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Taichung

or

T'ai-chung

(both: tī`jo͞ong`), special municipality (2010 pop. 2,731,056), 855 sq mi (2,214 sq km), W central Taiwan. It was created in 2010 by merging the city of Taichung with Taichung co., and extends inland to forested mountains. Situated in an area where rice, sugarcane, and bananas are grown, Taichung is a distribution and processing center for these crops. The city has textile, machine-building, food-processing, and chemical industries, and was named an export-processing zone after the construction of a new port west of the city. A noted educational and cultural center, it is the home of the Chinese National Central Museum and Tunghai Univ. A fine park and several scenic spots are in the city. The city was severely damaged by an earthquake in 1999.
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

T’aichung

 

a city in China, in Taiwan Province, situated in the central part of the western coastal plain, the chief agricultural region of the island. Population, 467,000 (1971). A railroad junction, T’aichung is an important trade and industrial center, with machine-building, sugar-refining, paper-making, textile, and chemical industries. Camphor is also produced in T’aichung.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

Taichung

, T'ai-chung
a city in W Taiwan: commercial centre of an agricultural region. Pop.: 1 066 000 (2005 est.)
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
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