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(1) Territory
Located in southwest Taiwan, Kaohsiung City has a long and narrow shape. The city’s maximum north-south extension is about 27.8 km and its largest east-west width approximates 10.4 km, covering an area of 153.7927 km2 .The whole city is divided into eleven districts including Yancheng, Gushan, Zuoying, Nanzi, Sanmin, Xinxing, Qianjin, Lingya, Qianzhen, Cijin and Xiaogang.

(2) Population 
According to the statistics released at the end of 2008, the number of the households registered in Kaohsiung estimated 571,166. The population totaled 1,525,624: 768,442 females and 757,220 males. The gender ratio (male/female) reached 98.54/100. The population density was 9,933 per square kilometer, which made Kaohsiung the most densely populated city of the nation.

In terms of the age distribution of population, 16.25% was under age 15, 78.18% between15 and 64, and 9.57% aged above 65. The aging index (the population aged above 65 / the population under age 14 × 100) was 58.93% and the dependency ratio was 34.80. It shows that this city has abundant labor population aged between 15 and 64. In addition, with the improvement of health care, the aging index is rising continually.


(3) Life statistics
In 2008, the city’s male life-span averaged 75.31, and its female life-span averaged 81.10. The crude birth rate was 0.76%, the crude death rate 0.596% and the natural increase rate was 0.164 %. The yearly number of death was counted as 9,083 persons. 61.26% of them were male (total 5,564 persons) and 38.74% were female (total 3,519 persons). The top ten causes of death were: 1) malignant neoplasms, 2) heart disease, 3) diabetes mellitus,4) cerebrovascular disease, 5) pneumonia, 6) nephritis, nephrotic syndrome and nephrosis, 7) accidents, 8) chronic liver disease and cirrhosis, 9) suicide, 10) hypertensive disease.


2013/12/03
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