This is a list of Taiwanese superlatives.

List of Taiwanese superlatives is located in Taiwan
Extreme points of Taiwan (approximate)


Record Holder Location Coordinates/
Northernmost tip
(Main island)
Cape Fugui Shimen District, New Taipei City 25° 18' 20" N [1]
Northernmost tip
(Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu)
Beigu Reef (北固礁) Dongyin Township, Lienchiang County 26° 23' N [2]
Northernmost tip
(Exclude Fujian and claims on Senkaku)
Pengjia Islet Zhongzheng District, Keelung 25° 37' 46" N
Southernmost tip
Eluanbi Hengchun Township, Pingtung County 21° 53' 50" N [3]
Easternmost tip
(Main island)
Cape of San Diego Gongliao District, New Taipei City 121° 59' 15" E
Southernmost tip
(Islands close to Taiwan Island)
Qixingyan (Taiwan) Pingtung County 21° 45' 32" N
Easternmost tip
(Including Islands)
Pingfong Rock (屏風岩), east of Mien-hwa Islet Zhongzheng District, Keelung 122° 06' 25" E [4]
Easternmost tip
(Including claims on Senkaku)
Taishō-tō (大正島)
(claimed as Chiwei Isle (赤尾嶼)[5])
Senkaku Islands
(claimed as part of Toucheng Township, Yilan County)
124° 34' E
Westernmost tip
(Islands close to Taiwan Island; excluding Penghu/Pescadores)
Wai San Ding Alluvion (外傘頂洲) Kouhu Township, Yunlin County 120° 4' 0" E
Westernmost tip
(exclude Spratly Islands)
Pratas Island Cijin District, Kaohsiung 116° 42' 0" E
Westernmost tip & Southernmost tip
(Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen, Matsu)
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, Changhua County 2,500 km2 [6]


Record Holder Location Statistics References
Longest-living elephant in captivity Lin Wang Taipei Zoo 86 years old [7]
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


Record Holder Location Statistics References
Richest person Tsai Eng-meng Taiwan US$10.6 billion May 30, 2013
Longest human chain 228 Hand-in-Hand Rally Heping Island, Keelung to Jiadong Township, Pingtung County approx. 500 km [8]
Record Holder Statistics References
Largest-scale public march 2005 anti-China march approx. 1 million people [9]
Record Holder Date References
First MLB player from Taiwan Chin-Feng Chen September 14, 2002 [10]
First MLB pitcher from Taiwan Chin-hui Tsao July 25, 2003 [11]


Record Holder Statistics References
Tallest building Taipei 101 509.2 m
Record Holder Statistics References
Longest tunnel Taipei Metro Bannan Line 28.2 km
Longest tunnel (mountain) Xueshan Tunnel 12.9 km [12]
Longest bridge THSR Changhua–Kaohsiung Viaduct 157.317 km
Longest bridge (crossing waterbody) Penghu Great Bridge 5,541 m


  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 (Taiwan)). 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. ^ 05-19 臺灣島嶼面積 [Location and Area of Islands in Taiwan]. Ministry of the Interior (in Chinese (Taiwan) and English). Retrieved October 20, 2019. 縣市別 Locality 島嶼名稱 位置 Location 面積(平方公里) (1) 經度 緯度 Name of Islands Longitude Latitude Area (km2){...}宜蘭縣 Yilan County{...}赤尾嶼 Chiwei Isle 124°3409〞~124°3350〞 25°5354〞~25°5406〞 0.0609
  6. ^ 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.
  7. ^ "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.
  8. ^ "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.
  9. ^ "A million Taiwanese protest Chinese law". Sydney Morning Herald. March 26, 2005. Retrieved April 21, 2008.
  10. ^ "Chen scores a first for Taiwan". Taipei Times. Retrieved April 22, 2008.
  11. ^ "Taiwanese pitcher proves a big hit in first US outing". Taipei Times. Retrieved April 22, 2008.
  12. ^ "Media test tunnel's emergency systems". Taipei Times. Retrieved April 22, 2008.