-- March 29, 2004 --
Taipei is nestled in a basin with mountains on all sides and covers an area of 271.79 square kilometers (27,179 hectares). The city is divided into 12 districts.
The population has reached to 2,627,138 (as of Nov. 2003), making it one of the most crowded cities in the world.
Two beautiful peaks, Mt. Datun and Mt. Qixing, both over 1,000m in height, form a dramatic backdrop to the northeast of the city. The conical slopes of these former volcanoes now make up Yangmingshan National Park.
To the southeast of Taipei lie the Songshan Hills and Qingshui Ravine, which form a natural protective barrier of lush woods. The Dakekan and Xindian rivers are located to the southwest, while the Keelung River runs to the northeast. These three rivers converge at the Danshui River, which then flows into the Taiwan Strait.
-- January 18, 2005 --
The Lunar New Year Bazaar is about to begin.
-- January 14, 2005 --
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