Kaohsiung city is surrounded by Tainan City to the north, Taitung County to the northeast and Pingtung County to the south and southeast. The scenic Love River (or Ai River) flows through the Old Town and downtown into the harbour river, which is colorfully lit at night.
Kaohsiung City attracts many businesses with its economic-friendly environment. It has a total GDP of USD 30 billion. A key factor for attracting Foreign Direct Investment is the innovative environment for technological development and diversified industries. Despite the bustling industrial development and business environment, the city boasts of having the most number of green spaces.
Area size :2,946 square kilometers
Population size : 27,800,000
Average temperature : 25 °C
Average temperature (Oct): 30 °C
In addition, the city maintains multiple public transport systems, including MRT, high speed rail, the Taiwan Railway, city buses, ferries, solar boats, and light rail (the first of its kind without catenary cables in Asia). A circular light rail covering 22.1 kms with 37 stops is planned, with the first stage of construction, including 8.7 kms of waterfront light rail passing through 14 stops, scheduled to be completed by June 2017.