18 Facts About Taichung


Taichung, officially Taichung City, is a special municipality located in central Taiwan.

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In 2020, Taichung was classified as a "Gamma" level global city by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network.

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Taichung City is located in the Taichung Basin along the main western coastal plain that stretches along the west coast from northern Taiwan almost to the southern tip.

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Taichung has a warm humid subtropical climate bordering on a tropical monsoon climate, with an average annual temperature of 23.

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Taichung's population was estimated to be 2, 816, 667 in March 2020.

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Unlike Taipei in the north, which is solidly in the Pan-Blue political camp, and the southern cities of Kaohsiung and Tainan that are solidly Pan-Green, Taichung is more balanced, with the urban city center area leaning Blue and the suburban and rural areas leaning Green.

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Taichung is home to the Central Taiwan Science Park, known for the many semiconductor factories located there, most notably TSMC.

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THSR Taichung Station is located in Wuri, serving travel demands of both Taichung City and the northern parts of Changhua County.

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THSR Taichung Station is accessible by local trains, MRT Green Line, as well as free shuttle buses into the city.

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Taichung Port, located on the coast in Taichung City, is the second largest cargo facility on the island capable of handling container shipping.

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Taichung City is in the process of implementing Hanyu Pinyin on road signs throughout the city.

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Unlike Taipei, which uses a capital letter at the beginning of every syllable, Taichung City uses the standard form of Hanyu Pinyin on street signs erected in recent years.

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Taichung has a large number of temples, many of which hold historic and cultural value.

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In Taichung, there are two historic major temples dedicated to Wenchang Dijun, the patron deity of literature: Beitun Wenchang Temple and Nantun Wenchang Temple.

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The Taichung Confucian Temple is a large and relatively new complex dedicated to Confucius himself.

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Taichung has several open-air night markets that feature local food and diversions:.

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Taichung has a famous hot spring, Guguan hot spring, located in Heping District.

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Taichung has signed sister city agreements with nineteen cities in nine countries since 1965.

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