There are 41,139 people per square kilometer living in this district of New Taipei City.
That’s a bigger GDP than Sweden, South Africa, and over 150 other countries.
Highlighting its mountains and natural beauty, role as a global center for Buddhism, night markets, indigenous culture, local cuisine, tea culture, and annual festivals, Taiwan was featured in CNN’s list of top destinations for 2016.
Ranking “top in terms of public infrastructure, second in terms of higher education levels and seventh in innovation capabilities” and being noted for its “internationalized financial centers and good location”, Taipei is among a short list of cities featured in a global report released in 2015.
China, Hong Kong, and Singapore don’t qualify.
With over 23 million people living in Taiwan, the island has almost as many inhabitants as Australia with nearly five times the population density.
The Religion and Public Life Project of the PEW Research Center determined in a 2014 report that Taiwan ranked “second in the world in the Religious Diversity Index, after Singapore.” Followers of Buddhism, Taoism, Islam, Christianity, and many other religions have all found a home on the island.
It far surpassed those of other countries in terms of both affordability and quality in a global survey in 2014.