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Full nameHsinchu
Official nameHsinchu City · 新竹市
Native name新竹
Settlement typeProvincial city
RegionNorthwestern Taiwan
City seatNorth District
MayorHsu Ming-Tzai (許明財)
Total Area40.2 sq mi (104.0964 km2)
Total Population415557 (January 2011)
Density (pop.)3989.89/km2 (10333.8/sq mi)
Other information
BirdEuropean Magpie (Pica pica)

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Hsinchu City ( ) is a city in northern Taiwan. Hsinchu is popularly nicknamed "The Windy City" ( ) for its windy climate.

Hsinchu City is administered as a special municipality within Taiwan (ROC). The city is bordered by Hsinchu County to the north and east, Miaoli County to the south, and the Taiwan Strait to the west. Hsinchu City is composed of three districts: North District, East District, and Xiangshan District.

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