Hsinchu

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Hsinchu

新竹
新竹市 · Hsinchu City
Clockwise from top: Hsinchu city gate, Entrance of Science-based Ind. Park, Hsinchu City Hall, and Hsinchu Moat
Clockwise from top: Hsinchu city gate, Entrance of Science-based Ind. Park, Hsinchu City Hall, and Hsinchu Moat
Flag of Hsinchu
Flag
Official seal of Hsinchu
Seal
Nickname(s): 
風城 (The Windy City) or 竹市 (Zhu City)
Taiwan ROC political division map Hsinchu City.svg
Country Republic of China (Taiwan)
RegionNorthwestern Taiwan
City seatNorth District
Government
 • MayorHsu Ming-tsai
 • Deputy MayorYou Jian-hua
 • Secretary-GeneralWu Zong-qi
Area
 • Total104.0964 km2 (40.1918 sq mi)
Population
 (January 2011)
 • Total415,557
 • Density3,989.89/km2 (10,333.8/sq mi)
BirdEuropean Magpie (Pica pica)
FlowerAzalea
Websitewww.hccg.gov.tw (English)

Hsinchu City (Chinese:新竹; POJ: Sin-tek) is a provincial city of Taiwan Province of the Republic of China. Hsinchu is popularly nicknamed "The Windy City" (Fengcheng 風城) for its windy climate.

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.

Economy[change | change source]

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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