Taiwan

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  • President-elect: Tsai Ing-wen (2016)
  • Premier: Simon Chang (2016)
  • Land area: 12,456 sq mi (32,261 sq km); total area: 13,892 sq mi (35,980 sq km)
  • Population (2014 est.): 23,359,928 (growth rate: 0.25%); birth rate: 8.55/1000; infant mortality rate: 4.49/1000; life expectancy: 79.84
  • Capital (2014 est.): Taipei, 6,950,646 (metro. area), 2,693,672 (city proper)
  • Other large cities: New Taipei, 3,913,595; Kaohsiung, 2,773,855; Taichung, 2,662,770; Tainan, 1,876,706; Hsinchu, 419,384
  • Monetary unit: New Taiwan dollar
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