Taiwan is an island nation in the Pacific Ocean and is a comparatively wealthy country due to its rapid industrialisation in the second half of the twentieth century.
Over 85% of the Taiwanese population practise one of the traditional Chinese religions, including Buddhism, Taoism and Yiguandao. Approximately 6% identify as Christian.
- Region: East Asia
- Capital: Taipei
- Population: 23.4 million
- Area: 35,980 km2
- Religions: Ethnic religions 61.2% (includes Taoism and Confucianism), Buddhist 27.3%, Christianity 6% (includes Roman Catholic and Protestant)
- Languages: Mandarin Chinese (official), Taiwanese Hokkien, Hakka dialects