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About Taiwan in detail
Where is Taiwan?
Taiwan, in case, if you are looking on the map under the Coordinates 25 02 N 121 31 E otherwise in the southeast Asia, in Eastern Asia, islands bordering the East China Sea, Philippine Sea, South China Sea, and Taiwan Strait, north of the Philippines, off the southeastern coast of China.
What is the capital city of Taiwan?
The capital city of Taiwan is Taipei.
What is the time in Taipei?
It is 13 hours ahead of Washington, D.C. during Standard Time; Taipei’s timezone is UTC+8.
What is the Internet code for Taiwan?
The Top Level Domain (TLD) for Taiwan is: .tw
What is the size of Taiwan?
The territory of Taiwan is total: 35,980 sq km; land: 32,260 sq km, water: 3,720 sq km.
If we want to describe the size of Taiwan’s territory is somewhat smaller than Maryland and Delaware combined.
If we would like to walk around and discover Taiwan, we can cover 0 km.
What is the water coverage of Taiwan?
We have already mentioned what percentage of Taiwan is covered by water (see below), including a 1,566.3 km coastline.
What is the climate like in Taiwan?
Taiwan’s climate is tropical: marine: rainy season during southwest monsoon (June to August): persistent and extensive cloudiness all year.
Geographical data of Taiwan
Taiwan’s elevation includes 1,150 m, elevation extremes; lowest point: the South China Sea 0 m, highest point: Yu Shan 3,952 m.
Taiwan’s specific geographical details include eastern two-thirds mostly rugged mountains; flat to gently rolling plains in the west.
Suppose we would like to describe the countries location from a different perspective. In that case, it is safe to say, and easy to read from a map, Taiwan is a strategic location adjacent to both the Taiwan Strait and the Luzon Strait.
Resources and land use of Taiwan
The country’s main mined products are small coal, natural gas, limestone, marble, asbestos, and arable land. The population partly uses the earlier highlighted land territory and partly left in its natural state: agricultural land: 22.7%; arable land 16.9%; permanent crops 5.8%; permanent pasture N/A; forest: N/A; other: 77.3% (2011 estimate).
Population data of Taiwan
The number of inhabitants of Taiwan is 23,464,787 (July 2016 estimate).
If we examine the proportion of the population distribution, it is safe to say that N/A.
If we look at the proportion of the urbanized and barely populated areas, these are the figures: N/A.
Most of the population in Taiwan is concentrated in TAIPEI (capital) 2.666 million; Kaohsiung 1.523 million; Taichung 1.225 million; Tainan 815,000 (2015).
Ethnicity in Taiwan
According to ethnicity details, the ethnic groups are Taiwanese (including Hakka) 84%, mainland Chinese 14%, indigenous 2%.
Spoken languages in Taiwan
The spoken languages in Taiwan are the following: Mandarin Chinese (official language), Taiwanese (Min), Hakka dialects.
What are the most important religions in Taiwan?
During the general census, researchers examine the churches, according to this: a mixture of Buddhist and Taoist 93%, Christian 4.5%, other 2.5%.
Further population data of Taiwan
The proportion of gender and age tells a lot about the society as follows 0-14 years: 13.13% (male 1,588,679 / female 1,493,419) 15-24 years: 13.17% (male 1,585,222 / female 1,505,004) 25-54 years: 46.74% (male 5,477,446 / female 5,490,829) 55-64 years: 13.89% (male 1,593,024 / female 1,665,354) 65 years and over: 13.07% (male 1,408,367 / female 1,657,443) (2016 estimate). It also a significant factor in a society the population growth rate, which in the case of Taiwan is 0.2% (2016 estimate).
The population growth rate is based on two elements, the birth, and the death rate. In Taiwan the birth rate is 8.4 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate), the death rate 7.3 deaths / 1,000 population (2016 estimate).
In this day and age in developed societies, the first child borns later compared to the previous centuries and decades, so childbearing is extended. In Taiwan, the average age of mothers at the first childbirth is N/A.
Although the children’s birth is postponed in the best-case scenario, the parents can still see their kids grow as life expectancy also extended. In the case of Taiwan, these figures are. With the introduction of modern medicine, vaccinations, and the proper hygienic conditions, the infant mortality rate is in a steep decline. The infant mortality statistics in Taiwan are the following: N/A. Relevant data is the budget of healthcare, which is in the case of this country is N/A.
Economic data of Taiwan
Suppose we would like to describe a country. We also have to mention its economy; Taiwan has a dynamic capitalist economy that gradually decreases government guidance on investment and foreign trade. Exports, led by electronics, machinery, and petrochemicals, have provided the primary impetus for economic development. Free trade agreements have proliferated in East Asia over the past several years. Following the landmark Economic Cooperation Framework Agreement (ECFA) signed with China in June 2010, Taiwan in July 2013 signed a free trade deal with New Zealand – TaipeiTaiwan’s total fertility rate of just over one child per woman is among the lowest in the world, raising the prospect of future labor shortages, falling domestic demand, and declining tax revenues. Taiwan’s population is aging quickly. The island runs a trade surplus, largely because of its surplus with China. Its foreign reserves are the world’s fifth-largest, behind those of China, Japan, Saudi Arabia, and Switzerland. Closer economic links with the mainland bring opportunities for Taiwan’s economy and pose challenges as political differences remain unresolved, and China’s economic growth is slowing.
GDP is a prominent figure, as all the relevant calculations and statistics are based on it. GDP in Taiwan is $519.1 billion (2015 estimate).
Another important indicator is the rate of GDP growth, which in Taiwan is 1% (2016 estimate), 0.6% (2015 estimate) 3.9% (2014 estimate).
These statistics affect the world economy; remember, in 2015, the Chinese real GDP growth rate was worse than expected; The world markets fall, and the Chinese stock exchange was temporarily suspended.
A further major factor of a country’s economy, the GDP per capita. In Taiwan this is $47,800 (2016 estimate) $47,400 (2015 estimate) $47,300 (2014 estimate).
In the economy, the Trinity is in common places, such as agriculture, industry, and services.
What are the agricultural products Taiwan produces?
Taiwan’s main agricultural products are rice, vegetables, fruit, tea, flowers, pigs, poultry, fish.
The essential segments are electronics, communications, information technology products, petroleum refining, chemicals, textiles, iron and steel, machinery, cement, food processing, vehicles, consumer products, and pharmaceuticals. The crucial and regularly mentioned GDP is based on electronics, communications and information technology products, petroleum refining, chemicals, textiles, iron and steel, machinery, cement, food processing, vehicles, consumer products, pharmaceuticals.
Drinking water source in Taiwan
It is essential to mention that – thanks to the infrastructure development– the rate of potable water N/A.
The average number of childbirth in Taiwan
In Taiwan, the average delivery number is 1.12 children born / woman (2016 estimate).
Population, median age, migration, and citizenship in Taiwan
The population’s average age is 40.2 years; male: 39.5 years, female: 40.9 years (2016 estimate). The age of adulthood varies in every country of the world. In Taiwan, it is 20 years of age, universal.
When we are experiencing an unprecedented scale of migration and globalization, it is an important factor in the number of new immigrants. In Taiwan is 0.9 migrant(s) / 1,000 population (2016 estimate). It is important to know how to apply for citizenship: citizenship by birth: no. Citizenship by descent only: at least one parent must be a citizen of Taiwan. Dual citizenship recognized: yes, except that citizens of Taiwan are not recognized as dual citizens of the People’s Republic of China. The residency requirement for naturalization: 5 years.
Is Taiwan a safe destination? Healthcare services and infectious diseases in Taiwan
Many of the travelers are looking into the healthcare services and infectious diseases of their destinations. In Taiwan, the hospital beds’ density is N/A.
According to the WHO rating regarding contagious diseases in Taiwan: N/A.
However, HIV is not curable but maintainable. Let’s do not forget when the disease surfaced; it was a world threatening condition. Unfortunately, in some countries, it is still very high the number of infected patients and fatalities due to the disease.
In Taiwan, the number of HIV/AIDS deaths: N/A.
Regarding tourism obesity, not an important issue, but we have to mention health statistics, as it is the plague of the 20th and the 21st century. The rate of obese adults in Taiwan is N/A.
What are the natural hazards in Taiwan? Is there any?
The most known natural risk in Taiwan are earthquakes; typhoons. Volcanism: Kueishantao Island (elevation 401 m), east of Taiwan, is its only historically active volcano, although it has not erupted in centuries.
More interesting facts about Taiwan
A few words about the past, as every country and society, is connected to its history; First inhabited by Austronesian people, Taiwan became home to Han immigrants beginning in the late Ming Dynasty (17th century). In 1895, military defeat forced China’s Qing Dynasty to cede Taiwan to Japan, which governed Taiwan for 50 years. Taiwan came under Chinese Nationalist control after World War II. In the four years leading to the communist victory on the mainland in 1949, 2 million Nationalists fled to Taiwan. They established a government under the 1947 constitution drawn up for all of China.
The Nationalist government established authoritarian rule under martial law in 1948. In the late 1970s, the ruling authorities gradually democratized and incorporated the local population within the governing structure. This process expanded rapidly in the 1980s, with the founding of the first opposition party (the Democratic Progressive Party or DPP) in 1986 and the lifting of martial law in 1987. Taiwan held its first direct presidential election in 1996. In 2000, Taiwan underwent its first peaceful transfer of power from the Nationalist Party (Kuomintang or KMT) to the DPP. Throughout this period, the island prospered and became one of East Asia’s economic “Tigers.” The dominant political issues continue to be the management of diplomatic relations between Taiwan and China – precisely the question of Taiwan’s sovereignty – and domestic priorities for economic reform and growth.
In every nation’s memory, some cornerstones placed the country on the timeline of history. The date of declaration of independence of Taiwan: N/A.
The flag and other symbols of Taiwan
The colors, symbols, and animals on the flag usually have a historical background or an important milestone or memory of the nation.
This case is not an exception either; red field with a dark blue rectangle in the upper hoist-side corner bearing a white sun with 12 triangular rays; the blue and white design of the canton (symbolizing the sun of progress) dates to 1895; it was later adopted as the flag of the Kuomintang Party; blue signifies liberty, justice, and democracy; red stands for fraternity, sacrifice, and nationalism, white represents equality, frankness, and the people’s livelihood; the 12 rays of the sun are those of the months and the twelve traditional Chinese hours (each ray equals two hours).
Apart from the flag, the symbol of national unity is the national anthem. The anthem’s primary purpose is to share the nation’s core values, endeavors, and patriotic feelings.
National symbols of Taiwan: white, 12-rayed sun on blue field; national colors: blue, white, red.
Constitution of Taiwan
The existence of the nation is based on the constitution. Some constitutions knew worldwide, like the U.S. Constitution that was accepted on the 17th of September 1787, in Philadelphia, the United States of America’s Constitution.
It is not related to the declaration of independence that was stolen by Nicolas Cage in the movie National Treasure 🙂
What is the legal system of Taiwan?
Most of the time, the legal system of a country is the focus of lawyers. It is a common fact that there are two main approaches in the world, “the law in books” and “the law in action.”
In the Anglo-Saxon world, the practice is the “law in action,” while in the rest of the world, the law is based on Roman law, the “law in books.”
The legal system of Taiwan is a civil law system.
It was Aristotle who founded the Theory of 3 separations of powers. In his view, these are the council of public affairs, the magistrates, and the justice system. The age of enlightenment was the time when terminologies have defined the way we still use them. In most democratic countries, the three authorities separated from each other. In dictatorships, the rules usually interweaved in one hand.
About the legislative branch of Taiwan, we can highlight the following structures unicameral Legislative Yuan (113 seats; 73 members directly elected in single-seat constituencies by simple majority vote, 34 directly elected in a single islandwide constituency by proportional representation vote, and six directly elected in multi-seat aboriginal constituencies by proportional representation vote; members serve 4-year terms).
About the unemployment rate, labor force, and poverty line in Taiwan
One of the major problems of the 21st-century economy is unemployment. Governments are struggling to maintain a low level of the unemployment rate. Still, as a result of automation, the cheap 3rd world labor, and the outsourcing of workflow, these attempts fail. In Taiwan, the labor force is 11.68 million (2016 estimate). Please bear in mind that the population in Taiwan is total: 4.4 deaths / 1,000 live births; male: 4.8 deaths / 1,000 live births, female: 4 deaths / 1,000 live births (2016 estimate) – as we already mentioned above.
The rate of unemployment in Taiwan is 3.9% (2016 estimate).
Widely known that the gap between the rich and poor is widening on an enormous scale.
According to the 2017 shocking Oxfam report, the most affluent eight people’s fortune is equal to the wealth of the poorest half of the world’s population.
In Taiwan, the households’ income and consumption compared to the entire population: lowest 10%: 6.4% highest 10%: 40.3% (2010).
Another widely used indicator is the so-called GINI index, which measures the inequalities of statistical dispersion, but is mainly used for measuring the sharing of income and fortune.
The GINI index was named after its founder Corrado Gini, an Italian economist. Gini index has grades between 0-1, but often it is used on a percentage basis. It is 0 if the examined criteria territorial distribution is equal. It is one of the criteria concentrated on the territory. In Taiwan, the GINI index is .33,6 (2014).
The states usually set up a poverty line, which is more or less, is a subjective measure. It varies by country; its base is often the minimum pension, the incomes of the most deficient 20 percent, the X percent of income per capita Etc.
In Taiwan, the poverty line people are the lowest 10%: 6.4% highest 10%: 40.3% (2010).
About the budget and central governments debt of Taiwan
The available budget mainly defines the state’s economy. Taiwan’s budget is; revenues: $80.8 billion, expenditures: $83.95 billion (2016 estimate). Taxes and other revenues are 15.6% of GDP (2016 estimate).
The budget deficit (Budget surplus (+) or deficit (-)) is N/A.
The fiscal year in Taiwan is the calendar year.
In the country’s economy, we have to consider the public debt. Public debt is the consolidated sum of the state’s local, federal, and central government debt.
Inflation rate and prime lending rate in Taiwan
A few further interesting and relevant economic data are the following; Inflation rate: 1.3% (2016 estimate), -0.3% (2015 estimate), and the rate of the Commercial bank prime lending rate: 2.7% (31 December 2016 estimate).
Export/import partners and data of Taiwan
Taiwan, with the export of products, industrial tools, and other services, generates revenue. The export value in Taiwan is $314.8 billion (2016 estimate), $335.5 billion (2015 estimate). The total revenue of these activities: semiconductors, petrochemicals, automobile/auto parts, ships, wireless communication equipment, flat display displays, steel, electronics, plastics, computers.
The most important imported products are oil/petroleum, semiconductors, natural gas, coal, steel, computers, wireless communication equipment, automobiles, fine chemicals, textiles, and the countries from where the import is coming: Japan 17.6%, China 16.1%, US 9.5% (2012 estimate).
Renewable energies used in Taiwan
To suppress the pollution of the environment, renewable energies have to replace the fossil energy. The more the proportion of renewable energies in a country means more effort against pollution. Taiwan, the indicator of how much of the country’s produced energy is coming from the hydroelectric source, is 5.4% of total installed capacity (2014 estimate).
To indicate how much another renewable energy produced is 8.4% of total installed capacity (2014 estimate).
Telecommunication data of Taiwan, calling code
To maintain the economy, the development of a reliable and modern telecommunications infrastructure is crucial. We can say the following about Taiwan; provides telecommunications service for every business and private need. Domestic: thoroughly modern; wholly digitalized. International: country code – 886; roughly 15 submarine fiber cables provide links throughout Asia, Australia, the Middle East, Europe, and the US; satellite earth stations – 2 (2015).
Transport infrastructure in Taiwan
In the 21st century, we often say that the world has become small and there are no distances anymore. With widespread air travel when (sometimes) there are no visa restrictions, it is easy to reach other countries, but if the distance is not too long, we can also use railway or water transportation.
The number of airports in Taiwan: 37 (2013), and the number of heliports: 31 (2013).
The total length of the roadways in Taiwan: 42,520 km, paved: 42,078 km (includes 1,348 km of highways and 737 km of expressways), unpaved: 442 km (2013).
The total length of the waterways in Taiwan: N/A.
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Facts & data about Taiwan
Name of the country: conventional long way: none, traditional short form: Taiwan, local long form: none, local short state: Taiwan, former: Formosa, etymology: “Tayowan” was the name of the coastal sandbank where the Dutch erected their colonial headquarters on the island in the 17th century; the former name “Formosa” means “beautiful” in Portuguese.
|Abbreviation: Taiwan||Geographic coordinates:|
23 30 N, 121 00 E
|Country Location: Southeast Asia|
|Capital of Taiwan: Taipei||GPS of the Capital:|
25 02 N 121 31 E
|Position: Eastern Asia, islands bordering the East China Sea, Philippine Sea, South China Sea, and Taiwan Strait, north of the Philippines, off the southeastern coast of China|
|Land area: total: 35,980 sq km; land: 32,260 sq km, water: 3,720 sq km||Terrain: eastern two-thirds mostly rugged mountains; flat to gently rolling plains in west||Area comparative: somewhat smaller than Maryland and Delaware combined|
|Population: 23,464,787 (July 2016 estimate)||Population grow rate: 0.2% (2016 estimate)||Sex ratio: at birth: 1.07 male(s) / female, 0-14 years: 1.06 male(s) / female, 15-24 years: 1.05 male(s) / female, 25-54 years: 1 male(s) / female, 55-64 years: 0.96 male(s) / female, 65 years and over: 0.86 male(s) / female, total population: 0.99 male(s) / female (2016 estimate)|
|Exports: $314.8 billion (2016 estimate), $335.5 billion (2015 estimate)||Imports: $248.7 billion (2016 estimate), $262.9 billion (2015 estimate)||Import partners: Japan 17.6%, China 16.1%, US 9.5% (2012 estimate)|
|Urbanization: N/A||Major urban area(s): TAIPEI (capital) 2.666 million; Kaohsiung 1.523 million; Taichung 1.225 million; Tainan 815,000 (2015)||Median age: total: 40.2 years; male: 39.5 years, female: 40.9 years (2016 estimate)|
|Internet users: total: 20.601 million. Percent of the population: 88% (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (fixed-lines): total subscriptions: 13,916,334. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 59 (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (mobile, cellular): total: 29.681 million. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 127 (July 2015 estimate)|
|Unemployment rate: 3.9% (2016 estimate)||Nationality: Taiwan (singular and plural). Note: example – he or she is from Taiwan; they are from Taiwanadjective: Taiwan (or Taiwanese)||National holidays: Republic Day (Anniversary of the Chinese Revolution), 10 October (1911)|
|Life expectancy at birth: total population: 80.1 years. Male: 77 years, female: 83.5 years (2016 estimate)||Total fertility rate: 1.12 children born / woman (2016 estimate)||Birthrate: 8.4 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate)|
|Literacy: age 15 and over can read and write. Total population: 98.5%; male: 99.7%, female: 97.3% (2014 estimate)||Legal system: civil law system||Suffrage: 20 years of age, universal|
|Industries: electronics, communications and information technology products, petroleum refining, chemicals, textiles, iron and steel, machinery, cement, food processing, vehicles, consumer products, pharmaceuticals||Industrial production growth rate: 0.5% (2016 estimate)||GDP real growth rate: 1% (2016 estimate) 0.6% (2015 estimate) 3.9% (2014 estimate)|
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