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Profile of Taiwan

General Information

Capital

Taipei

Population

22,173,000 (June 2000)

Area

36,006 km2

Official Languages

Chinese (Mandarin)

Currency

New Taiwan dollar

Main Cities

Taipei

Government

Form

Constitutional Democracy

President/Vice President

President of the Republic of China on Taiwan, Chen Shui Bian
Vice President of the Republic of China on Taiwan, Annette Lu

Premier

Chang Chun Hsiung

Political Parties

Ninety-one

National Economy

Gross National Product

$290,820 (millions US$)

Per Capita Income

$13,248 (US$)
Exports $121 billion (1999 - US$)
Imports $110 billion (1999 - US$)
Foreign Exchange Reserves $113.83 million (1999 - US$)
Savings Rate 27.84% (June 2000)
Gross Rate 5.43% (June 2000)

Unemployment Rate

2.89% (June 2000)

Labor Participation Rate

57.60% (June 2000)

People

Birth Rate

12.59 per thousand

Death Rate

5.51 per thousand

Education/Communication

Share of GNP 6.56% (May 2000)
Libraries 408
Newspapers 445
Radio Stations 142
Elementary Schools 2,583 (1999)
Jr High Schools 719
Sr High Schools 252
College & above 141
Elementary Ratio 19.5 students per teacher
Jr. High Ratio 16.0 students per teacher
Senior High Ratio 19.7 students per teacher
College & above Ratio 18.2 students per teacher

Information provided by Taipei Economic and Cultural Office

World Statistics


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