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Located in the Pacific Ocean right off of the coast of China is the country of Taiwan. Although Taiwan is a relatively small country--only marginally bigger than Belgium--it does have a rich history and many interesting facts to offer. The following lists five things you probably did not know about Taiwan but should:
5 Facts You Might Not Know
Although baseball may be a slowly fading national sport in the United States, in Taiwan, baseball is their prime national sport. In fact, Taiwan won the Little League World Series in 1996, held in of all places, the United States. Like many other countries, talented Taiwanese baseball players often leave their home country to compete in more financially lucrative places like Japan, Canada, and the United States.
With such an international emphasis of spreading democracy throughout the world, Taiwan has proven to be a valuable ally. Specifically, Taiwan was the first country in Asia to create a democratic government. Also known as the Republic of China, Taiwan should not be confused with China, who is governed by the People's Republic. Interestingly, the People's Republic is explicit in not recognizing any country who in turn diplomatically recognizes Taiwan.
The United Nations currently has 192 members. However, Taiwan is not one of those members. Although the Taiwanese government would like to join the UN, political analysts believe this may never happen due in large part to China's permanent spot on the Security Council. The rift between China and Taiwan is undoubtedly a result of the Chinese Civil War.
Like China, Taiwan manufactures a lot of products used by US citizens everyday. Perhaps their most notable contribution is in the field of electronics. Companies like ASUS, ACER, and HTC are from Taiwan. These products are known for their cost efficiency, because they often provide quality electronics at a lower market price range.
As mentioned before, Taiwan can also be called the Republic of China, but this is not its only name. Taiwan has also been known by 'Ilha Formosa, which means 'beautiful island.' Taiwan was given this name in the sixteenth century by sailors from Portugal.

The capital of Taiwan is Taipei. Flag of Taiwan

Taiwan belongs to the Asian continent

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Airports in Taiwan

Chung-cheng Kuo-chi Chi-ch'ang, Sung-shan Chi-ch'ang, Kangshan Tw-Afb, Chinmem - Shatou Air Force Base, Pingtung South Air Force Base, Mazu, Feng Nin Tw-Afb, Chiayi Tw-Afb, Hengchun, Lan Yu, Tainan Tw-Afb, Hsinchu Tw-Afb, Makung Ab, Hulien Ab, Kaohsiung International Airport, Wuchia Observatory, Chihhang Tw-Afb, Pingtung North Air Force Base, Lan-yü Chi-cha'ng, Wang-an Chi-ch'ang, Ch'ing-ch'üan-kang Chi-ch'ang, Lü-tao Chi-ch'ang, Hsin-chu Chi-ch'ang, Hua-lien Hang-k'ung-chan, Chia-shan Chi-ch'ang, and RMQ

Leaders of Taiwan

List of seas in Taiwan

East China Sea, and the P'eng-hu Wan

The Country dialling code of Taiwan is +886, and the TLD (Top-level domain) of Taiwan is .tw

Map of Taiwan



Languages spoken in Taiwan

Animals native to Taiwan / which animals live in Taiwan?

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Airlines in Taiwan

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Coordinates (in Latitude & Longitude) of Taiwan

23 30 N, 121 00 E

Kilometers of coastline

1,566.3 kilometers

Square kilometers of land

32,260 square kilometers

Square kilometers of water

3,720 square kilometers

Birth rate

8.97 / 1000 population

Death rate

6.54 / 1000 population

Irrigated land

NA sq km
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