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Arielle Zahodnick. Taiwan. Eastern Asia Off the southern coast of China Area- 35,980 sq. km, Completely surrounded by water. Location. Divided into 2 climates Subtropical monsoon climate in south Tropical monsoon climate in north Abundant rainfall About 100 in. rainfall annually

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location

Eastern Asia

    • Off the southern coast of China
  • Area- 35,980 sq. km,
  • Completely surrounded by water
Location
climate

Divided into 2 climates

    • Subtropical monsoon climate in south
    • Tropical monsoon climate in north
    • Abundant rainfall
      • About 100 in. rainfall annually
    • Cloudiness year-round
    • 2,649 hours of sunshine per year
    • 3.5 typhoons hit each year
climate
natural disasters

Earthquakes

    • Lies on Pacific Seismic belt
    • Approx. 18,500 occur each year
    • 1,000 felt by people
  • Typhoons
  • Volcanoes
Natural disasters
agriculture

1,723,895 tons of paddy rice

  • 1,396,274 tons of brown rice
  • Rice consumption declined 50% since 1970’s
  • Other crops
    • Sweet potatoes
    • Bananas
    • Peanuts
    • Pineapples
  • Betel Nuts
    • 2nd most valuable cash crop
    • 165,076 tons
agriculture
coat of arms

Blue represents democracy

  • White represents people’s livelihood
  • 12 rays represent 12 months and 12 traditional Chinese hours
Coat of Arms
slide8

Blue-Democracy

  • White-Livelihood
  • Red-Nationalism
flag
famous taiwanese people
Famous Taiwanese people
  • Chih Yuan Yang
    • Co found of Yahoo! Inc.
    • DOB: Nov. 6th , 1968
    • From- Taipei, Taiwan
  • Lin Zhi Ling
    • Supermodel, TV Show Host, soon to be actress
    • DOB: Nov. 29, 1973
national anthem
Chinese Lyrics

English Translation

San Min Chu I

San-min-chu-i, Wu-tang so tsung ;i-chien min-kuo, i-chin ta-t'ung.Tzu erh to-shih, wei min ch'ien-feng ;su-yehfei-hsieh, chu-i shih ts'ung.Shih ch'in shih yung, pi hsin pi chung ;i-hsini-te, kuan-ch'e shih-chung.

The Rights of the People

Our aim shall be to found a free land.World peace be our stand.Lead on, comrades, vanguards ye are.Hold fast your aim, by sun and star.Be earnest and brave, your country to save.One heart, one soul, one mind, one goal !

National anthem
population

Over 22.4 million

  • 97% Han people
  • Nationalities: Han & Gaoshan
population
most popular city

Taipei

    • Capital
    • Financial, cultural& political center
    • Largest zoo in Asia
    • Many museums
    • Hot springs
    • Historic sites
Most popular city
beitou hot springs

Taipei, Taiwan

  • 30 min. metro ride
  • Natural hot spring
  • Sulfur-rich waters
    • Good for skin
Beitou Hot Springs
muzha zoo

Largest zoo in Asia

    • Also in top 10 in the world
  • Over 400 species
  • Over 10 outdoor & indoor habitats
  • More than 1000 birds in the sanctuary
  • Restaurants, gift shops, visitor center,& more!
Muzha zoo
orchid island

Lanyu means orchid

  • Once covered by orchids
    • Destroyed & sold
  • Small- 45 sq. km.
  • Carved coastal rocks
  • Diving & Whale watching
Orchid island
costs
Costs

Utilities

Transportation

Entertainment

taxes

Jan. 1st- Dec. 31st

  • Considered a resident after 183 days
  • If you employ a foreigner, you’re deducted taxes from your monthly salary
taxes
recycling fund management board

EPA established it July 1998

  • Recycles and reuses
    • 100,000 tons of Waste tires
    • 40,000 tons of Waste lead-acid batteries
    • 16,676 kiloliters Waste lubricating oil
“Recycling Fund Management Board”
transportation

2 international airports

    • Taipei & Kaoshiung
    • Fly to 56 major cities
  • Roadways
  • Railways
  • Harbors & Shipping lanes
transportation
elevations
Elevations
  • Lowest Point-
  • South China Sea
  • 0 meters
  • Highest Point-
  • Jade Mountain
  • 3950 km above sea level
religion

Buddhism

    • 4.9 people
  • Taoism
    • 4.5 people
  • Catholicism
    • 304,000 people
  • Several Others
religion
languages

Mandarin Chinese

    • Official
  • Taiwanese
  • Hakka Dialects
languages
baseball

1st Chinese Professional Baseball League

    • Organized in 1989
    • 1st game 1990
    • 3,000 viewers
    • 6 teams
Baseball
soccer

Chinese Taipei Football National Team

    • Established in 1924
    • 3rd in Asia Cup in 1960
soccer
holidays

Dragon Boat Festival

    • 5th day 5th moon on Chinese Lunar Calendar
    • June 6th this year
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_rw2fMv94Q&feature=related
holidays
clothing

Women

    • Similar to US
    • Spend little
    • One dress all year
    • Comfortable
    • Colorful
    • Men
      • Follow Milan trends
      • Based on event
      • Same business attire as US
clothing
government

Democracy

  • Based on Constitution of 1946
  • President serves 5 year term
  • 5 Branches
    • Executive Yuan
    • Legislative Yuan
    • Judicial Yuan
    • Control Yuan
    • Examination Yuan
government
what do they produce

Electronic devices-major industry

    • Computers, Games, DVDs,ect
  • Other major industries
    • Plastics
    • Chemicals
    • Machinery
    • Agriculture
What do they produce?
fun facts

Unlucky number is 4

  • Money Gifts at Weddings in red envelopes
    • Color of death
  • Nickname- “Ilha Formosa”
    • Means- “Beautiful Island” in Portugese
Fun facts!
references

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/tw.htmlhttps://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/tw.html

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  • http://www.footprintsrecruiting.com/taxes-in-taiwan
  • http://www.asianinfo.org/asianinfo/taiwan/pro-geography.htm
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references