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Updated: Sep 15, 2022

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Country Name

Taiwan, or officially the Republic of China (ROC).


Taiwan is a country in East Asia. Neighboring countries include the People's Republic of China (PRC) to the northwest, Japan to the northeast, and the Philippines to the south.




The Flag of Taiwan was adopted on 25 October 1945. Taiwan's flag is composed of a red background with a white 12-rayed sun in the middle of a navy blue rectangle in the top left. The white sun with the 12 rays represents the 12 months of the year, The white color represents equality and democracy, and the red color represents the blood shed by those who fought to overthrow the Qing Dynasty also used to represent the livelihood and fraternity of the people, the blue symbolizes liberty and nationalism.

*Flag fact:

- The flag is described as “Blue Sky, White Sun, and a Wholly Red Earth.”

- The flag was originally used as a Navy flag in mainland China. However, it stopped being used on the mainland following the formation of the People’s Republic of China.

- The use of this flag is banned in Cambodia.

- The flag of Taiwan is similar to the flag of Samoa, Both flags consist of a red field with a blue rectangle in the canton, the flag of Samoa has a white star in the blue rectangle and the flag of Taiwan has a sun.