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TAIWAN

SISTER STATE RELATIONSHIP
EST. 1989

HISTORY

In 1989, Governor Terry Branstad of Iowa and Governor Chiu Chuang-huan of Taiwan signed the Iowa-Taiwan Friendship Agreement.

Taiwan has been a trusted friend and important trading partner for Iowa over the years. During the floods of 1993, Ambasasdor Mou Shih Ding of Taiwan personally delivered a gift of $100,000 to aid flood-ravaged Iowa families.

Since then there has been a steady exchange in students and ideas between the two sister-states, reaffirming the bond between Iowa and Taiwan.

  • Population: 23,568,378

  • Capital: Tapei (2,646,204pop.)

  • Official Languages: Mandarin, Taiwanese Hokkien, Hakka, Formosan, Matsu

  • Area: 36,197 km2 (13,976 sq mi)

  • Climate: marine tropical

COUNTRY COMMITTEE CHAIR

TIM NG

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Last Updated: March 18, 2021