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National Concert Hall and Shin Kong Life Tower in Taipei, Taiwan
The National Concert Hall in Taipei, the twin performing arts venue is located at Liberty Square close to the University of Taipei and the Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall. In background the 245 m (804 ft) tall Shin Kong Life Tower.

About Taipei City

Seal of TaipeiSatellite view is showing Taipei, the provisional capital of Taiwan, of the Republic of China. The city is located in the Taipei Basin, almost at the northern tip of the island, about 25 km southwest of its seaport Chi-lung (Keelung). Taipei is bordered by the Xindian River in south and the Tamsui River in west. Taipei City is an enclave within the large urban area of New Taipei, the most populous city in Taiwan. The name 'Taipei' can refer to the whole metropolitan area or the capital itself.

Taipei Central Business District with  'Taipei 101' skyscraper in center
Taipei Central Business District with the bamboo-shaped 'Taipei 101' in center, the world's most technologically advanced supertall skyscraper (509 m).
Photo by: trcheng
Intensive Chinese colonization of Taiwan began abruptly in the 1630s, shortly after the Dutch East India Company established a trading port on the island.

Taipei was founded by Han Chinese settlers in the early 18th century. In the 19th century, the city gained in importance and rapidly grew, Tamsui (today Tamsui District of New Taipei) had become an important center for overseas trade and a major port by 1850.

China ceded the island of Taiwan to the Empire of Japan in 1895 and the island became a colony of Japan with Taipei as its capital. Following Japanese surrender in 1945, the Republic of China (ROC) took over Taiwan.

Today Taipei is the political, commercial, educational, and cultural center of Taiwan, the capital has a city population of more than 2.7 million inhabitants (end of 2014). Almost 7.5 million people live in Taipe's metropolitan area, that includes the cities of New Taipei and the port of Keelung. Official language is Standard Mandarin (Guóyǔ).

The map shows a city map of Taipei with expressways, main roads and streets, and the location of Taipei Songshan Airport official website (IATA code: TSA), zoom out to find the location of Taipei’s Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport official website (IATA code: TPE) about 20 mi (32 km) west of the city.

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Local Time Taipei:
Thursday-May-23  01:47  
UTC/GMT +8 hours
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Google Maps: Searchable map/satellite view of Taipei, Taiwan (Republic of China).

City Coordinates: 25°2′N 121°38′E
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