Continent- Asia

Region – East Asia

Size – 36,193 km2

Geography – Island country, consists of rugged mountains and rolling plains

Language- Mandarin (official language), Taiwanese Hokkien, Hakka, Formosan languages, Fuzhou dialect (recognized regional languages)

Religion- 35.1% Buddhism, 33% Taoism, 3.5% Yiguandao, 2.6% Protestantism, 1.3% Roman Catholicism, 14-18% non-religious

Monetary Unit- New Taiwan dollar (NT$) (TWD)

Natural Resources- Limestone, marble, gold, dolomite, asbestos, copper, coal, petroleum, natural gas, arable land

Agriculture- Rice, betel nuts, sweet potatoes, bananas, peanuts, soybeans, wheat, sugar, pineapples, citrus fruits, crude tea, asparagus, cotton, tobacco, jute, and sisal

Industry-  Electronics, petroleum refining, armaments, chemicals, textiles, iron and steel, machinery, cement, food processing, vehicles, consumer products, pharmaceuticals.

Neighboring Countries – People’s Republic of China, Japan, Philippines

Population – 23,508,362 (2016 estimate)

Population Growth Rate- 0.25% (2014 estimate)

Average Life Expectancy – 79.98 years (2015 estimate)

Capital City – Taipei (population 2.705 million)

Highest Mountain – Jade Mountain (3952 m)

Yearly Rainfall – About 2500 mm

Plant Life – More than 190 types of plants including bamboo, palm, Japanese cedars, and junipers

Animal Life- More than sixty species of mammals including deer’s, monkeys, goats, geese, bears and wild boars

Bird Life – More than 500 species of birds including swinhoe’s pheasant, mikado pheasant, Taiwan partridge, Taiwan whistling thrush, collared bush robin

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