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.