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Taiwan

tI' wan', an island off the southeast coast of China

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Taiwan Facts and Figures
Facts and Figures
Origin of Name Tayowan was the name of a coastal sandbank where the Dutch East India Company built Fort Zeelandia, the headquarters of their colony on the island. Area 13,887 sq mi. Population 23,464,787. Capital Taipei.

Formosa in 1957
Formosa in 1957

Formosa in 1958
Formosa in 1958
Domestic politics and the Communist bombardment of Nationalist islands in the Formosa Strait dominated the news from Formosa in 1958.

Formosa Strait in 1958
Formosa Strait in 1958
It was estimated that Communist MIG-17's flew 90 sorties near Quemoy on August 12 in the first heavy Communist air activity in the area since 1954.

Formosa in 1960
Formosa in 1960
Despite his inability to recover mainland China for the Nationalists, Chiang Kai-shek was elected to a third term as President of Nationalist China in 1960.

Taiwan in 1962
Taiwan in 1962

Taiwan in 1978
Taiwan in 1978
The 1,248-member National Assembly held its sixth congress from February 19 to March 25 for the purpose of electing the President and Vice-President.

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