List of Taiwanese superlatives

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Geography[edit]

Geography
Record Holder Location Co-ordinates References
Northernmost tip Fuguei Cape New Taipei City 25° 18' 20" N [1]
Southernmost tip Eluanbi Pingtung County 21° 53' 50" N [2]
Easternmost tip Cape of San Diego New Taipei City 121° 59' 15" E
Westernmost tip Wai San Ding Alluvion Yunlin County 120° 4' 0" E
Highest mountain Yushan Xinyi Township, Nantou County; Taoyuan District, Kaohsiung; Alishan Township, Chiayi County 3,952 m
Longest river Zhuoshui River Nantou County, Chiayi County, Changhua County, Yunlin County 186 km
Largest lake Sun Moon Lake Yuchi Township, Nantou County 8.4 km2
Largest plain Chianan Plain Yunlin County, Chiayi County, Tainan, Kaohsiung, Chuanghua County 2,500 km2 [3]

Ecology[edit]

Biology
Record Holder Location Statistics References
Longest-living elephant in captivity Lin Wang Taipei Zoo 86 years old [4]
Oldest alligator fossil Penghu Malayan gharial fossil Penghu approx. 14 million years old
Oldest domesticated dog fossil Dabenkeng culture dog fossil Archaeological Site, Nanguan Village, Shanhua District, Tainan approx. 5,000 years old
Oldest trees Hiyama Chinmoku (檜山神木 Guishan Shenmu) Wufeng Township, Hsinchu County and Tai'an Township, Miaoli County approx. 4,600 years old

Demography[edit]

People
Record Holder Location Statistics References
Richest person Tsai Eng-meng Taiwan 10.6 billion USD May 30, 2013
Longest human chain 228 Hand-in-Hand Rally Heping Island, Keelung to Jiadong Township, Pingtung County approx. 500 km [5]
Demography
Record Holder Statistics References
Largest-scale public march 2005 anti-China march approx. 1 million people [6]
Sports
Record Holder Date References
First MLB player from Taiwan Chin-Feng Chen 14 September 2002 [7]
First MLB pitcher from Taiwan Chin-hui Tsao 25 July 2003 [8]

Structures[edit]

Architecture
Record Holder Statistics References
Tallest building Taipei 101 509.2 m
Transportation
Record Holder Statistics References
Longest tunnel Hsuehshan Tunnel 12.9 km [9]
Longest bridge Penghu Trans-Oceanic Bridge 5,541 m

References[edit]

  1. ^ "風景區 - 富貴角". 台灣旅遊聯盟 (CTIN). Retrieved 2008-04-22. 
  2. ^ "Eluanbi Park - Scenic Spots". Kenting National Park. Archived from the original on 2008-04-04. Retrieved 2008-04-21. 
  3. ^ Joyce Jong-Wen Wann; Tso-Kwei Peng & Mei-Huey Wu (2000). "Taiwan" (PDF). In M. Ali. Dynamics of vegetable production, distribution and consumption in Asia. Shanhua, Tainan: Asian Vegetable Research and Development Center. pp. 379–415. 
  4. ^ "Taipei's Elephant to be included in Guinness Book of Records". Central News Agency. Archived from the original on 2008-03-08. Retrieved 2008-04-21. 
  5. ^ "手護台灣/洛杉磯時報:台灣用行動抗議中國飛彈佈署". ETtoday. Archived from the original on September 29, 2007. Retrieved 2008-04-21. 
  6. ^ "A million Taiwanese protest Chinese law". Sydney Morning Herald. 2005-03-26. Retrieved 2008-04-21. 
  7. ^ "Chen scores a first for Taiwan". Taipei Times. Retrieved 2008-04-22. 
  8. ^ "Taiwanese pitcher proves a big hit in first US outing". Taipei Times. Retrieved 2008-04-22. 
  9. ^ "Media test tunnel's emergency systems". Taipei Times. Retrieved 2008-04-22.