Located west of Taipei in northern Taiwan, Taoyuan is a major center of manufacturing, and home of Chiang Kai Shek International Airport. Taoyuan is located in northwestern Taiwan adjoining the Greater Taipei area. With mature secondary industrial development, equally thriving tertiary industry, and abundant economic activity, commercial and service industries are developing with great speed and vigor. In particular, the establishment of the international airport town around the CKS International Airport and the development of the major general commercial district make the Taoyuan rich with future business potential.
Zoning on the Taoyuan Technology Industry Zone has been completed, with 320 hectares of land slated for development. The zone will comprise a circuit board zone, warehousing zone, precision electronics industry zone, vehicles and precision parts industry zone, and semiconductor industry zone, along with a residential zone and various public facilities. In addition, a major private corporation plans to construct a 100-hectare electric automobile manufacturing plant here, contributing to the elevation of Taiwan's auto industry.
In order of size, the five largest industries in the Taoyuan area are the electric and electronics industry, machinery equipment, metal manufacturing, textiles, and plastics manufacturing. Taoyuan's population density is 1404.48 people per square kilometer and climbing at the highest rate among all of Taiwan's five largest urban areas.
Taoyuan enjoys enviable human and natural resources. Each of the four seasons is unique through each of Taoyuan's major points of interest, including the coastal scenic area, urban lifestyle area, Shihmen Reservoir scenic area, and the Northern Cross-Island Highway scenic area.
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