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Taichung

Taichung (traditional Chinese: or (also matches simplified); Tongyong Pinyin: Táijhōng Shìh; Hanyu Pinyin: Táizhōng Shì; Wade-Giles: T'ai-chung-shih ; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Tâi-tiong-chhī) is a city located in west-central Taiwan with a population of just over one million people, making it the third largest city on the island after Taipei and Kaohsiung. The city presently constitutes a provincial city apart from the adjacent Taichung County. By the end of 2010 the city and county, both currently first-level divisions of Taiwan Province, will merge to form a single direct-controlled municipality. The name Taichung means "Central Taiwan."Taichung City is located in the Taichung Basin along the main western coastal plain that stretches from northern Taiwan along the west coast nearly to the southern tip. The city is located just north of 24° north and about 120.5° east longitude.It is surrounded completely by Taichung County. Taichung City borders Tanzi Township Fengyuan City, Xinshe Township, Taiping City, Dali City, Wuri Township, Dadu Township, Longjing Township, and Daya Township. The Central Mountain Range lies just to the east of the city. Lower, rolling hills run to the north leading to Miaoli County. Flat coastal plains dominate the landscape to the south leading to Changhua County and the Taiwan Strait to the west.