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A city of southwest Taiwan on the South China Sea. Settled in 1590, it is Taiwan's oldest city.
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(ˈtaɪˈnæn) or


(Placename) a city in the SW Taiwan: an early centre of Chinese emigration from the mainland; formerly the largest city and capital of the island (1638–1885); Chengkung University. Pop: 754 000 (2005 est)
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a city in SW Taiwan. 707,658.
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The streets of Tainan have previously made it onto the cover of popular Japanese magazines, such as Brutus, Popeye, and Pen Magazine International.
A total of 123 buildings in Tainan City have been listed as dangerous after the recent earthquake in Taiwan which killed 116 people.
Of the 98 confirmed deaths, 96 were killed in the collapsed 16-story apartment complex in Tainan City, according to the National Fire Agency.
All are former executives of the real estate development company that built Tainan's 17-story Weiguan Golden Dragon tower, which collapsed when the magnitude-6.4 tremor hit early Saturday.
Prosecutors in the southern Taiwan city of Tainan have issued an arrest warrant for the developer of a building which collapsed during an earthquake on Saturday killing at least 39 people, a government official said on Tuesday.
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The government in Tainan, the worst-hit city, said that more than 170 people had been rescued from the 17-storey building, which folded like an accordion after the quake struck.
BAKE[pounds sterling] (CyHAN)- A 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck 28 miles southeast of the Taiwan's city of Tainan on Saturday, toppling multiple buildings, Sputnik reported.
TAINAN, Taiwan, Rabi'II 28, 1437, February 07, 2016, SPA -- A total of 132 people are still trapped beneath the rubble of a Taiwan apartment tower that collapsed in a powerful earthquake on Saturday morning, a local government official said on Sunday, according to Reuters.
by Reuters Emergency rescuers continue to search for missing in a collapsed building from an earthquake in Tainan, Taiwan, on Sunday.
TAINAN, Taiwan, Feb 6 (Reuters) -- A powerful earthquake toppled a 17-story apartment building in southern Taiwan on Saturday, killing at least five people, including a 10-day-old girl, and triggering frantic efforts to rescue about 35 people feared trapped inside.