Taichung (台中), Taiwan (台灣)


  • Special Municipality of Taichung, Taiwan
  • 24°09′N 120°40′E


  • 2,662,770 (2011)


  • The name Taichung literally means “Central Taiwan” which reflects its central location on the island of Taiwan
  • Taiwanese aborigine cultivators (of millet and taro) and hunters originally populated the plain where modern Taichung City is located
  • The small business sector, the heart of Taichung’s economy, continues to thrive in the city and is in most evidence in the downtown area with small eateries, traditional markets, and other various family businesses
  • Became a sister city of Winnipeg on April 2, 1982



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