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Republic of China (Taiwan)


Also known as: Taiwán (español), Taïwan (français), Taiwan (Deutsch, Italiano), Tajwan (polski), Formosa (Português), 台灣(中華民國) (正體中文), 臺灣 (正體中文), 台湾(中华民国) (简体中文), 台湾 (日本語), Taiwanum (latine)

Continent: South and East Asia

Capital: Taipei

Area: 32,260 km²

Population: 23,508,428

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Religions: Buddhist 35.3%, Taoist 33.2%, Christian 3.9%, Taoist or Confucian folk religionist approximately 10%, none or unspecified 18.2%

Languages: Mandarin Chinese (official), Taiwanese (Min Nan), Hakka dialects

Ethnic Groups: more than 95% Han Chinese (including Hoklo, who compose approximately 70% of Taiwan's population, Hakka, and other groups originating in mainland China), 2.3% indigenous Malayo-Polynesian peoples

Neighbouring Countries: China China, ↗ Japan Japan, ↓ Philippines Philippines

Circumscriptions (8): Metr. Archdioceses (1), Dioceses (7)

Roman Rite (8): Chiayi 嘉義, Hsinchu 新竹, Hualien 花蓮, Kaohsiung 高雄, Taichung 臺中, Tainan 臺南, Taipei 臺北, Xiamen 廈門

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Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau 臺港澳: Living Bishops 在世主教 | All Bishops 歷任主教

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Special Churches Special Churches: Cathedrals Cathedrals (7), Basilicas Basilicas (2), National Shrines National Shrines (2)

Roman-Rite Church Shrines in the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy

Documents Documents

Apostolic Nunciature: China Link

Conference of Bishops: Chinese Regional Bishops’ Conference Link Archbishop John Hung Shan-chuan, S.V.D. (75)

International Meeting of Bishops’ Conferences: Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conferences (F.A.B.C.) Link Cardinal Charles Maung Bo, S.D.B. (70)

as of 2019.04.19

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