The National day of Taiwan is celebrated on 10th of October each year. It is also known as Double Ten Day. It is celebrated in memory of Wuchang Uprising movement on October 1st, 1911. This movement led to the end of the Qing Dynasty, and the Chinese Republic was established on January 1st, 1912. This national day is largely celebrated by ROC controlled Taiwan.
The national anthem of Taiwan or Republic of China was adopted in 1937. It was used as it was until 1940 when it was replaced from “Song of Auspicious Clouds.” Another national anthem was adopted by Taiwan in 1945. The national anthem’s words are taken up from a speech by Sun Yat-sen in 1924. The lyrics speak of a nation with hope and vision.
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The national flag of Taiwan consists of a red field and a blue canton. Inside the blue canton, there is a white disc that has twelve triangles around it. The twelve triangles and disc are symbols of the sun and its rays. It was adopted as the national flag on January 1st, 1928. The flag is described as Blue Sun or White Sun in the Chinese language due to its design. At first, this flag was used as a Navy flag in China before it became the National flag of Taiwan. It is now not used in China but in Taiwan and other outlying islands where they relocated after its civil war.
Mandarin is mostly spoken in China. It is spoken in different dialect than Chinese, which is known as Taiwanese Chinese. Mandarin was introduced in Taiwan after World War 2 in 1945 and was made compulsory in schools. It is now established as lingua franca in Taiwan by many groups. Other languages mostly spoken in Taiwan are Hakka, Hokkien, and English. The vast population of Taiwan speaks Taiwanese Mandarin, and about 70% of people of Taiwan can speak it. However, only 20% of the people in Taiwan can speak Mandarin.
Capital of Taiwan
Tapei is the capital of Taiwan. Tapei is the capital of Taiwan. Other big cities of Taiwan are Kaohsiung, Tainan as well as Taoyuan. Tapei is one of the largest metropolitan areas. It has 23.5 million inhabitants. It is one of the most densely populated states of Taiwan. It is also one of the large economies that are not a member of the United Nations. After the loss of four capitals on December 7, 1949, Chiang made Tapei the temporary capital of Taiwan. It was also called the wartime capital of Taiwan.
The national currency of Taiwan is a new Taiwanese dollar abbreviated as NT. It is the currency of Taiwan since 1949 and was started after replacing Old Taiwanese dollars. These banknotes started circulation in July 2000. Taiwan did not use its national currency for several decades. The new currency of Taiwan was issued to control hyperinflation in the country. One dollar of this currency is divided into ten dimes and ten cents. Units of Taiwan have a variety of alternative names. The Central bank of the Republic of Taiwan issues Taiwanese dollars.
The traditional dress of Taiwan is Taiwanese Oborigines. It has traditional clothing of Amis, Bunun, and Paiwan design and style. However, there is no traditional dress of the Republic of Taiwan to date. Hanfu groups of Taiwan traditionally wear Hanfu from Myng Dynasty as their traditional clothing as part of reasserting their Han-Chinese ethnicity. There are several people of Taiwan trying to revive traditional clothing of Hanfu. Qipao is also another traditional clothing of Taiwan, which encompasses 95% population of China.
Yu-Kuwang-Chun is the national poet of Taiwan. He was a writer, poet, and educator. He graduated from National Taiwan University in degree for foreign language. He wrote and published 17 poetry collections and 12 other prose collections. His poetry had a longing for China that had an influence on many Chinese soldiers and army men who had fled to China during the civil war of China. His work mainly focused on four aspects of literature, which are poetry, prose, commentary, and translation.
China Air Line is the national airline of Taiwan. It is also the largest airline in Taiwan. It operates weekly 1400 flights. It also has three subsidiaries, namely China Airline Cargo, Mandarin Airlines, and Tigerair Taiwan.
The national museum of Taiwan is named National Palace Museum. It is located in Tapei and Taibao. It has a collection of about 700,000 pieces of ancient Chinese artifacts. Its artworks make it the largest museum of this type in the world. It has a record of 8000 years of Chinese art history. There are collections of high quality and intriguing pieces of emperors of China. It was originally established on October 10th, 1925 in Forbidden City. The collections of the museum had high value for the imperial family at that time.
The national library of Taiwan is the National Central Library. It is located in Zhongshan district. It preserves culture and academic as well as research material. Its main mission is to acquire and preserve the publication of national institution for research as well as public use. It also operates with other libraries and researchers and plays a leading role as a central library for research in Taiwan.
National Stadium, also known as World Games Stadium, is also the national stadium of Taiwan. It is located in Zhongshan district of Taiwan. In terms of capacity, it is the largest stadium in Taiwan. It was completed in 2009. It hosted major events of the Olympic Games in 2009. It is largely used to play football matches of Taiwan. Japanese architect Toyo Ilto designs it. It uses solar energy to fulfill the power needs of the stadium. The solar powers fulfill most of the power required by the stadium and cover the external face of the stadium.
The national sport of Taiwan is baseball. It is the most popular game for spectators of Taiwan. It is one of the most popular recreational activity among people of Taiwan. Other common sports of Taiwan include basketball, football, and badminton. Many athletes of Taiwan have won international competitions.
There are many rivers in Taiwan that span over 19 kilometers. However, there is no official river of Taiwan. Some of the famous rivers of Taiwan are Dongshan River, Yilan River, and Lanyang River.
Taiwan is a mountainous country, and it has some of the highest points and density of mountains in the world. Yushan is the tallest mountain of Taiwan as well as East Asia. There are about 286 mountain summits in Taiwan. However, there is no official national mountain in China.
Tapei zoo is also known as Muzha zoo is the most popular and famous zoological garden of Taiwan. It is one of the largest zoos in East Asia. It has a total area of 165 in hectares.
The national flower of Taiwan is Plum Blossom. It has pink and white shades. It was made official flower of Taiwan in 21st July 1964. It has great resilience in winter weather. It has a very enriched smell and is of great symbolic value among local people.
Camphor is a popular tree in Taiwan. It is also known as Cinnamomum camphora. It is one the most evergreen species in the world.
Formosan rock macaque is the national animal of Taiwan. It is also referred to as Taiwanese macaque. This animal is native primates of Taiwan.
The national bird of Taiwan is Mikado Pheasant. It is mostly found in the mountains of Taiwan. It has a long tail and belongs to the same genus as of Copper and Reeve pheasants.
The national food of Taiwan is Beef Noodles. It has a filling of meat. These are originated from Kaoshiung that is located in the south of China. It is also called as Taiwanese Beef Noodles. Taiwan holds a national beef noodles festival event each year in which many chefs of Taiwan take part in the competition of making the best beef noodles. It is made of stewed beef, broth, vegetables, spices, and noodles.
Kaoliang is the most popular and famous drink in Taiwan. It is made from fermented grains, also known as fermented sorghum. Some of its version contains 58% alcohol.
Founding Day of Taiwan is celebrated on January 1st each year. Chinese New year is celebrated at the end of January and start of February, as it spans three days. Memorial Day is celebrated on February 28 and Tomb Sweeping Day is celebrated on April 5.
The economy of Taiwan is considered as one of the most advanced economic groups of China and is the 7th largest economy in Asia. The GDP as of 2018 is 589.391 trillion US dollars. GDP per capita is 24,971 US dollars. The industrial sector contributes about 36% of total GDP of Taiwan. Agriculture sector contributes to 1.8%, and the services sector contributes to about 62.1% of the total gross domestic product of Taiwan.