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Taipei City - Taiwan
Taipei City - Taiwan

Taipei City

Views over the city with the Taipei 101 skyscraper
Photo by Thomas Tucker

TAIWAN

Asia

TAIWAN

Asia

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Capital: Taipei

Location: Eastern Asia, islands bordering the East China Sea, Philippine Sea, South China Sea, and Taiwan Strait, north of the Philippines, off the southeastern coast of China

Government: none

Currency: New Taiwan dollars (TWD)

Area: 35,980 sq km

Population: 23,572,052 (July 2021 est.)

Languages: Mandarin Chinese (official), Taiwanese (Min Nan), Hakka dialects, approximately 16 indigenous languages

Religion: Buddhist 35.3%, Taoist 33.2%, Christian 3.9%, folk religion (includes Confucian) approximately 10%, none or unspecified 18.2% (2005 est.)

TimeZone: UTC+8

Tel Code: +886

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