List of Taiwanese superlatives

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This is a list of Taiwanese superlatives.

Geography[edit]

Geography
Record Holder Location Co-ordinates References
Northernmost tip
(Main island)
Fuguei Cape Shimen District, New Taipei City 25° 18' 20" N [1]
Northernmost tip
(Including Fujian)
Beigu Reef Dongyin Township, Lienchiang County (Matsu Islands) 26° 23' N [2]
Northernmost tip
(Exclude Fujian and claims on Senkaku)
Pengjia Islet Zhongzheng District, Keelung 25° 37' 46" N
Southernmost tip
(Mainland)
Eluanbi Hengchun Township, Pingtung County 21° 53' 50" N [3]
Easternmost tip Cape of San Diego Gongliao District, New Taipei City 121° 59' 15" E
Southernmost tip
(Taiwan Islands)
Qixingyan (Taiwan) Pingtung County 21° 45' 32" N
Easternmost tip
(Including Islands)
Mien-hwa Islet Zhongzheng District, Keelung 122° 06' 25" E [4]
Easternmost tip
(Including claims on Senkaku)
Chìwěi Yǔ Senkaku Islands 124° 34' E
Westernmost tip
(Mainland)
Wai San Ding Alluvion Yunlin County 120° 4' 0" E
Westernmost tip
(exclude Spratly Islands)
Pratas Islands Cijin District, Kaohsiung 116° 42' 0" E
Westernmost tip
(Including Spratly Islands)
Taiping Island Cijin District, Kaohsiung 114° 21' 57" E disputed
Highest mountain Mount Yu 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 [5]

Ecology[edit]

Biology
Record Holder Location Statistics References
Longest-living elephant in captivity Lin Wang Taipei Zoo 86 years old [6]
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 [7]
Demography
Record Holder Statistics References
Largest-scale public march 2005 anti-China march approx. 1 million people [8]
Sports
Record Holder Date References
First MLB player from Taiwan Chin-Feng Chen September 14, 2002 [9]
First MLB pitcher from Taiwan Chin-hui Tsao July 25, 2003 [10]

Structures[edit]

Architecture
Record Holder Statistics References
Tallest building Taipei 101 509.2 m
Transportation
Record Holder Statistics References
Longest tunnel Xueshan Tunnel 12.9 km [11]
Longest bridge Penghu Great Bridge 5,541 m

References[edit]

  1. ^ "風景區 – 富貴角". 台灣旅遊聯盟 (CTIN). Retrieved April 22, 2008.
  2. ^ Richard Saunders (September 22, 2017). "Off the Beaten Track: Dongyin Island: The Northern Frontier". Taipei Times (in English and Chinese). p. 2. Retrieved August 30, 2019. This point (or rather the Beigu Reef (北固礁) just offshore) constitutes the northernmost territory of the Matsu archipelago, and is certainly a fittingly majestic spot.
  3. ^ "Eluanbi Park – Scenic Spots". Kenting National Park. Archived from the original on April 4, 2008. Retrieved April 21, 2008.
  4. ^ 記者盧賢秀,"北方三島小檔案""存档副本". Archived from the original on September 1, 2010. Retrieved August 30, 2010. 島嶼的最東端是台灣極東點,, Liberty Times,2010-8-30.
  5. ^ Joyce Jong-Wen Wann; Tso-Kwei Peng & Mei-Huey Wu (2000). "Taiwan" (PDF). In M. Ali (ed.). Dynamics of vegetable production, distribution and consumption in Asia. Shanhua, Tainan: Asian Vegetable Research and Development Center. pp. 379–415.
  6. ^ "Taipei's Elephant to be included in Guinness Book of Records". Central News Agency. Archived from the original on March 8, 2008. Retrieved April 21, 2008.
  7. ^ "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 April 21, 2008.
  8. ^ "A million Taiwanese protest Chinese law". Sydney Morning Herald. March 26, 2005. Retrieved April 21, 2008.
  9. ^ "Chen scores a first for Taiwan". Taipei Times. Retrieved April 22, 2008.
  10. ^ "Taiwanese pitcher proves a big hit in first US outing". Taipei Times. Retrieved April 22, 2008.
  11. ^ "Media test tunnel's emergency systems". Taipei Times. Retrieved April 22, 2008.