Taipei (Taibei), provisional capital of the Republic of China - Taiwan, the main administrative, commercial, manufacturing, and cultural center of the island. The first settlement on the present-day site of Taipei was established in the 1700s. Taipei is a city of many faces, where ancient and modern co-exist. Where rice paddies stretched for miles only 30 years ago, glass-faced highrise office buildings, luxury condominiums, and modern department stores tower above wide, tree-lined boulevards. The Los Angeles - Taipei Sister City Committee was established in 1979. Taipei is the capital and largest city in Taiwan. It is California's fourth largest trading partner. It is the nation's intent to become an "Asia Pacific Regional Operations Center."
Population: The population of Taipei is 2.63 million. The population of Taiwan (ROC) is 22,191,087.
Location: Taipei is located in Taiwan (ROC). Taiwan (ROC) is located in Eastern Asia, islands bordering the East China Sea, Philippine Sea, South China Sea, and Taiwan Strait, north of the Philippines, off the southeastern coast of China.
Climate: The climate of Taipei is subtropical, with an average temperature of 23.6 degrees centigrade (74.5 degrees F). Summer is from May until September and is characterized by scorching heat and high humidity. Autumn is from October to November.
Local Time: The local time of Taipei is Greenwhich Mountain Time +8 which is sixteen hours ahead of Los Angeles.
Capital of Taiwan (ROC): The capital of Taiwan (ROC) is Taipei.
National Day of Taiwan (ROC): National Day, 10 October (1911) (Anniversary of the Chinese Revolution)
Flag of Taiwan (ROC): The flag of Taiwan (ROC) is red with a dark blue rectangle in the upper hoist-side corner bearing a white sun with 12 triangular rays.
Currency: The currency of Taiwan (ROC) is 1 New Taiwain dollar.
City of Taipei