Population of main cities including suburbs:
Taipei (6,753,000); Kaohsiung (2,960,000); Taichung (2,700,000); Tainan (785,000).
Taiwanese (including Hakka) 84%, Mainland Chinese 14%, indigenous 2%.
Other Languages Spoken:
Official language: Chinese mandarin, although the Min Nan Hua Taiwanese (dialect of the South of Fujian) and the Hakka (indigenous language) are widely spoken.
Taiwan is highly diversified in terms of religious faith, with the practice of Buddhism, Daoism, Christianity, Mormonism, the Unification Church, Islam, and Hinduism, as well as native sects such as Yiguandao and others.
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National Currency: New Taiwan Dollar (TWD)
Type of State:
Taiwan has for all practical purposes been independent for half a century but China considers it as a part of its territory and wants it re-united with the mainland. Legally, most nations and even the United Nations (UN) acknowledge the position of the Chinese government that Taiwan is a province of China. However in reality Taiwan (official name: Republic of China) is an independent republic state based on parliamentary democracy and has a semi-presidential form of government.
Type of Economy:
High-income economy, emerging financial market.
World leader in the production of high technology products
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