Taipei, Taiwan

Taipei is the capital of the Republic of China (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.

 

Taipei, New Taipei, and Keelung together form the Taipei metropolitan area with a population of 6,900,273. Taipei is the political, economic, and cultural center of Taiwan. Taipei was founded in the early 18th century and became an important center for overseas trade in the 19th century. The Qing Dynasty in China made Taipei the provincial capital of Taiwan in 1886.

 

The Republic of China took over the island in 1945 following Japanese surrender. After losing Mainland China to the Chinese Communist Party in the Chinese Civil War, the ruling Kuomintang (KMT) resettled the ROC government to Taiwan and declared Taipei the provisional capital of the Republic of China in December 1949.

More info about Taipei you can find on Wikipedia and on the Taipei official website.

 

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