Taichung

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Taichung City
台中市
City flag City seal

Abbreviation: Central City (中市)

City nickname: The cultural city

Capital DistrictWest Dist. (西區)
Region Central Taiwan
MayorJason Hu (胡志強)

Area

Ranked 18 of 25

 - Total
 - % water

163.4256 km²
?%

Population

Ranked 9 of 25

 - Total (May 2004)
 - Density

1,114,080
6205/km²

Districts: 8
City flower:?
City tree:Dita bark (Alstonia Scholaris)
City bird:Little egret (Egretta garzetta)
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Image:Taichung City location.png


Taichung (台中, Hanyu Pinyin: Tizhōng, Wade-Giles: T'ai-chung, Taiwanese POJ: Ti-tiong) is a city located in west-central Taiwan with a population of just over one million people, making it the third largest city on the island, after Taipei and Kaohsiung. The city's name is Chinese for "Central Taiwan." Taichung City (台中市) is administratively a municipality of Taiwan Province of the Republic of China. It is surrounded completely by Taichung County. The city was formerly known as "Taiwan".

Taichung is home to Chung-hsing University (中興大學), Fengchia University (逢甲大學), Providence University (靜宜大學), and Tunghai University (東海大學).

Taichung is famous for suncakes (taiyang bing). Taichung's Chun Shui Tang (http://icetea.com.tw/) teahouse (春水堂) is where bubble tea was invented. The city is also the birthplace of actress/singer Vivian Hsu.


External links


de:Taichung

pl:Tajczung zh:台中市 zh-min-nan:Ti-tiong-chhī

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