Area : 36,000 square kilometers
Population : 23 million
Language : Mandarin / Taiwanese / Hakka / Indigenous Languages
Religion : Buddhism / Taoism / Christianity / Islam
President : Mr. Ma Ying-jeou
Taiwan's total land area is about 36,000 square kilometers (14,400 square miles). It is shaped like a leaf that is narrow at both ends. It lies off the southeastern coast of mainland Asia, across the Taiwan Strait from China-- an island on the western edge of the Pacific Ocean. To the north is Japan; to the south is the Philippines. Many airlines fly to Taiwan, making it the perfect travel destination.
Taipei has a subtropical climate, with an average temperature of 22 degree centigrade (72 degrees Fahrenheit). Autumn, from October to November, is probably the most pleasant time to visit Taipei, with average temperatures of 23 °C (73°F). The island is affected by typhoons during summer, but thsy do have a long-term impact. For more information on Taiwan’s climate, please refer to the website of the Central Weather Bureau at