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Provincial city
新竹市 · Hsinchu City
Clockwise from top: Hsinchu city gate, Entrance of Science-based Ind. Park, Hsinchu City Hall, and Hsinchu Moat


Nickname(s): 風城 (The Windy City) or 竹市 (Zhu City)
Coordinates: 24°49′N 120°59′E / 24.817°N 120.983°E / 24.817; 120.983Coordinates: 24°49′N 120°59′E / 24.817°N 120.983°E / 24.817; 120.983
Country  Republic of China (Taiwan)
Region Northwestern Taiwan
City seat North District
 • Mayor Hsu Ming-tsai
 • Deputy Mayor You Jian-hua
 • Secretary-General Wu Zong-qi
 • Total 104.0964 km2 (40.1918 sq mi)
Population (January 2011)
 • Total 415,557
 • Density 3,989.89/km2 (10,333.8/sq mi)
Bird European Magpie (Pica pica)
Flower Azalea

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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