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Taipei

Taipei City (/ˌtaɪˈpeɪ/; Chinese: 臺北市 or 台北市; pinyin: Táiběi Shì; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Tâi-pak Chhī) is the capital of Republic of China, a state commonly known as Taiwan. Situated at the northern tip of the island of Taiwan, Taipei is located on the Tamsui River; it is about 25 km (16 mi) southwest of Keelung, a port city on the Pacific Ocean. It lies in the two relatively narrow valleys of the Keelung (基隆河) and Xindian (新店溪) rivers, which join to form the Tamsui River along the city's western border. The city proper (Taipei City) is home to an estimated 2,618,772 people. Taipei, New Taipei, and Keelung together form the Taipei metropolitan area with a population of 6,900,273. However, they are administered under different local governing bodies. "Taipei" sometimes refers to the whole metropolitan area, while "Taipei City" refers to the city proper. Taipei City proper is surrounded on all sides by New Taipei.

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Raid On Taipei
... Taipei Air Raid (simplified Chinese 台北大空袭 traditional Chinese 臺北大空襲/台北大空襲), which took place on May 31, 1945, was the largest Allied air raid on the city ...
Current Sports Events - Days of The Month - 18 November 2012 (Sunday) - Baseball
... Qualifier 4 Final in New Taipei City, Taiwan Chinese Taipei 9, New Zealand 0 ... Chinese Taipei qualifies for the main tournament in March 2013 ...
Taipei Taiwan Temple
25.0313769972°N 121.5277940000°E / 25.0313769972 121.5277940000 The Taipei Taiwan Temple is the 31st operating temple of The Church of Jesus Christ ... The Taipei Taiwan Temple was announced in 1981 and Church leaders decided to build on the site of the mission home in the center of Taipei ... Hinckley dedicated the Taipei Taiwan Temple ...
Taipei - Gallery
... National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall Taipei from Maokong the main entrance of Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall Taipei 101 Presidential Office from ...
New Taipei City Yingge Ceramics Museum
... The New Taipei City Yingge Ceramics Museum (Chinese 新北市立鶯歌陶瓷博物館 pinyin Xīnběi Shìlì Yīnggē Táocí Bówùguǎn) is a museum ...