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Special municipality
Kaohsiung City · 高雄市
Clockwise frae tap: Kaohsiung skyline, Kaohsiung Confucius Temple, Liuhe Night Market, Warld Gemmes Stadium, Port o Kaohsiung, Central Pairk Station
Nickname(s): The Harbor Ceety (Gangdu), The Maritime Caipital, The Watterfront Ceety
Satellite image o Kaohsiung
Coordinates: 22°38′N 120°16′E / 22.633°N 120.267°E / 22.633; 120.267Coordinates: 22°38′N 120°16′E / 22.633°N 120.267°E / 22.633; 120.267
Kintra Republic o Cheenae (Taiwan)
Region Soothren Taiwan
Ceety seat Lingya Destrict
 • Mayor Chen Chu (DPP)
AreaRank 4
 • Tot 2,946.2527 km2 (1,137.5545 sq mi)
Population (2010)
 • Tot 2,769,072
 • Density 940/km2 (2,400/sq mi)
  Rank 2
Time zone CST (UTC+8)
Postal code 800–852
Area code(s) (0)7
Destricts 38
Website www.kcg.gov.tw/EN

Kaohsiung (Cheenese: 高雄; pinyin: Gāoxióng; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Ko-hiông; auld names: Takao, Takow, Takau) offeecially Kaohsiung Ceety, is ane o the five special municipalities unner the admeenistration o the Republic o Cheenae. Locatit in soothren-westren Taiwan an facin the Taiwan Strait, Kaohsiung is the lairgest municipality in Taiwan at 2,947.62 km2 (1,138.08 sq mi), an seicont maist populous wi a population o approximately 2.77 million. Syne its stairt at 17t century, Kaohsiung haes grown frae a smaa tradin veelage, intae the poleetical, economic, transportation, manufacturin, refinin, shipbuildin, an industries centers o soothren Taiwan. It is a global ceety wi sufficiency which categorized bi GaWC in 2010.[1]

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Kaohsiung is twinned wi the followin locations.

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