Xizhi District

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Xizhi District
Beishan Bridge West Slope and Datong Road Section 1
Beishan Bridge West Slope and Datong Road Section 1
Location of Xizhi in New Taipei
Location of Xizhi in New Taipei
Country  Taiwan
Region Northern Taiwan
special municipality New Taipei City
 • Total 71.2354 km2 (27.5041 sq mi)
Population (January 2016)
 • Total 196,150[1]
Time zone CST (UTC+8)
Website http://www.xizhi.ntpc.gov.tw/
Xizhi District
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese
Literal meaning the end of tides
Japanese name
Kanji 汐止
Kana しおどめ
Xizhi District office

Xizhi (Chinese: 汐止區; pinyin: Xīzhǐ QūBopomofo:ㄒㄧˋ ㄓˇ ㄑㄩ) is an inner city district in New Taipei City in northern Taiwan.

Xizhi grew quickly during the 1980s and 1990s, and is home to many of Taiwan's major electronics companies, such as Acer, Garmin (Asia), Coiler, Lanner Electronics and DFI.

Origins of its Name[edit]

The old name in Chinese (Chinese: 水返腳; pinyin: Shǔifǎnjiǎo; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Chúi-tńg-kha; literally: "water returning foot") refers to the fact that the tide from the Keelung River stops at Xizhi and goes back to the sea. During the Japanese rule, the place name was changed to 汐止 (shiodome (しおどめ?), literally "end of tides") and was under Shichisei District (七星郡), Taihoku Prefecture. This is the source of the current name.


In the past, the area was the Kypanas (Basay: Kippanas) locality (峰仔峙社; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Phang-á-sī-siā)[2] of the Ketagalan Taiwanese aborigines.

In 1758, Han immigrants near the area built a settlement (峰仔峙庄; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Phang-á-sī-chng).

In 1920, during the Japanese rule, the place was organized as Shiotome Town (汐止街), Shichisei District (七星郡), Taihoku Prefecture.

Xizhi was established as county-controlled city of Taipei County on 1 July 1999. On 25 December 2010, it was changed to a district when Taipei County was changed to New Taipei City.

Geography and Location[edit]

Xizhi is located in the Keelung River valley between Taipei and Keelung, which is an important transportation corridor. The old Jukando Highway and Jukan Railway Line (縱貫線) passed through here during the Japanese occupation. Currently both north-south freeways (National Highway 1 and National Highway 3) as well as the Western Line railroad pass through Xizhi.

A Taipei Metro (Taipei Rapid Transit System) station is planned for Xizhi.[3]

Xizhi suffered from periodic flooding due to typhoons, before a levee was completed along the Keelung River in 2002.


Many of Taiwan's electronics companies are headquartered in Xizhi, such as:

Garmin's largest operating subsidiary, Garmin (Asia) Corporation, has its main office in Xizhi District.[9]

Matsusei, a Taiwanese supermarket chain, also has its headquarters in Xizhi.[10][11]

U-Town,a commerce center with multiple functions, such as entertainment, business, and dining areas, is being built by Farglory Group (遠雄企業), and will be completed the entire construction ideally by the end of 2014.[12] It will be located in one of the most convenient and centralized areas of the whole Xizhi District once the entire building is full built. Around U-Town, there are hypermarkets, such as Carrefour and Costco, international computer companies, such as Acer, and retailer of consumer electronics and entertainment software, such as TK3C. There will be 1482 units in total within 37 stories along with underground 7 floors.[13][14] Among those units, B1 will be designed as public food court, 1F~3F will be international designers branding department store, 4F will be fitness center. The remaining floors will also include, lobby, Farglory Museum, spa, swimming pool, business meeting rooms and offices.[15]

Tourist attractions[edit]


On plan(Metro Taipei Minsheng-Xizhi Line (Taipei Metro))

Notable natives[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Demographics Xizhi District Calendar". 
  2. ^ 翁佳音 (1998). 大台北古地圖考釋 (in Chinese). Taipei: 台北縣立文化中心. ISBN 9789570220841. 
  3. ^ "New Taipei City seeks Minsheng-Xizhi MRT". The China Post. Retrieved 28 June 2013. 
  4. ^ "Legal Notices." Acer Group. Retrieved on March 15, 2010. "8F, No. 88, Section 1, Hsin Tai Wu Road., Hsichih 221, Taipei Hsien, Taiwan."
  5. ^ "Social Welfare." Acer Group. Retrieved on March 15, 2010. "Acer’s headquarter at Hsichih".
  6. ^ "Taiwan Headquarters". Coiler Corporation. Retrieved 28 June 2013. 
  7. ^ "Offices". Lanner Electronics, Inc. Retrieved 28 June 2013. 
  8. ^ "Worldwide Offices". DFI. Retrieved 28 June 2013. 
  9. ^ "Facilities | Garmin | United States". Gamin Ltd. Retrieved 28 June 2013. 
  10. ^ "matsusei.com.tw." (WHOIS) "Domain Name: matsusei.com.tw Registrant: 松青商業股份有限公司 Sung Ching Supermarket Commercial Co.,Ltd 23F., No.100, Sec. 1, Xintai 5th Rd., Xizhi Dist., New Taipei City 221 Taiwan 台北縣汐止市新台五路一段100號23樓"
  11. ^ "Opportunities for Chilean Food Exports in Taiwan." Chilean Trade Office. November 2009. p. 199. Retrieved on October 25, 2012. "Company Name 松青超市 Matsusei Supermarket (under Wei Chuan Foods)" "Contact Information Add: 23F., No.100, Sec. 1, Xintai 5th Rd., Xizhi City, Taipei County Website: www.sungching.com.tw"
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Coordinates: 25°04′N 121°40′E / 25.067°N 121.667°E / 25.067; 121.667