Taiwan

Taiwan

Officially the Republic of China (ROC). It is the most populate state that is not a member of the United Nations. Today, China (the People’s Republic of China) claims the sovereignty over Taiwan, and refuses diplomatic relations with any state that recognizes the ROC. Only a few smaller nations recognizes the ROC as legal representative of China. Although Taiwan is fully self-governing, most international organizations either refuse it membership or allow it to participate only as a non-state actor. Besides this political story, Taiwan is perfect for travelling, is around the same size of the Netherlands and is a perfect country for hiking.

  • Capital: Taipei
  • Population: 23,5 millions
  • Area: 36,193km2
  • Language: Mandarin (traditional Chinese)
  • Religion: Buddhism (35.1%)
  • A funny fact: They have funny English names such as Perfume and Awesome.