新竹市 · Hsinchu City
Clockwise from top: Hsinchu city gate, Entrance of Science-based Ind. Park, Hsinchu City Hall, and Hsinchu Moat
|Nickname(s): 風城 (The Windy City) or 竹市 (Zhu City)|
|Country||Republic of China (Taiwan)|
|• Total||104.0964 km2 (40.1918 sq mi)|
|Population (January 2011)|
|• Density||3,989.89/km2 (10,333.8/sq mi)|
|Bird||European Magpie (Pica pica)|
The city is surrounded by Hsinchu County to the north and east, Miaoli County to the south, and the Taiwan Strait to the west. Hsinchu City is made up of three districts: North District, East District, and Siangshan District.
The city is the base of high tech industry in Taiwan. Built in 1980, Hsinchu Science Park is home of 360 high tech companies including TSMC, Philips and United Microelectronics Corporation. As the result, the city has the highest income level.
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