Taiwan is located between the Philippines and Japan , 100 miles off the coast of China . It is roughly the size of the Netherlands and the state of West Virginia , USA . A number of smaller, nearby islands have had historic association with Taiwan , including the Pescadores , Green Island , Orchid Island , and Shiao Liu Chiu.
are 22.5 million people live in the 14,000 squares miles area.
The major cities in Taiwan are Taipei (Capital), Kaohsiung ,
Taichung , Tainan . The major ethic groups in Taiwan are Taiwanese,
84%; mainland Chinese, 14%; aborigine, 2% while the languages
in Taiwan are Mandarin (official), Taiwanese (Min), Hakka Chinese
dialects. Moreover, the major religion is the mixture of Buddhist,
Confucian and Taoist.