Hualien or Hua-lien (hwäˈlyĕnˈ) [key], city (1995 pop. 108,192), E central Taiwan. One of Taiwan's most important international ports, it is a market for local agricultural products. It is located in a volcanic region and is susceptible to earthquakes.
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