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    Information About Taiwan

    About Taiwan

    Taiwan, the nation of the small island is extended 180 km towards east of China. It is a territory of the Republic of China in East Asia on the Western Pacific Ocean. It is surrounded by the East China Sea, Philippine Sea and the Taiwan Strait. Proximate countries include Mainland China, the islands of Japan and the Philippines. The government system is a multiparty democracy. The chief of state is the President and the head of government is the Premier. Taiwan has a free market economy in which the prices of goods and services are determined in a free price system and there is little government involvement. Taiwan is a member of Asian Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)

    History of Taiwan

    About 10,000 thousand years ago Taiwan was joined to the Asian Mainland in the late Pleistocene. Taiwan Austronesia's was settled about 8000 years ago. During the Late Pleistocene Sea levels were about 140 m lower than in the present day. The oldest evidence of human presence in Taiwan is estimated to be between 20,000 and 30,000 years old. Taiwanese aborigines are speaking early Austronesia languages. Some of these people later migrated from Taiwan to island of Southeast Asia and thence through the Pacific and Indian ocean. Malayo-Polynesian languages are now spoken many areas.

    Geography of Taiwan

    Taiwan is located in East Asia. Total area of Taiwan is 35,883 km2 (13855 sq m), length 394 km (244.8ms) and width is 144 km (89.5 mots). It is located 180 km off the southeastern coast of China across the Taiwan Strait. The East China Sea lies to the north, the Philippine Sea to the east, the Luzon Strait directly to the South and South China Sea to the Southwest. There are several peaks over 3500 m the highest being Yu Shan at 3952 meters, making Taiwan the world's fourth- highest island. The tectonic boundary that formed these ranges are still active and the island experiences many earthquakes.

    Climate and Natural Resources of Taiwan

    Taiwan has a tropical climate, rainy season during the Southwest monsoon (June to August). Mountain regions of Taiwan have a temperate climate with average rainfall of 2,600 mm per year. From June to September, the island experiences hot and humid weather. Cloudiness is persistent and extensive all year.
    Taiwan's cultivated lands, forests and grasslands are among the worlds largest in terms of sheer areas. But due to China's large population the per capita areas of cultivated lands, forests and grassland are small, especially in the case of cultivated land, only one third of the world's average. Taiwan's basic coal resources total 334.2 billion tons, mainly distributed in northeast China and north China in Xinjang bigger Autonomous Region. 21-24 billion tons of basic iron ore reserve are mainly distributed in northeast, north and Southeast China.

    Tourist Attraction in Taiwan

    Taiwan attracts visitors towards its modern cities, hot springs hotels and spectacular hilly terrain. Taipei is the capital city and it is famous for its busy night markets and street-food vendors, Chinese Imperial art The National Palace Museum which houses the Chinese Imperial Art attracts the visitors. Taipei 101 is a 509m tall bamboo-shaped skyscraper with an observation deck. It attracts many visitors. The various tourist places are:
    • Toroko National Park
    • National Palace Museum
    • Taipei 107
    • Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall
    • Managua Longshan Temple
    • Kenting National Park
    • Presidential Office Building
    • Guningtou War Museum
    • National Revolutionary Martyr's Shrine
    • Love River, Kaohsiung
    • Shilin Night Market
    • Dragon and Tiger Pagodas
    • Formosa Aboriginal Culture Village
    • National Taiwan Science Education Centre
    • Fulong Beach
    • Anping Fort
    • National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts
    • Cingjing Farm
    • Mountain Dabajian
    • Taiwan Studio City
    • Hong Fa Temple

    Famous Hotels in Taiwan

    1. The Okura Prestige
    2. Dandy Hotel
    3. Shangri-Ra's Far Eastern Plaza Hotel
    4. San Want Residences
    5. Hotel Royal Chiao Hri
    6. Madison, Taipei
    7. Silks Place Taroko
    8. Rai La Hotel

    Taiwan Culture and Cuisine

    Culture of Taiwan is a combination of Chinese and Japanese culture. A program is being launched by the government to promote Chinese calligraphy, painting, opera and Folk art.
    The most common cuisine of Taiwan is seafood, pork, chicken, rice and soy. Earlier beef was not common and the elderly generation of Taiwan refused to eat it. The tradition of Buddhism and emotional attachment with cattle prevent them from eating the beef. But now due to the influence of Chinese beef noodle soup has become one of the most popular dishes in Taiwan. Taiwan is a crowded island and therefore for the source of protein they have to look aside from farmlands. As Taiwan is surrounded by various oceans so the sea foods like crustaceans, squid and cuttlefish the common food.

    International and Domestic Airports in Taiwan

    • Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport
    • Taipei Sargshan Airport
    • Kaohsiung International Airport
    • Taichung Airport
    Posted By : All Places Map Last Updated: September 13, 2015

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    Facts about Taiwan

    GovernmentUnitary semi-presidential republic
    Independence Day10-Oct
    ClimateMarine Tropical
    Area36,193Km2 sq km
    CurrencyNew Taiwan Dollar (TWD)
    Dialling Code886
    NeighboursChina, Japan and Philippines