Geography of Taiwan
Taiwan is considered to be a large nation because of its total area. Its total land area is 35,980 km² (approx. 13,892 mi²). Continental shelf of Taiwan is approximately 43,016 km² (around 16,608 mi²). Taiwan is located in Asia. Asia is the world’s largest and most populous continent. Asian countries include, but are not limited to, Russia, China, Japan, Hong Kong, and North and South Korea. Taiwan is not a landlocked country. It means that is is bordered by at least one major body of water. The average elevation range of Taiwan is 1,150 m (3,773 ft).
Total length of land borders of Taiwan is 0 kilometers (~0 miles). Taiwan has no land borders, meaning that it also has no neighbouring countries in the traditional sense of the word.
The capital city of Taiwan is Taipei. The largest city in Taiwan is Taipei.
The average elevation range of Taiwan is 1,150 m (3,773 ft). The highest point of Taiwan is Yu Shan, with its official height being 3952 m (12,967 ft). The lowest point of Taiwan is China Sea. The elevation difference between the highest (Yu Shan) and lowest (China Sea) points of Taiwan is 3952 m (2 ft).
The total land area of Taiwan is 35,980 km² (approx. 13,892 mi²). and the total exclusive economic zone (EEZ) is 83,231 km² (~32,136 mi²). The continental shelf of Taiwan is approximately 43,016 km² (around 16,608 mi²). Including land mass and EEZ, the total area of Taiwan is approximately 119,211 km² (~46,027 mi²). Taiwan is considered to be a large nation because of its total area.
Forest and arable land
21,588 km² of Taiwan's territory is covered in forests, and forest land comprises 60% of all the land in the country. There are 7,742 km² of arable land in Taiwan, and it comprises 22% of the country's total territory.
Read our section on climate to discover what parameters affect these and other biomes of the country.
The most notable natural resources found in Taiwan are coal, natural gas, limestone, marble, asbestos, arable land.