:: ASIA-PACIFIC - Taiwan

Capital: Taipei

Total Population (million): 23.0398
Annual growth rate: 3.80%
Density: 634.81inhab./km²
Urban population: 40%
Ethnic Origins: Taiwanese (including Hakka) 84%, Mainland Chinese 14%, indigenous 2%.
Official Language: Mandarin Chinese.
Other languages spoken: Official language: Chinese mandarin, although the Min Nan Hua Taiwanese (dialect of the South of Fujian) and the Hakka (indigenous language) are widely spoken.
Business language: English.
Business language: English
Religion: Taiwan is highly diversified in terms of religious faith, with the practice of Buddhism, Daoism, Christianity, Mormonism, the Unification Church, Islam, and Hinduism, as well as native sects such as Yiguandao and others.
Country overview

Area: 32260 km²
Type of State: Taiwan has for all practical purposes been independent for half a century but China considers it as a part of its territory and wants it re-united with the mainland. Legally, most nations and even the United Nations (UN) acknowledge the position of the Chinese government that Taiwan is a province of China. However in reality Taiwan (official name: Republic of China) is an independent republic state based on parliamentary democracy and has a semi-presidential form of government.
Type of economy: Emerging Financial Market

Telephone code:
To call from Taiwan, dial 002
To call in Taiwan, dial 886
Internet suffix: .tw
Computers: 57.5
Telephone lines: 97.4%
Internet users: 59.7%
Access to electricity: n.c.



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