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Special municipality
Taichung City
Clockwise frae top: Taichung skyline, Taichung railwey station, Taichung Intercontinental Basebaw Stadium, Nanhu Moontain, Wind ferm in Taichung, Luce Memorial Chaipel, Naitional Museum o Naitural Science
Banner o Taichung
Offeecial logo o Taichung
Etymology: Taichū (Japanese: 臺中, Taiwan center)
Nickname(s): Cultural Ceety (文化城)
Location of Taichung
Coordinates: 24°09′N 120°40′E / 24.150°N 120.667°E / 24.150; 120.667Coordinates: 24°09′N 120°40′E / 24.150°N 120.667°E / 24.150; 120.667
Country  Republic o Cheenae (Taiwan)
Region Central Taiwan
Established 2010
Seat Xitun District
 • Mayor Lin Chia-lung (DPP)
 • Special municipality 2,214.90 km2 (855.18 sq mi)
 • Urban 492 km2 (190 sq mi)
Aurie rank 6 oot o 22
Population (2017)[3]
 • Special municipality 2,781,498
 • Rank 2 oot o 22
 • Density 1,300/km2 (3,300/sq mi)
 • Urban[4] 2,520,000
 • Urban density 5,100/km2 (13,000/sq mi)
Time zone Naitional Staundart Time (UTC+8)
Postal code 400-439
Aurie code(s) (0)4
ISO 3166 code TW-TXG
Bird Little egret[5]
Flower Christmas Kalanchoe[6]
Tree Palimara Alstonia[7]
Wabsteid eng.taichung.gov.tw (in Inglis)

Taichung (台中; literally "Central Taiwan") is a ceety locatit in wast-central Taiwan wi a population o juist ower ane million fowk, makin it the third lairgest ceety on the island efter Taipei an Kaohsiung. The ceety presently constitutes a provincial ceety apairt frae the adjacent Taichung Coonty. Bi the end o 2010 the ceety an coonty, baith currently first-level divisions o Taiwan, will merge tae form a single direct-controlled municipality.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "《中華民國統計資訊網》縣市重要統計指標查詢系統網" (in Cheenese). Retrieved 11 June 2016. 
  2. "Demographia World Urban Areas PDF (April 2016)" (PDF). Demographia. Retrieved 11 June 2016. 
  3. "臺中市政府民政局 ::: 人口統計管理平台 :::". demographics.taichung.gov.tw (in Cheenese). Retrieved 2017-07-27. 
  4. "Demographia World Urban Areas PDF (April 2016)" (PDF). Demographia. Retrieved 2016-06-06. 
  5. "Taichung's City Bird: Little Egret". Retrieved 2006-09-29. 
  6. "Taichung's City Flower: Christmas Kalanchoe". Retrieved 2006-09-29. 
  7. "Taichung's City Tree: Palimara Alstonia". Retrieved 2006-09-29.