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Taiwan

We are researching local information about Taiwan. Taiwan (or Republic of China) is a region (or country) located in East Asia. We will feature information that you may want to know when you enter Taiwan.

Taiwan

Location

An East Asian island. There are People's Republic of China in the northwest, Japan in the northeast, and the Philippines in the south.

Land

About 36,000km2

Capital (approximate population)

Taipei (2.65 million)

Business related cities other than Taipei (approximate population)

Kaohsiung (2.77 million)Taichung (2.82 million)Tainan (1.88 million)Taoyuan (2.25 million)など

Population

About 23.78 million

Ethnic Groups

95% Han, 2% Malay and Polynesian, 2% other

Language

Taiwanese, Hakka, Hokkien, Mandarin, etc.

Religion

35.1% Buddhism, 33.0% Taoism, 18.7% Non-religion, 3.9% Christianity, Other 9.3%

Culture

It is a mixture of Confucianism, Taoism and other Chinese and Japanese cultures and, in recent years, the values of Western cultures.

Education

Higher education was established during the Japanese rule. After the Republic of China took over in 1945, it was replaced by an education system essentially equivalent to that of mainland China. Taiwan emphasizes education and is known for its high level of education.

Outline of modern history in Taiwan

1895-1945 Taiwan ruled by Japan (from Sino-Japanese War until World War II)
1949 Declaration of martial law in Taiwan, Republic of China makes Taipei "temporary capital"
1971 UN approves the People's Republic of China as the only UN representative in China (Republic of China withdraws from the UN)
1987 Martial law lifted

Politics

The People's Republic of China argues that the current politics of the Taiwanese authorities (Republic of China) is illegal. Many people living in Taiwan want to maintain the status quo.

GDP per capita

$ 24,828 (2019)

Economy

Taiwan, along with Hong Kong, Korea and Singapore, is considered one of the "4 Asian Tigers".

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