Port of Keelung

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East Wharf of Keelung Harbor

The Port of Keelung (Chinese: 基隆港; Hanyu Pinyin: Jīlóng gǎng; Tongyong Pinyin: Jilóng 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.


During the rule of the Manchu Dynasty, the Treaties of Tianjin of 1860 specified Tamsui as an open port. The Port of Keelung opened few years later in 1886.[1] 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.


The harbor forms a narrow waterway with approximately 2,000 meters in length and 400 meters in width that extends from the inner harbor in the southwest to the harbor mouth in the northwest.[2]


The harbor serves destinations to Matsu Islands, Xiamen and Okinawa.


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

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