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Keelung

(kē`lo͞ong`), also known as

Jilong,

 

Chilung,

or

Chi-lung

(all: jē`lo͞ong`), city (2010 pop. 381,809), N Taiwan, on the East China Sea. Because of its excellent harbor it is an important port, naval base, and fishing port. It has several large shipyards. Chemicals, machinery, fertilizers, and marine products are also produced. Coal and gold are mined nearby. The city has extensive rail connections and is a major commercial center. Occupied by the Spanish in 1626, it passed (1641) to the Dutch, who lost it to invading Chinese under KoxingaKoxinga
, Mandarin Kuo-hsing-yeh [lord of the imperial surname], 1624–62, Chinese general, whose original name was Chêng Ch'êng-kung. From 1646 to 1660 he led many unsuccessful campaigns of Ming dynasty loyalists against the invading Ch'ing dynasty.
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 in 1662. It passed to the Manchus in 1683. The port was opened to Western trade in 1860. Captured by the Japanese in 1895 and renamed Kirun, Keelung remained under their rule until 1945.
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To enhance the factory's recreational and educational attractions, last year the operator added a "1560 Keelung Story Hall," with assistance from the Keelung City Cultural Affairs Bureau.
Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen will visit the Keelung Ghost Festival and a number of tourist sites in Keelung City on Wednesday (Aug.
The five areas are Keelung City, Xinbei (New Taipei) City, Taoyuan County/City, and Hsinchu County/City.
However, sea and land warnings are still in effect for New Taipei City, Taipei City, Taoyuan City, Miaoli County, Taichung City, Keelung City, Yilan County, Hsinchu County, Hsinchu City, and Lienchiang County.
Set up with help from the Keelung City Cultural Affairs Bureau, the Story Hall tells the history of Keelung starting from 1560, when the port's name, literally "chicken cage" in Chinese, was mentioned in writings by the Ming Dynasty general Zheng Cheng-gong, the famous seafaring pioneer who captained massive armadas to sail the seas.
In anticipation of strong winds and heavy rain wrought by Lekima, work and classes have been canceled in Keelung City, Taipei City, New Taipei City, Taoyuan City, Hsinchu City, Hsinchu County, Yilan County, and Lienchiang County.
Residences of the 10 approved investment cases are located in Greater Taipei, Taoyuan County, Keelung City, Ilan County, Tainan County, and Kaohsiung County.
The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) on Thursday morning issued a land warning for Typhoon Lekima, which will soon affect Yilan County, New Taipei City, Keelung City, Taipei City, and Hualien County.
An intensity level of 1 was felt in Hualien County, Keelung City, Hsinchu County, Nantou County, Miaoli County, and Taichung City.
An intensity level of 3 was felt in Nantou County, Keelung City, Miaoli County, Hsinchu City, Changhua County, and Yunlin County.
on Wednesday, and included New Taipei City, Taipei City, Keelung City, Taoyuan City Yilan County.
In anticipation of the outer periphery of Lekima, the CWB has issued an extremely heavy rain advisory for Taipei City, New Taipei City, Taoyuan City, Hsinchu County, Keelung City, Yilan County, and Hualien County.