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About Taipei

Geographical Position
Taipei, located in Taiwan's north, has an area of 271.8 sq. km, and is situated in a basin. Rich in leisure and recreation, cultural arts, heritage sites, and other attractions, it enjoys a superb geographical position and traffic environment.

Climate
Situated near the 25th parallel north, the city has a subtropical island climate influenced by its basin location. The Taipei summers and autumns are hot and humid, the springs and winters cool and mild, and there is clear differentiation between the four seasons. March to May generally marks the spring season, June ~ August summer, September ~ November autumn, and December ~ February winter.
For detailed weather forecast, please refer to Central Weather Bureau website (http://www.cwb.gov.tw/eng/index.htm)

Transportation
Taipei has a comprehensive transportation network. The convenient MRT has five main lines and two branch lines, with 117 stations, and there are over 300 public-bus routes. It has four Taiwan Railways stations, and the railway network reaches all cities and counties. If you require rapid shuttling between Taiwan's north and south, the Taiwan High Speed Rail network provides a lightning-quick option. Songshan Airport, located in the city's heart, provides both domestic and international route services, giving visitors from around the world quick access to the city's core.