ADMINISTRATIVE CAPITAL/COMMERCIAL CAPITAL:Taipei
GeographyLocated 180 kilometers off the southeastern coast of China, Taiwan has an area of 35,881 km2 (13,853.7 sq mi).
DEMOGRAPHYA population of close to 23 Million. Muslims account for about 0.3% of the population.
CLIMATEThe entire island experiences hot, humid weather from June through September.The average temperature in Taipei, Taiwan is 21.6 °C (71 °F).
LANGUAGES SPOKENTaiwanese Hokkien, commonly called "Taiwanese", is the language with the most native speakers.
LOCAL TIMEGMT+8 hrs throughout the year
Government: 8:30 AM to 5:30 PMGeneral: 9 AM to 6 PM
HOLIDAYSFounding Day : January 1228 Peace Memorial Day: February 28Tomb Sweeping Day: April 4,5 or 6Double Tenth National Day: October 10
Based on the lunar calandar:Chinese New YearDragon Boat FestivalMoon FestivalChinese New Year's Eve
IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS
Police: 110Medical/Fire: 119From GSM Handset: 112