Keelung City

provincial-level city and the northernmost city in Taiwan

Keelung (pinyin: Jīlóng; Hokkien POJ: Ke-lâng), officially known as Keelung City, is a provincial city of Taiwan Province, Republic of China. It is in the northeastern part of the island. It is next to Taipei County. Nicknamed the Rainy Port for its frequent rain and maritime role, the city is Taiwan's second largest seaport (after Kaohsiung).

Keelung

基隆市

Kīrun, Ke-lung, Chilung
Keelung City
Top: A panoramic view of downtown Keelung and Keelung Port Second left: Main gate of Chung Cheng Park Second right: Start of Sun Yat-sen Freeway Third left: Northern coast of Keelung Third right: Keelung Port Bottom left: A pencil squid (Loliginidae)-style windmill in downtown Bottom right: Keelung Island
Top: A panoramic view of downtown Keelung and Keelung Port

Second left: Main gate of Chung Cheng Park
Second right: Start of Sun Yat-sen Freeway
Third left: Northern coast of Keelung
Third right: Keelung Port
Bottom left: A pencil squid (Loliginidae)-style windmill in downtown

Bottom right: Keelung Island
Flag of Keelung
Flag
Official seal of Keelung
Logo
Nickname(s): 
The Rainy Port (雨港)
Taiwan ROC political division map Keelung City.svg
Coordinates: 25°08′N 121°44′E / 25.133°N 121.733°E / 25.133; 121.733Coordinates: 25°08′N 121°44′E / 25.133°N 121.733°E / 25.133; 121.733
CountryTaiwan (Republic of China)
RegionNorthern Taiwan
Districts7[1]
City seatZhongzheng District
Government
 • MayorLin Yu-chang (DPP)
 • Deputy MayorLin Yong-fa[2]
Area
 • Total132.7589 km2 (51.2585 sq mi)
Area rank18 of 22
Population
 (2016)[3]
 • Total371,878
 • Rank16 of 22
 • Density2,800/km2 (7,300/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (National Standard Time)
Postal code
200–206
Area code(s)(0)32
ISO 3166 codeTW-KEE
– BirdEagle
– FlowerCommon crepe myrtle
– TreeFormosan Sweet-gum
EnglishKeelung/KLC
Chinese基隆/基市
Websiteklcg.gov.tw
Keelung City
Chinese name
Chinese基隆
Taiwanese Hokkien Name
Chinese雞籠
Japanese name
Kanji基隆市
Kanaキールンし

HistoryEdit

Early HistoryEdit

Keelung was first inhabited by the Ketagalan, a tribe of Taiwanese aborigine. The Spanish expedition to Formosa in the early 17th century was its first contact with the West; by 1624 the Spanish had built San Salvador de Quelung, a fort in Keelung serving as an outpost of the Manila-based Spanish East Indies.[4] The Spanish ruled it as a part of Spanish Formosa. From 1642 to 1661 and 1663–1668, Keelung was under Dutch control.[5][6] The Dutch East India Company took over the Spanish Fort San Salvador at Santissima Trinidad.

International relationsEdit

Twin towns – Sister citiesEdit

Keelung is twinned with:

ReferencesEdit

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  2. "Deputy Mayor". Keelung City Government. Archived from the original on 27 December 2014. Retrieved 17 December 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. 人口統計. www.klcg.gov.tw (in Chinese). Archived from the original on 29 May 2016. Retrieved 6 June 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. Altares, Guillermo (12 November 2016). "Una excavación aporta una nueva visión de la colonización de Asia". El País (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 13 November 2016. Retrieved 13 November 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. Twitchett, Denis Crispin (1978). The Cambridge history of China, Volume 2; Volume 8. Cambridge University Press. p. 46. ISBN 9780521243339. OCLC 613665518.
  6. "Ming Dynasty and Cheng Cheng kung's Era". Keelung City Government. Archived from the original on 25 May 2010. Retrieved 12 June 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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