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Hsinchu City
新竹市

Hsinchu City seal

Abbreviation: Zhu (竹市)

City nickname: the windy city

Capital districtEast Dist.(東區)
Region Northwestern Taiwan
MayorJung-tzer Lin (林政則)

Area

Ranked 23 of 25

 - Total
 - % water

104.0964 km²
(Percent water goes here)%

Population

Ranked 19 of 25

 - Total (May 2004)
 - Density

384,384
3,693/km²

Districts: 3
City flower:Azalea
City tree:?
City bird:European Magpie (Pica pica)
Missing image
Hsinchu_City_location.png
Image:Hsinchu_City_location.png


Hsinchu (新竹 pinyin Xīnzh, Taiwanese: Sin-tek) is a large city in northern Taiwan. Hsinchu City (新竹市) is a municipality of Taiwan. It is bordered by Hsinchu County to the north and east, Miaoli County to the south, and the Taiwan Strait to the west. Hsinchu Science Park is in the eastern part of Hsinchu City, as well as part of Hsinchu County.

The three districts in Hsinchu City are North District, East District, and Siangshan District.

Hsinchu is home to National Tsing Hua University, National Chiao Tung University, Chung Hua University, Hsuan Chuang University, and Yuanpei Institute of Science and Technology.

Hsinchu is popularly nicknamed "Fengcheng" (風城, windy city) for its windy climate.

Hsinchu is also famous for its local delicacy: Hsinchu meatball and rice noodle.

See also: Political divisions of Taiwan

Sister cities

External links

  • Government website (http://www.hccg.gov.tw/) | (English) (http://www.hccg.gov.tw/e_hsinchu/index.html)
  • Map of Hsinchu (http://www.geo.ntnu.edu.tw/%E5%8C%97%E5%8F%B0%E7%81%A3%E9%84%89%E5%9C%9F%E7%92%B0%E5%A2%83%E6%95%99%E8%82%B2%E7%B6%B2/data/%E6%96%B0%E7%AB%B9%E5%B8%82/%E5%9F%BA%E6%9C%AC%E8%B3%87%E6%96%99/BASEDA1.jpg)


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