Formosa (disambiguation)

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Formosa is a former name for the island of Taiwan.

Formosa may also refer to :

Places and jurisdictions[edit]


  • Ilha Formosa, literally "Beautiful Island", Portuguese colonial-age name for the island of Taiwan
  • Formosa Strait, another name for the Taiwan Strait
  • Mount Formosa, a colonial-era name to a group of contiguous hills near Kanhangad, Kerala, India


  • Ria Formosa, meaning "beautiful river", a long-shore estuary on the Algarve

South America[edit]

North America[edit]



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