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Taiwan

Taiwan
  • Capital

    Capital

    Taipei

  • Local time

    Local time

    15:33

  • Population

    Population

    23.55 m

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Right

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +886

  • Currency

    Currency

    $ TWD (dollar)

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Taiwan

Taiwan
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  • Capital

    Capital

    Taipei

  • Local time

    Local time

    15:33

  • Population

    Population

    23.55 m

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Right

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +886

  • Currency

    Currency

    $ TWD (dollar)

  • Average Salary

    Average Salary

    $ 1 307

  • Petrol price

    Petrol price

    € 0.94 pl

  • Precipitation

    Precipitation

    487mm /year

Geography & travel

  • Country Area

    Country Area

    35 980 km2

Population

  • Ethnicity

    Ethnicity

    Taiwanese - 84 %
    mainland Chinese - 14 %
    aborigine - 2 %

  • Religion

    Religion

    mixture of Buddhist
    Confucian
    Taoist - 93 %

  • Languages

    Languages

    Mandarin Chinese
    Taiwanese
    Hakka dialects

Economy

  • Industries

    Industries

    electronics, information technology products, petroleum refining, armaments, chemicals, textiles, iron and steel, machinery, cement

  • Agriculture

    Agriculture

    rice, vegetables, fruit, tea, flowers, pigs, poultry, fish

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    coal, natural gas, limestone, marble, asbestos

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    coal, natural gas, limestone, marble, asbestos

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What not to do when visiting Taiwan

1/15
Marker Eastern Asia
Street & Behavioral

Don't sit or stand on Buddha statue for taking a picture. This can lead to stay in prison.

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2/15
Marker Taiwan
Street & Behavioral

Don't stay silent after finishing a meal in Taiwan - belching is complementary to the chef.

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3/15
Marker Eastern Asia
Business & Communication

Don't make a long eye contact - it's tactless.

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Did you know

Did you know?

The Dutch controlled Taiwan before the Chinese controlled it.

4/15
Marker Taiwan
Street & Behavioral

Don’t put feet on furniture or use feet to move something - it’s considered extremely rude.

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5/15
Marker Eastern Asia
Business & Communication

Don’t forget to show respect when greeting. While foreigners are expected to shake hands, the traditional form of greeting is the bow - the deeper you bow, the more respect you show. A foreign visitor ('gaijin') may bow the head slightly since no one expects foreigners to understand the subtle nuances of bowing generally.

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6/15
Marker Taiwan
Business & Communication

Don't insult anyone too harshly with words or gestures - you can face prosecution for it.

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7/15
Marker Taiwan
Street & Behavioral

Don’t touch anyone’s head, especially children.

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8/15
Marker Taiwan
Social Events

Don't forget toasting and drinking can be an all-night affair - get ready.

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9/15
Marker Taiwan
Business & Communication

Don't forget to remove your shoes when entering someone's home or tea house. Slippers may be available.

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10/15
Marker Taiwan
Business & Communication

Don’t forget to familiarise yourself with earthquake response advice and buildings’ evacuation routes - earthquakes are frequent.

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11/15
Marker Taiwan
Business & Communication

Don’t be a victim of mosquito-borne diseases - protect yourself against bites by mosquitoes.

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12/15
Marker Taiwan
Business & Communication

Don’t point using your index finger - it’s considered rude. Use the whole hand palm downwards.

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13/15
Marker Taiwan
Street & Behavioral

Don't be surprised of squat toilets sometimes.

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14/15
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Business & Communication

Don’t forget the rainy season lasts from May to November.

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15/15
Marker Eastern Asia
Business & Communication

Don't laugh with your mouth fully open - hold your hand in front of your mouth when laughing.

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