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Where is Taiwan?
Taiwan Satellite Image
Taiwan is located in southeastern Asia. Taiwan is a group of islands (the main island of Taiwan plus several smaller islands) bordered by the South China Sea, East China Sea, and the Philippine Sea. Taiwan is self-governing; however, according to the CIA World Factbook, which we use as a geographic reference, China considers Taiwan its 23rd province.
Google Earth is a free program from Google that allows you to explore satellite images showing the cities and landscapes of Taiwan and all of Asia in fantastic detail. It works on your desktop computer, tablet, or mobile phone. The images in many areas are detailed enough that you can see houses, vehicles and even people on a city street. Google Earth is free and easy-to-use.
Taiwan is included on our Blue Ocean Laminated Map of the World. This map shows a combination of political and physical features. It includes country boundaries, major cities, major mountains in shaded relief, ocean depth in blue color gradient, along with many other features. This is a great map for students, schools, offices and anywhere that a nice map of the world is needed for education, display or decor.
If you are interested in Taiwan and the geography of Asia, our large laminated map of Asia might be just what you need. It is a large political map of Asia that also shows many of the continent's physical features in color or shaded relief. Major lakes, rivers, cities, roads, country boundaries, coastlines and surrounding islands are all shown on the map.
Changhua (Zhanghua), Chilung (Keelung), Chunan, Erhlin, Fengshan, Haulien, Hengch'un, Houlung, Hsilo, Hsinchu (Xinzhu), Juifang, Kaohsiung, Lukang, Makung, Sanchung, Shalu, Suao, Taichung, Tainan, Taipei, Taoyuan, Tachia, Tungkang, Yangmingshan, Yuli, and Zhongli.
Bashi Channel, Chungyang Shanmo Mountains, East China Sea, Luzon Strait, Penghu Shuitao, Philippine Sea, South China Sea and Taiwan Strait.
Taiwan Natural Resources:
Taiwan has small fossil fuel deposits of coal and natural gas. Other natural resources include asbestos, limestone and marble.
Taiwan Natural Hazards:
Typhoons and earthquakes are a couple of the natural hazards that occur in Taiwan.
Taiwan Environmental Issues:
Taiwan has a number of environmental issues. The island has a problem with its disposal of low-level radioactive waste. There is air pollution, and water pollution from raw sewage, and industrial emissions. The drinking water supplies are contaminated. Taiwan also engages in the trade of endangered species.
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