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-káng), also seen as Keelung Harbor, is 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]

The 1858 Treaty of Tientsin 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.

Architecture[edit]

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]

Destinations[edit]

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

Transportation[edit]

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