Welcome to New Taipei City
New Taipei City (新北市; Xīnběi Shì), not to be confused with the capital Taipei City, was known as Taipei County before Christmas 2010. But you're not completely wrong still thinking of Taiwan's most populous city as the county it was once called. Much of NTC is still rural or mountainous, and there are some real treats for nature and culture lovers once you get away from the urban sprawl.
New Taipei City envelopes Taipei City completely, and is bordered by Keelung to the northeast, Yilan to the southeast, and Taoyuan to the southwest. The Tamsui River is the main river running through NTC.