Surface:Taiwan has a total area of 35,980 sq. km.
Population: Taiwan has a population of around 22,858,900 (2007); Buddhists, Taoists and Confucians together account for 93%25 of the population.
System of government: Taiwan has a semi-presidential government.
Capital: The capital of Taiwan is Taipei with a population of nearly 2,630,800 (2007).
Religion: Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism are the major religions.
Official Language: Mandarin Chinese is the state language; Taiwanese and Hakka are also spoken widely.
Government: Taiwan has a semi-presidential government.
Climate: Taiwan has a subtropical climate.
Units of measure and electricity: Taiwan follows the metric system of measurement and the electrical unit is 110V–20V, 60Hz.
Time Zone: The Taiwanese standard time is GMT + 8.
Currency: Taiwan new dollar (1€ = 46.27TWD)
Travel documents required: Citizens of several countries may enter Taiwan without a visa for a period of 30 days; a passport which is valid for 6 months is a must.
A safe and clean city, where people are very nice and helpful, although the price of the hotel is very high but still a nice place to live. The public transport is very good and efficient, the food is nice and affordable. Foreigner not so easy to communicate with the local people due to lack of experience to speak with other langages.
Taipei is a place to have fun. Only the bus stops makes me confuse... I cant read chinese character. If i want to go to tianmu or other places by bus, I always take the wrong destination of the bus. Ex. I want to go to shilin, i took 310 bus but what happened was the bus is going to banciao. Hope this will make it useful....