Outline of Taiwan

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The location of Taiwan.
An enlargeable relief map of Taiwan.
An enlargeable basic map of Taiwan.
An enlargeable topographic map of Taiwan.

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to Taiwan:

Taiwan – de facto state in East Asia, officially named the Republic of China (ROC). Originally based in mainland China, the ROC now governs the island of Taiwan, which makes up over 99% of its territory, as well as Penghu, Kinmen, Matsu, and other minor islands. Taipei is the seat of the central government. Following the Chinese civil war, the Communist Party of China took full control of mainland China and founded the People's Republic of China (PRC) in 1949. The ROC relocated its government to Taiwan, and its jurisdiction became limited to Taiwan and its surrounding islands. In 1971, the PRC assumed China's seat at the United Nations, which the ROC originally occupied. During the latter half of the 20th century, Taiwan experienced rapid economic growth and industrialization and is now an advanced industrial economy. In the 1980s and early 1990s, Taiwan evolved into a multi-party democracy with universal suffrage. Taiwan is one of the Four Asian Tigers and a member of the WTO and APEC. The 19th-largest economy in the world,[1][2] its high-tech industry plays a key role in the global economy.

General reference

Geography of Taiwan

Environment of Taiwan

Satellite photograph of Taiwan taken by MODIS aboard NASA's Terra satellite.
Yehliu is a peninsula on the north coast of Taiwan, famous for the curious shapes carved along its shoreline by sea erosion.

Geographic features of Taiwan

Regions of Taiwan

Ecoregions of Taiwan

Administrative divisions of Taiwan

Taipei Neihu Technology Park.
A paifang in Zhongxing New Village. Zhongxing New Village is the capital of the Taiwan Province.
East Gate of Hsinchu City.
Fengyuan Station is a train station of Taichung Line, part of Taiwan's Western main rail line. It's the main station of Fengyuan District, Taichung City.

Demography of Taiwan

Government and politics of Taiwan

Elections in Taiwan

Taiwan policy and ideology

Political parties

Nationally represented parties

Other parties

Branches of government

The government of the Republic of China has five branches, called "yuan".


Executive Yuan

Legislative Yuan

Judicial Yuan

Examination Yuan

Control Yuan

Foreign relations of Taiwan

International organization membership

The Republic of China is a member of:

The Republic of China is excluded from:

  • United Nations
    • The Republic of China was a founding member of the UN, but was expelled in 1971 in favor of the PRC, through UNGA Resolution 2758
    • On 23 July 2007, the Republic of China's (15th) request to join the UN was rejected.[3]

Law and order

Political/legal status of Taiwan

Legal documentation of Taiwan status


ROC Navy Kang Ding-class (Lafayette-class) frigate with S-70C helicopter.


History of Taiwan

By period

Mainland before 1949


By region

By subject

Historical figures

Culture of Taiwan

Taiwan Pride 2005, a gay pride parade on Zhongxiao East Road in Taipei.

Arts in Taiwan

Mass media of Taiwan

Museums in Taiwan

Religion in Taiwan

Sports in Taiwan

Economy and infrastructure of Taiwan

Taipei is the Republic of China's capital city and financial center. Taipei 101 was the world's tallest building from 2004 to 2010, but now ranks third.
KwanDu Bridge, Taipei.

Education and research in Taiwan

Research institutes

Nobel laureates

See also


  1. ^ CIA World Factbook- GDP (PPP)
  2. ^ Chan, Rachel (17 June 2009). "Taiwan needs to boost public awareness on climate change: EU envoy". China Post. Retrieved 22 July 2009.
  3. ^ News.bbc.co.uk 2007

External links

Wikimedia Atlas of Taiwan

  • Taiwan travel guide from Wikivoyage
  • Central Weather Bureau – local weather and earthquake reports
  • Satellite view of Taiwan at WikiMapia
  • Statistics of Taiwan
  • Office of the President
  • Control Yuan
  • Examination Yuan
  • Executive Yuan
  • Government Information Office
  • Judicial Yuan
  • Legislative Yuan
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • National Assembly
  • Taipei Economic & Cultural Representative Office in the U.S.
  • Taiwan e-Government
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