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Where is Taiwan?

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Located in the continent of Asia, Taiwan covers 32,260 square kilometers of land and 3,720 square kilometers of water, making it the 140th largest nation in the world with a total area of 35,980 square kilometers.

Taiwan was founded as a distinct and original nation in 1949. The population of Taiwan is 23,113,901 (2012) and the nation has a density of 716 people per square kilometer.

The currency of Taiwan is the New Taiwan Dollar (TWD). As well, the people of Taiwan are refered to as Taiwan.

The dialing code for the country is 886 and the top level internet domain for Taiwan sites is .tw.

Taiwan does not share land borders with any countries.

To learn more, visit our detailed Taiwan section.

Quick facts

Population 23,113,901
Density 716.5 / km2 ( 1,855.7 / mi2 )
Language Chinese
Independence Year 1949
Capital Taipei (Taipei)
Currency New Taiwan Dollar
Land Area 32,260 km2 (12,456 mi2)
Water Area 3,720 km2 (1,436 mi2)
Minimum Longitude 119.300
Maximum Longitude 122.030
Mininum Latitude 21.890
Maximum Latitude 25.320

What is the capital of Taiwan?

map showing the location of Taiwan
Location of Taipei on a map.

Taipei is the capital city of Taiwan. It has a population of 7,871,900, and is located on a latitue of 25.05 and longitude of 121.53.

Taipei is also the political center of Taiwan, which is considered a Republic, and home to its Executive head of state.

Quick Facts About Taipei, the Capital Of Taiwan

City Taipei
Country Taiwan
Population 7,871,900
Longitude 121.53185000
Latitude 25.04776000
Elevation 10 meters over sea level

Most popular cities in Taiwan

Rank City Population
#1Taipei7,871,900
#2Kaohsiung1,519,711
#3Taichung1,040,725
#4Tainan771,235
#5Banqiao543,342
#6Hsinchu404,109
#7Taoyuan City402,014
#8Keelung397,515
#9Hualian350,468
#10Taitung City109,584
#11Nantou105,682
#12Douliu104,723
#13Yilan94,188
#14Puli86,406
#15Daxi84,549
#16Ma-kung56,435

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This page was last updated on October 2, 2015.