Taiwan is an island of approximately 36,000 square kilometers, about the size of the Netherlands. It is situated southwest of Japan, north of the Philippines, and about 180 kilometers off the southeastern coast of mainland China. The ROC’s territory consists of Taiwan proper, as well as Kinmen, Matsu, Penghu and other minor islands.
|Climate||Subtropical (mean temperature 18°C in winter, 28°C in summer). Check the current conditions and latest weather forecast at the Central Weather Bureau.|
|Other major cities||New Taipei City, Taoyuan, Taichung, Tainan and Kaohsiung|
|National currency||New Taiwan Dollar (NT$ or TWD)|
|Time zone||UTC+8 Hours|
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The sound of Taipei (Taipei Soundscape Program)