Taiwan

Capital: 
Taipei
Location: 
Eastern Asia, islands bordering the East China Sea, Philippine Sea, south China Sea, and Taiwan Straight, north of the Philippines, off the southeastern coast of China
Country Code: 
TW
Commodity
Area: 
Approx. 36,000 sw km
Coastline: 
1,500 km
Climate: 
tropical, marine, rainy season during southwest monsoon;cloudiness is persistent and extensive all year
Land Resources (terrain): 
rugged mountain, flat to gently rolling plains in west
Natural Resource: 
coal
Natural Resource: 
natural gas
Natural Resource: 
limestone
Natural Resource: 
marble
Natural Resource: 
asbestos
Total Renewable Water Resources: 
Approx. 70 cu km
Natural Hazards: 
earthquakes
Natural Hazards: 
typhoons
Environmental Issues: 
air pollution
Environmental Issues: 
water pollution
Environmental Issues: 
raw sewage
Environmental Issues: 
contamination of water
Environmental Issues: 
trade in endangered species
Environmental Issues: 
radioactive waste disposal
Electricity (Production): 
Approx. 238 Billion kWh
Electricity (Consumption): 
Approx. 230 Billion kWh
Oil (Production): 
Approx. 277,000 bbl/day
Oil (Consumption): 
Approx. 910,000 bbl/day
Oil (Exports): 
Approx. 360,000 bbl/day
Oil (Imports): 
Approx. 931,000 bbl/day
Natural Gas (Production): 
Approx. 360 million cu m
Natural Gas (Consumption): 
Approx. 13 billion cu m
Custom & Culture
Population: 
Approx. 22 Million
Nationality: 
Taiwan
Ethnic Groups: 
Tiawanese
Ethnic Groups: 
Chinese
Ethnic Groups: 
Indigenous
Unofficial Language: 
Mandarin Chinese
Unofficial Language: 
Taiwanese
Unofficial Language: 
Hakka Dialects
Type Of Government: 
multiparty democracy
Knowledge
Literacy: 
Approx. 96% Age 15+ Can Read and Write
Agricultural Products: 
rice
Agricultural Products: 
corn
Agricultural Products: 
vegetables
Agricultural Products: 
fruit
Agricultural Products: 
tea
Agricultural Products: 
pigs
Agricultural Products: 
poultry
Agricultural Products: 
beef
Agricultural Products: 
milk
Agricultural Products: 
fish
Industrial Products: 
electronics
Industrial Products: 
communications
Industrial Products: 
technology products
Industrial Products: 
petroleum refining
Industrial Products: 
armaments
Industrial Products: 
chemicals
Industrial Products: 
textiles
Industrial Products: 
iron
Industrial Products: 
steel
Industrial Products: 
machinery
Industrial Products: 
cement
Industrial Products: 
food processing
Industrial Products: 
vehicles
Industrial Products: 
consumer products
Industrial Products: 
pharmaceuticals
Money
National Budget (Revenue): 
Approx. $53.3 Billion
National Budget (Expenditures): 
Approx. $57.2 Billion
National Debt: 
Approx. $80 Billion
Stock of Money: 
Approx. $618 Billion
GDP: 
Approx. $735 Billion
Inflation Rate: 
Approx. 1%
Commercial Bank Prime Lending Rate: 
Approx. 2.5%
Export Value: 
Approx. $203 Billion
Export Product: 
electronics
Export Product: 
flat panels
Export Product: 
machinery
Export Product: 
metals
Export Product: 
plastics
Export Product: 
chemicals
Export Product: 
optical
Export Product: 
photographic
Export Product: 
measuring
Export Product: 
medical instruments
Export Partner: 
China
Export Partner: 
Hong Kong
Export Partner: 
United States
Export Partner: 
Japan
Export Partner: 
Singapore
Import Value: 
Approx. $172 Billion
Import Product: 
electronics
Import Product: 
machinery
Import Product: 
crude petroleum
Import Product: 
precision instruments
Import Product: 
organic chemicals
Import Product: 
metals
Import Partner: 
Japan
Import Partner: 
China
Import Partner: 
United States
Import Partner: 
South Korea
Import Partner: 
Saudi Arabia
Technology
Communication: 
Telephone
Communication: 
Internet .tw
Communication: 
Television
Airports: 
41
Railways: 
Approx. 1,500 km
Roadways: 
Approx. 41,000 km
Ports: 
Chilung, Kaohsiung, Taichung
Pipelines: 
gas: Approx. 405 km
Well-being
Infant Mortality: 
Approx. 5 Deaths per 1000 Births
Life Expectancy: 
Approx. 78 Years
Size Of Labor Pool: 
Approx. 11 Million
Occupation: 
agriculture: Approx. 5%
Occupation: 
industry: Approx. 37%
Occupation: 
services: Approx. 58%
Unemployment: 
Approx. 6%
Population Below Poverty Line: 
Approx. 1.1%