climate is marine tropical. The northern part of the
island has a rainy season that lasts from January
through late March during the northeast monsoon, and
experiences meiyu in May. The entire island experiences
hot, humid weather from June through September. The
middle and southern parts of the island do not have an
extended monsoon season during the winter months.
Natural hazards such as typhoons and earthquakes are
common in the region.
official language of Taiwan is Mandarin Chinese (Guoyu),
but because many Taiwanese are of southern Fujianese
descent, Min-nan (the Southern Min dialect, or Holo) is
also widely spoken. The smaller groups of Hakka people
and aborigines have also preserved their own languages.
|Currency:||The Taiwan currency is known by the name
of New Taiwan Dollar. The New Taiwan Dollar can be
divided into four sections that fall under the
categories of New Taiwan paper money and New Taiwan
|Population:||The total population in Taiwan grew to
23.2 million in 2010 from 17.9 million in 1980, a 130
percent increase in just 50 years. Taiwan has 0.34
percent of the world's total population which means that
one person in every 298 people on the planet is a
resident of Taiwan.
|Capital City:||Taipei City is the capital of the
Republic of China (ROC, commonly known as "Taiwan") and
the central city of the largest metropolitan area of
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