|Time zone:||GMT +8 (Taiwan standard time)||Daylight savings: None|
|Main languages:||Mandarin Chinese||Other languages: Min, Hakka|
New Taiwan dollars (TWD)|
€1 = NT$35.35, $1 = NT$31.68, £1 = NT$42.00
(rates as of Sep 2016)
|Internet Domain:||.tw||International Dialling Code: 886|
For help planning your trip to Taiwan including visas, vaccinations, currency exchange, flights, accomodation and insurance, see our Taiwan trip planning page.
Further information on Taiwan
Discover more about Taiwan - the country's geogrpahy and natural features, an assessment of its status on freedom and rights and data on the country's population and economy.
Geography & Natural Features
Total area: 35,980 sq km (3,720 sq km under water)
Coastline: 1,566 km (East China Sea, South China Sea, Taiwan Strait)
Neighbours (border lengths): No land borders
Climate: Tropical, marine climate. Most of the year is humid and warm with the rainy season during the southwest monsoon between June and August. Typhoons occur annually.
Highest mountain: Yu Shan (3,952m)
Freedom & Rights
Summary status and rankings for Taiwan from classifications of different organisations measuring political and economic freedom, democracy and civil rights. See more details of these rankings.
|Freedom in the World||Free||-|
|Democracy Index||Flawed democracy||35/167|
|Economic Freedom||Mostly Free||14/179|
|Press Freedom||Satisfactory situation||50/179|
|ILGA LGBT rights||Some rights||-|
|Corruption Perceptions||Low corruption||35/174|
Other Data & Links
Status: Independent Country
Population: 23,359,928 (rank: 51/196) Density: 649.2 people/sq km (rank: 10/196)
Ethnic groups: Taiwanese (including Hakka) 84%, mainland Chinese 14%, indigenous 2%
Religions: mixture of Buddhist and Taoist 93%, Christian 4.5%, other 2.5%
GDP (PPP): $926.4 billion GDP per capita: $39,600 (rank: 19/195)