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However, it is more probable that the name was derived from the first inhabitants of the region, as are the names of many other Taiwanese cities.

In this case, the Ketagalan people were the first inhabitants, and early Han settlers probably approximated "Ketagalan" with Ke-lâng (Hokkien phonetics).

It borders New Taipei with which it forms the Taipei–Keelung metropolitan area, along with Taipei itself.

Nicknamed the Rainy Port for its frequent rain and maritime role, the city is Taiwan's second largest seaport (after Kaohsiung). It has been proposed that this name was derived from the local mountain that took the shape of a rooster cage.

Keelung was first inhabited by the Ketagalan, a tribe of Taiwanese aborigine.

The Spanish expedition to Formosa in the early 17th century was its first contact with the West; by 1624 the Spanish had built San Salvador de Quelung, a fort in Keelung serving as an outpost of the Manila-based Spanish East Indies.

During the First Opium War between the British Empire and the Chinese Qing Empire, in the 1841 Battle of Keelung (1841-1842) the British attempted to attack in failed efforts three times against Keelung on the northeast coast of Taiwan under Qing rule.

In 1863, the Qing Empire opened up Keelung as a trading port and the city enjoyed rapid development due to the abundant commodities such as placer gold and high quality coal found in the drainage area of Keelung River.

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), sometimes also spelt as Chi-ling is a major port city situated in the northeastern part of Taiwan.

The Dutch had three more minor fortifications in Keelung and also a little school and a preacher.