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Kaohsiung City Government

The Kaohsiung City Government (KCG; Chinese: 高雄市政府; pinyin: Gāoxióng Shì Zhèngfǔ) is the top-tier local government administrative body of the Republic of China from December 2010 that governs Kaohsiung City. It consists of a directly elected executive Mayor of Kaohsiung. It replaced the earlier Kaohsiung County Government and Kaohsiung City Government which had covered a much bigger area and governed more citizens.

Kaohsiung City Government
Emblem of Kaohsiung City.svg
Agency overview
Formed25 December 2010
JurisdictionKaohsiung City
HeadquartersLingya District (Sihwei Administration Center)
Fongshan District (Fongshan Administration Center)
Ministers responsible
Kaohsiung City Hall - Sihwei Administration Center
Kaohsiung City Hall - Fongshan Administration Center


Second Kaohsiung City Hall (1939-1992)

Empire of JapanEdit

In 1924, Takao Town (Japanese: 高雄街) was upgraded to city status, and the Takao City Office was established in modern-day Gushan by the Japanese government which reported directly to Takao Prefecture. The city office building was located at the modern-day Dai Tien Kung [zh] temple. The second city office of Takao was built in 1938 at modern-day Zhongzheng 4th Road, Yancheng District and commissioned on 16 September 1939.

Republic of ChinaEdit

After the handover of Taiwan from Japan to the Republic of China in 1945, the city office was renamed Kaohsiung City Government and remained the city administrative center until 1992.

A fast-growing population and rapid industrial and commercial development caused the expansion of the city government as well. In 1992, the city government moved to the new city hall building at Xiwei 3rd Road in Lingya District to provide people with better quality of services. The former building at Yancheng District was turned into the Kaohsiung Museum of History which was opened on 25 October 1998.[1]



Cultural Affairs Bureau
Fire Bureau
Labor Bureau
Police Department
Public Health Bureau
  • Civil Affairs Bureau
  • Finance Bureau
  • Education Bureau
  • Economic Development Bureau
  • Marine Bureau
  • Agriculture Bureau
  • Tourism Bureau
  • Urban Development Bureau
  • Public Works Bureau
  • Water Resources Bureau
  • Social Affairs Bureau
  • Labor Affairs Bureau
  • Kaohsiung City Police Department
  • Fire Bureau
  • Department of Health
  • Environmental Protection Bureau
  • Kaohsiung Mass Rapid Transit
  • Bureau of Cultural Affairs
  • Transportation Bureau
  • Legal Affairs Bureau
  • Military service Bureau
  • Land Administration Bureau
  • Information Bureau


  • Secretariat
  • Department of Budget, Accounting and Statistics
  • Personnel Department
  • Civil Service Ethics Office


  • Research, Development and Evaluation Commission
  • Indigenous Affairs Commission
  • Hakka Affairs Committee[2]


Han Kuo-yu, the incumbent Mayor of Kaohsiung

The mayor of Kaohsiung City is the chief executive officer of the city. He/she is elected for a four-year term and limited to serving no more than two terms. Under the mayor there are 3 deputy mayors, 1 secretary-general, 2 deputy secretary-generals and 30 principal officers.[2] The incumbent Mayor of Kaohsiung is Han Kuo-yu of Kuomintang.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Kaohsiung CityGovernment-History".
  2. ^ a b "Kaohsiung CityGovernment-Structure".

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