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About Kaohsiung

Kaohsiung is a city located in southwestern Taiwan, facing the Taiwan Strait on the west. Kaohsiung, officially named Kaohsiung City, is divided into thirty-eight districts. The city is one of five special municipalities of the Republic of China (Taiwan). On December 25, 2010, it merged with Kaohsiung County to form a larger municipality.

Kaohsiung is the second largest city in Taiwan, with a population around 2.9 million. It is a center for manufacturing, refining, shipbuilding, and other light and heavy industries. A major port, through which pass most of Taiwan's marine imports and exports, is located at the city but is not managed by the city government.

Kaohsiung Climate

Kaohsiung City is located in the southwestern part of the island of Taiwan. The city, which lies almost entirely south of the Tropic of Cancer, has a tropical monsoon climate, dry in the winter, hot and wet ...

A Safe, Healthy, and Ecological City

Although globalisation can impose radical changes upon a city, it must develop at a pace that is in-line with the demand of development. This will contribute to allowing the citizens to maintain their way of ...

Kaohsiung Transportation

Kaohsiung has the largest land area of any special municipality in Taiwan. Its convenient network of land, air, and sea transportation offers multiple options for travel and freight movement, linking ...

Kaohsiung Art&Culture

Abundant resources of ocean, mountain and forest, and a diverse mix of different communities, have formed the extraordinarily vibrant and multifaceted character of art and culture in Kaohsiung. Walk along ...

Kaohsiung Natural Environment

Kaohsiung City has a land area of 2,946 square kilometers, just over half of which is high mountains. Kaohsiung’s mountains and forests represent excellent tourism resources. From the city’s ...

Kaohsiung Education

If localization is the foundation of internationalization then globalization is the extension of localization. For local education, the most important challenge is to discover the beauty of our homeland, ...

Kaohsiung Government

Kaohsiung is sometimes seen as the political mirror image of Taipei. While northern Taiwan leans towards the Pan-Blue Coalition in the state-level elections, southern Taiwan leaned towards the Pan-Green ...

Kaohsiung Geography

The city sits on the southwestern coast of Taiwan facing the Taiwan Strait. The downtown areas are centered around Kaohsiung Harbor with the island of Qijin on the other side of the harbor acting as a ...

Kaohsiung Economy

Intensive settlement began in earnest in the late 17th century, when the place was known as Ch'i-hou. Opened in 1863 as a treaty port, subsidiary to the port of Anping farther north on the coast, Kaohsiung ...

Kaohsiung History

Founded near the end of the 17th century, the village was known as Takau  in the Hoklo language spoken by most of the early immigrants. The name originates from the Makatao language of the local ...
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