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Taipei Basin
TAIPEI BASIN (Chinese : 臺北盆地; pinyin : Táiběi Péndì) is a geographic region in northern Taiwan
Taiwan
. It is the second largest basin in Taiwan. The basin is bounded by Yangmingshan to the north, Linkou mesa to the west, and the Ridge of Xueshan Range to the southeast. The shape of the basin is close to a triangle. The three vertices are Nangang , Huilong of Xinzhuang , and Guandu of Beitou . The main rivers in Taipei Basin
Taipei Basin
include the Tamsui , Keelung , Dahan and Xindian . In the prehistoric era, Taipei Basin
Taipei Basin
was home to Ketagalan tribes. Han Chinese did not settle in the region until the 18th century. Today, Taipei Basin
Taipei Basin
is within the boundaries of Taipei City and New Taipei City and is the largest metropolitan area in Taiwan
Taiwan

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Beitou
BEITOU DISTRICT is the northernmost of the twelve districts of Taipei City , Taiwan. The historical spelling of the district is PEITOU. The name originates from the Ketagalan word Kipatauw, meaning witch . Beitou
Beitou
is the most mountainous and highest of Taipei's districts, encompassing a meadow with rivers running through the valley which have abundant steam rising from them; the result of geothermal warming. The valley is often surrounded by mist shrouding the trees and grass. Beitou
Beitou
is famous for its hot springs . In March 2012, it was named one of the Top 10 Small Tourist Towns by the Tourism Bureau of Taiwan
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Keelung River
Coordinates : 25°06′44″N 121°27′50″E / 25.1122°N 121.464°E / 25.1122; 121.464 KEELUNG RIVER Keelung River
Keelung River
upstream NATIVE NAME 基隆河 COUNTRY Taiwan
Taiwan
BASIN FEATURES MAIN SOURCE Huo Shou Liao Mountain (火燒寮山) 560 m (1,840 ft) RIVER MOUTH Tamsui River
Tamsui River
BASIN SIZE 493 km2 (190 sq mi) PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS LENGTH 96 km (60 mi)KEELUNG RIVER (Chinese : 基隆河; pinyin : Jīlóng Hé; Wade–Giles : Chi1-lung2 Ho2; Pe̍h-ōe-jī
Pe̍h-ōe-jī
: Ke-lâng-hô) is a river in northern Taiwan
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Nangang District (Taipei)
NANGANG DISTRICT (Chinese : 南港區) is a southeastern district of Taipei
Taipei
, Taiwan
Taiwan
. It is the seat of the Academia Sinica
Academia Sinica
, Taipei
Taipei
World Trade Center Nangang Exhibition Hall , and Nankang Software Park (NKSP)
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Wade–Giles
WADE–GILES (/ˌweɪd ˈdʒaɪlz/ ), sometimes abbreviated WADE, is a Romanization
Romanization
system for Mandarin Chinese
Mandarin Chinese
. It developed from a system produced by Thomas Wade , during the mid-19th century, and was given completed form with Herbert A. Giles 's Chinese–English Dictionary of 1892. Wade–Giles was the system of transcription in the English-speaking world for most of the 20th century, used in standard reference books and in English language books published before 1979. It replaced the Nanking dialect -based romanization systems that had been common until the late 19th century, such as the Postal Romanization
Postal Romanization
(still used in some place-names). In mainland China it has been entirely replaced by the Hanyu Pinyin
Hanyu Pinyin
system approved in 1958
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Xindian River
The XINDIAN RIVER (or XINDIAN CREEK) (Chinese : 新店溪; pinyin : Xīndiàn Xī; Wade–Giles : Hsin1-tien4 Hsi1; Pe̍h-ōe-jī
Pe̍h-ōe-jī
: Sin-tiàm-khe) is a creek in northern Taiwan
Taiwan
. It flows through New Taipei
Taipei
and the capital Taipei
Taipei
for 82 km. CONTENTS * 1 Overview * 2 Pollution * 3 See also * 4 References * 5 External links OVERVIEWThe Xindian River
Xindian River
is one of the three major tributaries into the Tamsui River
Tamsui River
. Its main tributary is the Beishi River which originates in Shuangxi District , New Taipei
New Taipei
City at an elevation of 700 meters. The Feitsui Dam spans the Beishi southeast of Taipei
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Taipei City Government
The TAIPEI CITY GOVERNMENT (TCG; Chinese : 臺北市政府; pinyin : Táiběi Shì Zhèngfǔ) is the government that governs Taipei City of Taiwan
Taiwan
. The government building is located at Taipei City Hall in Xinyi District , Taipei
Taipei
. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Administration * 2.1 Departments * 2.2 Administration * 2.3 Commissions * 2.4 Public Corporations * 3 Architecture * 4 Transportation * 5 See also * 6 References * 7 External links HISTORY Zhongshan Hall (formerly Taihoku City Hall). Taipei City Government was founded in October 1945 as a provincial municipality. The original city hall was located at the site of the Taihoku City Hall (modern-day Zhongshan Hall ) in Zhongzheng District . In 1967, Taipei City status was upgraded to a Cabinet-level municipality
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Han Chinese
The HAN CHINESE, HAN PEOPLE or simply HAN (/hɑːn/ ; Mandarin: ; Han characters : 漢人 ( Mandarin pinyin : Hànrén; literally "Han people" ) or 漢族 (pinyin: Hànzú; literally "Han ethnicity" or "Han ethnic group" )) are an East Asian ethnic group and nation . They constitute the world\'s largest ethnic group , making about one fifth of the global population . The estimated 1.3 billion Han Chinese are concentrated in Mainland China
China
, where they make up about 92% of the total population. The Han Chinese in Taiwan make up about 98.5% of the population and they form the overwhelming majority in Hong Kong
Hong Kong
and Macau
Macau
as well as making up three quarters of the total population in Singapore
Singapore

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Special
SPECIAL or SPECIALS may refer to: CONTENTS * 1 Music * 2 Film and television * 3 Other uses * 4 See also MUSIC * Special (album) , a 1992 album by Vesta Williams * "Special" (Garbage song) , 1998 * "Special" (Mew song) , 2005 * "Special" (Stephen Lynch song) , 2000 * The Specials
The Specials
, a British band * "Special", a song by Violent Femmes on The Blind Leading the Naked * "Special", a song on
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Xinzhuang, Taiwan
XINZHUANG DISTRICT (Chinese : 新莊區; Hanyu Pinyin
Hanyu Pinyin
: Xīnzhuāng Qū; Tongyong Pinyin
Tongyong Pinyin
: Sinjhuang Cyu) is an inner city district in the western part of New Taipei
New Taipei
in northern Taiwan
Taiwan
. It has an area of 19.74 km2 (7.62 sq mi) and a population of 413,443 people (2016). CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Overview * 3 Government agencies * 4 Educational institutions * 4.1 Colleges * 4.2 Senior High Schools * 5 Tourist attractions * 6 Transportation * 6.1 Taipei
Taipei
Metro * 6.2 Taoyuan Airport MRT * 7 Notable natives * 8 See also * 9 References * 10 External links HISTORYA former name of the area is Pulauan (Chinese : 武溜灣; Pe̍h-ōe-jī
Pe̍h-ōe-jī
: Bú-liu-oan)
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Mesa
MESA (Spanish for table ) is the American English
American English
term for tableland, an elevated area of land with a flat top and sides that are usually steep cliffs . It takes its name from its characteristic table-top shape. It may also be called a table hill , table-topped hill or table mountain. It is larger than a butte , which it otherwise resembles closely. It is a characteristic landform of arid environments, particularly the Western and Southwestern United States in badlands and mountainous regions ranging from Washington and California
California
to the Dakotas , Wyoming
Wyoming
, Utah
Utah
, Oklahoma
Oklahoma
, and Texas
Texas

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Tamsui River
The TAMSUI RIVER (formerly romanized as DANSHUI RIVER, Chinese : 淡水河; pinyin : Dànshǔi Hé; Wade–Giles : Tan4-shui3 Ho2; Pe̍h-ōe-jī
Pe̍h-ōe-jī
: Tām-chúi-hô; literally: "Freshwater River") is a river in northern Taiwan
Taiwan
. It begins at the confluence of Xindian Creek and Dahan Creek at the western boundary of Taipei and New Taipei City, just north of Banqiao District
Banqiao District
, and flows northward and northwestward, passing the eponymous Tamsui District
Tamsui District
, then emptying into the Taiwan
Taiwan
Strait . Formerly known as the "Dolatok River", it is one of the few rivers in the island that flows along a north-south direction. The river's three tributaries are Xindian Creek, Dahan Creek and Keelung River
Keelung River

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Pinyin
HANYU PINYIN ROMANIZATION (simplified Chinese : 汉语拼音; traditional Chinese : 漢語拼音; literally: "Han Chinese spelling of sounds"), often abbreviated to PINYIN, is the official romanization system for Standard Chinese
Standard Chinese
in mainland China
China
and to some extent in Taiwan
Taiwan
. It is often used to teach Standard (Mandarin) Chinese, which is normally written using Chinese characters
Chinese characters
. The system includes four diacritics denoting tones . Pinyin
Pinyin
without tone marks is used to spell Chinese names and words in languages written with the Latin alphabet , and also in certain computer input methods to enter Chinese characters. The pinyin system was developed in the 1950s by many linguists, including Zhou Youguang , based on earlier form romanizations of Chinese
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Chinese Language
LEGEND: Countries identified Chinese as a primary, administrative, or native language Countries with more than 5,000,000 Chinese speakers Countries with more than 1,000,000 Chinese speakers Countries with more than 500,000 Chinese speakers Countries with more than 100,000 Chinese speakers Major Chinese-speaking settlements THIS ARTICLE CONTAINS IPA PHONETIC SYMBOLS. Without proper rendering support , you may see question marks, boxes, or other symbols instead of Unicode
Unicode
characters
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Taiwan
TAIWAN (/ˌtaɪˈwɑːn/ ( listen )), officially the REPUBLIC OF CHINA (ROC), is a state in East Asia
East Asia
. Its neighbors include the People\'s Republic of China
China
(PRC) to the west, Japan
Japan
to the northeast, and the Philippines
Philippines
to the south. Taiwan
Taiwan
is the most populous state and largest economy that is not a member of the United Nations
United Nations
. The island of Taiwan
Taiwan
, formerly known as Formosa, was inhabited by aborigines before the 17th century, when Dutch and Spanish colonies opened the island to mass Han immigration. After a brief rule by the Kingdom of Tungning
Kingdom of Tungning
, the island was annexed by the Qing dynasty
Qing dynasty
, the last dynasty of China
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Linkou, Taipei
LINKOU DISTRICT (Chinese : 林口區; pinyin : Línkǒu Qū; Pe̍h-ōe-jī
Pe̍h-ōe-jī
: Nâ-kháu khu) is a district in the western part of New Taipei
New Taipei
in northern Taiwan
Taiwan
. CONTENTS * 1 Geography * 2 Administrative divisions * 3 Education * 4 Infrastructure * 5 Transportation * 5.1 Rail * 5.2 Road * 6 Notable natives * 7 See also * 8 References * 9 External links GEOGRAPHYIt has a population of 98,524 as of April 2015 and has the fastest growth rate among all districts in New Taipei
New Taipei
City. ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISIONSTunglin, Linkou, Xilin, Jinghu, Zhonghu, Hubei, Hunan, Nanshi, Renai, Lilin, Tungshi, Liyuan, Dingfu, Xiafu, Jiabao, Ruiping and Taiping Village
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