A Beautiful Southern City
Facing the Taiwan Strait on the west and Bashi Channel on the south, Kaohsiung is a beautiful and modern metropolis located in southern Taiwan as well as the second largest city of the island. Looking down from an airplane, one will see the abundant landscapes of Kaohsiung: Mt. Chai and Banping mountains, the clear and serene Lotus Pond, and Love River flowing through the city. This subtropical city boasts its brilliant sunshine and gentle breeze from the passion of the sea.
Sitting between Cijin Island and downtown, the Port of Kaohsiung is the first world-class port in Taiwan and a hub for international trade. The ceaseless come and go of ships and containers from around the world represent the energy and vitality of the business in Kaohsiung. Kaohsiung, a city of glamour, not only has unique features of mountain, sea, river, and port, but also possesses a rich culture and beautiful cityscape. The city sincerely welcomes your visit.
Merging of County and City
An International Metropolis: On December 25, 2010, Kaohsiung City merged with Kaohsiung County to become Greater Kaohsiung, a metropolis occupying an area of 2,946 km2 extending from the Central Mountains to the Taiwan Strait. The total population is approximately 2.77 million. Possessing all kinds of natural landscapes and living facilities, this metropolis is developing to be a new international city.
Kaohsiung City is an important international hub for Taiwan. It has a complete air/marine transportation network and centers for logistics, finance, insurance, and services as well as pools of talent incubation, technology research and development. Kaohsiung County is strong with abundant agricultural resources and industrial and high-technology parks.
In this new Kaohsiung, immediate services and more comprehensive social welfare for all of its citizens will be ensured as the merger has optimized the deployment of resources and streamlined the district administration. With these features and advantages, Greater Kaohsiung’s competitiveness has been greatly enhanced.
Kaohsiung is enjoying a new starting point in communication with the world.
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