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Taiwan is located in 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.

Population (2014 est) – 23,359,928

Area – 22,360mi

Capital – Taipei

Ethnic Background

     Taiwanese (including Hakka) – 84%

     Mainland Chinese – 14%

     Indigenous – 2%

Exports – electronics, flat panels, machinery; metals; textiles, plastics, chemicals; optical, photographic, measuring, and medical instruments

Imports – electronics, machinery, crude petroleum, precision instruments, organic chemicals, metals

Life Expectancy (2014 est) – M 77 years     F 83 years

Infant Mortality (2014 est) – 4.49 deaths/1,000 live births

Adult Illiteracy Rate – 3.9%