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Source: ChinaTravelGood   Author: Mason  Date: 08-11 2008  
Abbreviations: Taiwan



position: in China#39;s southeast coast of the continental shelf, the Pacific east of Taiwan, the Ryukyu Islands northeast neighbors, separated by about 600 km south sector Bashi Channel, and about 300 km away from the Philippines; separated from the West and the Fujian across the Taiwan Strait, The narrowest of 130 km. China and the Pacific countries of the region linked to important sea transport hub.



Area: total area of 36,006 square kilometers, the island of Taiwan an area of 35,873 square kilometers.



Population: 22.28 million



peoples: the Han nationality accounts for about 98 percent of the total population, accounted for 2 percent minority. Minorities into the Ami, Atayal, Paiwan, Bunun, Puyuma, Rukai, Cao, Yami and Saisiyat nine people, separated across the province.



Language: Most of the residents of Taiwan, whose ancestral home is in Guangdong and Fujian provinces, which, for the Taiwanese people in Taiwan the main local dialect, known as "Taiwanese", but Beijing still the common language of Taiwan language (Putonghua) Mainly, the people of Taiwan known as the "national language."



religions: Buddhism, Taoism, Christianity, the Mount nausea, Islam, Hinduism, etc..



divisions: Taipei and Kaohsiung two "hospital cities", Taichung, Tainan and Keelung, Hsinchu, Chiayi five "provincial cities", Taipei, Ilan, Taoyuan, Hsinchu, Miaoli, Taichung, Changhua, Nantou, Yunlin, Chiayi, Tainan, Kaohsiung, Pingtung, Taitung, Hualien County, Penghu County, 16.

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Taiwan is China#39;s largest island, including the Taiwan Island and Orchid Island, Green Island, Hook Island fish, such as 21 subsidiary islands, the Penghu Islands 64 islands, of which the island of Taiwan an area of 35,873 square kilometers. Now referred to as the Taiwan region also includes the mainland and around the islands of Kinmen and Matsu, and a total area of 36,006 square kilometers, is China#39;s "more of the island province." The island of Taiwan things long from north to south and narrow. Up to 394 km North-South, East and West for the 144 km wide, with spindle.

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Taiwan another famous name known as Formosa, from the Portuguese-from the formosa, which means "beautiful (Island)." Since ancient times Taiwan is the sacred territory of China, in ancient Chinese literature, known as the "Penglai", "Yng-Jou," and "razed," and "seeking sulphur." Three times from the beginning, they gradually open up, operating in Taiwan, 1885 (1922-Guangxu) formally established Xing Xing. Fu around the beautiful island of Taiwan, has rich natural resources, "the island," said.

Taiwan#39;s photo Taiwan and Taiwan is the world#39;s rare tropical "mountain island", with the exception of the West Bank along the plains, the other the entire island of 2 /3 of the region are Gaoshanjunling. Mountains of Taitung, the Central Mountain Range, Yushan mountain range, known as "roof of Taiwan", 3,997 meters above sea level. Alishan is the most famous of Taiwan#39;s beautiful scenery of Junmei symbol.

the Taiwan Strait to the South and the North China Sea between the strategic Far East is the famous sea corridor. She and Temple Island Islands, the Zhoushan Islands, Hainan Island, constitute a sea "Great Wall" for China#39;s southeastern coastal areas of natural barriers, known as "Southeast Suoyao", "seven provinces fence," said.

Taiwan is one of the world#39;s tropical "mountain island", with the exception of the West Bank along the plains, the other the entire island of 2 /3 of the region are Gaoshanjunling. Mountains of Taitung, the Central Mountain Range, Yushan mountain range, known as "roof of Taiwan", 3,997 meters above sea level. Alishan is the most famous of Taiwan#39;s beautiful scenery of Junmei symbol.

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is located in Taiwan#39;s subtropical oceans, a mild climate and pleasant, long summer without winter, suitable for all kinds of plant growth. So are most of the land on the island green of the forest cover, "the sea Cuiwei" reputation. Re-high mountains, many types of plants, forest Fengzi changeable, primeval forests in Chitose Shenmu, can be found everywhere, the world#39;s rare.

Taiwan around the sea around Taiwan, in the beautiful mountains and rivers, there are green forests and fields, coupled with ample sunshine, the seasons like spring, so there since ancient times "beautiful island" reputation, as early as in the Qing Dynasty are "eight scenic spots 12 wins, "said. As a world renowned tourist destination, the island of Taiwan scenery, can be summarized as "high mountains, dense forest, waterfall, the shore surprising", and several other features. Taiwan-Jun Cliff straight, short river water abundance, many waterfalls, and all kinds of forms, everything, very spectacular. In addition to waterfalls, hot springs on the island is densely covered Huang Xi, a high efficacy of the treatment of convalescence, attracting many tourists. Guan Chai Ling Spa is also available in "water and fire homologous" Shengji, and to Lansu O cold seeps, is the world#39;s rare. West Coast Plain, a broad straight Shuiqing white sand, Liulin groups, to a swimming bath: the sun BAI Lang, Qingfengyelin. The waterfront is full of romance. The northern coast, Bieyoudongtian, the typhoon, waves of the sea erosion landscape, Guifushengong, variety, constitute a natural rate of Qijing, a "sea Palace of the Dragon King" of the title.

Taiwan and the Penghu Islands to the mainland and Taiwan and Taiwan#39;s links "springboard", is the extension footsteps of our ancestors first arrived in Taiwan in, many monuments, but its scenery and the island of Taiwan island mountain, forest, waterfall , Springs are different, it is worth mentioning. Tin Hau Temple Makung, Penghu Bridge, seven Americans, such as mass graves for its famous monuments.

at all levels, Taiwan Province of existing highway near total length of over 30,000 km to North-South Expressway as the backbone, the roundabout road, cross-island highway, the coastal highway and other roads, such as cable, constitute stretches of Road transport network, the railway mileage of 1129.2 kilometers, Taiwan Taoyuan and Kaohsiung International Airport two, only 14 civil airports. Taiwan#39;s maritime traffic developed, is to maintain the lifeblood of Taiwan#39;s economic development, five international ports: Kaohsiung, Keelung, Taichung, Hualien and Suao.

Taiwan Province was the rivers and mountains in the nature of the arrangements Shengongguifu Enuoduozi.

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early in the Qing Dynasty are "eight scenic spots, 12 wins," said. This is the eight scenic spots: snow Yushan, Alishan sea of clouds, double Tam Qiuyue, Tatun Spring, Lu Ge You Gap, bluffs overlooking water, Anping Xizhao, Penghu Yuhuo; 12 wins is: a clean bottom of the Bitan, Spa surging Peitou, the beautiful scenery of the Tahsi, Qunfeng Cuola the angle plate mountain, soaring Wuzhishan, Buddhist shrines Lion#39;s Head Mountain, recapped-controlled north and south of the Baguashan, the tiger-head PI-Guang Shanshan, the ancient Qingyou Qishan, curious Guaishi the Tali extinguishers, green lovely Victoria Peak, known as Sakura are known as the Wushe. Taiwan Province of the existing number of 340 historical monuments, they displayed the historical development of Taiwan#39;s performance, but also reflects the Taiwan from the motherland and the close relationship between the mainland.