in a sea area off the southeast of China's mainland, facing Fujian
Province across the Taiwan Strait, and the Philippines across the
Bashi Channel, Taiwan Province consists of Taiwan Island and other
islands, and the surrounding sea areas. Area:36000 km2.
Taiwan Island is the largest
in China. It is dominated by mountainous and hilly areas which occupy
2/3 of its total land. Mts.Yushan, known as "the Roof of the
Treasured Island," is the highest mountain in the province,
with elevation of 3997 metres above sea level. The terraced tablelands
and alluvial plains are found along the western part of the island.
of the Tropic of Cancer passing through the province, it enjoys
a tropic and subtropic climate characterized by the hot, rainy and
windy weather. The annual mean temperature is 22C and the annual
precipitation is more than 2400 mm. Taiwan has been an inalienable
part of China's territory since ancient times, which is an indisputable
an Province has rich tourist resources,with beautiful scenery of
green hills and clear waters,and has been known as "the Beautiful
Treasured Island." The major scenic Spots include Jihyuehtan
Lake, Alishan Scenic Area, Mt.Yushan, Shihtou Hill, Temple of Cheng
Chengkung(Zheng Chenggong), and the Palace Museum in Taipei, etc.
local products include shell carving picture in Lutao,glassware
in Taipei,art pottery and porcelain in Peitou, etc. Nantou has the
largest centre of butterfly specimen in the world.