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Taiwan / COVID-19
Population 23,127,845
Total Confirmed 16001
Active 15165
Total deaths 836
Total recovered 0
Death rate 5.22 %

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<p>Taiwan, officially the Republic of China (ROC), is a country in East Asia. </p>Neighbouring states comprise the People's Republic of China (PRC) to the north-west, Japan into the north-east, and the Philippines to the south. The island of Taiwan has a region of 35,808 square kilometres (13,826 sq mi), with mountain ranges dominating the eastern two-thirds and plains in the western third, where its highly urbanised population is concentrated. Taipei is the capital and largest metropolitan area. Other Important cities include Kaohsiung, Taichung, Tainan and Taoyuan. With 23.7 million inhabitants, Taiwan is one of the most densely populated countries, and is the most populous country and biggest economy that's not a member of the United Nations (UN). The island of Taiwan settled around 6,000 years back. In the 17th century, the island opened to Han immigration. After the brief Kingdom of Tungning in parts of the western and southern areas of the island, the island was annexed in 1683 by the Qing dynasty of China, and ceded to the Empire of Japan. On behalf of the World War II Allies took control of Taiwan After the surrender of Japan in 1945. The resumption of the Chinese Civil War led to the loss of the mainland into the flight of the ROC government and the Communist Party of China to Taiwan in 1949. Even though the ROC government continued to claim to be the representative of China, since 1950 its jurisdiction was limited to Taiwan and numerous smaller islands. In the early 1960s, Taiwan entered a period of accelerated economic growth and industrialisation known as the"Taiwan Miracle". In the late 1980s and early 1990s, the ROC transitioned from a military dictatorship. The economy of taiwan is the with major contributions from steel, machinery, electronics and chemicals manufacturing. Taiwan is a developed country, ranking 15th in GDP per capita. It is ranked highly in terms of political and civil liberties, education, healthcare and human development.The political status of Taiwan remains unclear. The ROC is no longer a member of the UN. The PRC, which refuses relations with nations that recognise the ROC claims taiwan. Taiwan maintains ties with 14 from the Holy See and 193 UN member countries. International organisations where let it participate on a non-state basis or the PRC participates either refuse to grant membership to Taiwan. Taiwan is a member of Asian Development Bank, Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation and the World Trade Organization under different names. Countries and nations with economies that are large maintain unofficial ties with Taiwan through offices and institutions which serve as de facto embassies and consulates. Domestically, the political division is between parties encouraging identity and encouraging a identity and favouring eventual Chinese unification, although both sides have moderated their positions to broaden their appeal.

Source: Wikipedia