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Taiwan

COUNTRY GUIDE

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TAIWAN
(pronounced - tai-waan | ˈtaɪˈwɑːn)
OFFICIAL NAME: Taiwan
DEMONYMS: Taiwanese, Formosan, Asian
Taiwan is part of the Eastern Asia region in the continent of Asia. The name Taiwan is believed to have derived from the Chinese term meaning terraced bay. It is in the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn, near the equator and is 36 thousand square kilometres in size. The primary language spoken is Mandarin, the capital city is Taipei, and the main currency used is the New Taiwan Dollar.
LGBTQIA+ Equality Index
Very High
LGBTQIA+ Dollar
c.13 billion
LGBTQIA+ Population
c.631.4 thousand
ALLOW SAME-SEX MARRIAGES
Yes
RECOGNISE GENDER CHANGE
Yes
BANNING GAY CONVERSION THERAPY
Yes

Geography

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CAPITAL

Taipei

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REGION

Eastern Asia

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CONTINENT

Asia

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HEMISPHERE

Tropics

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AREA

35980

(square kilometers)

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SURROUNDING OCEAN(S)

Pacific Ocean

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Name in other languages

learn the literal translations of the country’s name in twelve of the most popular languages
English Flag
English
Taiwan
Mandarin Flag
Mandarin
台湾
Dutch Flag
Dutch
Taiwan
Spanish Flag
Spanish
Taiwán
Arabic Flag
Arabic
تايوان
Portuguese Flag
Portuguese
Taiwan
French Flag
French
Taïwan
Hebrew Flag
Hebrew
טייוואן
Russian Flag
Russian
Тайвань
German Flag
German
Taiwan
Hindi Flag
Hindi
ताइवान
Japanese Flag
Japanese
台湾

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NOTIFICATIONS

LAST UPDATED:  April 25, 2023
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Latest

| STATUS

  • There are currently no known issues or armed conflicts taking place within this country. It is advised that you consult your country's foreign or overseas department before you travel. Your government's ministry will provide you with the latest information and guidance as to whether it is safe to travel to this country (or to parts of it)
  • The country has some or many progressive laws, and the LGBGTQIA+ community living and visiting have equal rights in many areas. Generally, it is likely safe to travel in cities; however, some discretion may be required in rural or less populated areas. It is always recommended that you carry out independent research before travelling
  • GENDER IDENTITY/EXPRESSION | The country has some laws in place regarding gender identity and expression
  • LGBTQIA+ ANTI-DISCRIMINATION LAWS | This country has laws in place that bans all forms of discrimination. Laws that protect those community members living or visiting from discrimination
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Government

| INFORMATION

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TAIWAN
MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS
中華民國外交部 | chûng-fà mìn-koet ngoi-kâu phu
The foreign office or ministry is typically a department within a government that focuses on promoting that particular country and what it represents worldwide. The department will often highlight national security, travel restrictions, visa requirements and all relevant foreign policies
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TAIWAN
MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND WELFARE
衛生福利部 | ví-sên fuk-li phu
The health office or ministry is typically a department or organisation within a government that focuses on all things relating to health. The department will often highlight travel restrictions, vaccination requirements, pandemics, outbreaks, and relevant health-related information
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  USEFUL PHRASES | GREETINGS

Common phrases and terms in the local language(s)
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GREETINGS
欢迎 [huānyíng]
HI
嗨 [hāi]
HOW ARE YOU?
你好吗? [nǐ hǎo ma?]
GOOD MORNING
早上好 [zǎoshang hǎo]
I'M GOOD, AND YOU?
我很好你呢? [wǒ hěn hǎo nǐ ne?]
GOOD AFTERNOON
下午好 [xiàwǔ hǎo]
WHAT IS YOUR NAME?
你叫什么名字? [nǐ jiào shénme míngzì?]
GOOD NIGHT
晚安 [wǎn'ān]
MY NAME IS…
我的名字是...
WELCOME
欢迎 [huānyíng]
NICE TO MEET YOU
很高兴见到你 [hěn gāoxìng jiàn dào nǐ]
GOODBYE
再见 [zàijiàn]
DO YOU SPEAK ENGLISH?
你会说英语吗? [nǐ huì shuō yīngyǔ ma?]

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EMERGENCY CONTACTS

Mandarin
Official Language(s) spoken in Taiwan
The emergency service numbers within Taiwan to call during an emergency
  • AMBULANCE - when someone is seriously ill or injured, and their life is at risk (emergency medical services and technical rescue)
  • POLICE - when you feel in danger, are in dangerous situations or have witnessed a crime (law enforcement, criminal investigation, and maintenance of public order)
  • FIRE RESCUE - when a fire occurs or where a person needs rescue (fire suppression, technical rescue, and hazardous materials mitigation)


Ambulance
AMBULANCE
救護車 (jiùhù chē) (mandarin)

dial
119

Call Ambulance Service Now

Police
POLICE
警察 (jǐngchá) (mandarin)

dial
110

Call Police Now

Fire
FIRE
火 (huǒ) (mandarin)

dial
119

Call Fire Service Now


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  USEFUL PHRASES | EMERGENCY

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EMERGENCY
急 [jí]
HELP ME
帮我 [bāng wǒ]
WHERE IS THE NEAREST HOSPITAL?
最近的医院在哪里? [zuìjìn de yīyuàn zài nǎlǐ?]
STOP
停止 [tíngzhǐ]
WHERE IS THE NEAREST PHARMACY?
最近的药房在哪里? [zuìjìn di yàofáng zài nǎlǐ?]
HOSPITAL
醫院 [yīyuàn]
WHERE IS THE POLICE STATION?
警察局在哪里?
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USEFUL INFORMATION

TELEPHONE DIALLING CODE

886

INTERNET SUFFIX

.tw

CURRENCY

NAME:
New Taiwan Dollar
SYM:
NT$
DIVISION:
100 cents

ELECTRICITY

VOLTS:
110
HERTZ:
60

ELECTRICAL PLUGS

NUMBER OF PLUG TYPES:
2
PLUGS USED:
Electricity Plug A Electricity Plug B

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CLIMATE

Taipei

Weather information

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MONTHLY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE
MONTHLY AVERAGE TEMPERATURES
The average monthly temperatures are based on the recorded daily highs and lows for the given location
HIGH
The daily high temperatures are an average, based on the recorded high temperatures over many years
01| JAN
18.2°C | 64.7°F
02| FEB
18.1°C | 64.6°F
03| MAR
17.2°C | 62.9°F
04| APR
14.8°C | 58.6°F
05| MAY
13.4°C | 56.1°F
06| JUN
11.3°C | 52.4°F
07| JUL
10.5°C | 50.9°F
08| AUG
11.1°C | 52.0°F
09| SEP
12.1°C | 53.8°F
10| OCT
12.8°C | 55.1°F
11| NOV
14.2°C | 57.6°F
12| DEC
16.4°C | 61.5°F
LOW
The daily low temperatures are an average, based on the recorded lowest temperatures over many years
01| JAN
11.8°C | 53.3°F
02| FEB
11.6°C | 52.8°F
03| MAR
11.3°C | 52.4°F
04| APR
9.6°C | 49.2°F
05| MAY
8.3°C | 46.9°F
06| JUN
6.3°C | 43.4°F
07| JUL
5.7°C | 42.2°F
08| AUG
6.2°C | 43.2°F
09| SEP
6.8°C | 44.3°F
10| OCT
7.2°C | 44.9°F
11| NOV
8.1°C | 46.5°F
12| DEC
10.1°C | 50.1°F
SEASONS
Saisons (fr) | Jahreszeiten (de) | Estaciones (es) | Stagioni (it) | Seizoen (du) | Estação (pt)
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  USEFUL PHRASES | INSTRUCTIONS

Common phrases and terms in the local language(s)
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INSTRUCTIONS
YES
是 [shì]
EXCUSE ME
打扰一下 [dǎrǎo yīxià]
NO
没有 [méiyǒu]
PLEASE
请 [qǐng]
NO, THANK YOU
不,谢谢
SORRY
抱歉 [bàoqiàn]
MAYBE
也许 [yěxǔ]
THANK YOU
谢谢 [xièxiè]

TIMEZONE

LAST UPDATED:  May 24,2024

TIMEZONE

UTC+8 (Asia/Taipei)

DST APPLIES

No

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TRAVEL RELATED

AIRPORT STATISTICS

TOTAL NUMBER OF AIRPORTS

17
TOTAL NUMBER OF HELIPORTS

0
TOTAL NUMBER OF SEAPLANE BASES

0

DRIVING

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DRIVE ON WHICH SIDE
Right
INTERNATIONAL DRIVING LICENCE REQUIRED
Required
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  USEFUL PHRASES | DIRECTIONS & GUIDANCE

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DIRECTIONS AND GUIDANCE
方向和指导
HOW DO I GET THERE?
我如何到达那里? [wǒ rúhé dàodá nàlǐ?]
HOW MUCH IS THAT?
那个多少钱? [nàgè duōshǎo qián?]
HOW FAR IS IT?
有多远? [yǒu duō yuǎn?]
DO YOU ACCEPT CREDIT CARDS?
你接受信用卡吗? [nǐ jiēshòu xìnyòngkǎ ma?]
WHERE IS THE BATHROOM?
洗手间在哪里? [xǐshǒujiān zài nǎlǐ?]
I'M NOT INTERESTED
我对此不感兴趣
WHERE IS THE CLOSEST RESTAURANT?
最近的餐厅在哪里? [zuìjìn de cāntīng zài nǎlǐ?]
I DON'T UNDERSTAND
我不明白 [wǒ bù míngbái]
HOW MUCH DO I OWE YOU?
我欠你多少? [wǒ qiàn nǐ duōshǎo?]

LGBTQIA+ RELATED

LGBTQIA+ Terms

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Lesbian Flag
Lesbian
女同性恋 [nǚ tóngxìngliàn] (mandarin)
Gay Flag
Gay
同性恋者 [tóngxìngliàn zhě] (mandarin)
Bisexual Flag
Bisexual
双性恋 [shuāng xìng liàn] (mandarin)
Transgender Flag
Transgender
变性人 (mandarin)
Intersex Flag
Intersex
双性恋 (mandarin)
Asexual Flag
Asexual
无性 (mandarin)
Questioning Flag
Questioning
质疑 (mandarin)
Community Flag
Community
社区 [shèqū] (mandarin)
Gender Flag
Gender
性别相关 (mandarin)
Sexuality Flag
Sexuality
性相关 (mandarin)
Non-Bingary Flag
Non-Binary
非二进制 (mandarin)
Queer Flag
Queer
酷儿 (mandarin)
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