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新竹市 · Hsinchu City
Flag of Hsinchu
Official seal of Hsinchu
Taiwan ROC political division map Hsinchu City.svg
Country Republic of China (Taiwan)
RegionNorthwestern Taiwan
City seatNorth District
 • MayorHsu Ming-tsai
 • Deputy MayorYou Jian-hua
 • Secretary-GeneralWu Zong-qi
 • Total104.0964 km2 (40.1918 sq mi)
 (January 2011)
 • Total415,557
 • Density3,989.89/km2 (10,333.8/sq mi)
BirdEuropean Magpie (Pica pica)
FlowerAzalea (English)

Hsinchu City (Chinese:新竹; POJ: Sin-tek) is a provincial city of Taiwan Province of the Republic of China. Hsinchu is popularly nicknamed "The Windy City" (Fengcheng 風城) for its windy climate.

The city is surrounded by Hsinchu County to the north and east, Miaoli County to the south, and the Taiwan Strait to the west. Hsinchu City is made up of three districts: North District, East District, and Siangshan District.


The city is the base of high tech industry in Taiwan. Built in 1980, Hsinchu Science Park is home of 360 high tech companies including TSMC, Philips and United Microelectronics Corporation. As the result, the city has the highest income level.

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