Population of Cities in Taiwan (2017)

3
Over 1 Million
9
100,000 to 1 Million
9
10,000 to 100,000

Taiwan is a country that has a very diverse population spread across over 35,000 square kilometers. Like the world's other largest countries, Taiwan's population is spread among its various cities and towns, with many of its residents living within its urban cities. Taiwan has a total of 23 cities. While this doesn't seem like many when compared to other countries, many of its cities have extremely large populations that contribute to the country's status as one of the most populous in the world. The 23 different cities are divided into administrative divisions. The three divisions are Special Municipality, Provincial City and County-Controlled City.

Taiwan's most populous city is Taipei, which as a population of 7.8 million as of 2016. In addition to Taipei, there are two additional cities that have populations that exceed one million. The country also has nine cities with populations between 100,000 and one million, and nine cities with populations between 10,000 and 100,000 that contribute to the total population of the country.

Over the years, the country's rural population has declined as natives and immigrants are choosing to move to the bigger cities as they become more developed and industrialized. As early as 1989, the rural population of Taiwan accounted for less than 25% of the country's total population. The urban population now accounts for more than three-quarters of the total population, with many residents moving to the three biggest urban areas in the country: Taipei, Kao-hsiun and Tʾai-chung.

Taiwan has 3 cities with more than a million people, 9 cities with between 100,000 and 1 million people, and 9 cities with between 10,000 and 100,000 people. The largest city in Taiwan is Taipei, with a population of 7,871,900 people.

Taipei

This global city and capital is a major high-tech industrial center.

7,871,900

Kaohsiung

This former small trading village has expanded into a global city and industrial center of Taiwan.

1,519,711

Taichung

This city's diverse economy includes traditional businesses, large industrial areas and small businesses.

1,040,725

Tainan

Tainan is considered a center of culture for its local traditions and preservation of Taoist rites.

771,235

Banqiao

This city has grown from an agricultural economy to one of finance and commercial businesses.

543,342

Hsinchu

Taiwan's 'Windy City' was settled by Han Chinese in the 1700s.

404,109

Taoyuan City

This is the fastest-growing city in all of Taiwan.

402,014

Keelung

Its rainy weather and role in the maritime industry led to this city's nickname of 'Rainy Port.'

397,515

Hualian

Its beautiful coastline and national parks make this a top Taiwan tourist destination.

350,468

Taitung City

Green Island and Orchid Island can be accessed through this city in Taiwan.

109,584

Name 2017 Population
Taipei7,871,900
Kaohsiung1,519,711
Taichung1,040,725
Tainan771,235
Banqiao543,342
Hsinchu404,109
Taoyuan City402,014
Keelung397,515
Hualian350,468
Taitung City109,584
Nantou105,682
Douliu104,723
Yilan94,188
Puli86,406
Daxi84,549
Ma-kung56,435
Jincheng37,507
Hengchun31,288
Zhongxing New Village25,549
Lugu19,599
Yujing16,597