Cities in Taiwan
Taiwan has many large cities and towns. Below is a list of ten of the most notable. Other cities are listed under their specific regional section.
Taipei – the capital of Taiwan
Taipei is the seat of government of Taiwan ROC and its center of commerce and culture. Taipei is home to the world’s fourth tallest skyscraper, Taipei 101.
New Taipei is the most populous city of Taiwan. The area includes a substantial stretch of Taiwan’s northern coastline and surrounds the Taipei Basin.
Hsinchu is a center of hi-tech industry, and one of the world’s leading manufacturers of hi-tech components. Hsinchu Science Park  is the home to many hi-tech companies.
Hualien is located near Taroko Gorge, and is considered one of the most pleasant of Taiwan’s cities.
Jiufen – this former gold mining town located on the northeast coast is now a popular tourist destination.
Kaohsiung is the second-largest city on the island. It has one of the busiest sea ports (the Port of Kaohsiung) in the world and it has the island’s second-largest airport, Kaohsiung International Airport (KHH) .
Keelung is the a center of transshipment in the north, and is located about a thirty minute drive or a twenty minute bicycle ride from downtown Taipei.
Puli is located at the geographical center of the island, and it serves as a good base for exploring the central mountains and Sun Moon Lake.
Taichung is the third largest city in Taiwan, and has an abundance of interesting cultural amenities and activities.
Tainan is the oldest city in Taiwan and was the capital during imperial times. It is famous for its historic buildings.