|Country||Republic of China (Taiwan)|
|• Supervisor||Tung Kuo-cheng|
|• Total||66.90 km2 (25.83 sq mi)|
|Population (December 2014)|
|• Density||550/km2 (1,400/sq mi)|
The city was named after the government position of Wang De-lu, whose hometown is Taibao, in the 19th century.
Taibao City was established as Taibao Township in August 1945 after the handover of Taiwan from Japan to China. In August 1946, Taibao Township was incorporated to Chiayi City to become Taibao District. In September 1950, it became the Taibao Township under Chiayi County administration. In July 1991, it became Taibao City.
The city has 18 villages, which are Beixin, Nanxin, Bixiang, Maliao, Guogou, Gangwei, Tianwei, Jiubi, Xinpi, Qiantan, Houtan, Meipu, Houzhuang, Taibao, Dongshi, Lunding, Chunzhu and Anren Village.