Kaohsiung City Council

Coordinates: 22°37′16.4″N 120°20′50.5″E / 22.621222°N 120.347361°E / 22.621222; 120.347361

Kaohsiung City Council
Kang Yu-cheng[1]
Since 2014
Deputy Speaker
Cai Chang-Da
Seats 66
Political groups
    DPP (33)
    KMT (24)
    Independent (5)
    NPSU (2)
    PFP (1)
    TSU (1)
Single non-transferable vote
Last election
Meeting place
The Building of Kaohsiung City Council
No.156, Sec. 2, Guotai Rd., Fengshan District, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan (R.O.C.)

The Kaohsiung City Council (KCC; Chinese: 高雄市議會; pinyin: Gāoxióng Shì Yìhuì) is the elected municipal council of Kaohsiung City, Republic of China. The council is composed of 66 councilors elected from single non-transferable vote for four-year terms. The Speaker and the Deputy Speaker of the Council are chosen by fellow councilors through anonymous voting. All councilors are directly elected by citizens of the city. Citizen aged 23 or above, who has resided in this city for more than four months.[2]


Establishment of Kaohsiung City Senate in 1946
Former building of Kaohsiung City Council

The Kaohsiung City Council was originally established in 1946 as Kaohsiung City Senate. In 1951, the senate was reorganized as Kaohsiung City Council and Kaohsiung County Council. On 1 July 1979, Kaohsiung City was upgraded to special municipality from provincial city and the City Council was reorganized to Provisional Kaohsiung City Council. On 25 December 2010, Kaohsiung City Council and Kaohsiung County Council was merged and reorganized to become Kaohsiung City Council.[3]



The council is accessible within walking distance South of Fongshan West Station of Kaohsiung MRT.

See also


Wikimedia Commons has media related to Kaohsiung City Council.

This article is issued from Wikipedia - version of the 10/19/2016. The text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share Alike but additional terms may apply for the media files.