Taiwan is nicknamed ‘Ilha Formosa’,

meaning beautiful island. It was christened so by the Portuguese sailors in the sixteenth century. Taiwan is also fondly known as ‘The Kingdom of the Corals’

Did you know Taiwan is the fifteenth most densely populated country in the world?

Jade Mountain or Mount Yu is the highest peak in Taiwan, situated 3950m above sea level.

Taipei 101, or the Taipei Financial Center, is ranked as the world’s second tallest building after the Burj Khalifa in Dubai.

Baseball is the most popular sport in Taiwan and is apparently the national game of the region.

Taiwan is rather famous for its films. The first Taiwanese film was released in the year 1901.

The streets of Taiwan have more than 291,000 vendors, approximately.

Taiwan boasts of more than 22.2 million mobile users.

Taiwan is 245 miles long and 89 miles wide and has a total area of 13,900 square miles.

Taiwan is the 17th largest economy in the world and is one of the world’s leading producers of computers and computer related products.

Taiwan has the highest recycling rates in the world.

Taiwan has the lowest poverty rate in the world.

Taiwan, in Chinese, means “terraced bay”.

Although the national language of Taiwan is Mandarin, most of the local people prefer to speak in Fujianese and Hakka.

A breakfast/lunch/dinner meal in Taiwan basically includes of a bowl of rice, a vegetarian dish, a meat dish and a lightly flavored soup. Also, it is considered disrespectful in Taiwan to waste food.

The popular Asian drink ‘Bubble Tea’ or ‘Boba’ that is made with milk and tapioca pearl originated in Taiwan in the 1980s.

Taipei is the largest city in Taiwan.

Taiwan has a democratic form of government where the officials are elected by the general people.

Taiwan has participated in the Winter Olympic Games 9 times so far.

The traditional festival of Taiwanese people revolves around their agricultural cycle and their most important celebration is the Chinese New Year or the Spring Festival.

Confucianism, Taoism, and Buddhism are the three prevalent religions in Taiwan.