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Chiai or Chia-i (both: jyäˈēˈ) [key], city (1995 pop. 261,391), S Taiwan. It is an agricultural market for rice, peanuts, vegetables, sugarcane, and timber from the surrounding area, and it produces wine, tires, and cement. The city is also the headquarters for the Chiai irrigation system and is a transportation center.

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