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Do you know where the word "FORMOSA" or Taiwan came from?



Do you know that the former name of Taiwan is Formosa?
Where did the name "Formosa" originate?

Let us start the geographical position of Taipei, the place is located in Taiwan's north, has an area of 271.8 sq. km, and situated in a basin. Rich in leisure and recreation, cultural arts, heritage sites, and other attractions, it enjoys a superb geographical position and traffic environment.

How about the climate?
Situated near the 25th parallel north, the city has subtropical island climate influenced by its basin location. The Taipei summers and autumns are hot and humid, the spring and winters cool and mild, and there is a clear differentiation between the four seasons. March to May generally marks the spring season, June to August summer, September to November Autumn and December to February winter.

What is the history of Taiwan?
In the 1500s Portuguese Maritimers, the first Westerners to espy Taiwan christened it Ilha Formosa, the "beautiful island." It was inhabited by numerous indigenous tribal peoples, then Han Chinese in great number from China's Fujian and Hakka from Guangdong provinces began to open land at the start of the 18th century. In the late 19th century Taipei was declared a prefectural capital and a walled city was built. Taipei became the island's leading center. Liu Ming-Chuan was declared Taiwan's first Governor and commenced a building program. This period was followed by the Japanese era and early Republican period after the Nationalist government moved to Taiwan. Now over 130 years old, the city has a population of 2.7 million.

How about transportations in Taipei?


Taipei has a comprehensive transportation network. The convenient MRT has five main lines and two branch lines, with 117 stations, and there are over 300 public-bus routes. It has four Taiwan Railways Stations and the railway network reaches all cities and counties. If you require rapid shuttling between Taiwan's north and south, the Taiwan High-Speed Rail network provides a lightning-quick option. The best watt get to Taoyuan International Airport from Taipei is on the newly-opened Taoyuan Airport MRT Songshan Airport, located in the city's heart, provides both domestic and international route services, giving visitors from around the world quick access to the city's core. 
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