Taipei–Keelung metropolitan area

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Taipei–Keelung Metropolitan Area / Greater Taipei
Location of Taipei–Keelung Metropolitan Area / Greater Taipei
Coordinates: 25°2′N 121°38′E / 25.033°N 121.633°E / 25.033; 121.633Coordinates: 25°2′N 121°38′E / 25.033°N 121.633°E / 25.033; 121.633
Country

Taiwan


Major Cities Taipei
New Taipei
Keelung
Area
 • Metro 2,457.13 km2 (874.59 sq mi)
Population (End of October 2016)
 • Metro 7,044,680
 • Metro density 2,867.0/km2 (8,054.8/sq mi)

The Taipei–Keelung metropolitan area (Chinese: 臺北基隆都會區; pinyin: Táiběi-Jīlóng Dūhùiqū) or Greater Taipei area / region (大臺北地區) is the largest metropolitan area in Taiwan. It was recognized officially until 2010, and included Taipei, Taipei County (now New Taipei), and Keelung.

Definition[edit]

The official definition of the Taipei–Keelung metropolitan area by the government until 2010 was Taipei, Taipei County and Keelung.

Division name Population
(31 October 2016)[1]
Area
(km²)
Density
(per km²)
Taipei City 2,696,319 271.80 9,920.2
New Taipei City 3,976,313 2,052.57 1,937.2
Keelung City 372,048 132.76 2,802.4
Taipei–Keelung metropolitan area 7,044,680 2,457.13 2,867.0
Taoyuan City 2,140,392 1,220.95 1,753.1
Taipei–Keelung–Taoyuan metropolitan area 9,185,072 3,678.08 2,497.2

Some international reports consider Taipei–Keelung–Taoyuan (Chinese: 臺北基隆桃園都會區; pinyin: Táiběi–Jīlóng–Táoyuán Dūhùiqū) as a real complete metropolitan area.[1][2][3]

Geography[edit]

Due to the geographical characteristics of the area, the Taipei–Keelung metropolitan area roughly corresponds to areas located within the Taipei Basin. Taipei City serves as the core of the metropolitan area where the government of the Taiwan and major commercial districts are located.

Geographical Subdivision[edit]

The metropolitan area contains Taipei City, Keelung City and New Taipei City . The geographical subdivision listed as followed.

New Taipei City Hall
Northwest
North
East
Center
Southwest
South

Transportation[edit]

Rail[edit]

Platform of the Taipei City Hall Station on the Taipei Metro system.

The Taipei–Keelung metropolitan area is served by routes of the Taiwan Railway Administration (Western Line) and Taiwan High Speed Rail which connect the area with all parts of the island. For rapid transit, Taipei and New Taipei are served by the Taipei Metro with daily trips of over 2.0 million passengers.

Air[edit]

The area is served by Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport for international flights while Songshan Airport is primarily for domestic flights, international flights to Tokyo and Seoul; and also cross-strait flights.

Bus[edit]

An extensive bus system serves the metropolitan area.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "鄉鎮市區人口及按都會區統計". Taiwan Ministry of Interior. 2013. 
  2. ^ World: metropolitan areas World Gazetteer, 2010
  3. ^ Taipei: largest cities and towns and statistics of their population World Gazetteer, 2010