Kao-hsiung (Gāoxióng 高雄)

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Kao-hsiung, Taiwan’s second-largest city, was founded during the Ming dynasty. The city has Asia’s biggest oil refinery and is of strategic importance because of its naval base.

Kao-hsiung (in Pinyin, Gaoxiong) is Taiwan’s second-largest city. It is situated on the southwestern coast of the island. The city was founded during the Ming dynasty (1368–1644) but was under Dutch occupation from 1624 to 1660. In 1863 Kao-hsiung became a treaty port for….

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By | 2014-12-16T16:54:23+00:00 January 23rd, 2012|Berkshire Encyclopedia of China, Cities, Geography|Comments Off on Kao-hsiung (Gāoxióng 高雄)

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