Taipei–Keelung metropolitan area

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The Taipei–Keelung metropolitan area (Chinese: 臺北基隆都會區; pinyin: Táiběi-Jīlóng Dūhùiqū) also commonly known as Greater Taipei Area (Chinese: 大臺北地區; pinyin: Dà Táiběi Dìqū) is the largest metropolitan area in Taiwan. One-third of Taiwanese people live and work in Taipei metropolitan areas.

Taipei–Keelung metropolitan area
Taipei skyline
Taipei skyline
Location of Taipei–Keelung metropolitan area
Coordinates: 25°2′N 121°38′E / 25.033°N 121.633°E / 25.033; 121.633Coordinates: 25°2′N 121°38′E / 25.033°N 121.633°E / 25.033; 121.633
CountryTaiwan
Major CitiesTaipei
New Taipei
Keelung
Area
 • Metro
2,457.13 km2 (874.59 sq mi)
Population
 (End of January 2019)
 • Metro
7,034,084
 • Metro density2,862.7/km2 (8,042.7/sq mi)

DefinitionEdit

The official definition of the Taipei–Keelung metropolitan area until 2010 included Taipei, Taipei County and Keelung.

Division name Population
(31 January 2019)[1]
Area
(km²)
Density
(per km²)
Taipei City 2,666,908 271.80 9,812.0
New Taipei City 3,997,189 2,052.57 1,947.4
Keelung City 369,987 132.76 2,786.9
Taipei–Keelung metropolitan area 7,034,084 2,457.13 2,862.7
Taoyuan City 2,223,733 1,220.95 1,821.3
Taipei–Keelung–Taoyuan metropolitan area 9,257,817 3,678.08 2,517.0

Some international reports consider Taipei–Keelung–Taoyuan (臺北基隆桃園都會區; Táiběi–Jīlóng–Táoyuán Dūhùiqū) as a real complete metropolitan area.[1][2][3]

GeographyEdit

Due to the geographical characteristics of the area, the Taipei–Keelung metropolitan area roughly corresponds to areas located within the Taipei Basin. Taipei City serves as the core of the metropolitan area where the government of Taiwan and major commercial districts are located.

Geographical SubdivisionEdit

The metropolitan area contains Taipei City, Keelung City, and New Taipei City (surrounding the two previous cities). The geographical subdivisions are listed as follows:

 
New Taipei City Hall
Northwest

in New Taipei City:

North

in New Taipei City:

in Taipei City:

East

in Keelung City:

in Taipei City:

in New Taipei City:

Center

in Taipei City:

Southwest

in New Taipei City:

South

in New Taipei City:

GDPEdit

2014 Taipei–Keelung metropolitan area's GDP per capita(PPP) was US$46,102.[4]

TransportationEdit

RailEdit

 
Platform of the Taipei City Hall Station on the Taipei Metro system.

The Taipei–Keelung metropolitan area is served by routes of the Taiwan Railway Administration (Western Line) and Taiwan High Speed Rail which connect the area with all parts of the island. For rapid transit, Taipei and New Taipei are served by the Taipei Metro with daily trips of over 2 million passengers.

AirEdit

The area is served by Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport for international flights while Songshan Airport is primarily for domestic flights, international flights to Tokyo and Seoul; and also cross-strait flights.

BusEdit

An extensive bus system serves the metropolitan area.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b 鄉鎮市區人口及按都會區統計. Taiwan Ministry of Interior. 2013.
  2. ^ World: metropolitan areas Archived 2007-09-30 at the Wayback Machine World Gazetteer, 2010
  3. ^ Taipei: largest cities and towns and statistics of their population Archived 2011-09-02 at the Wayback Machine World Gazetteer, 2010
  4. ^ https://www.brookings.edu/research/global-metro-monitor/