A Profile of Taoyuan City Today

Taoyuan City is located in northern Taiwan approximately 40 km southwest of Taipei and total area is 1220 square kilometers. It is made up of low-lying plains, interconnected hills and plateaus. Its shape has a long and narrow southeast-to-northwest trend, with the southeast in the mountains and the far end on the shores of Taiwan Strait.

The population of Taoyuan City is 2,056,273 on of November, 2014. The population density is 1,684.15 persons per square kilometers and the population increases at a rate of one to two thousand per month. Taoyuan City has the fastest growing population among the six metropolitan municipalities of Taiwan.