Where is Taiwan in the World?

Located on the continent of Asia, Taiwan is also referred to as the Republic of China. Taiwan is off the eastern coast of China. To the north of Taiwan lies the East China Sea. The Pacific Ocean is in the east, while the Taiwan Strait is in the west. The South China Sea borders Taiwan in the southwest.

Taiwan's GPS Coordinates and Centermost Point

The GPS coordinates of Taiwan are made up of the latitude of 23.6978° N, and 120.9605° E. Taiwan is located in the northern and eastern hemispheres. Surrounded by four bodies of water, the coastline of Taiwan spans a total of 708 square miles.

Most Extreme Points in Four Cardinal Directions

In the north, Taiwan extends as far as a latitude of 26°23' N. Located in the city of Dongyin on the island of Matsu, Taiwan’s northernmost point ranks as the 87th northernmost point in the world. In the south, Taiwan’s most extreme point sits at a latitude of 21°53' N. The Cape of Eluanbi, in Pingtung County, is located at this degree of extremity to the south of Taiwan.

With a latitude of 122°06'25" E, the easternmost point of Taiwan is situated along the Mien-hwa Islet in Keelung City. Taiwan’s most extreme point to the east is the 20th most eastern point of extremity among all 195 countries around the world. To the west, Taiwan’s furthest point is in Tainan City in the Qigu District.

Total Area, Population, and Density of Taiwan

The total area of Taiwan is 13,976 square miles, with 11.664.5 square miles of land and 2,311.5 square miles of water. As percentages, Taiwan is 83.5% land and 16.5% water.

Taiwan has a population of approximately 23,724,523 people. As the 56th most populated country, Taiwan’s population only comprises 0.31% of the total global population. The majority of those who live in Taiwan reside in urban areas. About 22.5% of the population is in rural areas, while the other 77.5% live in cities.

The population density of Taiwan is roughly 1,697.5 people per square mile. For the sake of logic, population densities tend to be rounded up to the nearest whole number since values of people cannot be fractions. That said, there are approximately 1,698 people per square mile in Taiwan.

Official NameRepublic of China
Common NameTaiwan
Area36,193 km²
Bordering Countries
Calling Code886
CurrencyTaiwan New Dollar
Lat/Long0°, 1°
SubregionEastern Asia

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