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New Taipei
新北
Special municipality
New Taipei City · 新北市
Clockwise frae top: New Taipei Brig, Banqiao Destrict, Pingxi Line, Tamsui River, Jiufen, Shifen watterfaw

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Coordinates: 25°00′40″N 121°26′45″E / 25.01111°N 121.44583°E / 25.01111; 121.44583
Kintra Republic o Cheenae
Region Northren Taiwan
Ceety seat Banqiao Destrict
Government
 • Type New Taipei Ceety Govrenment
 • Mayor Eric Chu
Area
 • Special municipality 2,052.5667 km2 (792.5004 sq mi)
Population (October 2010)
 • Special municipality 3,893,740
 • Density 1,900/km2 (4,900/sq mi)
 • Metro 6,870,357
  Population Rankit 1 o 22
Time zone CST (UTC+8)
Postal code 207, 208, 220 – 224, 226 – 228, 231 – 239, 241 – 244, 247 – 249, 251 – 253
Area code(s) (0)2
Destricts 29
Website English
Chinese
The metropolitan aurie (or tri-ceeties) o Taipei includes Taipei, New Taipei an Keelung

New Taipei Ceety (Cheenese: 新北市; pinyin: Xīnběi Shì[1]) is the maist muckle ceety o Taiwan. The aurie includes a substantial stretch o Taiwan's northren coastline an surroonds the Taipei Basin. New Taipei completely surroonds Taiwan's caipital ceety Taipei, an is bordered bi Taiwan Province in several directions: Keelung tae the northeast, Yilan Coonty tae the sootheast, an Taoyuan Coonty tae the soothwast.

New Taipei haed been admeenistered as Taipei Coonty (Cheenese: 臺北縣 or 台北縣) o Taiwan Province till its reorganization as a direct-controlled municipality on 25 December, 2010. Initially the offeecial Inglis version o the ceety's name wis Xinbei City.[2][3] The new mayor Eric Chu requestit the name New Taipei City as the offeecial Inglis renderin insteid.[4] The Meenistry o the Interior (MOI) approved the request on December 31.[5]

Demographics[eedit | eedit soorce]

Ower 80% o New Taipei's residents live in the 10 destricts that wur umwhile coonty-controlled ceeties (Banqiao, Luzhou, Sanchong, Shulin, Tucheng, Xizhi, Xindian, Xinzhuang, Yonghe, an Zhonghe), which accoont for ane-saxt o the aurie. 28.80% o the residents moved intae the aurie frae Taipei Ceety (台北市).

Govrenment an infrastructur[eedit | eedit soorce]

Municipal admeenistration[eedit | eedit soorce]

A map o New Taipei's population density

New Taipei controls 29 destricts (區). The sub-ceety entities consists o 1,017 veelages (里), which in turn are dividit intae 21,683 neighborhuids (鄰). (Juin 2008)

See an aa: Admeenistrative diveesions o the Republic o Cheenae

Name Hanzi Hanyu Pinyin Pe̍h-ōe-jī Population Aurie (km2)
Bali 八里區 Bālǐ Qū Pat-lí Khu 34,590 39.4933
Banqiao 板橋區 Bǎnqiáo Qū Pang-kiô Khu 554,697 23.1373
Danshui 淡水區 Dànshuǐ Qū Tām-chuí Khu 143,439 70.6565
Gongliao 貢寮區 Gòngliáo Qū Kòng-liâu Khu 13,775 99.9734
Jinshan 金山區 Jīnshān Qū Kim-san Khu 22,360 49.2132
Linkou 林口區 Línkǒu Qū Nâ-khàu Khu 82,532 54.1519
Luzhou 蘆洲區 Lúzhōu Qū Lô͘-chiu Khu 197,795 8.321
Pinglin 坪林區 Pínglín Qū Pêⁿ-nâ Khu 6,540 170.8350
Pingxi 平溪區 Píngxī Qū Pêng-khe Khu 5,375 71.3382
Ruifang 瑞芳區 Ruìfāng Qū Sūi-hong Khu 42,604 70.7336
Sanchong 三重區 Sānchóng Qū Sam-tiông Khu (Saⁿ-tēng-po͘) 390,037 16.3170
Sanxia 三峽區 Sānxiá Qū Sam-kiap Khu 103,046 191.4508
Sanzhi 三芝區 Sānzhī Qū Sam-chi Khu 23,284 65.9909
Shenkeng 深坑區 Shēnkēng Qū Chhim-kheⁿ Khu 23,248 20.5787
Shiding 石碇區 Shídìng Qū Chio̍h-tēng Khu 7,963 144.3498
Shimen 石門區 Shímén Qū Chio̍h-mn̂g Khu 12,492 51.2645
Shuangxi 雙溪區 Shuāngxī Qū Siang-khe Khu 9,755 146.2484
Shulin 樹林區 Shùlín Qū Chhiū-nâ Khu 175,598 33.1288
Taishan 泰山區 Tàishān Qū Thài-san Khu 76,435 19.1603
Tucheng 土城區 Tǔchéng Qū Thô͘-siâⁿ Khu 238,601 29.5578
Wanli 萬里區 Wànlǐ Qū Bān-lí Khu 21,892 63.3766
Wugu 五股區 Wǔgǔ Qū Gō͘-kó͘ Khu 79,751 34.8632
Wulai 烏來區 Wūlái Qū U-lai Khu 5,787 321.1306
Xindian 新店區 Xīndiàn Qū Sin-tiàm Khu 295,673 120.2255
Xinzhuang 新莊區 Xīnzhuāng Qū Sin-chng Khu 402,221 19.7383
Xizhi 汐止區 Xìzhǐ Qū Se̍k-chí Khu 189,166 71.2354
Yingge 鶯歌區 Yīnggē Qū Eng-ko Khu 86,677 21.1248
Yonghe 永和區 Yǒnghé Qū Éng-hô Khu 234,762 5.7138
Zhonghe 中和區 Zhōnghé Qū Tiong-hô Khu 414,488 20.1440

Naitional govrenment[eedit | eedit soorce]

The Aviation Safety Cooncil, the aircraft accident investigation body o the ROC, is heidquartered in Xindian Destrict, New Taipei.[6]

Sister communities[eedit | eedit soorce]

Transportation[eedit | eedit soorce]

The aurie is served bi Taiwan High Speed Rail through the Banqiao Station.

The Taiwan Railway Administration's Yilan Line runs through Gongliao, Shuangxi and Ruifang. The Western Line runs through Xizhi, Banqiao, Shulin and Yingge. The Pingxi Line connects Pingxi to Ruifang.

The Taipei Metro serves the aurie through the Danshui Line in Danshui, the Zhonghe Line in Yonghe an Zhonghe, the Luzhou Line in Sanchong an Luzhou, the Xindian Line in Xindian, an the Bannan Line frae Banqiao on oot.

The aurie's air traffic needs tae be served bo Taipei Taoyuan Internaitional Airport in neighborin Taoyuan Coonty an Songshan Airport in Taipei.

Nicht mercats[eedit | eedit soorce]

Name Feature Location
Xingnan Nicht Mercat (興南夜市) This nicht mercat is primarily distinguished bi its shaved ice desserts. Zhonghe, near the Taipei Metro Nanshijiao Station.
Nanya Nicht Mercat (南雅夜市) A 30-year-auld ceremonial airch walcomes visitors tae the entrance o the mercat, which is locatit near the Ben-Yuan Lin Family's Mansion an Garden, a historical monument in New Taipei. Banqiao, near the Taipei Metro Fuzhong Station.
Xinzhuang Nicht Mercat (新莊夜市) The well-regardit cuisine here includes mushroom-an-meatbaw stew, imagawayaki, Taiwanese meatbaws, cake, oyster vermicelli, shrimp thick soup. Xinzhuang

Quotit frae Tourism Bureau, MOTC, R.O.C.

Tourist attractions[eedit | eedit soorce]

New Taipei haes a wide range o historical, natural an cultural attractions. Historical attractions include Fort Santo Domingo an Qing dynasty remnants in Danshui an the auld minin touns o Jiufen, Jinguashi an Jingtong in the east. The maist famous temple is the Zushi Temple in Sanxia. Sanxia an aa contains the historic Minquan Street. There are numerous notable museums, such as Yingge's Ceramics Museum, Yonghe's Museum of World Religions, Bali's Shisanhang Museum of Archaeology, Pinglin's Pinglin Tea Museum an the Ju Ming Museum at Jinshan.

Natural attractions include the Wulai an Shifen waterfaws, Wulai hot springs, hoodoo geological formations at the Yehliu seacoast, an hikin in Guanyinshan, Wulai, Pingxi an the northeast coast. Popular beaches include Fulong an Baishawan.

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References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. New Taipei Ceety is named frae "新臺北市", as Mayor Eric Chu claimed. New is the literal translation o "新", but Taipei is the transcription o "臺北". Housomeivver, "新北市", the anerlie offeecial Cheenese name o New Taipei Ceety, is literally "New North Ceety".
  2. "標準地名譯寫準則". 全國法規資料庫. 2009-11-09. Retrieved 2010-12-23. 
  3. "中文譯音使用原則". 中華民國教育部. 2008-12-18. Retrieved 2010-12-23. 
  4. "新北市譯名 朱立倫依多數民意". 中央社. 2010-12-20. Retrieved 2010-12-23. 
  5. "尊重新北市政府的意見,新北市譯寫為「New Taipei City」" (Press release). 中華民國內政部. 2010-12-31. 
  6. "Contact ASC." Aviation Safety Council. Retrieved on June 10, 2009. "Address: 11th Floor, 200, Section 3, Beixin Road, Xindian District, New Taipei City 231, Taiwan (R.O.C.)"

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