Asia

Taiwan profile - Facts

  • 10 September 2013
  • From the section Asia
Taiwan is one of Asia's big trading nations
  • Formal name: Republic of China (ROC)
  • Population: 23,3 million (government, Republic of China, 2013)
  • Capital: Taipei
  • Area: 36,188 sq km (13,972 sq miles)
  • Major languages: Mandarin Chinese (official), Min Nan Chinese (Taiwanese), Hakka
  • Major religions: Taoism, Buddhism, Christianity
  • Life expectancy: 76,2 years (men), 82,7 years (women) (government statistics)
  • Monetary unit: New Taiwan dollar (NT$)
  • Main exports: Electronics, machinery, optical instruments, chemicals, iron and steel articles and information communications technology products
  • Internet domain: .tw
  • International dialling code: +886