Taiwan Flag

Taiwan flag
Taiwan flag

The Republic of China flag, also known as the Blue Sky, White Sun, and a Wholly Red Earth, and more popularly known as the Flag of Taiwan, is red with a blue canton bearing a white disk surrounded by twelve triangles. The symbols on the flag represent the sun and its rays of light.

The flag was designed in 1895 by the anti-Qing party Revive China Society, and Sun Yat-sen included the red field component in his speech in 1906. The flag was originally used as the Navy flag in 1912, and the Kuomintang made it the official national flag of the Republic of China in 1928. It was established in the sixth article of the Republic of China's Constitution when it was formed in 1947.

Since the People's Republic of China was established in 1949, the flag is no longer officially used in mainland China. During the Japanese occupation of Taiwan and Penghu, the flag was not flown until the ROC took control in 1945. Nowadays, the flag is largely seen in Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen, Matsu, and other ROC-controlled outlying islands. The flag can also be found at history museums and war graves throughout mainland China, but its use is prohibited because it is considered a tool for subverting state power.

Some proponents of Taiwanese independence oppose the flag because it is associated with Chinese nationalism and serves as a declaration of resistance to the Kuomintang, but the Democratic Progressive Party and its leaders largely retain and use the current flag both domestically and internationally.

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Country information

Taiwan, also known as the Republic of China, is a country located in East Asia, bordered by the East China Sea to the north, the Taiwan Strait to the west, the South China Sea to the south, and the Philippines to the east. It is a small, culturally diverse country with a mix of different ethnicities and religions. Taiwan is known for its stunning natural beauty, with a varied landscape ranging from mountains and forests to beaches and coastlines.

The history of Taiwan dates back to ancient times, with the first human settlements dating back to at least 8000 BC. The country has a long and complex history, with a mix of Chinese, Japanese, and other influences. Taiwan gained independence from Japan in 1945, and has since gone through a number of political and economic challenges.

Today, Taiwan is a high-income country with a large and diversified economy. The country is known for its manufacturing industry, as well as for its production of agricultural products such as rice, wheat, and livestock. Taiwan has a subtropical climate, with hot and humid weather year-round. The official languages of Taiwan are Chinese (Mandarin) and Taiwanese Hokkien, and the country has a diverse population with a mix of different ethnicities and religions.

Independent No
Country codes TW, TWN (ISO 3166-1)
Official name Republic of China (Taiwan)
Official languages Standard Chinese
Religion 35.1% Buddhism, 33.0% Taoism, 26.7% No religion, 3.9% Christianity, 1.3% Others
Capital city Taipei
Continent Asia
Time zone UTC+8 (National Standard Time)
Member of /
Population 23,928,291 (2023)
Population density 673 per Km2 (1,742 people per mi2)
Urban Population 78.9 % of the population is urban (18,802,314 people in 2020)
Migrants (net) 30,001
Median age 42.5 years
Total area The total land area is 35,410 Km2 (13,672 sq. miles)
Highest point Yu Shan (3 952 m, 12 966 ft)
Lowest point South China Sea
GDP per capita $ 35,513 (World Bank, 2021)
Currency New Taiwan dollar ($, TWD)
Calling code +886
Internet TLD .tw, .台灣, .台湾 (click here to find and register domain name)
Country Wikipedia Page Taiwan Wikipedia Page

Main Cities by Population in Taiwan

1 Taipei 7,871,900
2 Kaohsiung 1,519,711
3 Taichung 1,040,725
4 Tainan 771,235
5 Banqiao 543,342
6 Hsinchu 404,109
7 Taoyuan City 402,014
8 Keelung 397,515
9 Hualien City 350,468
10 Yuanlin 124,725
11 Taitung City 109,584
12 Nantou 105,682
13 Douliu 104,723
14 Yilan 94,188
15 Puli 86,406
16 Daxi 84,549
17 Magong 56,435
18 Donggang 48,100
19 Jincheng 37,507
20 Hengchun 31,288
21 Zhongxing New Village 25,549
22 Lugu 19,599
23 Yujing 16,597
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