Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Facing Taiwan Strait on the west and Bashi Channel on the south, Kaohsiung is a beautiful and modern metropolis located in southern Taiwan as well as the second largest city of this island country.

Looking down from an airplane, one will see the abundant landscapes of Kaohsiung City. With the lush Chai Mountain by the harbor, Banping Mountain on the former boundary of city limit, the serenity from the Lotus Pond, and the Love River flowing across the city, this subtropical city boasts its brilliant sunshine and gentle breeze from the passionate sea.

Sitting between Cijin Island and downtown Kaohsiung, Port of Kaohsiung is not just a world-class port but also an international hub for cargo from all over the world. The ceaseless ships and container vessels from around the world represent the energy and vitality of business in this harbor city.

Kaohsiung, a city of glamour, not only has unique features of mountain, sea, river, and port but also possesses a rich culture and beautiful cityscape. The city sincerely welcomes your visit.

Population: Approx. 2,770,000
Area: Approx. 2947.6159 km 2
Population density: 941 people/km2
Climate: Tropical Monsoon climate
The average month temperature: 25.1°C
The average annual rainfall: 2549.4mm
Co-ordinates: 120°10'29"~121°02'55 East longitude and 22°28'32"~23°28'17" N latitude.

Related Links:

City of Kaohsiung Web Site (Taiwanese)

City of Kaohsiung Web Site (Japanese)

City of Kaohsiung Web Site (English)

Sister City Association Contact Info:

Sean Huang, President


(425) 737-0978