New Taipei City

New Taipei

新北市
New Taipei City
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Flag of New Taipei
Flag
Official logo of New Taipei
Etymology:
Location of New Taipei
Coordinates: 25°00′40″N 121°26′45″E / 25°00′40″N 121°26′45″E / 25.01111; 121.44583Republic of China (Taiwan)
RegionNorthern Taiwan
SeatBanqiao District
Districts
Government
 • TypeNew Taipei City Government
 • MayorHou You-yi (KMT)
Area
 • Special municipality2,052.57 km2 (792.50 sq mi)
 • Urban
1,140 km2 (440 sq mi)
Area rank9 out of 22
Population
 (June 2016)[3]
 • Special municipality3,972,204
 • Rank1 out of 22
 • Density1,900/km2 (5,000/sq mi)
 • Urban8,500,000
 • Urban density7,500/km2 (19,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (National Standard Time)
Postal code
207, 208, 220 – 224, 226 – 228, 231 – 239, 241 – 244, 247 – 249, 251 – 253
Area code(s)(0)2
foreigner.ntpc.gov.tw (in English)
New Taipei City
Chinese新北
Literal meaningNew North City

New Taipei City (Mandarin Pīnyīn: Xīnběi Shì; Hokkien POJ: Sin-pak-chhī) is a special municipality and the most populous city in Taiwan. Located in northern Taiwan, the city includes a substantial stretch of the island's northern coastline and surrounds the Taipei Basin, making it the second largest special municipality by area, behind Kaohsiung. New Taipei City is bordered by Keelung to the northeast, Yilan County to the southeast, and Taoyuan to the southwest. It completely surrounds Taipei. Banqiao District is its municipal seat and biggest commercial area. Until 2010, the area that roughly corresponds to the present New Taipei City was known as Taipei County.

Name

New Taipei City was known as Taipei County before its promotion to city status in 2010. After the county's population overtook that of Taipei City, it was decided that the county should be promoted to city status but could not be renamed "Taipei City".

The name of the new entity (新北市; 'New North City') was at first rendered in English as Xinbei City via pinyin romanization,[5][6] but both candidates for the city's first mayoral election opposed the name. Consequently, citing public opinion, the inaugural mayor, Eric Chu, requested and received approval from the Ministry of the Interior (MOI) to render the name in English as New Taipei City.[7][8] This rendering became official on 31 December 2010.

Other Languages
Afrikaans: Nieu-Taipei
asturianu: Nuevu Taipéi
Bân-lâm-gú: Sin-pak-chhī
català: Nova Taipei
čeština: Nová Tchaj-pej
dansk: Ny Taipei
Deutsch: Neu-Taipeh
español: Nueva Taipéi
Esperanto: Novtajpeo
euskara: Taipei Berria
فارسی: نیو تایپه
français: Nouveau Taipei
客家語/Hak-kâ-ngî: Sîn-pet-sṳ
한국어: 신베이시
Bahasa Indonesia: Kota Taipei Baru
italiano: Nuova Taipei
lietuvių: Sinbėjus
magyar: Hszinpej
македонски: Нов Тајпеј
Bahasa Melayu: Bandar Taipei Baru
Mìng-dĕ̤ng-ngṳ̄: Sĭng-báe̤k
монгол: Шинэ Тайбэй
Nederlands: Nieuw Taipei
日本語: 新北市
нохчийн: Синьбэй
polski: Nowe Tajpej
português: Nova Taipé
Runa Simi: Musuq T'aypik
русский: Синьбэй
Scots: New Taipei
Simple English: New Taipei City
Tagalog: New Taipei
Türkçe: Yeni Taipei
українська: Сіньбей
Vahcuengh: Sinhbaek
Tiếng Việt: Tân Bắc
文言: 新北市
吴语: 新北市
粵語: 新北市
中文: 新北市