CHINESE TERRITORIES

Taiwan Map

A Taiwan map collection with a reference map, satellite imagery, and an elevation. It includes everything from cities, towns, roads, highways, lakes, rivers, and mountains.

REFERENCE

Taiwan Political Map

Taiwan, officially the Republic of China (ROC), is an island country in East Asia and within the South China Sea. It’s located near China to the northwest, Hong Kong to the southwest, the Philippines to the south, and Japan to the northeast. Taiwan is nicknamed the “Heart of Asia” because of its central position in Asia. Its capital city is Taipei. Even though mountains cover about two-thirds of its eastern region, Taiwan is still one of the most densely populated countries in the world. However, the birth rate in Taiwan is one of the lowest in the world today. The capital of Taiwan is Taipei. But its largest city is New Taipei. These two cities combined with Keelung form the most concentrated area in the north of Taiwan.

IMAGERY

Taiwan Satellite Map

The island of Taiwan is shaped roughly like a leaf. Overall, it stretches 394 kilometers (245 miles) in the north-south direction compared to 144 kilometers (89.5 miles) wide. If you drive around the perimeter of the island, it would take only about 8 hours. Altogether, Taiwan occupies an area of 36,197 square kilometers (13,976 sq mi). In comparison, it’s similar in size to Guinea-Bissau or the state of Maryland. One of its major environmental issues is its air pollution and quality. While the Zhuoshui is the longest river, Taiwan’s largest natural lake is Sun Moon Lake. The Taiwan Strait separates Taiwan from continental Asia to Taiwan with the Philippine Sea to the southeast and Luzon Strait to the south.

HILLSHADE

Taiwan Elevation Map

Mountains cover about two-thirds of the eastern region of Taiwan. Whereas the western side consists of plains and the majority of its major cities and settlements.  Because Taiwan is situated on the Ring of Fire, there are an estimated 1,000+ earthquakes that occur in Taiwan every year. The Central Mountain Range (Chungyang Mountains) is the major mountain range that runs from north to south in the east. At 3,952 m (12,966 ft), Jade Mountain (Yushan) is the highest peak in Taiwan. Its elevation makes it the 4th highest out of any island in the world.