Embassy in India
New DelhiN-88, Panchsheel Park
Phone : +002-91-11-4607-7777
Fax : +002-91-11-4107-2246
Mumbai9th Floor, Hoechst House,
193 Backbay Reclamation
Phone : +91-22-563-24303 , +91-22-563-24304 ,+91-22-563-24305 ,+91-22-563-24306
Fax : +91-22-563-24302
KolkataEC-72, Sector I, Salt Lake City
Phone : +0091-33-400-48169
Fax : +0091-33-400-48168
Indian Embassy in
TWTC International Trade Building,No.333,
Phone : +886-2-27576112 or 6113
Fax : +886-2-27576117
|Largest city||New Taipei
|Recognised regional languages||Taiwanese Hokkien
|Official script||Traditional Chinese|
|Ethnic groups||>95% Han Chinese
∟ 70% Hokkien
∟ 14% Hakka
∟ 14% Waishengren
|Currency||New Taiwan dollar(NT$) (TWD)|
|Time zone||National Standard Time(UTC+8)|
|Drives on the||right|
|ISO 3166 code||TW|
eastern Asia, islands bordering the East China Sea, Philippine Sea, South China Sea, and Taiwan Strait, north of the Philippines, off the southeastern coast of China .became one of East Asia's economic "Tigers."
Taiwan has a dynamic capitalist economy with gradually decreasing government guidance on investment and foreign trade. Exports, led by electronics, machinery, and petrochemicals have provided the primary impetus for economic development. This heavy dependence on exports exposes the economy to fluctuations in world demand. Taiwan's diplomatic isolation, low birth rate, and rapidly aging population are other major long-term challenges..small and medium-size enterprises have been the backbone of Taiwan’s economic dynamism. The commercial code is well developed, and open-market policies continue to facilitate the free flow of goods and capital. A sound legal framework provides strong protection of property rights and upholds the rule of law.Challenges remain in ensuring Taiwan’s long-term economic dynamism, and further efforts to enhance competiveness are vital to sustain growth in its export-oriented economy. Debates about the proper scope of government in welfare policies continue, and upward pressures on public spending keep the budget in deficit. The rigidity of the labor market and lingering corruption continue to hold back overall economic freedom.
Taiwan has an array of natural resources, including minerals, aquatic products, vegetation and agriculture. Taiwan is situated near the ocean, which makes it a prime exporter of fish, shellfish and coral.
Taiwan’s education reform policy has focused on nurturing international personnel and transnational human resources. Universities have prioritized the improvement of learners’ effectiveness and efficiency, in hopes of enhancing students’ employability after graduation.
Taiwan is a small island nation 180km east of China with modern cities, traditional Chinese temples, hot springs resorts and dramatic mountainous terrain. Taipei, the country’s capital in the north, is known for its busy night markets, Chinese Imperial art at the National Palace Museum and Taipei 101, a 509m-tall, bamboo-shaped skyscraper with an observation deck.
tropical; marine; rainy season during southwest monsoon (June to August); persistent and extensive cloudiness all year
Most of Taiwan has beautiful warm climate all year round. You can leave your winter coat behind but are advised to bring an umbrella.
The north part of Taiwan belongs to sub-tropical climate zone, while the south part belongs to the tropical climate zone. Winters are warm and summers are hot and wet, with typhoons and thunderstorms. Because Taiwan is a relatively small island, the ocean breezes have a cooling effect so it never feels too hot. Please note that the high alpine areas like Alishan do get cold.
Prepare a coat and an umbrella. Wearing layers is a good idea.It generally feels warm during the day, and long-sleeve shirts are fine.