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Keelung

Keelung
Administration
Full nameKeelung
Official nameKeelung City · 基隆市
Native name基隆
Settlement typeProvincial city
CountryTaiwan
RegionNorthern Taiwan
Districts7
Government
City seatJhongjheng District (中正區)
MayorChang Tong-rong (張通榮)
Geography
Total Area51.2 sq mi (132.7589 km2)
Area rank21 of 25
Demography
Total Population387207 (19 of 25) (April 2010)
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (0/sq mi)
Other information
- BirdEagle
- FlowerCommon crepe myrtle
- TreeFormosan Sweet-gum
EnglishKeelung/KLC
Taiwanese基隆/基市

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Keelung City (also Jilong or Chilung) is a major port city situated in the northeastern part of Taiwan. It borders New Taipei and forms the Taipei Keelung metropolitan area, along with the Taipei and New Taipei. Nicknamed the Rainy Port for its frequent rain and maritime role, the city is Taiwan's second largest seaport (after Kaohsiung). Keelung is currently administered as a provincial municipality within Republic of China (Taiwan).


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