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Provincial city
嘉義市 · Chiayi City
Clockwise from top left:View of night in Chiayi, Chiayi Confucius Temple, Fountain at the Lantan Reservoir, Chiayi City Sports Arena, Chiayi Sun Shoting Tower, Chiayi National University


Nickname(s): Peach City (桃城) or Jia City (嘉市)
Coordinates: 23°28′48″N 120°26′59″E / 23.48°N 120.44972°E / 23.48; 120.44972Coordinates: 23°28′48″N 120°26′59″E / 23.48°N 120.44972°E / 23.48; 120.44972
Country  Republic of China (Taiwan)
Region Southwestern Taiwan
Capital East District (東區)
 • Mayor Huang Ming-hui
 • Deputy Mayor Lee Si-jin
Area(Ranked 24 of 25)
 • Total 60.0256 km2 (23.1760 sq mi)
Elevation 69 m (226 ft)
Population (2013)
 • Total 271,338
 • Density 4,520.371/km2 (11,707.708/sq mi)
  Population ranked 21 of 25
Postal code 600
Area code(s) (+886) 05
Districts 2
Flower Hong Kong orchid tree
(Bauhinia blakeana)
Tree Hong Kong orchid tree

Chiayi City (Chinese: 嘉義市; Taiwanese: Ka-gī chhī) is a provincial city of southwestern Taiwan Province of the Republic of China. Formerly called Kagi during the Japanese era, its historical name in Chinese (諸羅山) borrows from the Taiwanese aboriginal word Tirosen.


  • East District (東區)
  • West District (西區)

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