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- The name Taitiofng (Jidguo: 臺中 Taichū; "central Taiwan") was bestowed by the Japanese rulers after Taiwan was ceded to Japan by the Treaty of Shimonoseki (1895).
- Was called Toaxtwn 🔊 ☸ (大墩) since 1705, before being designated by the Qing as capital of the island prefecture (Taioaan-huo) in 1887. Tailaam had been the capital for the previous 200 years.
- The government intended to only temporarily move to Taipag while Toaxtwn was being upgraded...however, the move became permanent.