Are street numbers in Taiwan addresses in geographic order, like in Australia and the USA, or are they in chronological order, as often happens in Japan?

  • I don't know about Taiwan, but it might be beneficial to mention which city. I know in Mexico, this varies greatly by city (or even neighborhood or street). – Flimzy Apr 14 '14 at 15:27
  • Perhaps zooming in on google maps might show how the street numbers are arranged. – toandfro Apr 14 '14 at 19:52

They're in geographic order. However, long Taiwanese roads are broken up into "sections" (段), each of which restarts the numbering. So if you look at these two addresses:

#456, Xinyi Rd Sec. 4, Xinyi District, Taipei City
#16, Xinyi Rd Sec. 5, Xinyi District, Taipei City

"#16" (Sec. 5) is actually further away from the city center than "#456" (Sec. 4).

In practice, though, most street numbers (號) are in relation to alleys (弄) and lanes (巷), not the main road. Put it all together and you get something like this:

12 F, #88, Alley 10, Lane 78, Xinyi Road Sec. 4, Xinyi District, Taipei City 10204

Wikipedia goes into a bit more detail.

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