at about 5% per year, with virtually full employment and low inflation. Republic of China (ROC) has a dynamiccapitalist economy with gradually decreasing guidance of investment and foreign trade by the government. ... Taiwans quick industrialization and rapid growth during the latter half of the twentieth century, has been called the Taiwan Miracle (台灣奇蹟 or 臺灣奇蹟, Tongyong Pinyin: ,Hanyu Pinyin: táiwān qíjì) or Taiwan Economic Miracle. As it has developed alongside Singapore, South Korea and Hong Kong, the ROC is known...


In the 1960s, foreign investment in Taiwan helped introduce modern, labor-intensive technology to the island, and Taiwan became a major exporter of labor-intensive products.


On July 1, 1970, to further develop Taiwan international trade activities, Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) were established as economic growth was accelerating. The Taipei World Trade Center was completed in 1985. is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) is a non-profit government co-sponsored[1] trade promotion organization in the Republic of China on Taiwan (R.O.C.) founded in 1970. ... Taipei World Trade Center, TWTC, was started in January, 1986 by Taiwans foremost trade promotion organization, the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), to provide a single, modern venue that would combine exhibition space, conference facilities, offices, and hotel accommodation for international business. ...


In the 1980s, production in Taiwan shifted toward increasingly sophisticated, capital-intensive and technology-intensive products for export and toward developing the service sector. At the same time, the appreciation of the New Taiwan dollar (TWD), rising labor costs, and increasing environmental consciousness in Taiwan caused many labor-intensive industries, such as shoe manufacturing, to move to mainland China. Taiwan has also invested heavily in mainland China estimated to total more than $100 billion.


However the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), was established in 1986 to provide a single, modern venue that would combine exhibition space, conference facilities, offices, and hotel accommodation for international business. Its located in the city's Xinyi District, TWTC combines every possible service that brings together a vast consulting service on trade-related issues, trading partners, suppliers, and markets. The Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) is a non-profit government co-sponsored[1] trade promotion organization in the Republic of China on Taiwan (R.O.C.) founded in 1970. ... The 2006 LinuxWorld trade show at the Boston Convention and Exposition Center. ... A Business conference is an event organized by an association, inividual, publication or private company for the purpose of networking, education or to discuss a business topic. ... This article includes a list of works cited or a list of external links, but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... For other uses, see Hotel (disambiguation). ... This article or section may contain external links added only to promote a website, product, or service – otherwise known as spam. ... Taipei City Hall Xinyi District (信義區, Wade-Giles: Hsin-yi, Tongyong Pinyin: Sinyi) is the seat of the Taipei mayors office and the Taipei city council. ... Supplier may refer to: Manufacturer, uses tools and labor to make things for sale Processor (manufacturing), converts it from one form to another Packager (manufacturing), encloses products for distribution, storage, sale, and use Distributor (business), the middleman between the manufacturer and retailer Wholesaler, sells goods or merchandise to retailers Dealership... Look up Market in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


The International Trade Building was completed in 1988 and the International Convention Center completed in 1989.


Today well over 100 major Taiwanese and international firms have offices in the city[citation needed]. See Companies of Taiwan


Government

See also: Politics of the Republic of China and Republic of China municipal elections, 2006
Taiwan's Presidential Office Building
Taiwan's Presidential Office Building

The current mayor of Taipei City is Hau Lung-bin who won the 2006 mayoral election on December 9, 2006. The Republic of China (ROC) currently has jurisdiction over Taiwan, Kinmen, Matsu, and the Pescadores Islands (Penghu) and several smaller islands. ... The mayoral and city-councillor elections for Taipei and Kaohsiung, the two special municipalities administered directly under the central government, consisted the 2006 Republic of China municipal elections on 2006-12-09. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2272x1704, 1111 KB) Description: Office of the President (總統府), Taipei, Republic of China. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2272x1704, 1111 KB) Description: Office of the President (總統府), Taipei, Republic of China. ... The Presidential Office Building once housed the Japanese Governor-General. ... Hau Lung-pin (郝龍斌) (born on August 22, 1952 in Taiwan with ancestral roots in Jiangsu, Mainland China), is a politician in the Republic of China and is the current Mayor of Taipei. ... is the 343rd day of the year (344th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The mayor of Taipei City had been an appointed position since Taipei's conversion to a centrally-administered municipality in 1967 until the first public election was held in 1994. The position has a four-year term. The first elected mayor was Chen Shui-bian (陳水扁) of the Democratic Progressive Party (民主進步黨; DPP), who is currently the President of the Republic of China (Taiwan). Ma Ying-Jeou took office in 1998 for two terms, before handing over to Hau Lung-bin. Chen Shui-bian, President of the Republic of China Chen Shui-bian (ch. ... 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... The Presidential Building is located in Zhongzheng District, Taipei City. ... China Pig Ma Ying-Jeou (Traditional Chinese: ; Simplified Chinese: ; Hanyu Pinyin: ; Tongyong Pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Ma Ying-chiu) (born July 13, 1950 in Hong Kong, China) is a politician in the Republic of Taiwan (Taiwan), a former Justice Minister, former Mayor of Taipei, and former Chairman of the Kuomintang (KMT... Hau Lung-pin (郝龍斌) (born on August 22, 1952 in Taiwan with ancestral roots in Jiangsu, Mainland China), is a politician in the Republic of China and is the current Mayor of Taipei. ...


Based on the outcomes of previous elections in the past decade, the vote of the overall constituency of Taipei City shows a slight inclination towards the pro-KMT camp (the so-called "Blue" camp); however, the supporters of the pro-DPP camp (the so-called "Green" camp) also represent a considerable section of the constituency.


Ketagalan Boulevard, where Taiwan's Presidential Office Building and other government structures are situated, is often the site of mass gatherings such as inauguration and national holiday parades, receptions for visiting dignitaries, political demonstrations and public festivals. A view of Ketagalan Boulevard from the Presidential Building towards the East Gate (foreground): The prominent landmarks seen are the NTU Hospital (left), Taipei 101 (background), KMT Headquarters (right), and ROC Foreign Ministry (far right). ... The Presidential Office Building once housed the Japanese Governor-General. ...


Landmarks and attractions

The MRT (Taipei's Metro Rapid Transit System) stops at most areas of interest or are easily accessible from the transit system. There are well-marked signs, in both English and Chinese, throughout the stations to get you to your destination quickly. They have above and below ground lines. The above ground lines are particularly good, and cheap, for sightseeing. An automated system tells you each station's name when approached, in English, Mandarin, Taiwanese, and Hakka. The city has the highest wireless penetration in the world, with the internet being accessible through a city wide Wi-Fi network consisting of over 20,000 access points.[1] Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) is a general synonym for public transportation, often equated to metro systems. ... For other uses, see Formosan languages, Taiwanese Mandarin, and Languages of Taiwan. ... For other uses, see Hakka (disambiguation). ... Official Wi-Fi logo Wi-Fi (pronounced wye-fye, IPA: ) is a wireless technology brand owned by the Wi-Fi Alliance intended to improve the interoperability of wireless local area network products based on the IEEE 802. ...


Taipei 101

Main article: Taipei 101
Taipei 101 at night
Taipei 101 at night

Taipei 101 is a 101-floor landmark skyscraper that claimed the title of world's tallest building when it opened in 2004. Designed by C.Y. Lee & Partners and constructed by KTRT Joint Venture, Taipei 101 remains the tallest completed skyscraper in the world, measuring 449 m (1,474 ft) from ground to roof. (The tallest incomplete skyscraper is the Burj Dubai now under construction in Dubai, UAE). Taipei 101 also set new records for ascending elevator speed. The landmark has won numerous international awards for its innovations. Its Indoor and Outdoor Observatories draw visitors from all over the world and its New Year's Eve fireworks display is a regular feature of international broadcasts. Taipei 101 (Traditional Chinese: ; Simplified Chinese: ; Hanyu Pinyin: TáibÄ›i YÄ«língyÄ«; Wade-Giles: Tai-pei I-ling-i) is a 101-floor landmark skyscraper located in Taipei, the capital of Taiwan. ... Download high resolution version (495x989, 211 KB)Perspective corrected version of Image:Taibei101 20041231. ... Download high resolution version (495x989, 211 KB)Perspective corrected version of Image:Taibei101 20041231. ... Taipei 101 (Traditional Chinese: ; Simplified Chinese: ; Hanyu Pinyin: TáibÄ›i YÄ«língyÄ«; Wade-Giles: Tai-pei I-ling-i) is a 101-floor landmark skyscraper located in Taipei, the capital of Taiwan. ... Taj Mahal Big Ben Saint Basils Cathedral Azadi Square in Tehran For other senses of this word, see landmark (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Skyscraper (disambiguation). ... For many millennia the record holder for worlds tallest structure was clearly defined (see table below. ... C.Y. Lee (born 1938 in Guangdong) is a Taiwanese architect. ... KTRT Joint Venture, or abbreviated KTRT JV or shorter KTRT, indicates the organization formed among KUMAGAI GUMI, TAIWAN KUMAGAI, RSEA, and TA-YO-WEI, all of which are leading companies in Taiwanese building industry. ... For many millennia the record holder for worlds tallest structure was clearly defined (see table below. ... Burj Dubai (Arabic: Dubai Tower) is a supertall skyscraper currently under construction in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. ... For other uses, see Construction (disambiguation). ... Coordinates: , Emirate Government  - Emir Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Area [1]  - Metro 4,114 km² (1,588. ... This article is about the United Arab Emirates. ...


Presidential Office Building

The Presidential Office Building is located in the Zhongzheng District of Taipei.
The Presidential Office Building is located in the Zhongzheng District of Taipei.

The Presidential Office Building, formerly Chieh Shou Hall (介壽館; Jiè Shòu Guǎn), has been the seat of Taiwan's executive branch of government since 1950. The historical structure was the residence of the Office of the Governor-General of Taiwan, during Taiwan's Japanese rule. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1024x768, 199 KB)The Presidential Office in Taipei. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1024x768, 199 KB)The Presidential Office in Taipei. ... The Presidential Office Building once housed the Japanese Governor-General. ... The Presidential Office Building once housed the Japanese Governor-General. ... The Presidential Building is located in Zhongzheng District, Taipei City. ... The position of Governor-General of Taiwan existed when Taiwan and the Pescadores were part of the Empire of Japan, from 1895 to 1945. ... The Japanese colonial period, Japanese rule or the Japanese occupation[1], in the context of Taiwans history, refers to the period between 1895 and 1945 during which Taiwan was a Japanese colony. ...


National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall

The National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall (traditional Chinese: 國立中正紀念堂) is a monument erected in memory of Chiang Kai-shek, former President of the Republic of China. It was the center of a renaming controversy on May 19, 2007, when the central government renamed the memorial to National Taiwan Democracy Memorial Hall (traditional Chinese: 國立台灣民主紀念館)[2] in a legally questionable move[3], as the renaming was later invalidated by opposition-led Legislative Yuan. The political and legal wrangling about the renaming is still ongoing, but for now, the monument has retained its original name. The Memorial Hall The National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall (Traditional Chinese: , Simplified Chinese: ) is a monument erected in memory of Chiang Kai-shek, former President of the Republic of China, in Taipei, Taiwan. ... Traditional Chinese characters refers to one of two standard sets of printed Chinese characters. ... Chiang Kai-shek (October 31, 1887 – April 5, 1975) was the Chinese military and political leader who assumed the leadership of the Kuomintang (KMT) after the death of Sun Yat-sen in 1925. ... The Presidential Building is located in Zhongzheng District, Taipei City. ... is the 139th day of the year (140th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Traditional Chinese characters refers to one of two standard sets of printed Chinese characters. ... The Legislative Yuan building in Zhongzheng District, Taipei City (the view is partially obscured by the childrens hospital building of the National Taiwan University Hospital). ...


The monument, surrounded by a park and a large square incorporating the National Concert Hall and National Theater, stands within sight of Taiwan's Presidential Building in Taipei's Zhongzheng District. This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall. ... The Presidential Building was formerly the Office of the Japanese Governor-General. ... Alternative meaning: Chiang Chung-cheng Zhongzheng District (中正區, Wade-Giles: Chung-cheng, Tongyong Pinyin: Jhongjheng) is the home of the most of the national government buildings of the Republic of China. ...

National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall
National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall

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Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall

The National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall is a memorial to one of the most recognizable founding fathers of the Republic of China, Sun Yat-sen, and was completed on May 16, 1972. From the opening of the hall, majority of the exhibits displayed were revolutionary events of the national founding fathers at the end of the Qing Dynasty. However, recently its function moved toward a multi-purpose social, educational and cultural center for the Taiwan public. The Memorial Hall is within walking distance to Taipei 101. The exterior of the Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall. ... For the Chinese civilization, see China. ... Dr. Sun Yat-sen Traditional Chinese: 孫中山; Pinyin: Sūn Zhōngshān; or Sun Yixian (Pinyin: Sūn Yìxiān) (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... is the 136th day of the year (137th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Flag (1890-1912) Anthem Gong Jinou (1911) Qing China at its greatest extent. ... Social refers to human society or its organization. ... Education encompasses teaching and learning specific skills, and also something less tangible but more profound: the imparting of knowledge, good judgement and wisdom. ... The word culture, from the Latin colo, -ere, with its root meaning to cultivate, generally refers to patterns of human activity and the symbolic structures that give such activity significance. ...


The Grand Hotel

Grand Hotel is a 5-star hotel located near Yuanshan. The hotel was established in the May of 1952, but it was expanded several times before it became the landmark as it is known today. The swimming pool, tennis court, and the membership lounge were constructed in 1953, and Golden Dragon Pavilion and Golden Dragon Restaurant opened in 1956. The Jade Phoenix Pavilion and Chi-Lin Pavilion opened in 1958 and 1963, respectively. In 1968, the hotel was rated as one of the world's top ten hotels by the US Fortune magazine. The main Grand Hotel building was completed on the Double Tenth Day of 1973, making it an instant icon of Taipei. View of the Grand Hotel from near its entrance The Grand Hotel, built in 1952, is an iconic landmark in Taipei, and is operated as a non-profit organisation. ... For other uses of terms redirecting here, see US (disambiguation), USA (disambiguation), and United States (disambiguation) Motto In God We Trust(since 1956) (From Many, One; Latin, traditional) Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City National language English (de facto)1 Demonym American... Fortune magazine is Americas second longest-running business magazine after Forbes magazine. ... Double Tenth Day (雙十節, pinyin: Shuāng Shí Jié) is the national day of the Republic of China (now on Taiwan) and celebrates the start of the Wuchang Uprising (October 10, 1911) which led to the collapse of the Qing dynasty. ...


Night Markets and Shopping Districts

Main article: Shopping in Taipei
Interior of Shilin Night Market
Interior of Shilin Night Market

Taipei has many night markets, most famous of which is the Shilin Night Market in the Shilin District of the city. The surrounding streets by Shilin Market get extremely crowded during the evening. Most night markets in Taiwan open around 4 p.m. as students begin returning home from school, crowds reach their peak between 8 and 11 p.m. Businesses continue operating well past midnight and close around 1 to 2 a.m. Shopping venues in Taipei may include department stores, malls, transit malls, night markets, and shopping districts. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2048 × 1536 pixel, file size: 653 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Shi Lin Night Market in Taipei Taiwan. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2048 × 1536 pixel, file size: 653 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Shi Lin Night Market in Taipei Taiwan. ... Shilin Night Market is a night market in Shilin District, Taipei City. ... Shilin District (Chinese: 士林區; pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Shih-lin Chu; Tongyong Pinyin: Shihlin Qu; Taiwanese: Sū-lîm-khu) is a district of Taipei, the largest city in Taiwan. ... The 12-hour clock is a timekeeping convention in which the 24 hours of the day are divided into two periods called ante meridiem (AM, Latin for before noon) and post meridiem (PM, Latin for after noon). Each period consists of 12 hours numbered 12, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5... For other uses, see Midnight (disambiguation) Midnight, literally the middle of the night, is a time arbitrarily designated to determine the end of a day and the beginning of the next in some, mainly Western, cultures. ... The 12-hour clock is a timekeeping convention in which the 24 hours of the day are divided into two periods called ante meridiem (AM, Latin for before noon) and post meridiem (PM, Latin for after noon). Each period consists of 12 hours numbered 12, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5...


Ximending became the famous theater street in Taipei from 1930s and the prosperity proceeded after the defeat of Japan. Centered around the Ximen Pedestrian Area, it is now a trendy, popular shopping district catering to youth. The trendy shopping district of Ximending is a popular gathering place for young people. ...


The Xinyi District is popular with tourists and locals alike for its many entertainment and shopping venues, as well as being the home of the Taipei 101 building, a prime tourist attraction famous for being the world's tallest building. Malls in the area include the sprawling Shin Kong Mitsukoshi complex, Taipei 101 mall, Eslite Bookstore's flagship store (which includes a boutique mall), New York New York shopping mall, and the Vieshow Cinema complex (formerly known as Warner Village Cinemas). Taipei 101 (Traditional Chinese: ; Simplified Chinese: ; Hanyu Pinyin: Táiběi Yīlíngyī; Wade-Giles: Tai-pei I-ling-i) is a 101-floor landmark skyscraper located in Taipei, the capital of Taiwan. ... The Mitsukoshi Department Store in the Nihonbashi section of Tokyo Utagawa Hiroshige printed an Ukiyoe, in which Mt. ... Taipei 101 (Traditional Chinese: ; Simplified Chinese: ; Hanyu Pinyin: Táiběi Yīlíngyī; Wade-Giles: Tai-pei I-ling-i) is a 101-floor landmark skyscraper located in Taipei, the capital of Taiwan. ... Eslite Bookstore (Traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: ) is one of the largest bookstore chains in Taiwan. ...


Other market areas of note include Taipei Underground Market (with multiple entrances to/from Taipei Railway Station, K-Mall, and Shin Kong Mitsukoshi), Zhongshan Metro Mall, Dihua Street, Guanghua Bazaar (electronics and comics market), Miramar Entertainment Park (famous for its large ferris wheel, which offering spectacular views of Taipei and is popular with couples) and Core Pacific City. Taipei Underground Market (台北地下街), located in Taipei City, Taiwan, is one of the most popular underground markets in Taipei City. ... The Mitsukoshi Department Store in the Nihonbashi section of Tokyo Utagawa Hiroshige printed an Ukiyoe, in which Mt. ... The Zhongshan Metro Shopping Mall is an extensive underground shopping mall in Zhongshan, Taipei, Taiwan. ... The Guanghua Bazaar is a two hundred meter long street in Taipei. ... The Miramar Entertainment Park (美麗華百樂園) is a shopping mall in the Dazhi area of Taipei, Taiwan. ... Core Pacific City, also known as the Living Mall (Chinese: 京華城) is a shopping center in Taipei, Taiwan, and is the largest mall in Asia with a total floor space of 204,190 square meters. ...


Museums

Main article: List of museums in Taipei
The National Palace Museum.
The National Palace Museum.

The National Palace Museum is an art gallery and museum built around a permanent collection centered on ancient Chinese artifacts. It should not be confused with the Palace Museum in Beijing (note the absence of the word "National" in the latter). Both institutions trace their origins to the same institution. The collections were divided in the 1940s as a result of the Chinese Civil War. The National Palace Museum in Taipei, now boasting a much more international collection, still remains most famous for housing one of the world's largest collections of artifacts from ancient China. The museum reopened in December 2006 after several years of extensive renovations. The National Palace Museum. ... Image File history File links National_Palace_Museum_view. ... Image File history File links National_Palace_Museum_view. ... Overview of the National Palace Museum. ... The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. ... The Palais du Louvre in Paris, which houses the Musée du Louvre, one of the worlds most famous museums, and most certainly the largest. ... China is the worlds oldest continuous major civilization, with written records dating back about 3,500 years and with 5,000 years being commonly used by Chinese as the age of their civilization. ... The Hall of Supreme Harmony (太和殿) at the centre of the Forbidden City The Forbidddden City (紫禁城, pinyin: Zǐjìn Chéng, literal meaning: Purple Forbidden City), located at the exact center of the ancient City of Beijing, was the imperial palace during the mid-Ming and the Qing dynasties. ... Peking redirects here. ... Belligerents Nationalist Party 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...


The Taipei Fine Arts Museum was established in December 24, 1983. It is also the first modern art museum. The artworks in the museum are mostly done by Taiwanese artists. There are more than 3,000 artworks in the museum. Most of them are done after 1940 by Taiwanese artist, and are organized into 13 groups. In 2000, there were exhibitions of digital technology arts in the museum. In 2001, Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei (台北當代藝術館;MOCA Taipei) was established in the Taipei City government old building. Taipei Fine Arts Museum (台北市立美術館) is a museum in Taipei, Taiwan. ... is the 358th day of the year (359th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar). ... Dejeuner sur lHerbe by Pablo Picasso At the Moulin Rouge: Two Women Waltzing by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, 1892 The Scream by Edvard Munch, 1893 I and the Village by Marc Chagall, 1911 Fountain by Marcel Duchamp, 1917 Campbells Soup Cans 1962 Synthetic polymer paint on thirty-two... This article is about the people of Taiwan. ...


The National Taiwan Museum is the oldest museum in Taiwan. It was set up by the colonial government of Japan on October 24, 1908 to commemorate the inauguration of the North-South Railway during the Japanese rule in Taiwan. The colonial government of Japan set up the Taiwan Governor Museum . The museum had a collection of over 10,000 items in its initial stages. In 1915, the new building of the museum in Taipei New Park was inaugurated and became one of the major public buildings during Japanese rule. National Taiwan Museum (Traditional Chinese:國立台灣博物館), established in 1908, is the oldest museum in Taiwan. ... The Japanese colonial period, Japanese rule or the Japanese occupation[1], in the context of Taiwans history, refers to the period between 1895 and 1945 during which Taiwan was a Japanese colony. ... The Japanese colonial period, Japanese rule or the Japanese occupation[1], in the context of Taiwans history, refers to the period between 1895 and 1945 during which Taiwan was a Japanese colony. ...


The Armed Forces Museum [2] is the only military styled museum in Taiwan. Exhibits include:

  • establishment of Whampoa Army to reunion after the Northern Expedition
  • The 8-Year War of Resistance was time of tribulation
  • Counterinsurgency Campaign and Battle of the Taiwan Strait
  • The Modernized R.O.C Armed Forces
  • Arms Showroom
  • Ministers & Chiefs of the General Staff in History

Libraries/Bookstores

The National Central Library is located in Taipei, 60 branches of the Taipei Public Library are also located across the city. There is also a 24 hour book store at the Eslite Dunhua bookstore. [3] [4] from the Eslite Bookstore chain. National Central Library is a library in Taipei, Taiwan. ...


Temples

The Longshan Temple
The Longshan Temple

Taipei is rich in beautiful, ornate temples housing Buddhist, Taoist, and Chinese folk religion deities. The Longshan Temple, located in the Wanhua District demonstrates an example of architecture with southern Chinese influences commonly seen in older buildings in Taiwan. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1280x960, 612 KB) ç°¡è¿° Lungshan temple Taipei Taiwan 台灣台北市萬華區 龍山寺 Feb. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1280x960, 612 KB) ç°¡è¿° Lungshan temple Taipei Taiwan 台灣台北市萬華區 龍山寺 Feb. ... Longshan Temple at Wanhua, Taipei Longshan Temple (龍山寺) is the name of at least five famous temples in Taiwan: Wanhua, Taipei City. ... Wanhua District (traditional Chinese: ; Hanyu Pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Wan-hua; Pe̍h-ōe-jÄ«: Báng-kah), popularly known as Bangka, is Taipei Citys oldest district. ...


Xinsheng South Road is known as the road to heaven because of its high concentration of churches as well as a mosque (literally called “Pure Truth Temple” in Chinese). Several blocks away from Xinsheng South Road is the beautiful, pristine Mormon Temple as well as the Vatican’s representative office.


Besides large temples, small outdoor shrines to local deities are very common, and can be spotted on road sides, parks, and neighborhoods. Many homes and businesses may also set up small shrines of candles, figurines, and offerings. Some restaurants, for example, may set up a small shrine to the Kitchen god for success in a restaurant business. [5]


Parks

Parks and forestry areas of note in and around the city include Yangmingshan National Park, Taipei Zoo and Da-an Forest Park. Yangmingshan, famous for its cherry blossoms, hot springs, sulfur deposits is the home of famous writer Lin Yutang, the summer residence of Chiang Kai-shek, residences of foreign diplomats, the Chinese Culture University, the meeting place of the now defunct National Assembly of the Republic of China, and the Kuomintang Party Archives. The Taipei Zoo was founded in 1914 and covers an area of 165 hectares for animal sanctuary. Seven Star Mountain with hot springs on the side Closer view of hot springs on Seven Star Mountain Yangmingshan (陽明山) refers to the Yangmingshan National Park (陽明山國家公園) and its surrounding area. ... The Taipei Zoo (Chinese: 臺北市立動物園) is a public institution affiliated to Taipei City in Taiwan. ... Green Dragon Spring at Norris Geyser A hot spring is a place where warm or hot groundwater issues from the ground on a regular basis for at least a predictable part of the year, and is significantly above the ambient ground temperature (which is usually around 55~57°F or... Wikiquote has a collection of quotations related to: Lin Yutang Lin Yutang, photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1939 This is a Chinese name; the family name is Lin (æž—) Lin Yutang (Traditional Chinese: ; Simplified Chinese: ; pinyin: , October 10, 1895 – March 26, 1976) was a Chinese writer and inventor whose original works... Chiang Kai-shek (October 31, 1887 – April 5, 1975) was the Chinese military and political leader who assumed the leadership of the Kuomintang (KMT) after the death of Sun Yat-sen in 1925. ... Chinese Culture University is a private university at Huagang of Shilin District, Taipei. ... The National Assembly (Traditional Chinese: 國民大會; Simplified Chinese: 国民大会; Pinyin: ) refers to several parliamentary bodies that existed in the history of the Republic of China. ... 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...


Maokong Gondola

Recently constructed, the Maokong Gondola connects Taipei to the various temples and famed tea growing areas in Maokong. Operated by the Taipei Rapid Transit Corporation (TRTC), it runs between Taipei Zoo Station to the top of Maokong mountain. A spectacular view of Taipei can be seen at night. Corner Two station and National Highway No. ... Maokong (Chinese: 貓空) is located in Wenshan District of Taipei. ... The Taipei Rapid Transit System (Traditional Chinese: ; Pinyin: ), also known as the MRT, or by locals simply as the Metro Taipei (Traditional Chinese: ; Pinyin: ) is a series of underground and elevated metro and VAL systems throughout the Taipei metropolitan area. ... The Taipei Zoo (Chinese: 臺北市立動物園) is a public institution affiliated to Taipei City in Taiwan. ...


Culture

Festivities and events

Many yearly festivals are held in Taipei, including the Taipei Lantern Festival and Double Ten Day. Common locations for festival celebrations include Memorial Square, Taipei 101, and the Zhongshan plaza in Xinmending. In recent years some festivals traditionally held in Taipei, such as the Double Ten Day fireworks and concerts, have increasingly been hosted by other cities in Taiwan. For the festival associated with mooncakes sometimes called Lantern Festival, see Mid-Autumn Festival. ... Double Tenth Day (雙十節, pinyin: Shuāng Shí Jié) is the national day of the Republic of China (now on Taiwan) and celebrates the start of the Wuchang Uprising (October 10, 1911) which led to the collapse of the Qing dynasty. ... The Memorial Hall The National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall (Traditional Chinese: , Simplified Chinese: ) is a monument erected in memory of Chiang Kai-shek, former President of the Republic of China, in Taipei, Taiwan. ... Taipei 101 (Traditional Chinese: ; Simplified Chinese: ; Hanyu Pinyin: TáibÄ›i YÄ«língyÄ«; Wade-Giles: Tai-pei I-ling-i) is a 101-floor landmark skyscraper located in Taipei, the capital of Taiwan. ...


Taipei in Films

Edward Yang (Traditional Chinese: ; Simplified Chinese: ; Pinyin: ; born November 6, 1947; died June 29, 2007), along with Hou Hsiao-Hsien and Tsai Ming Liang, was one of the leading filmmakers and artists of the Taiwanese New Wave and Taiwanese Cinema. ... Edward Yang (Traditional Chinese: ; Simplified Chinese: ; Pinyin: ; born November 6, 1947; died June 29, 2007), along with Hou Hsiao-Hsien and Tsai Ming Liang, was one of the leading filmmakers and artists of the Taiwanese New Wave and Taiwanese Cinema. ... Mahjong (Traditional Chinese: ; Simplified Chinese: ; Pinyin: ) is a 1996 Taiwanese comic action film written and directed by Edward Yang. ... Edward Yang (Traditional Chinese: ; Simplified Chinese: ; Pinyin: ; born November 6, 1947; died June 29, 2007), along with Hou Hsiao-Hsien and Tsai Ming Liang, was one of the leading filmmakers and artists of the Taiwanese New Wave and Taiwanese Cinema. ... A Brighter Summer Day (Traditional Chinese: 牯嶺街少年殺人事件) is a four-hour long, 1991 Taiwanese romantic drama film directed by Taiwanese director Edward Yang. ... Tsai Ming-liang (蔡明亮, pinyin: Cài Míngliàng) (born in 1957 in Kuching, Malaysia) is one of the most celebrated Second New Wave film directors of Taiwanese Cinema, along with such contemporaries as Hou Hsiao-Hsien and Edward Yang. ... Film poster for Goodbye, Dragon Inn Goodbye, Dragon Inn (Bu San) is a minimalist 2003 film by Taiwanese director Tsai Ming-liang about the last feature at an historic Taipei cinema. ... Tsai Ming-liang (蔡明亮, pinyin: Cài Míngliàng) (born in 1957 in Kuching, Malaysia) is one of the most celebrated Second New Wave film directors of Taiwanese Cinema, along with such contemporaries as Hou Hsiao-Hsien and Edward Yang. ... Rebels of the Neon God (Taiwanese: Ching shaonien ne cha, literally Teenaged Nezha) is a 1992 Taiwanese film by Tsai Ming-liang. ... Hou Hsiao-Hsien (Traditional Chinese: ; Hanyu Pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Hou2 Hsiao4-hsien2) (born April 8, 1947) is an award-winning film director and a leading figure of Taiwans New Wave cinema movement. ... Three Times (最好的時光; Zui hao de shi guang; lit. ... Ang Lee (Chinese: ; pinyin: ) (born October 23, 1954) is an Academy-Award winning film director from the Republic of China (Taiwan). ... Eat Drink Man Woman (Traditional Chinese: 飲食男女; Simplified Chinese: 饮食男女; Pinyin: yǐn shí nán nǚ) is a film directed by Ang Lee and stars Sihung Lung, Yu-wen Wang, Chien-lien Wu, Kuei-mei Yang. ... Formula 17 (17歲的天空, pinyin: shi2 qi1 sui4 de tian1 kong1) is a 2004 movie which was directed by Chen Yin-jung (陳映蓉). It stars Tony Yang (楊佑寧), Duncan (周群達), King Chin (金勤), Dada Ji (季宏全), Jimmy Yang (楊俊明), Jason and Chang (張大鏞). It is a gay romantic comedy. ... Zero Chou (Chinese: 周美玲; Pin Yin: Zhou Meiling) (24 July 1969) is an award-winning Taiwanese director. ... Spider Lilies is a Taiwanese lesbian drama film, released in 2007. ... Sylvia Chang (Traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: Zhang Aijia, born 22 July 1953 in Chiayi, Taiwan) is famous Taiwanese actress, writer and director. ... Love of May is a 2004 movie directed by Hsu Hsiao-ming . ... Yee Chin-yen (Chinese: ; pinyin: ), (born November 21, 1959) is a Taiwanese film director. ... Blue Gate Crossing is a Taiwanese movie (2002) by writer-director Yee Chin-yen. ... Jay Chou (traditional Chinese: ; simplified Chinese: ; Hanyu Pinyin: Zhōu Jiélún; Wade-Giles: Chou Chieh-lun; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Chiu Kia̍t-lûn), born 18 January 1979, is a World Music Award-winning Taiwanese musician, singer, producer, actor and director. ... Secret (traditional Chinese: ; simplified Chinese: ; pinyin: ), also known by its transliteration The Secret That Cannot Be Told, is a Taiwanese romance film released in 2007. ... Double vision may refer to: Diplopia, the perception of two images from a single object. ... Urusei Yatsura 2: Beautiful Dreamer Mamoru Oshii (押井守 Oshii Mamoru; born August 8, 1951 in Tokyo) is a Japanese animation and live-action film writer and director famous for his philosophy-orietned storytelling. ... DVD cover Turn Left, Turn Right (向左走·向右走, Cantonese: Heung joh chow heung yau chow) is a 2003 Russian/Singapore romance film, filmed in Taipei. ... For other uses, see Hong Kong (disambiguation). ... One Missed Call 2 (着信アリ2 Chakushin Ari 2) is the sequel to the popular J-Horror film One Missed Call. ... Jinguashi is a town in Taipei County, Taiwan, notable for its historic gold and copper mines. ... About Love (Chinese: 關於愛; Pinyin: Guan Yu Ai) is a 2005 film. ... For other uses, see Tokyo (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Shanghai (disambiguation). ... Takahisa Zeze , born in 1960) is a Japanese film director and screenwriter best known for his pink films of the 1990s. ... Moon Child is a movie starring Gackt Camui (formerly Malice Mizer) and Hyde (LArc~en~Ciel), Zeny Kwok and Wang Leehom (Lee-Hom Wang). ...

Transportation

All scheduled international flights are served by Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport in nearby Taoyuan County. Songshan Airport at the heart of the city serves mostly domestic flights, with the exception of some charter flights. Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (IATA: TPE, ICAO: RCTP) (Traditional Chinese: or ; Simplified Chinese: ; Tongyong Pinyin: Táiwan Táoyuán Gúojì JichÇŽng, Pinyin: Táiwān Táoyuán Gúojì JÄ«chÇŽng), formerly Chiang Kai-shek International Airport (Traditional Chinese: ; Simplified Chinese: ; Tongyong Pinyin: Jhongjhèng... Taoyuan County (桃園縣, pinyin: Táoyuán Xiàn, WG: Tao-yüan Hsien) is a county of Taiwan Province, Republic of China, located in the northwestern part of the island, next to Taipei County. ... Taipei Songshan Airport (IATA: TSA, ICAO: RCSS) (Chinese: ; Pinyin: ), is a midsize commercial airport located in Songshan District, Taipei City, Republic of China in northern Taiwan. ...


Taipei's public transport system, the Taipei Metro, incorporates a metro and light rail system based on advanced VAL technology. In addition to the rapid transit system itself, the TRTS also includes several public facilities such as Maokong Gondola, underground shopping malls, parks, and public squares. Modifications to existing railway lines to integrate into the MRT are underway. The Taipei Rapid Transit System (Traditional Chinese: ; Pinyin: ), also known as the MRT, or by locals simply as the Metro Taipei (Traditional Chinese: ; Pinyin: ) is a series of underground and elevated metro and VAL systems throughout the Taipei metropolitan area. ... “Mass Transit” redirects here. ... This article is about light rail systems in general. ... Noooooo! Val may refer to: Aichi D3A dive bomber, known by Allied codename Val during World War II Valine, amino acid, abbreviation VAL, a type of unmanned light rubber-tired metro valley girl, short form A first name, on its own or short for Valerie, Valmond, etc. ... Corner Two station and National Highway No. ...

Ximen station
Ximen station
The Shin Kong Life Tower adjoins Taipei Main Station
The Shin Kong Life Tower adjoins Taipei Main Station

Taipei Main Station serves as the comprehensive hub for bus transportation, the Metro, Taiwan Rail, and Taiwan High Speed Rail. Download high resolution version (1600x1115, 1259 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Download high resolution version (1600x1115, 1259 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 364 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (582 × 958 pixel, file size: 186 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Shin Kong Life Tower in Taipei, Taiwan, viewed from Taipei Main Station. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 364 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (582 × 958 pixel, file size: 186 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Shin Kong Life Tower in Taipei, Taiwan, viewed from Taipei Main Station. ... Shin Kong Life Tower is the third highest skyscraper in Taiwan, standing at 51-stories, 244. ...


The Taiwan High Speed Rail system opened in 2007. The bullet trains connect Taipei with the west coast cities of Banciao, Taoyuan, Hsinchu, Taichung, Tainan and Zuoying (Kaohsiung) at speeds that cut travel times by 60% or more from what they normally are on a bus or conventional train. The Taiwan High Speed Rail (traditional Chinese: , also known as the THSR) is Taiwans high-speed rail network, running approximately 335. ... Banciao City (板橋市), also commonly spelled Panchiao (Wade_Giles) or Banqiao (Hanyu Pinyin), is the capital of Taipei County, Taiwan Province of the Republic of China. ... Taoyuan is names of places in China which are following: Taoyuan (桃园市、桃園市,pinyin:táo yuán shì) is a city located in Taiwan, see Taoyuan City Taoyuan (桃园县、桃園縣,pinyin:táo yuán xiàn) is a county in Taiwan, see Taoyuan County (Taiwan) Taoyuan (桃源县、桃源縣,pinyin:táo yuán xiàn) is... Hsinchu (新竹 pinyin Xīnzhú) is a large city in northern Taiwan. ... Abbreviation: Central City (中市) City nickname: The cultural city Capital District West Dist. ... Tainan redirects here; for the county of the same name see Tainan County. ... Tsoying (左營, Zuoying in Mandarin) is a district in Kaohsiung City, Republic of China. ... Nickname: Coordinates: , Country Region City seat Lingya District (苓雅區) Government  - Mayor Chen Chu (陳菊) Area  - Total 154 km² (59. ...


An extensive city bus system serves metropolitan areas not covered by the metro. Sometimes buses require payment upon boarding, sometimes upon exiting. Many routes, due to length, require payment upon both boarding and exiting. Riders of the city MRT system are able to use their MRT passes on buses. The pass, known as Easy Card, contain credits that are deducted each time a ride is taken. The Easy Card, Taipei's equivalent to Hong Kong's Octopus Card, is read via proximity sensory panels on buses and in MRT stations, and need not be removed from wallet or purse. Obverse side of a standard adult card. ...


Motor-scooters are ubiquitous in Taipei (and much of Taiwan). Motor-scooters generally thread between cars and occasionally through oncoming traffic. While there is little respect for traffic laws there are increasing numbers of police roadblocks checking riders for alcohol consumption and other offenses. For other uses, see Scooter. ...


Education

The National Taiwan University is located in Taipei established in 1928[citation needed]. NTU has produced many political and social leaders in Taiwan. Both the pan-blue and pan-green movements in Taiwan are rooted on the NTU campus. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2272x1704, 1202 KB) Summary Taken by User:Jiang on 2005. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2272x1704, 1202 KB) Summary Taken by User:Jiang on 2005. ... National Taiwan University Hospital (NTUH, 國立台灣大學附設醫院) started operations in Dadaocheng on June 20, 1895, and moved to its present location in 1897. ... National Taiwan University (Traditional Chinese: ; Simplified Chinese: ; Hanyu Pinyin: ; Tongyong Pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Kuo2-li4 tai2-wan1 ta4-hsüeh2; POJ: Kok-li̍p Tâi-ôan Tāi-ha̍k; abbreviation NTU)[2] is a national university in Taipei City, Taiwan. ... The Pan-Blue Coalition (Traditional Chinese: 泛藍聯盟; Simplified Chinese: 泛蓝联盟; Hanyu Pinyin: ), or Pan-Blue Force (Traditional Chinese: 泛藍軍; Simplified Chinese: 泛蓝军; Hanyu Pinyin: ), is a political coalition in Taiwan, consisting of the Kuomintang (KMT), the People First Party (PFP), and the smaller New Party (CNP). ... The Pan-Green Coalition (Traditional Chinese: ; Simplified Chinese: ; Pinyin: ) or Pan-Green Force (Traditional Chinese: ; Simplified Chinese: ; Pinyin: ), is currently an informal political alliance in the Republic of China (Taiwan), consisting of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), Taiwan Solidarity Union (TSU), and the minor Taiwan Independence Party (TAIP). ...


The University has six campuses in the greater Taipei region (including Taipei County) and two additional campuses in Nantou County, amounting to ~1% of the total area of the Taiwan island. The University governs farms, forests, and hospitals for educational and research purposes. The main campus is in Taipei's Da-An district, where most department buildings and all the administrative buildings are located. Notable exceptions are the College of Law and the College of Medicine, which are located near the Presidential Building (Taiwan). [4] Taipei County (Chinese: 台北縣; Hanyu Pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Tai-pei Hsien; POJ: Tâi-pak-koān) is located in northern Taiwan and encircles Taipei City. ... Hehuanshan is one of the higher mountains in Nantou County. ... Taiwan Governor-Generals Office in 1937 during Japanese rule. ...


The predecessor of National Taiwan University was Taihoku Imperial University (台北帝國大学 Taihoku Teikoku Daigaku), founded by the Japanese Government in 1928, as a member of the imperial universities in the Empire of Japan. The first president was Hiroshi Shidehara. When Taihoku Imperial University was first established, it had two colleges: the College of Liberal Arts and Law, and the College of Science and Agriculture, and had a total of 60 students. The College of Medicine and the College of Engineering were added in 1936 and 1943, respectively. The university was for Japanese nationals and very few Taiwanese people were admitted. National Taiwan University (NTU, 國立臺灣大學, Hō-ló-oē: Kok-lip Tai-oan Tai-hak, Tongyong Pinyin: GuóLì TáiWan DàSyué, Hanyu Pinyin: Guólì táiwān dàxué, Wade-Giles: Kuo2-li4 tai2-wan1 ta4-hsüeh2) is a university in Taiwan. ... The title Imperial university should literally denote a university established under an empire, however many universities have adopted the title simply to add a sense of prestige or lineage. ... Anthem Kimi ga Yo Imperial Reign Capital Tokyo Government Constitutional monarchy Emperor  - 1868–1912 Emperor Meiji  - 1912–1926 Emperor Taishō  - 1926–1989 Emperor Shōwa Prime Minister  - 1885-1888, 1892-1896, 1898, 1900-1901 Itō Hirobumi  - 1888-1889 Kuroda Kiyotaka  - 1889-1891 Yamagata Aritomo  - 1906-1908, 1911-1912 Saionji Kinmochi...


After World War II and the return of Chinese control, the Republic of China government renamed it as National Taiwan University on November 15, 1945 and appointed Lo Tsung-lo as the first president. The University has undergone multiple times of reorganization ever since. As of the 2004 academic year, the University has a total of 11 colleges, 54 departments, and 96 graduate institutes (which offer 96 Master's programs and 83 doctoral programs). The number of students reached 29,877 in 2004, including those enrolling in the Division of Continuing Education & Professional Development. A new library was built in 1998, and now contains over 3,000,000 volumes of books. [5] 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... For the Chinese civilization, see China. ...

The educational system in NTU is very similar to United States. The university offers degrees of Bachelor, Master and PhD in almost every discipline. Students are given the flexibility to select courses offered by any colleges, however the mandatory subjects set by each of the majors still need to be completed to be awarded a degree. A student must declare a major before admission. Some majors are more competitive than others and require a higher national examination score. Traditionally, medicine, electrical engineering, and law are the three most selective majors. The medical degree takes 7 years to finish, while most of the other majors take 4 years. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2816 × 2112 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2816 × 2112 pixel, file size: 1. ... The Taipei National University of the Arts (Traditional Chinese: ; abbreviation TNUA) is a national university at Kuandu of Beitou District, Taipei City, Taiwan. ... A bachelors degree is usually an undergraduate academic degree awarded for a course or major that generally lasts for three, four, or in some cases and countries, five or six years. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... PhD usually refers to the academic title Doctor of Philosophy PhD can also refer to the manga Phantasy Degree This is a disambiguation page — a list of pages that otherwise might share the same title. ... For the chemical substances known as medicines, see medication. ... Electrical Engineers design power systems… … and complex electronic circuits. ... For other uses, see Law (disambiguation). ...


NTU requires most of its undergraduate students to take a mandatory core curriculum, comprising Chinese, English, and Calculus. The medical school in addition dictates each of its students to take Philosophy and Sociology classes as well as seminars in Ethics and Thanatology. Military Training is no longer obligatory for males, but it is a prerequisite if the student plans to be an officer during his mandatory military service. The Core Curriculum was originally developed as the main curriculum used by Columbia Universitys Columbia College. ... For other uses, see Calculus (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Philosophy (disambiguation). ... Sociology (from Latin: socius, companion; and the suffix -ology, the study of, from Greek λόγος, lógos, knowledge [1]) is the systematic and scientific study of society, including patterns of social relationships, social action, and culture[2]. Areas studied in sociology can range from the analysis of brief contacts between anonymous... For other uses, see Ethics (disambiguation). ... Thanatology is the scientific study of death. ... This article needs cleanup. ...


National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU or Shida) likewise traces its origins to the Japanese colonial period. Originally a teacher training institution, NTNU has developed into a comprehensive international university with demanding entrance requirements. The university boasts especially strong programs in the humanities and international education. Worldwide it is perhaps best known as home of the Mandarin Training Center, a program that offers Mandarin language training each year to over a thousand students from dozens of countries throughout the world. The main campus in Taipei's Guting district is known for its historic architecture and giving its name to the Shida Night Market, one of the most popular of the many night markets in Taipei. National Taiwan Normal University (國立台灣師範大學) is a large university in downtown Taipei. ... The Mandarin Training Center occupies four floors of the NTNU Language Studies Building. ...


19 universities have campuses located in Taipei:

Several Chinese language schools serving foreigners are also located in Taipei: National Taiwan University (Traditional Chinese: ; Simplified Chinese: ; Hanyu Pinyin: ; Tongyong Pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Kuo2-li4 tai2-wan1 ta4-hsüeh2; POJ: Kok-li̍p Tâi-ôan Tāi-ha̍k; abbreviation NTU)[2] is a national university in Taipei City, Taiwan. ... 國立政治大學 National Chengchi University © National Chengchi University National Chengchi University (Traditional Chinese: 國立政治大學; Simplified Chinese: 国立政治大学; Pinyin: Guólì Zhèngzhì Dàxué; National Political University) is a public university at Muzha in Wenshan District, Taipei City, Taiwan. ... National Taipei University (國立臺北大學) is a national university in Taiwan, founded in 1949. ... Brief History(cite from:http://www. ... This article needs to be wikified. ... National Taiwan Normal University (國立台灣師範大學) is a large university in downtown Taipei. ... National Taiwan University of Arts (Traditional Chinese: ), established in 1955, is the oldest art university residing in Banciao City, Taiwan. ... National Yang Ming University (國立陽明大學) is a public university at Shipai of Beitou District, Taipei. ... The Taipei National University of the Arts (Traditional Chinese: ; abbreviation TNUA) is a national university at Kuandu of Beitou District, Taipei City, Taiwan. ... The China University of Technology (CUTe in short) (Traditional Chinese: 中國科技大學; Simplified Chinese: 中国科技大学;) was established on 1965, situated in Wenshan District, Taipei City, Republic Of China (Taiwan). ... Chinese Culture University is a private university at Huagang of Shilin District, Taipei. ... Ming Chuan University is a family owned university founded by Pao Teh-Ming and her husband Lee Ying-Chao. ... Shih Chien University (實踐大學) is a private university with two campus: Dazhi of Zhongshan District, Taipei and Neimen, Kaohsiung County. ... Shih Hsin University (世新大學) is a private university in Wenshan District, Taipei. ... Soochow University (Traditional Chinese: ) is a private university located in Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China. ... Taipei Medical University (台北醫學大學) was founded as Taipei Medical College in 1960. ... Tatung University is a private university in Zhongshan District, Taipei. ...

The International Chinese Language Program, or ICLP as it is affectionately called by its students, teachers, and alumni, is one of the worlds premiere institutions for intensive training in formal, standard Mandarin Chinese. ... Formerly known as the Mandarin Training Center, the Center for Chinese Language and Cultural Studies is one of the oldest and most renowned Chinese language schools in the world. ...

Sports

The former Taipei Municipal Baseball Stadium
The former Taipei Municipal Baseball Stadium

Due to Taiwan being under American and Japanese influence over the years, the sports of baseball in particular and basketball have become popular in the city. Taipei, like the rest of the country, has featured most prominently in baseball and has often been the venue for the Asian Baseball Championship since the 1960s. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Taipei Municipal Baseball Stadium was a baseball park located in the Songshan District of Taipei, Taiwan. ... This article is about the sport. ... This article is about the sport. ... The Asian Baseball Championship is the main championship tournament between national baseball teams in Asia, governed by the Baseball Federation of Asia (BFA). ...


Major sporting events

The Taipei Arena is located in the city home to baseball with a capacity of some 15,000. It is located at the site of the former Taipei Municipal Baseball Stadium (built in 1958, opened 1959, demolished 2000). It was designed by Archasia, an architectural firm established in Taipei. The arena was opened on December 1st, 2005. It is currently operated by the Eastern Media Group (東森集團), which won the bid to operate the arena for 9 years. The Asian Baseball Championship is the main championship tournament between national baseball teams in Asia, governed by the Baseball Federation of Asia (BFA). ... The Asian Baseball Championship is the main championship tournament between national baseball teams in Asia, governed by the Baseball Federation of Asia (BFA). ... The Asian Baseball Championship is the main championship tournament between national baseball teams in Asia, governed by the Baseball Federation of Asia (BFA). ... The Asian Baseball Championship is the main championship tournament between national baseball teams in Asia, governed by the Baseball Federation of Asia (BFA). ... The Baseball World Cup is an international tournament in which national baseball teams from around the world compete. ... The Deaflympics (previously called World Games for the Deaf, and International Games for the Deaf) are an IOC-sanctioned event at which Deaf athletes compete at an elite level. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2048 × 1536 pixel, file size: 378 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2048 × 1536 pixel, file size: 378 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Taipei Arena is an indoor sporting arena located in Taipei, Taiwan. ... Taipei Arena is an indoor sporting arena located in Taipei, Taiwan. ... Taipei Municipal Baseball Stadium was a baseball park located in the Songshan District of Taipei, Taiwan. ...


The main arena has an adjustable floor space: its minimum floor space is 60 m x 30 m, and can be extended to 80 m x 40 m.


The Chinese Taipei Ice Hockey League (CTIHL) plays out of the auxiliary arena, which is a 60 m x 30 m ice skating rink.


Since opening in 2005, the arena has held more art and cultural activities (such as live concerts) than sporting events, which it was originally designed and built for.


Taipei has the only football-specific stadium in Taiwan, Chungshan Soccer Stadium, which hosts the national football team. It hosts qualifiers for the FIFA World and AFC regional cups, and finals of school football tournaments. As there is no professional football league in Taiwan, no other sporting events are held there. Soccer redirects here. ... Columbus Crew Stadium opened in 1999 as the first of a growing number of American stadiums built for soccer Soccer-specific stadium (SSS) is a term used mainly in the United States and Canada. ... Chungshan Soccer Stadium(Traditional Chinese: 中山足球場; pinyin: Zhōngshān Zúqíu Chǎng) is a multi-use stadium in Taipei, Taiwan. ... First international {{{First game}}} Biggest win Chinese Taipei 10 - 0 Guam (Macau, China; June 17, 2007) Biggest defeat Kuwait 10 - 0 Chinese Taipei (Al Ain City, UAE; November 9, 2006) AFC Asian Cup Appearances 2 (First in 1960) Best result Third place, 1960 The Chinese Taipei national football team is... For the club competition, see FIFA Club World Cup. ... The 46 member Asian Football Confederation (AFC) is the governing body of football in Asia, excluding Cyprus and Israel but including Australia. ...


Media

TVBS-G produces programs mainly from their Nangang building in Taipei City.
TVBS-G produces programs mainly from their Nangang building in Taipei City.

As the capital, Taipei City is the headquarters for many television and radio stations in Taiwan and the centre of some of the country's largest newspapers. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (3072 × 2304 pixel, file size: 1,006 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (3072 × 2304 pixel, file size: 1,006 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Alternative meaning: Taipei County City nickname: the City of Azaleas Capital District Xinyi Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 16 of 25 271. ...


Television

Television stations centred in Taipei include the CTS Education and Culture, CTS Recreation, CTV MyLife, CTV News Channel, China Television, Chinese Television System, Chung T'ien Television, Dimo TV, Eastern Television, Era Television, FTV News, Follow Me TV, Formosa TV, Gala Television, Public Television Service, SET Metro, SET News, SET Taiwan, Sanlih E-Television, Shuang Xing, TTV Family, TTV Finance, TTV World, TVBS, TVBS-G, TVBS-NEWS, Taiwan Broadcasting System, Videoland Television Network and Taiwan Television. CTS Education and Culture (Traditional Chinese: ) is a free-to-air television station in Taiwan, operated by Chinese Television System (CTS). ... CTS Recreation (Traditional Chinese: ) is a digital television channel operated by Chinese Television System (CTS) in Taiwan. ... CTV MyLife (Traditional Chinese: ) is a digital television channel operated by China Television (CTV) in Taiwan. ... CTV News Channel (Traditional Chinese: ) is a digital television channel operated by China Television (CTV) in Taiwan, launched on July 1, 2004. ... China Television Co. ... Chinese Television System (Traditional Chinese: ) is a wireless television station in the Republic of China. ... Chung Tien Television (Chinese: ) is a television network based in the Republic of China. ... Dimo TV (Traditional Chinese: ) is a digital television channel operated by Taiwan Public Television Service Foundation (PTS) in Taiwan. ... Eastern Television (ETTV, Traditional Chinese: ) is a television channel in the Republic of China on Taiwan that is operated by the Eastern Broadcasting Group, which also operates the online news site ETtoday. ... Era Television (Traditional Chinese: ) is a nationwide cable TV network in Taiwan that is operated by the ERA Communications Inc. ... FTV News (Traditional Chinese: ) is a cable news channel operated by Formosa TV (FTV) in Taiwan, launched on June 11, 1996. ... Follow Me Television (FMTV, Traditional Chinese: ) is a digital television channel operated by Formosa TV (FTV) in Taiwan. ... Formosa TV (Traditional Chinese: ) is a television station based in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. ... Gala Television (Traditional Chinese: ) is a television station in the Republic of China that is operated by the Gala Television Corporation, established on June 13, 1997. ... PTS Building (1 of 2) PTS Building (2 of 2) Taiwan Public Television Service Foundation (PTS, Traditional Chinese: ) is the first independent public broadcasting institution in the Republic of China (ROC), which broadcasts the Public Television Service Taiwan. ... SET Metro (Traditional Chinese: ) is a television channel of the Sanlih E-Television in Taiwan, launched in September 1995. ... SET News (Traditional Chinese: ) is a 24 hour news channel of the Sanlih E-Television in Taiwan, launched in March 1998 SET News official website Television stations broadcasting in the Chinese language      The following channels offer at least some programming in Chinese Categories: | | ... SET Taiwan (Traditional Chinese: ) is a television channel of the Sanlih E-Television in Taiwan, launched in September 1993. ... Sanlih E-Television (Traditional Chinese: ) is a television network operated in the Republic of China that was founded in May 1983. ... Astros Shuang Xing channel is a specialty drama channel offering content primarily sourced from Taiwan, mainland China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Korea and Japan. ... TTV Family (Traditional Chinese: ) is a digital television channel operated by Taiwan Television (TTV) in Taiwan, it shares channel with TTV Finance. ... TTV Finance (Traditional Chinese: ) is a digital television channel operated by Taiwan Television (TTV) in Taiwan, launched on September 1, 2004. ... TTV World (Traditional Chinese: ) is a television channel operated by Taiwan Television (TTV) in Taiwan, launched on October 25, 2005, but only broadcasts abroad. ... TVBS is a satellite television channel in Taiwan, launched on September 28, 1993. ... Television Broadcasts Limited (HKSE: 0511) , commonly known as TVB, is the first wireless commercial television station in Hong Kong. ... TVBS-NEWS is a satellite cable news television channel in Taiwan, launched on October 2, 1995. ... Taiwan Broadcasting System (TBS, Traditional Chinese: ) is a group that holds 8 channels in Taiwan, including: Chinese Television System CTS Education and Culture CTS Recreation Taiwan Public Television Service Foundation Dimo TV Hakka TV Taiwan Indigenous Television Taiwan Macroview TV TBS founded on July 1, 2006. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... TTV building in Taipei City Taiwan Television Enterprise, Ltd. ...


Newspapers

Newspapers include Apple Daily, Central Daily News, The China Post, China Times, Kinmen Daily News, Liberty Times, Mandarin Daily News, Matsu Daily, Min Sheng Bao, Sharp Daily, Taipei Times, Taiwan Daily, Taiwan News, Taiwan Times and United Daily News. The Apple Daily (Chinese: 蘋果日報 Pinyin: PíngguÇ’-Rìbào) is a tabloid newspaper printed in Taiwan, published by a joint venture between Hong Kong-based Next Media and several Singapore state-owned companies, included Temasek Holdings, Government of Singapore Investment Corporation, ST Telemedia, MediaCorp and DBS Bank. ... The Central Daily News (Chinese: 中央日報) is the official newspaper of the Kuomintang and the oldest Chinese language-newspaper still in existence. ... The China Post (Chinese: 英文中國郵報) is one of the three English-language newspapers published in Taiwan, the other two being Taiwan News and the Taipei Times. ... The China Times (Chinese: 中國時報; pinyin: zhōng guó shí bào) is a newspaper published in the Republic of China (Taiwan) in Traditional Chinese. ... Kinmen Daily News (Chinese: 金門日報) is a newspaper owned by the government of Kinmen County (Quemoy), Fukien Province, Republic of China (Taiwan). ... The Liberty Times (Chinese:自由時報;pinyin: zi4 yóu shí bào) is a newspaper published in Taiwan in Traditional Chinese. ... The Mandarin Daily News (Traditional: 國語日報; Simplified: 国语日报; Hanyu Pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Kuoyu Rihpao) is a traditional Chinese childrens newspaper published daily in Taiwan. ... Matsu Daily (Chinese: 馬祖日報) is a newspaper owned by the government of the Matsu County, Fukien Province, Republic of China (Taiwan). ... Min Sheng Bao is a tabloid newspaper based in Taiwan, and a sister publication of United Daily News, Taiwans second biggest selling newspaper. ... Sharp Daily ( Chinese:爽報 Pinyin: ShuÇŽng Bào) is a free Chinese-language tabloid newspaper, published in Taipei, Taiwan by Next Media. ... The Taipei Times is one of the three English-language newspapers in Taiwan, the other two being the Taiwan News and the China Post. ... Taiwan Daily (Traditional Chinese: 台灣日報) is a daily newspaper based in Taiwan. ... Taiwan News (formerly China News) is one of the three English-language newspapers in Taiwan, the other two being the Taipei Times and the China Post. ... Taiwan Times (台灣時報) is a newspaper based in Taiwan. ... The United Daily News (Chinese: 聯合報; pinyin: lián hé bào) is a newspaper published in Taiwan in Traditional Chinese. ...

Sister Cities

Taipei has the following sister cities: [6] Sign denoting twin towns of Neckarsulm Town twinning or sister cities is a concept whereby towns or cities from geographically and politically distinct areas are paired, with the goal of fostering human contact and cultural links. ...

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Nickname: Location in Maricopa County and the state of Arizona Coordinates: , Country State County Maricopa Incorporated February 25, 1881 Government  - Type Council-Manager  - Mayor Phil Gordon (D) Area  - City  515. ... Motto: (traditional) In God We Trust (official, 1956–present) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City Official language(s) None at the federal level; English de facto Government Federal Republic  - President George W. Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence - Declared - Recognized... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ... Motto: (traditional) In God We Trust (official, 1956–present) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City Official language(s) None at the federal level; English de facto Government Federal Republic  - President George W. 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References

  1. ^ The 10 Most Connected Cities in the World. Retrieved on 2007-08-18.
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ 民主紀念館揭牌 總統:大中至正改自由廣場, Central News Agency, 2007/05/19
  4. ^ http://www.ntu.edu.tw/english/about%20ntu/location/ntumap.htm]
  5. ^ Detailed Outline of University History
  6. ^ http://www.edunet.taipei.gov.tw/attach/The%2045%20Sister%20Cities%20list.doc

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Image File history File links Zhongwen. ... Japanese name Kanji: Hiragana: Korean name Hangul: Hanja: Vietnamese name Quốc ngữ: Hán tá»±: A Chinese character or Han character (simplified Chinese: ; traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: ) is a logogram used in writing Chinese, Japanese, sometimes Korean, and formerly Vietnamese. ... Abbreviation: Kaohsiung (高雄) City nickname: The Harbor City Capital District Linya Dist. ... The following is a list of districts of Taipei City ranked by area. ... The following is a list of districts of Taipei City ranked by population. ... The following is a list of districts of Taipei City ranked by population density. ... Taipei currently has eighteen universities: National Taiwan University National Taiwan Normal University National Chengchi University National Taipei University National Yang Ming University National Taiwan University of Science and Technology National Taipei University of Technology National Taipei University of Education Taipei Municipal University of Education Taipei National University of the Arts... Anchorage, Alaska, USA (1997)[1] Perth, Australia (1999)[1] Orange County, California, USA (2000)[1] Categories: | ... The Republic of China (ROC) currently administers two historical provinces of China (one completely and one for a small part) and centrally administers two municipalities: Taiwan Province; consists of the island of Taiwan, except the two municipalities, plus Penghu county (Pescadores Islands) and a number of outlying islands Sixteen counties...

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Preceded by
Nanjing
Capital of the Republic of China
1949-present
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present capital
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The Republic of China (ROC) currently administers two historical provinces of China (one completely and one for a small part) and centrally administers two municipalities: Taiwan Province; consists of the island of Taiwan, except the two municipalities, plus Penghu county (Pescadores Islands) and a number of outlying islands Sixteen counties... The Free Area of the Republic of China (Traditional Chinese: 中華民國自由地區) is a legal and political description referring to the territories of the Republic of China under the control of its government. ... A province, in the context of China, is a translation of sheng (省 shÄ›ng), which is an administrative division of China. ... 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. ... Fujian Province (Tongyong Pinyin spelling; Fu-chien according to Wades-Giles and Fukien according to Postal System Pinyin; Chinese: 福建省) is a province on the coast of southeastern China. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Republic_of_China. ... Direct-controlled municipalities are the highest-level cities in China, with status equal to that of the provinces. ... Nickname: Coordinates: , Country Region City seat Lingya District (苓雅區) Government  - Mayor Chen Chu (陳菊) Area  - Total 154 km² (59. ... The Republic of China (ROC) currently administers two historical provinces of China (one completely and one for a small part) and centrally administers two municipalities: Taiwan Province; consists of the island of Taiwan, except the two municipalities, plus Penghu county (Pescadores Islands) and a number of outlying islands Sixteen counties... Taipei County (Chinese: 台北縣; Hanyu Pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Tai-pei Hsien; POJ: Tâi-pak-koān) is located in northern Taiwan and encircles Taipei City. ... Taoyuan County (桃園縣, pinyin: Táoyuán Xiàn, WG: Tao-yüan Hsien) is a county of Taiwan Province, Republic of China, located in the northwestern part of the island, next to Taipei County. ... Hsinchu County (新竹縣, pinyin: Xīnzhú Xiàn) is a county in northwestern Taiwan. ... 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. ... 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. ... 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. ... Hehuanshan is one of the higher mountains in Nantou County. ... Yunlin County (雲林縣, pinyin: Yúnlín Xiàn) is a county in Western Taiwan. ... Chiayi County (嘉義縣, pinyin: Jiāyì Xiàn) is a county in southwestern Taiwan encompassing Chiayi City and administered as part of Taiwan Province of the Republic of China. ... Tainan County (Traditional Chinese: 台南縣; Hanyu Pinyin: Táinán Xiàn; Tongyong Pinyin: Táinán Siàn; Wade-Giles: Tai-nan Hsien; Taiwanese: Tâi-lâm-koān) is a county in Southern Taiwan . ... Kaohsiung County (高雄縣, pinyin: Gāoxióng Xiàn) is a county in southern Taiwan administered as part of Taiwan Province of the Republic of China. ... Pingtung County (屏東縣, pinyin: Píngdōng Xiàn) is a county in Southern Taiwan. ... Yilan County (Traditional Chinese: 宜蘭縣; Hanyu Pinyin: Yílán Xiàn; Tongyong Pinyin: Yílán Siàn; Wade-Giles: Yi-lan Hsien; POJ: Gî-lân-kōan) is a county in Northeastern Taiwan. ... Hualien County (Traditional Chinese: 花蓮縣; Hanyu Pinyin: HÅ«alián Xiàn; Tongyong Pinyin: Hualián Siàn; Wade-Giles: Hua-lien Hsien; POJ: Hoa-liân-kōan) is the largest county in Taiwan. ... Taitung County (Traditional Chinese: 台東縣; Hanyu Pinyin: Táidōng Xiàn; Tongyong Pinyin: Táidong Siàn; Wade-Giles: T`ai-tung Hsien; POJ: Tâi-tang-kōan) is a county in eastern Taiwan. ... The Pescadores (Traditional Chinese: 澎湖群島; Hanyu Pinyin: Pénghú Qúndăo; Tongyong Pinyin: Pénghú Cyúndăo; Wade-Giles: Peng-Hu Chün-Tao; Taiwanese POJ: Phêⁿ-ô·-kōan, from Portuguese, fishermen, pron. ... The Republic of China (ROC) currently administers two historical provinces of China (one completely and one for a small part) and centrally administers two municipalities: Taiwan Province; consists of the island of Taiwan, except the two municipalities, plus Penghu county (Pescadores Islands) and a number of outlying islands Sixteen counties... Kinmen (Traditional Chinese: 金門; Hanyu Pinyin: JÄ«nmén; Tongyong Pinyin: Jinmén; Wade-Giles: Chin-men; POJ: Kim-mnÌ‚g; also romanized Quemoy from Southern Min (in early Spanish romanization); literally Golden Door or Golden Gate), located at 24. ... The Matsu Islands (Traditional Chinese: ; Pinyin: ) are a minor archipelago of 19 islands and islets in the Taiwan Strait administered as Lienchiang County (連江 Pinyin: Liánjiāng), Fukien Province of the Republic of China (ROC, now based on Taiwan). ... Provincial cities (省轄市 or 省管市), sometimes translated provincial municipalities, are cities lesser in rank than direct-controlled municipalities of the Republic of China. ... Keelung City (Traditional Chinese: 基隆; Hanyu Pinyin: JÄ«lóng; Tongyong Pinyin: Jilóng; Wade-Giles: Chi-lung; POJ: Ke-lâng) is a provincial city of Taiwan, Republic of China. ... The main landmark of Hsinchu is its East Gate. ... This article is about the city. ... Chiayi City (Chinese: 嘉義市; Hanyu Pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: chia-yi shih; Taiwanese: Ka-gÄ« chhÄ«) is a provincial city in Southwestern Taiwan. ... Tainan is the name of a city and a county in southwestern Taiwan. ... This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... Shilin District (Chinese: 士林區; pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Shih-lin Chu; Tongyong Pinyin: Shihlin Qu; Taiwanese: SÅ«-lîm-khu) is a district of Taipei, the largest city in Taiwan. ... Image File history File links Taipei_City_Location_Map. ... For the Belgian music band, see Daan (band). ... Wanhua District (traditional Chinese: ; Hanyu Pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Wan-hua; Pe̍h-ōe-jÄ«: Báng-kah), popularly known as Bangka, is Taipei Citys oldest district. ... Alternative meaning: Chiang Chung-cheng Zhongzheng District (中正區, Wade-Giles: Chung-cheng, Tongyong Pinyin: Jhongjheng) is the home of the most of the national government buildings of the Republic of China. ... Wenshan District (Chinese: 文山區, Wade-Giles: Wen-shan, Tongyong Pinyin: Wunshan) is the southernmost of the twelve districts of Taipei City. ... Greater China in dark green, and areas with strong Chinese cultural influence in light green Greater China (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; Pinyin: ), or simply 大华/大華, is a term referring collectively to both the territories administered by the Peoples Republic of China as well as Hong Kong and Macau, and territories... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Peoples_Republic_of_China. ... Direct-controlled municipalities are the highest-level cities in China, with status equal to that of the provinces. ... Peking redirects here. ... Chongqing (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: ; Postal map spelling: Chungching, also Chungking) is the largest and most populous of the Peoples Republic of Chinas four provincial-level municipalities, and the only one in the less densely populated western half of China. ... For other uses, see Shanghai (disambiguation). ...   (Chinese: ; Pinyin: ; Postal map spelling: Tientsin) is one of the four municipalities of China. ... A sub-provincial city (副省级城市), or deputy-provincial city, in the Peoples Republic of China, is a prefecture-level city that is ruled by a province, but is administered independently in regard to economy and law. ... Changchun (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: ) is the capital and largest city of Jilin province, located at the northeast of the Peoples Republic of China. ... Not to be confused with Chengde. ... Dalian (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; Hanyu Pinyin: ; Japanese: Dairen; Russian: Далянь, Dalian or Дальний, Dalny) is the governing sub-provincial city in the eastern Liaoning Province of Northeast China. ... Guangzhou is the capital and the sub-provincial city of Guangdong Province in the southern part of the Peoples Republic of China. ...   (Chinese: ; pinyin: ; Postal map spelling: Hangchow) is a sub-provincial city located in the Yangtze River Delta in the Peoples Republic of China, and the capital of Zhejiang province. ... For the South Korean county of the same name, see Jinan County. ... Harbin on a map of China For other meanings of Harbin, see Harbin (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Nanjing (disambiguation). ... Ningbo (simplified Chinese: ; traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Ning-po; literally Tranquil Waves) is a seaport sub-provincial city with a population of 1,219,900 in northeastern Zhejiang province, Peoples Republic of China. ... Tsingtao redirects here. ... This article is about a city. ... Shenzhen is a sub-provincial city of Guangdong province in southern China. ... For the brand of cymbal, see Wuhan cymbals. ... Xian redirects here. ... A view of the Xiamen University campus Xiamen (Simplified Chinese: 厦门; Traditional Chinese: 廈門; Hanyu Pinyin: ) is a coastal sub-provincial city in southeastern Fujian province, Peoples Republic of China. ... Changsha (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; Pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Chang-sha) is the capital city of Hunan, a province of Southcentral China, located on the lower reaches of Xiangjiang river, a branch of the Yangtze River. ...   (Chinese: ; Pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Fu-chou; BUC: Hók-ciÅ­; EFEO: Fou-Tcheou; also seen as Foochow or Fuchow) is the capital and the largest prefecture-level city of Fujian (福建) province, Peoples Republic of China. ... position in Guizhou district of Guiyang View of Guiyang Typically known as the Forest City, Guiyang (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: ) is the capital of Guizhou province in the Peoples Republic of China. ... Haikou on the map of China Haikou, situated at the north of Hainan island, is the capital of Hainan Province of the Peoples Republic of China and has an estimated population of 830,192 (2006), therefore by far the largest city on the island. ... Hefei (Chinese: 合肥; Hanyu Pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Hofei) is a prefecture-level city and the provincial capital of Anhui province, China. ... Hohhot (Chinese: 呼和浩特; Pinyin: HÅ«héhàotè; Mongolian: Ð¥Ó©Ñ… хот), occasionally spelled Huhehot or Huhhot, is the capital city of the Inner Mongolian Autonomous Region in the Peoples Republic of China. ... Location of Kunming Prefecture (yellow) Kunming (Chinese: ; pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Kun-ming) is the capital city of Yunnan province, China. ... Lanzhou (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; Pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Lan-chou; Postal map spelling: Lanchow) is the capital of and a prefecture-level city in the Gansu province, China. ... For other uses, see Lhasa (disambiguation). ... Nanchang (Chinese: 南昌; Hanyu Pinyin: ) is the capital of Jiangxi Province in southeastern China. ... position in Guangxi Nanning (Simplified Chinese: , Traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: Nánníng) is the capital of Guangxi autonomous region in southern China. ... Website: http://www. ... Location within China Taiyuan (Chinese: ; pinyin: Tàiyuán; Wade-Giles: Tai-yüan) is a prefecture-level city in China, capital of the Shanxi province. ... Ãœrümqi Ãœrümqi (Uyghur: ئۈرۈمچی; Uyghur Latin script: Ãœrümqi; Simplified Chinese: 乌鲁木齐; Traditional Chinese: 烏魯木齊; pinyin: ), with a population about 1. ... Location of Xining Xining (Simplified Chinese : 西宁, Traditional Chinese : 西寧, Tibetan : Ziling) is the capital of Qinghai Province, Peoples Republic of China. ... Yinchuan (Simplified Chinese: 银川; Traditional Chinese: 銀川; pinyin: ) is the capital of Ningxia Autonomous Region, China. ... Zhengzhou (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; Pinyin: ), formerly called Zhengxian (traditional form: Chengchow) , is a prefecture-level city and the capital of Henan province, Peoples Republic of China. ... A Special Administrative Region (SAR) of the Peoples Republic of China is an administrative division of the Peoples Republic of China (PRC). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Republic_of_China. ... For the Chinese civilization, see China. ... Direct-controlled municipalities are the highest-level cities in China, with status equal to that of the provinces. ... Nickname: Coordinates: , Country Region City seat Lingya District (苓雅區) Government  - Mayor Chen Chu (陳菊) Area  - Total 154 km² (59. ... Not to be confused with capitol. ... For other uses, see Asia (disambiguation). ... Map of Central Asia showing three sets of possible boundaries for the region Central Asia located as a region of the world Central Asia is a vast landlocked region of Asia. ... Coordinates: Government  - Mayor Askar Mamin Population (estimated)  - City 600,000 Time zone BTT (UTC+6) This article is about the capital of Kazakhstan; for the article on the palace in Sarawak, see Astana (Sarawak); for the professional road-cycling team see Astana Team; for the Iranian city, see Astaneh-e... Bishkek cityscape Bishkek (Бишкек) is the capital of Kyrgyzstan. ... Location of Dushanbe in Tajikistan Coordinates: , Country Government  - Mayor Mahmadsaid Ubaydulloyev Area  - Total 100 km² (38. ... AÅŸgabat AÅŸgabat AÅŸgabat AÅŸgabat (Turkmen: ; Persian: , UniPers: EÅ¡q-âbâd; Russian: - Ashkhabád) also spelled as Ashgabat, Ashkabat, Ashkhabad, Ashgabad, is the capital city of Turkmenistan, a former Soviet republic. ... Tashkent (Uzbek: , Russian: ) is the capital of Uzbekistan and also of the Tashkent Province. ... East Asia Geographic East Asia. ... Peking redirects here. ... For the Chinese civilization, see China. ... For other uses, see Tokyo (disambiguation). ... Not to be confused with PyeongChang. ... Short name Statistics Location map Map of location of Seoul. ... Template:Infobox Settlementcookis and ceam For the band, see Ulan Bator (band). ... Map of South Asia (see note on Kashmir). ... Dhaka (previously Dacca; Bengali: Ḍhākā; IPA: ) is the capital of Bangladesh and the principal city of Dhaka District. ... View of Tashichoedzong, Thimphu Thimphu from Sangey Gang Thimphu (Tibetan script: ཐིམ་ཕུ་) is the capital of Bhutan, and also the name of the surrounding valley and dzongkhag, the Thimphu District. ... , This article is about the urban region that is the capital of India. ... Malé (Dhivehi: މާލެ), (pronounced: Maa-lay) population 81,647 (2004), is the capital of the Republic of Maldives located at the southern edge of North Male Atoll Kaafu Atoll. ... For the retail store chain, see Kathmandu (company). ... For other places called Islamabad, see Islamabad (disambiguation). ... , District Government  - Mayor Swarnalatha Silva (Sri Lanka Freedom Party) Area  - City 17 km²  (6. ... Location of Southeast Asia Southeast Asia is a subregion of Asia. ... Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque Bandar Seri Begawan, estimated population 46,229 (1991), is the capital and the royal town of the Sultanate of Brunei. ... Naypyidaw (also spelt Nay Pyi Taw, literally Royal City) is currently the national capital of Myanmar, located in Kyatpyae Village, Pyinmana Township of Mandalay Division. ... Nickname: Location of Phnom Penh, Cambodia Coordinates: , Country Province Settled 1372 Became Capital 1865 Government  - Type Municipality  - Mayor & Governor H.E. Keb Chutema (Khmer: )  - Vice Governors H.E. Than Sina, H.E. Map Sarin, H.E. Seng Tong Area  - Total 376 km² (145. ... Dili, also spelled Díli, Dilli or Dilly, is the capital of East Timor. ... Jakarta (also DKI Jakarta), is the capital and largest city of Indonesia. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Nickname: Motto: Maju dan makmur (English: Progress and Prosper) Location in Malaysia Coordinates: , Country State Establishment 1857 Granted city status 1974 Government  - Mayor (Datuk Bandar) Datuk Abdul Hakim Borhan From 14 December 2006 Area  - Total 243. ... Motto: Bandar raya Taman, Bandar raya Bestari (English :Garden City, Intelligent City ) Coordinates: , Country State Establishment 1995, October 19th Made into Federal Territory 2001, February 1st Government  - Administered by Perbadanan Putrajaya Putrajaya Corporation  - Chairman Samsudin Osman Area  - City 46 km²  (17. ... For other meanings of the word, see Manila (disambiguation). ... Location within in Thailand Coordinates: , Country Settled Ayutthaya Period Founded as capital 21 April 1782 Government  - Type Special administrative area  - Governor Apirak Kosayothin Area  - City 1,568. ... Hanoi (Vietnamese: Hà Ná»™i, Hán Tá»±: 河内)  , estimated population 3,145,300 (2005), is the capital of Vietnam. ...  Southwest Asia in most contexts. ... For other places with the same name, see Kabul (disambiguation). ... Location of Yerevan in Armenia Coordinates: , Country Established 782 BC Government  - Mayor Yervand Zakharyan Area  - City 227 km²  (87. ... Coordinates: , Country Government  - Mayor Hajibala Abutalybov Area  - City 260 km²  (100. ... Bahrain from space, June 1996 Manama (Arabic: المنامة Al-Manāmah) is the capital city of Bahrain and is the countrys largest city with a population of approximately 155,000, roughly a quarter of countrys entire population. ... District Nicosia District Government  - Mayor Eleni Mavrou Population (2004)  - City 270,000 (Greek part) 85,000 (Turkish part) 355,000 (Total) Time zone EET (UTC+2) Website: www. ... Location of Tbilisi in Georgia Coordinates: , Country Georgia Established c. ... For other uses, see Tehran (disambiguation). ... Baghdad (Arabic: ) is the capital of Iraq and of Baghdad Governorate. ... For other uses, see Jerusalem (disambiguation). ... For other meanings, see Amman (disambiguation) and Ammann. ... Kuwait City Kuwait City (also Al-Kuwait - الكويت), population 32,403 (2005 Census), is the capital of the emirate of Kuwait and part of the Al-Asimah governorate. ... Location in the Republic of Lebanon Coordinates: , Governorate Government  - Mayor Abdel Mounim Ariss[1] Area  - City 100 km² (31 sq mi) Population (2005)  - City 1,574,397  - Metro 1,792,111 Time zone +2 (UTC)  - Summer (DST) +3 (UTC) Website: City of Beirut This article is about the Lebanese city. ... Classification City Sultan Qaboos bin Said al Said Area 3,500 km² [1] Population  - Total (2005)  - Density  - Oman calculated rank 606,024 [2] 184. ... For other uses, see Doha (disambiguation). ... Riyadh (Arabic: ar-Riyāḍ) is the capital and largest city of Saudi Arabia. ... For other uses, see Damascus (disambiguation). ... Ankara is the capital of Turkey and the countrys second largest city after Ä°stanbul. ... Abu Dhabi or Abu Zaby (Arabic language: أبوظبي) is the largest of the seven emirates that comprise the United Arab Emirates and was also the largest of the former Trucial States. ... Building in San‘a’ Clay houses in San‘a’ The residence of Imam Yahya in the Wadi Dhar near San‘a’. Backstreet in Yemen (Arabic: ‎ , sometimes spelled Sanaa or Sanaa) is the capital of Yemen and the centre of San‘a’ Governorate. ... Israel has de facto control over all of Jerusalem. ...

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