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Taiwan

Taiwan Geography Stats

Definitions

  • Area > Comparative: The area of various small countries expressed in comparison to various areas within the United States of America.
  • Area > Comparative to US places: This entry provides an area comparison based on total area equivalents. Most entities are compared with the entire US or one of the 50 states based on area measurements (1990 revised) provided by the US Bureau of the Census. The smaller entities are compared with Washington, DC (178 sq km, 69 sq mi) or The Mall in Washington, DC (0.59 sq km, 0.23 sq mi, 146 acres).
  • Area > Land: Total land area in square kilometres
  • Area > Land > Per capita: Total land area in square kilometres Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Area > Total: Total area in square kilometers
  • Area > Water: Total water area in square kilometers
  • Climate: A brief description of typical weather regimes throughout the year.
  • Coastline: The total length of the boundary between the land area (including islands) and the sea.
  • Geographic coordinates: This entry includes rounded latitude and longitude figures for the purpose of finding the approximate geographic center of an entity and is based on the Gazetteer of Conventional Names, Third Edition, August 1988, US Board on Geographic Names and on other sources.
  • Geographic location: Geographic location of island countries.
  • Land area > Square miles: Country land area.
  • Land use > Arable land: The percentage of used land that is arable. Arable land is land cultivated for crops that are replanted after each harvest like wheat, maize, and rice
  • Location: The country's regional location, neighboring countries, and adjacent bodies of water.
  • Natural resources: A country's mineral, petroleum, hydropower, and other resources of commercial importance.
  • Terrain: A brief description of the topography
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Area > Comparative slightly smaller than Maryland and Delaware combined 2013
Area > Comparative to US places slightly smaller than Maryland and Delaware combined 2008
Area > Land 32,260 sq km 2008 135th out of 235
Area > Land > Per capita 1.41 sq km per 1,000 people 2008 210th out of 224
Area > Total 35,980 sq km 2013 140th out of 251
Area > Water 3,720 sq km 2013 77th out of 246
Climate tropical; marine; rainy season during southwest monsoon (June to August); cloudiness is persistent and extensive all year 2013
Coastline 1,566.3 km 2014 68th out of 242
Geographic coordinates 23 30 N, 121 00 E 2013
Geographic location Pacific Ocean , East Asia 2014
Land area > Square miles 13,972 square miles 2013 1st out of 1
Land use > Arable land 24% 2013 40th out of 246
Location Eastern Asia, islands bordering the East China Sea, Philippine Sea, South China Sea, and Taiwan Strait, north of the Philippines, off the southeastern coast of China 2013
Natural resources small deposits of coal, natural gas, limestone, marble, and asbestos 2013
Terrain eastern two-thirds mostly rugged mountains; flat to gently rolling plains in west 2013

SOURCES: CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; Wikipedia: List of island countries (Sovereign states); British Broadcasting Corporation 2014

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Taiwan Geography Profiles (Subcategories)

Area 10 Land use 3
  • Taiwan ranked second for land use > arable land amongst East Asia and Pacific in 2013.
  • Taiwan ranked #6 for area > water amongst Densely populated countries in 2013.
  • Taiwan ranked #13 for population density globally in 1999.