Population of main urban agglomerations:
Taipei (6,946,680); Kaohsiung (2,784,948); Taichung (2,343,634); Taoyuan (2,051,959); Tainan (1,297,179)
About 84% Taiwanese (including around 15 to 20% of Hakka background), 14% from mainland Chinese backgrounds and 2% from indigenous origins. (National Statistics)
Other Languages Spoken:
Aside from the official language (Mandarin Chinese), Min Nan Hua Taiwanese (dialect of the South of Fujian) and Hakka (indigenous language) are widely spoken.
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.
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National Currency: New Taiwan Dollar (TWD)
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:
High-income economy, emerging financial market.
World leader in the production of high technology products
To call from Taiwan, dial 002
To call Taiwan, dial +886
57.5 per 100 Inhabitants
68.7 per 100 Inhabitants
76.0 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity:
100% of the Population
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Last Updates: October 2017