Flag of the Republic of China (Taiwan) (GIF)

The flag of Taiwan (Chinese: 中華民國國旗) consists of a field of red with a blue rectangle in the upper-left corner, which contains a white sun with twelve rays. The flag's design and symbolism are deeply rooted in the history and ideology of the Republic of China. The red background represents the revolutionary spirit and the blood shed by those who fought for freedom and independence. The blue rectangle signifies the clear sky and the ocean surrounding Taiwan. The white sun with twelve rays is a reference to the Twelve Branches of the Chinese zodiac and symbolizes progress and hope. Overall, the flag of Taiwan reflects the island's historical ties to the Chinese mainland, its aspirations for democracy and freedom, and its distinct identity in the face of political complexities.

Adopted:May 5, 1921
Designed by:Lu Haodong,
Sun Yat-sen
Flag image:Animated GIF (25 frames looped)
Flag emoji code:🇹🇼

The national emblem of Taiwan on a waving white flag
The emblem of Taiwan features a blue sky and a white sun with twelve rays in its center. This emblem, like the meanings it bears in the flag, bears strong symbolism, with the blue sky representing liberty and democracy, while the white sun with twelve rays represents progress and hope. The twelve rays correspond to the Twelve Branches of the Chinese zodiac, signifying the spirit of renewal and the passage of time. Overall, the emblem encapsulates Taiwan's commitment to democracy and progress, while also acknowledging its historical and cultural connections to Chinese heritage. It reflects Taiwan's identity as a distinct entity with its own political system and aspirations for self-determination.

The Taiwan flag is waving on a flagpole rising from the globe.
Taiwan, officially known as the Republic of China (ROC), is an East Asian state and an island country located in the western Pacific Ocean. Its capital is Taipei, and its population is about 23.894 million (2022). According to its maritime borders, it borders with Brunei, China, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Vietnam.

The waving flag of Taiwan with its emblem (unofficial)
The waving vertical flag of the Republic of China (Taiwan) (Animated GIF)
Other major cities:New Taipei,
Official languages:Traditional Chinese,
Region:Eastern Asia
Ethnic groups:70% Hoklo Han Chinese,
14% Hakka Han Chinese,
14% Mainland Chinese,
2% Others
Religions:43.8% Folk religions,
21.2% Buddhism,
13.7% Unaffiliated,
5.8% Christianity,
15.5% Other
Nationality name:Taiwanese
Area:35,980 km²
(13,890 sq mi)
Population:23.894 million (2022)
Country codes:TW, TWN (ISO 3166)
Internet Top-Level Domain:.tw
Calling code:+886

Keywords: Flag and emblem of Taiwan (Simplified Chinese: 台湾的国旗和国徽; Traditional Chinese: 台灣的國旗和國徽), GIF (Simplified Chinese: 动图; Traditional Chinese: 動圖)

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_the_Republic_of_China
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_Sky_with_a_White_Sun

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