Port of Keelung

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
East Wharf of Keelung Harbor

The Port of Keelung (Chinese: 基隆港; Tongyong Pinyin: Jilóng Gǎng; Hanyu Pinyin: Jīlóng gǎng; Wade–Giles: Chi-lung-kang; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Ke-lâng-gāng), also refers to Keelung Harbor, located in the vicinity of Keelung City, Taiwan. It is operated by Taiwan International Ports Corporation, the Taiwan's only state-owned harbor management company.

History[edit]

During the rule of the Manchu Dynasty, the Treaties of Tianjin of 1860 specified Tamsui as an open port. The Port of Keelung opened the following year. In the Japanese colonial period, the Governor-General of Taiwan started the development of Keelung Harbor. By the early and middle 20th century, it was the largest port in Taiwan at the time.

Transportation[edit]

Port of Keelung is accessible from Keelung Station of the Taiwan Railway Administration.

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 25°07′52″N 121°44′35″E / 25.131°N 121.743°E / 25.131; 121.743