Chiayi jyä´yē´ [key] or Chiaijyä´ē´ [key], city (2010 pop. 267,651), 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 Chiayi irrigation system and is a transportation center.
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