Not to be confused with Taipei
|— Special municipality —
|New Taipei City · 新北市
Clockwise from top: New Taipei Bridge, Banqiao District, Pingxi Line, Tamsui River, Jiufen, Shifen waterfall
|Coordinates: 25°00′40″N 121°26′45″E / 25.01111°N 121.44583°ECoordinates: 25°00′40″N 121°26′45″E / 25.01111°N 121.44583°E
|| Republic of China (Taiwan)
| • Type
||New Taipei City Government
| • Mayor
| • Special municipality
||2,052.5667 km2 (792.5004 sq mi)
|Population (October 2010)
| • Special municipality
| • Density
||2 ( 4,900/sq mi)
| • Metro
||Population Ranked 1 of 22
||207, 208, 220 – 224, 226 – 228, 231 – 239, 241 – 244, 247 – 249, 251 – 253
|The metropolitan area (or tri-cities) of Taipei includes Taipei, New Taipei and Keelung
|New Taipei City
||New North City
New Taipei (Chinese: 新北市; pinyin: Xīnběi Shì; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Sin-pak-chhī) is the most populous city of Taiwan. The area includes a substantial stretch of the island's northern coastline and surrounds the Taipei Basin. New Taipei is bordered by Keelung to the northeast, Yilan County to the southeast, and Taoyuan County to the southwest; it surrounds Taipei.
New Taipei City had been administered as Taipei County (Chinese: 臺北縣 or 台北縣 Táiběixiàn) in Taiwan until it was designated a special municipality on December 25, 2010. It at once surpassed Yokohama as the world's most populated suburb.
The city's Chinese name literally means "new north city". County authorities at first rendered the name of the proposed municipality in English as "Xinbei", following the pinyin romanization of the characters for "new north". The city's incoming inaugural mayor, Eric Chu, citing public opinion, requested and received approval from the Ministry of the Interior (MOI) to render the name in English as New Taipei. This rendering became official on December 31, 2010. The English name of the city translates the word for "new" (新) literally while rendering the word for "north" (北) in a way that specifies the city's northern location to be in Taiwan.
Over 80% of New Taipei's residents live in the 10 districts that were formerly county-controlled cities (Banqiao, Luzhou, Sanchong, Shulin, Tucheng, Xizhi, Xindian, Xinzhuang, Yonghe, and Zhonghe), which account for one-sixth of the area. 28.80% of the residents moved into the area from Taipei City (台北市).
Government and infrastructure 
Municipal administration 
A map of New Taipei's population density
New Taipei controls 29 districts (區). The sub-city entities consists of 1,017 villages (里), which in turn are divided into 21,683 neighborhoods (鄰). (June 2008)
See also: Administrative divisions of the Republic of China
||Sam-tiông Khu (Saⁿ-tēng-po͘)
National government 
The Aviation Safety Council, the aircraft accident investigation body of the ROC, is headquartered in Xindian District, New Taipei.
The area is served by Taiwan High Speed Rail through the Banqiao Station, which is an intermodal station with TRA and Taipei Metro.
The Taiwan Railway Administration's Yilan Line runs through Gongliao, Shuangxi and Ruifang. The Western Line runs through Xizhi, Banqiao, Shulin and Yingge. The Pingxi Line connects Pingxi to Ruifang.
The Taipei Metro serves the area through the Tamsui Line in Tamsui, the Zhonghe Line in Yonghe and Zhonghe, the Luzhou Line in Sanchong and Luzhou, the Xindian Line in Xindian, and the Bannan Line from Banqiao on out.
The under-construction Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport Access MRT System will link Sanchong, Xinzhuang, Taishan, and Linkou.
The area's air traffic is served by Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport in neighboring Taoyuan County and Songshan Airport in Taipei.
Night markets 
|Xingnan Night Market (興南夜市)
||This night market is primarily distinguished by its shaved ice desserts.
||Zhonghe, near the Taipei Metro Nanshijiao Station.
|Nanya Night Market (南雅夜市)
||A 30-year-old ceremonial arch welcomes visitors to the entrance of the market, which is located near the Ben-Yuan Lin Family's Mansion and Garden, a historical monument in New Taipei.
||Banqiao, near the Taipei Metro Fuzhong Station.
|Xinzhuang Night Market (新莊夜市)
||The well-regarded cuisine here includes mushroom-and-meatball stew, imagawayaki, Taiwanese meatballs, cake, oyster vermicelli, shrimp thick soup.
Quoted from Tourism Bureau, MOTC, R.O.C.
Tourist attractions 
New Taipei has a wide range of historical, natural and cultural attractions. Historical attractions include Fort Santo Domingo and Qing dynasty remnants in Tamsui and the old mining towns of Jiufen, Jinguashi and Jingtong in the east. The most famous temple is the Zushi Temple in Sanxia. Sanxia also contains the historic Minquan Street. There are numerous notable museums, such as Yingge's Ceramics Museum, Yonghe's Museum of World Religions, Bali's Shisanhang Museum of Archaeology, Pinglin's Pinglin Tea Museum and the Ju Ming Museum at Jinshan.
Natural attractions include the Wulai and Shifen waterfalls, Wulai hot springs, hoodoo geological formations at the Yehliu seacoast, and hiking in Guanyinshan, Wulai, Pingxi and the northeast coast. Popular beaches include Fulong and Baishawan.
See also 
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