Taipei, officially Taipei, is the capital and special municipality in Taiwan (officially the Republic of China, Republic of China).
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Located in northern Taiwan, Taipei is an enclave of New Taipei Municipality, which is approximately 25 km (16 mi) southwest of the northern port city. from Keelung. Most of the city is in the Taipei Basin, an ancient lake bed. The basin is bounded by the relatively narrow Rekung and Xindian valleys, which merge into the Tamsui River along the western border of the city.
The city itself is home to approximately 2,646,204 people (2019), making up the bulk of the Taipei Keelung metropolitan area, which includes the nearby cities of New Taipei and Keelung with a population of 7,047,559, the 40th most populous urban area in the world with one-third Taiwanese citizens live in the metro area. The name "Taipei" can refer to both the entire metropolis and the city itself.
Taipei is the political, economic, educational and cultural center of Taiwan and one of the main centers of East Asia. Taipei, which is considered a global city and is recognized as an alpha city by the GaWC, is part of a large high-tech industrial area. Railways, highways, airports and bus lines connect Taipei to all parts of the islands. The city is served by two airports - Songshan and Taoyuan. Taipei is home to internationally renowned architectural and safety sites, including Taipei 101, Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, Dalongdong Bao'an Temple, Xing Tian Kong, Longshan Manka Temple, National Palace Museum, Presidential Building, Taipei Guesthouse, Ximending and several night markets. scattered throughout the city. Natural sites such as Maokun, Yangmingshan and hot springs are also well known to foreign visitors.
In Russian-language news, the name Taipei is often used as a synecdoche referring to the central government of Taiwan. Due to Taiwan's ambiguous political status internationally, the term Chinese Taipei is also often used synonymously for the entire country, as when representatives participate in international organizations or Taiwanese athletes participate in international sports events.