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Taiwan: an island with very high mountains

The mountains of Taiwan. Photo courtesy Taiwan Tourism Bureau

There is an island in the far east which, in the mid-sixteenth century, the Portuguese navigators called “Ilha Formosa” which means “beautiful island” for its beauty. Even today this island is sometimes called Formosa, but the most used name today ...

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Taiwan: the ancient island of Formosa

Taipei at night, Taiwan. Photo courtesy Taiwan Tourism Bureau

Taiwan (Ta-Chunghwa Min-Kuo, Nationalist Republic of China) is an island (also known as Formosa) in the Far East, in the Chinese Sea, separated from the Chinese coasts by the Formosa strait. Taiwan is claimed by the People’s Republic of China. ...

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