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Economy of Taiwan
GDP (2009): $379 billion.
Real annual growth rate (2009): -1.91%.
Per capita GDP (2009): $16,423.
Unemployment (September 2010) 5.05%.
Natural resources: Small deposits of coal, natural gas,
limestone, marble, and asbestos.
Agriculture (1.6% of GDP): Major products--pork, rice, fruit
and vegetables, sugarcane, poultry, shrimp, eel.
Services: (68.6% of GDP).
Industry (29.8% of GDP): Types--electronics and flat panel
products, chemicals and petrochemicals, basic metals,
machinery, textiles, transport equipment, plastics,
Trade (2009): Exports--$203.7 billion: electronics, optical
and precision instruments, information and communications
products, textile products, basic metals, plastic and rubber
products. Major markets--P.R.C. and Hong Kong $83.7 billion,
U.S. $23.6 billion, Japan $14.5 billion. Imports--$174.4
billion: electronics, optical and precision instruments,
information and communications products, machinery and
electrical products, chemicals, basic metals, transport
equipment, crude oil. Major suppliers--Japan $36.2 billion,
P.R.C. and Hong Kong $25.6 billion, U.S. $18.2 billion.
Geography of Taiwan
Area: 36,189 sq. km. (13,973 sq. mi.).
Cities (2009): Capital--Taipei (pop. 2.6 million). Other
cities--Kaohsiung (1.5 million), Taichung (1.07 million).
Terrain: Two thirds of the island is largely mountainous with
100 peaks over 3,000 meters (9,843 ft.).
Climate: Maritime subtropical.
Map of Taiwan
This Map of Taiwan shows the borders of the country, as well
as rivers, and cities including Taipei the capital of Taiwan.
(Maps from the U.S. State Department)
Official Name of Taiwan
The Official Name of Taiwan is Taiwan. (Facts from the U.S.
People of Taiwan
Population (February 2009): 23.0 million.
Annual population growth rate (2009): 0.23%.
Languages: Mandarin Chinese (official), Taiwanese, Hakka.
Education: Years compulsory--9. Attendance (2007)--99.30%.
Health: Infant mortality rate (2007)--0.47%. Life expectancy
(2008)--78.57 yrs; male 75.59 yrs.; female 81.94 yrs.
Work force (August 2009): 10.96 million.
Political Establishment of Taiwan
Type: Multi-party democracy.
Constitution: December 25, 1946; last amended 2005.
Branches (Yuan): Executive, Legislative, Judicial, Control,
Major political parties: Kuomintang (KMT or Nationalist
Party); Democratic Progressive Party (DPP); several small
Suffrage: Universal over 20 years of age.
Central budget proposed (FY 2011): NT $1.789.6 trillion (U.S.
Defense proposed (FY 2011): NT $287.2 billion (U.S. $9.72
billion), 16% of entire budget, or 2.6% of Taiwan's GDP.
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