Where is Taiwan in the World and A Collection of Taiwan Maps
Taiwan is a small Island country in Asia and is located in Southeast Asia. Taiwan lies between China and Japan, but it is currently not recognised as an official country in the World, as it is claimed by the Republic of China (ROC).
Taiwan consists of approximately 39 islands and islets, with a total area of around 35,808 square kilometres. The main island of Taiwan is 13,892 square kilometres.
The north part of the island is mountainous, with the Central Mountain Range running from the north to south. The plains extend along both coasts.
The highest point on Main Island is Yu Shan at 3,952 metres.
Taiwan Demographics, Population, Major Cities and Ethnic Groups
The total population of Taiwan was 23.5 million as at 2012 (UNdata). The capital city of Taiwan is Taipei and has a population of 2.7 million (2014), which make it the largest city on the island.
It is estimated that 40% of the population live in Taipei Municipality and its surrounding areas. Other major cities are Kaohsiung (1.5 million) and Taichung (1 million). Taiwan was originally inhabited by aborigines such as Paiwan, Ami, Bunun and Rukai peoples.