this page you will find a map of Taiwan
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Official name of country: Taiwan
Official script of the country: Chinese/Chinesisch
Capital: Taibei (= Taipei, Taipeh).
of inhabitats: see www.citypopulation.de.
of Taiwan with surrounding
areas. - Landkarte von Taiwan.
- Mapa de Taiwán. - Carte de Taïwan.
Taiwan's capital is Taipei (= Taibei), which is also the biggest city of the country. Flights to Taiwan usually go to Taipei. Other important cities are Taizhong and Gaoxiong (= Kaohsiung). Taiwan is in reality a completely independent country, also ecomonically, but is not officially recognized by China. China abuses its power to prevent Taiwan from becoming a member of the United Nations, and does not allow Taiwanese sportists to participate at the Olympic games and other international events. Usually Taiwanese athletes have to qualify in the US team, which of course, is not so easy.
The official language of Taiwan is Chinese. The Chinese script currently used in Taiwan is slightly different from the one used in China, because Taiwan did not accept automatically all script reforms of the Chinese. Perhaps because the Taiwanese were not invited to participate in the decisions. In our map we have quoted the easier reformed spellings of the names of the Taiwanese localities.
Chinese is spoken in Taiwan mainly since the time when Chiang Kai-chek and his troops flew from China to Taiwan, when they escaped the Chinese communists, and took the power in Taiwan. The native language of Taiwan is Taiwanese. This language is today in the minority and has no official status.
Tourism is of lower importance in Taiwan. We would appreciate more detailed information, also about tourism, flights, or individual tours to Taiwan.
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