Taiwan is an island nation found in eastern Asia. Taiwan is close to southeast part of China. Since the 1970s, the international community has recognized Taiwan as a separate nation from China.

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Population: 23.546 million
Ethnic Groups: Han Chinese (95%+), Indigenous Malayo-Polynesian peoples (2.3%)
Languages: Mandarin Chinese (Official), Taiwanese (Min), Hakka dialects
Religions: Buddhist (35.3%), Taoist (33.2%), Christian (3.9%), Taoist or Confucian folk religionist (approx. 10%), None or Unspecified (18.2%)
Capital: Taipei
CIA: The World Factbook — Last Updated December 26, 2019

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When mainland China fell to the Communists in 1949, the Nationalist Chinese government relocated to Taiwan. Today, it is a multiparty democracy. Its economy is industrialized and export-oriented. Its political status remains ambiguous: in practice, it is an independent state but it legally is a province of China. The international community largely regards it as separate from China. Nevertheless, the economic and cultural ties between Taiwan and mainland China are very close. Taiwan is a secular state with freedom of religion. The vast majority of people in Taiwan adhere to Buddhism, Confucianism, Daoism, Taiwanese folk religion, or a combination of two or more of these. There is also a small but growing Christian minority.