The Taiwan Flag

Taiwan Flag
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The Taiwan flag has proportion 2:3. It is red, white, and blue and is sometimes called Blue Sky, White Sun, and a Wholly Red Earth. The banner is set on a red background with a rectangular blue field in the upper right corner. In the middle, a white sun with 12 rays is located. It was first used in 1919 but was made official in 1928.

The Taiwan flag is somewhat controversial. Citizens in favor of independence see it as a link to the Chinese mainland. Therefore, they oppose it. Citizens in favor of reunification with China support it for the very same reason.

The color red represents nationalism and blood shed in overthrowing the Qing Dynasty. The blue represents nationalism. The white represents livelihood. The sun on the Taiwan flag has 12 rays that represent the 12 Chinese hours, as well as the 12 months of the year. The nation is located off of the southeastern coast of China.

The capital and largest city of the country is Taipei. The Taiwan flag belongs to a nation whose national anthem or song is titled “National Anthem of the Republic of China”. The currency is the New Taiwan dollar.

Some interesting facts about Taiwan:

religion: a mix of Buddhism and Taoism 92.9%, Christianity 4.6%, other religions 2.5%
languages: Taiwanese, Mandarin Chinese, Hakka
population: 22,920,951

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