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According to the assessment of the Global Competitiveness Report 2016/17 Germany ranks in 5th place among 138 economies
According to the assessment of the Global Competitiveness Report 2016/17 Taiwan ranks in 15th place among 138 economies

In Germany, there are over 7,3 million vegetarians, about 9% of the population
In Taiwan, there are roughly 1,7 million vegetarians, about 13% of the population

In Germany according to Gini’s concentration coefficient income equality stands at 0.301In Taiwan according to Gini’s concentration coefficient income equality stands at 0.338

In Germany there were over 8.65 million foreign residents in 2015.
In Taiwan there were over 650.000 foreign residents in 2015.


Germany ranked 49th in global 4G LTE coverage comparison in Q4 of 2015.
Taiwan ranked 10th in global 4G LTE coverage comparison in Q4 of 2015.

In Germany female employment in comparison to the total employment rate accounted 46.6% in 2015.
In Taiwan female employment in comparison to the total employment rate accounted 44.3% in 2015.

In Germany coffee consumption per capita amounted 1.23 cups per day in 2014.
In Taiwan coffee consumption per capita amounted 0.034 cups per day in 2014.

Germany’s share of world wine consumption accounts for 8.18%
Taiwan’s share of world wine consumption accounts for 0.08%

There are about 1,2 million Dollar millionaires in Germany in 2016.
There are about 356,000 Dollar millionaires in Taiwan in 2016.

1.79 million kilometers is the length of the German national grid.
351.474 kilometers is the length of the Taiwanese national grid.

In Germany the Federal Bank holds 3.378,2 tons of gold reserves.
In Taiwan the Central Bank holds 422,7 tons of gold reserves.

In Germany people consume roughly 103 grams of sugar on average each day.
In Taiwan people consume roughly 22.3 grams of sugar on average each day.

In Germany, forests cover 32% of the total area.
In Taiwan, forests cover 59% of the total area.

In Germany, 9% of the people have signed a consent form for organ donation in 2016.
In Taiwan, 12% of the people have signed a consent form for organ donation in 2016.

The share of women in the professorate in Germany amounted to 23% in 2015.
The share of women in the professorate in Taiwan amounted to 31.4% in 2015.

In Germany, forests cover 32% of the total area.
In Taiwan, forests cover 59% of the total area.

In Germany, 9.7% of the population have dogs as pet.
In Taiwan, 25% of the population have dogs as pet.

The most popular sport in Germany is soccer.
The most popular sport in Taiwan is baseball.

In Germany, the export of electric bikes amounted to 142,000 in 2015.
In Taiwan, the export of electric bikes amounted to 83,000 in 2015.

The number of breweries in Germany amounts to 1,388.
The number of breweries in Taiwan amounts to 380.

In 2014, there were 890 triplets born in Germany.
In 2014, there were 107 triplets born in Taiwan.

In 2014, Germany produced 185.7 billion cigarettes.
In 2014, Taiwan produced 410.2 million cigarettes.

In 2015, 57.9% bought goods on the internet in Germany.
In 2015, 65% bought goods on the internet in Taiwan.

In 2015, there were 24,736 organically managed farms in Germany, with a surface of 1,088,838 hectares.
In 2015, there were 2598 organically managed farms in Taiwan, with a surface of 6489.96 hectares.

In Germany, there are approximately 54.700 ATMs
In Taiwan, there are approximately 27.276 ATMs.

In Taiwan, there are approximately 1,700,000 vegetarians, about 7.5% of the population.
In Germany, there are 7,380,000 vegetarians, about 9% of the population.

Theo Albrecht Jr. is the richest person in Germany, worth 20.3 billion USD.
Tsai Eng Men(蔡衍明) is the richest person in Taiwan, worth 9.6 billion USD.

The highest mountain in Germany ist  Zugspitze with an elevation of 2,962 meters.
The highest mountain in Taiwan ist Yushan with an elevation of 3,952 meters.

In Germany, an average of 6.4 kg of coffee was consumed per person in 2012.
In Taiwan, an average of 1.0 kg of coffee was consumer per person in 2012.

German passports are ranked in 1st position as the most valuable passport to have.
Taiwanese passports are ranked in 29th position as the most valuable passport to have.

In Germany, there is 588 motor vehicles per 1000 people.
In Taiwan, there is 322 motor vehicles per 1000 people.

In Taiwan, one person consumes an average of 36.3 kilograms of meat per year.
In Germany, one person consumes an average of 88.1 kilograms of meat per year.

Germany is the 5th largest robot market in the world, with sales of 20,100 units in 2014.
Taiwan is the sixth largest robot market in the world, with sales of 6,900 units in 2014.

The average internet connection speed in 2015 in Taiwan was 12919.0 kbps.
The average internet connection speed in 2015 in Germany was 12881.0 kbps.

In Taiwan one person uses 728 plastic bags annually, on average.
In Germany one person uses 71 plastic bags per year, on average.

In Germany,  there are about 5700 charging stations for electric vehicles.
In Taiwan, there are about 700 charging stations for electric vehicles.

In 2015 about 393.000 people were injured in traffic accidents in Germany.
In 2015 about 397.000 people were injured in traffic accidents in Taiwan.

In 2015, roughly 30 million tourists from foreign countries came to Germany.
In 2015, roughly 10 million tourists from foreign countries came to Taiwan.

In Germany there are about 5400 train stations.
In Taiwan there are about 380 train stations.

The most searched word on Google in Germany in 2015 was 'solar eclipse'.
The most searched word on Google in Taiwan in 2015 was 'typhoon'.

In Germany the per capita consumption of milk amounted up to 53,2 kg in 2014.
In Taiwan the per capita consumption of milk amounted up to 15,4 kg in 2014.

In Germany the ratio of the average income of the richest 10% to the poorest 10% is 6,9.
In Taiwan the ratio of the average income of the richest 10% to the poorest 10% is 6,1.

Renting a "call-a-bike" from the German Railway costs USD 1,11 per 30 minutes.
Renting a "Ubike" in Taipei costs USD 0,30 per 30 minutes.

A ticket for 5 stops on the Berlin subway costs USD 3,00.
A ticket for 5 stops on the Taipei subway costs USD 0,61.

In Germany approximately 700 liters of rain per square meter fell in 2015.
In Taiwan approximately 2100 liters of rain per square meter fell in 2015.

In 2015 the average age in Germany was 46.5 years.
In 2015 the average age in Taiwan was 39.7 years.

With an average LTE speed of 14 Mbit/s Germany ranks 34th worldwide.
With an average LTE speed of 16 Mbit/s Taiwan ranks 25th worldwide.

In 2011 Germans averagely consumed 0.5kg of tea per capita.
In 2011 Taiwanese averagely consumed 1.9kg of tea per capita.

In the Corruption Perceptions Index 2015 Germany ranks 10th.
In the Corruption Perceptions Index 2015 Taiwan ranks 30th.

In Germany the statutory minimum annual leave entitlement amounts 24 days.
In Taiwan the statutory minimum annual leave entitlement amounts 12 days.

The lowest ever recorded temperature in Berlin was -26°C.
The lowest ever recorded temperature in Taipei was -0.2°C.

In 2015 Germany ranked 18th on the Forbes “Best Country for Business” list.
In 2015 Taiwan ranked 21st on the Forbes “Best Country for Business” list.

In 2013 there were 55 cars on every 100 inhabitants in Germany.
In 2013 there were 31 cars on every 100 inhabitants in Taiwan.

In 2014 the strongest earthquake in Germany had a magnitude of 4.2.
In 2014 the strongest earthquake in Taiwan had a magnitude of 6.7.

In 2015 the average German was online a total of 158 minutes a day with his smartphone.
In 2015 the average Taiwanese was online a total of 179 minutes a day with his smartphone.

In Germany the average body height of women is 1.71m, the height of men is 1.80m.
In Taiwan the average body height of women is 1.60m, the height of men is 1.72m.

In Germany there was a total number of 23,645 wind energy plants in 2013.
In Taiwan there was a total number of 311 wind energy plants in 2013.

Berlin was ranked 20th in the survey “Global Top 20 Destination Cities by International Overnight Visitor Spend (2015)”.
Taipei was ranked 11th in the survey “Global Top 20 Destination Cities by International Overnight Visitor Spend (2015)”.

In 2013 was the total fertility rate in Germany 1.42 per woman.
In 2013 was the total fertility rate in Taiwan 1.07 per woman.

87.134 new books were published in Germany in 2014.
41.598 new books were published in Taiwan in 2014.

In July 2015 there were 46 Mio. smartphone user in Germany.
In July 2015 there were 15 Mio. smartphone user in Taiwan.

In 2015 Mercedes-Benz was ranked as the best brand in Germany with a brand value of 20.4 Bio. Euro.
In 2015 Asustek was ranked as the best brand of Taiwan with a brand value of 1.6 Bio. Euro.

In 2014 there were about 16,000 people aged hundred or more in Germany.
In 2014 there were about 2,500 people aged hundred or more in Taiwan.

German citizens are allowed to enter 172 countries without visa.
Taiwanese citizens are allowed to enter 153 countries without visa.

In 2014 the total number of attorneys in Germany amounted to 163,540 from whom 819 came from foreign countries.
In 2014 the total amount of attorneys in Taiwan amounted to 13,826 from whom 87 came from foreign countries.

In june 2015 the particulate-matter pollution in Berlin was 18 PM10.
In june 2015 the particulate-matter pollution in Taipei was 31 PM10.

In 2014, 29% of the smartphone users in Germany visited social networks via their smartphone at least once a week.
In 2014, 51 % of the smartphone users in Taiwan visited social networks via their smartphone at least once a week.

In Germany there are 1498 hen farms with 39.6 million laying hens.
In Taiwan there are about 1700 hen farms with 36 million laying hens.

In 2013 a German produced 617 kilogram waste.
In 2013 a Taiwanese produced 314 kilogram waste.

In 2014 the birth rate in Germany was 1.41.
In 2014 the birth rate in Taiwan was 1.12.

The Population density 2014 in Taiwan was 649 people per km² .
The Population density 2014 in Germany was 227 people per km² .

In 2014, 9.0 kg of chocolate were consumed per capita in Germany.
In 2014, 0.2 kg of chocolate were consumed per capita in Taiwan.

In Germany there were 99,5 Mio. mobile cellular telephone subscribers in 2014.
In Taiwan there were 30,4 Mio. mobile cellular telephone subscribers in 2014.

Germany imported 35,2 billion cigarettes in 2014.
Taiwan imported 17,8 billion cigarettes in 2014.

Germany has a total coastline of 2.389,0 km.
Taiwan has a total coastline of 1.566,3 km.

In Germany there are 46.600 churches.
In Taiwan there are 15.000 temples.

The highest temperature in Germany in 2015 was till now 40,3°C.
The highest temperature in Taiwan in 2015 was till now 38,0°C.

5.151 Taiwanese are living in Germany permanently.
888 Germans are living in Taiwan permanently.

In Berlin the average rain days are 100 per year.
In Taipei the average rain days are 165 per year.

Germany has an average of 11 public holidays a year.
Taiwan has 9 public holidays a year.

The most searched word on google in Germany was 2014: WM 2014
The most searched word on google in Taiwan was 2014: 世界盃足球賽 (World Cup)

In Germany in 2014 about 28% of electricity consumption was derived from renewable sources.
In Taiwan in 2014 about 4% of electricity consumption was derived from renewable sources.

Taiwan’s political landscape consists of 6 parties in the Legislative Yuan since the election 2012.
Germany’s political landscape consists of 4 political parties in the German Federal Parliament since the election 2013.

In 2013, the adult smoking rate in Germany amounted to 30%.
In 2013, the adult smoking rate in Taiwan amounted to 18%.

In 2013, 169,833 marriages in Germany were divorced.
In 2013, 53,599 marriages in Taiwan were divorced.

In 2013, 14,083 patents were granted in Germany.
In 2013, 72,149 patents were granted in Taiwan.

In 2014, Germany was ranked 16th in the Heritage Foundation's Index of Economic Freedom.
In 2014, Taiwan was ranked 14th in the Heritage Foundation's Index of Economic Freedom.

In 2013 46% of doctors in Germany were women.
In 2013 15% of doctors in Taiwan were women.

The Port of Hamburg, the largest German port, handled container throughput of 9.7 million TEU in 2014.
The Port of Kaohsiung, the largest port in Taiwan, handled container throughput of 10.6 million TEU in 2014.

In the German cabinet there are five female and eleven male ministerial members.
In the Taiwanese cabinet there are one female and eleven mail ministerial members.

There are three German universities among the top 100 universities in the QS World University Ranking 2014/15.
There is one Taiwanese university among the top 100 in the QS World University Ranking 2014/15.

The sunshine duration in Berlin in February 2015 was 110 hours in total.
The sunshine duration in Taipei in February 2015 was 79 hours in total.

In 2014 57% of all mobile internet users in Germany used WhatsApp.
In 2014 12% of all mobile internet users in Taiwan used WhatsApp.

The most popular person on Google Search Germany in 2014 was Michael Schumacher.
The most popular person on Google Search Taiwan in 2014 was柯文哲 (Ko Wen-je).

Germany is ranked as the 15th happiest nation in the world by Bloomberg.
Taiwan is ranked as the 5th happiest nation in the world by Bloomberg.

Germany is ranked 12th in the EIU Business Environment Ranking.
Taiwan is ranked 14th in the EIU Business Environment Ranking.

Currently the most popular Spotify Track in Germany is „Cheerleader” by Felix Jaehn.
Currently the most popular Spotify Track in Taiwan is “Sugar” by Maroon 5.

Germany is ranked 13th in the EIU Democracy Index.
Taiwan is ranked 35th in the EIU Democracy Index.

In 2014 the age median in Germany was 46.1 years.
In 2014 the age median in Taiwan was 39.2 years.

In 2014 there were 12.156 electric cars in use in Germany.
In 2014 there were 574 electric cars in use in Taiwan.

The most popular keyword on Google Search in Germany in 2014 was WM 2014.
The most popular keyword on Google Search in Taiwan in 2014 was 世界盃足球賽 (World Cup).

In 2013 the smoking rate in Germany amounted to 25%.
In 2013 the smoking rate in Taiwan amounted to 18%.

The motorization rate in Germany accounted to 562 vehicles per 1000 inhabitants in 2012.
The motorization rate in Taiwan accounted to 307 vehicles per 1000 inhabitants in 2012.

The German merchant fleet consisted of 15,053 vessels as of January 1, 2014.
The Taiwanese merchant fleet consisted of 2,338 vessels as of January 1, 2014.

Germany has a total of 41,981 km of railway tracks.
Taiwan has a total of 1,580 km of railway tracks.

In Germany the average age at first marriage was 32.1 years in 2012.
In Taiwan the average age at first marriage was 30.6 years in 2012.

In Germany the net migration rate is expected to be 1.6% this year.
In Taiwan the net migration rate is expected to be 0.9% this year.

The population of Germany is expected to decline by 0.18% this year.
The population of Taiwan is expected to grow by 0.25% this year.

In Germany tea consumption per capita amounted to 230g in 2009.
In Taiwan tea consumption per capita amounted to 1.7kg in 2009. 

There are 6250 museums in Germany.
There are 162 museums in Taiwan.

In 2012, 23.3% of men and 23.9% of women were overweight in Germany.
In 2012, 19.2% of men and 16.6% of women were overweight in Taiwan.

In Germany 75% of smartphone users state that they don’t leave their house without their smartphone.
In Taiwan 81% of smartphone users state that they don’t leave their house without their smartphone

In 2013 the number of Taiwanese visitors staying overnight in Germany totaled 216.032.
In 2013 the number of German visitors staying overnight in Taiwan totaled 52.494.

In 2011 health expenditure per capita amounted to USD 4.495 in Germany.
In 2011 health expenditure per capita amounted to USD 2.479 in Taiwan.

In 2010 the energy consumption per capita in Germany amounted to 4.0 tons oil equivalent.
In 2010 the energy consumption per capita inTaiwan amounted to 4.8 tons oil equivalent. 

There are 80 German born Nobel Prize winners. 
There is one Taiwanese born Nobel Prize winner.

On average, Germans use their smartphone 81 minutes per day online.
On average, Taiwanese use their smartphone 197 minutes per day online.

For the 2014 Forbes Global 2000 Ranking, Taiwan held 47 companies out of 2000 in the world in terms of revenues.
For the 2014 Forbes Global 2000 Ranking, Germany held 52 companies out of 2000 in the world in terms of revenues.

In 2013 Taiwanese farmers used 121kg chemical fertilizers per square kilometer of arable land.
In 2012 German farmers used 18kg chemical fertilizers per square kilometer of arable land.

In 2013, Germany has been Taiwan's most important trading partner in the EU.
In 2013, Taiwan has been Germany's 5th largest trading partner in Asia.

In the category of "best countries for business" Taiwan is ranked by Forbes at the 18th place.
In the category of "best countries for business" Germany is ranked by Forbes at the 24th place.

Germany ranked No. 1 in the World Bank Logistics Performance Index 2014.
Taiwan ranked No. 19 in the World Bank Logistics Performance Index 2014.

Taiwan is the second safest country in the world.
Germany is the 12th safest country in the world.

The black market in Taiwan composes 29,1% of the GDP.
The black market in Germany composes 13,2% of the GDP.

Germany’s soccer squad is currently ranked 2nd in the FIFA World ranking.
Taiwan’s soccer squad is currently ranked 176th in the FIFA World ranking.

The women's football team of Taiwan was qualified once for the World Cup (1991).
The women's football team of Germany was qualified six times for the World Cup.

In 2013, the most wanted phone in Taiwan on Google was iPhone5s
In 2013, the most wanted phone in Germany on Google was iPhone5s

Taiwan was ranked 36nd in the Corruption Perceptions Index in 2013.
Germany was ranked 12th in the Corruption Perceptions Index in 2013.

The estimated mortality rate for 2014 in Germany accounts 11.29 out of 1000 inhabitants.
The estimated mortality rate for 2014 in Taiwan accounts 6.97 out of 1000 inhabitants.

In 2011, there were 187.193 beauty intervention by 863 surgeons in Germany.
In 2011, there were 72.909. beauty interventions by 350 surgeons in Taiwan.

In 2013, 58,04 Mio. passengers were counted at the International Airport Frankfurt am Main, Germany. 
In 2013, 30,7 Mio. passengers were counted at Taoyuan International Airport, Taiwan.

The average download speed in Taiwan is with 18.63 Mbps worldwide ranked 15th.
The average download speed in Germany is with 14.97 Mbps worldwide ranked 26th.

2013 the consumption of meat in Taiwan was 79 kg per capita.
2013 the consumption of meat in Germany was 60 kg per capita.

German roadways consist of 644,000 km.
Taiwanese roadways consist of 41,475 km.

6,585 organs were transplanted between 2003 and 2012 in Taiwan.
40,810 organs were transplanted between 2003 and 2012 in Germany.

24% of Taiwan’s area is arable land.
33% of Germany’s area is arable land.

Life expectancy at birth lies at 79.84 years in Taiwan.
Life expectancy at birth lies at 80.44 years in Germany.

In 2012 there were 29.46 Mio. mobile phones in Taiwan, 1.26 mobile phones per person.
In 2012 there were 107.7 Mio. mobile phones in Germany, 1.33 mobile phones per person.

In Taiwan, women’s average salary in 2012 was 81% that of men’s.
In Germany, women’s average salary in 2012 was 78% that of men’s.

On average salary the tax rate for a single person without kids is 5% in Taiwan.
On average salary the tax rate for a single person without kids is 39.9% in Germany.

In 2012 1.876.000 Germans travelled to the United States.
In 2012 290.000 Taiwanese travelled to the United States.

Taiwan has 8 national parks with a total area of 3,123.86 km². This accounts for 8.6% of the total area of Taiwan.
Germany has 15 national parks with a total area of 1,943.62 km². This accounts for 0.54% of the total area of Germany.

The average age in Taiwan is 37.6 years.
The average age in Germany is 44.9 years.

The average Taiwanese woman is 159cm tall.
The average German woman is 165cm tall.

In the Global Corruption Index 2013 published by Transparency International, Taiwan ranks 36th.
In the Global Corruption Index 2013 published by Transparency International, Germany ranks 12th.

In 2012, Taiwanese test-takers obtained an average score of 78 out of 120 in the TOEFL ibT test.
In 2012, German test-takers obtained an average score of 96 out of 120 in the TOEFL ibT test.

In 2013, there were 27 container ships sailing under the Taiwanese flag.
In 2013, there were 272 container ships sailing under the German flag.

Taiwan ranked 26th in the Global Peace Index 2013.
Germany ranked 15th in the Global Peace Index 2013.

The „most checked-in place“ on Facebook in Taiwan this year was the Flower Night Market in Tainan.
The “most checked-in place” on Facebook in Germany this year was the Reeperbahn, center of nightlife in Hamburg.

In the winter term 2012/2013 205,000 foreign students were studying in Germany.
In 2011 55,463 foreign students were studying in Taiwan.

The average age of Taiwanese farmers is 63.
The average age of German farmers is 53.

33% of all children in Germany are born as illegitimate children.
3% of all children in Taiwan are born as illegitimate children.

The richest German Karl Albrecht, ranked No. 18 on the Forbes list “The World’s Billionaires 2013”, with a fortune of USD 26 billion.
The richest Taiwanese Tsai Eng-Meng, ranked No. 112 on the Forbes list “The World’s Billionaires 2013”, with a fortune of USD 10.6 billion.

The highest temperature ever measured in Taiwan is 40,2°C (2004 in Taitung).
The highest temperature ever measured in Germany is also 40,2°C (last time 2003 in Freiburg and Karlsruhe).

According to the Forbes list, the most powerful German is Chancellor Angela Merkel, ranked 5 worldwide.
According to the Forbes list, the most powerful Taiwanese is Terry Gou, CEO of Hon Hai Precision, ranked 48 worldwide.

The change in the house price index in Taiwan in 2012 was 12.2%.
The change in the house price index in Germany in 2012 was 2.4%.

Up to now one Taiwanese movie was awarded with an Academy Award in the category “Best Foreign Movie”: “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon“ (2000).
Up to now three German movies were awarded with an Academy Award in the category “Best Foreign Movie”: “The Tin Drum“ (1979), “Nowhere in Africa“ (2002) and “The Lives of Others“ (2006).

With 36,342 newly registered units, the Toyota Corolla was the most popular car model in Taiwan in 2012.
With 240,702 newly registered units, the VW Golf was the most popular car model in Germany in 2012.

In Taiwan the rate of people who register their wish to donate organs on their health insurance cards is about 1%.
In Germany 22% of the population have an organ donor card.

There are 33 rollercoasters in Taiwan.
There are 205 rollercoasters in Germany.

In 2012 the debt of households in Germany was 62% of the GDP.
In 2012 the debt of households in Taiwan was 86% of the GDP.

According to the Times Higher Education University Ranking the best Taiwanese university is the National Taiwan University, placed 134th.

There are 26 Taiwanese Dollar billionaires.
There are 58 German Dollar billionaires.

In 2012 the most common name among all Taiwanese men was Chia-hao (家豪), among all Taiwanese women Shu-fen (淑芬).
In 2012 the most common name among all German men was Jan, among all German women Anna.

Foreign students in Taiwan pay on average USD 8257 per year for their studies.
Foreign students in Germany pay on average USD 6285 per year for their studies.

33% of Germany’s total land coverage is arable land.
24% of Taiwan’s total land coverage is arable land.

In 2011 the ratio of Germans with internet access was 83%.
In 2011 the ratio of Taiwanese with internet access was 70%.

The average height of a German man over 20 years is 177.4cm.
The average height of a Taiwanese man over 20 years is 169.3cm.

In Germany employees are entitled to a statutory minimum employment leave of four weeks per year.
In Taiwan employees are entitled to no statutory minimum employment leave in their first year at a company. They are entitled to seven days starting from the second year, later holidays are added gradually up to 30 days per year.

Germany’s largest Airline, Lufthansa, delivered 81.13% of its flights to the arrival gate within 15 minutes of schedule in June 2013.
Taiwan’s largest Airline, China Airlines, delivered 56.72% of its flights to the arrival gate within 15 minutes of schedule in June 2013.

In June 2013 the ratio of females to males in Germany was 100 to 97.
In June 2013 the ratio of females to males in Taiwan was 100 to 100.2.

Germany ranked 9th in the english skill ranking of Education First.
Taiwan ranked 30th in the english skill ranking of Education First.

There are living about 1,900 hundred-year-olds in Taiwan.
There are living about 17,000 hundred-year-olds in Germany.

In Transpareny International´s ranking of countries based on how corrupt their public sector is perceived to be Germany ranked 13th in 2012.
In Transpareny International´s ranking of countries based on how corrupt their public sector is perceived to be Taiwan ranked 37th in 2012.

In 2012 the electricity consumption in Germany amounted 544.5 billion kWh.
In 2012 the electricity consumption in Taiwan amounted 220.8 billion kWh.

Taiwan´s longest river, Zhuoshui River, is 186 km long.
Germany´s longest river, Rhein, is 865 km long.

Biggest shopping mall in Germany: Ruhr-Park in Bochum (retail floor area 126.000 m²)
Biggest shopping mall in Taiwan: Dream Mall in Kaohsiung (retail floor area 400,001 m²)

Germany had 421 registered trading ships in 2010.
Taiwan had 101 registered trading ships in 2010.

In the Forbes ranking "The World's Biggest Companies" 2013 ranked as the first German company Volkswagen in 14th place.
In the Forbes ranking "The World's Biggest Companies" 2013 ranked as the first Taiwanese company Hon Hai Precision in 113th place.

The most common plastic surgeries among German men are liposuction and eyelid lifting.
The most common plastic surgeries among Taiwanese men are lachrymal sac and lifting of the bridge of the nose.

The female employment rate in Germany in 2011 amounted to 72%.
The female employment rate in Taiwan in 2011 amounted to 50%.

The web-based encyclopedia Wikipedia contains currently approximately 1,577,800 German articles (2nd Place).
The web-based encyclopedia Wikipedia contains currently approximately 690,400 Chinese articles (12th Place).

Today, ten years ago on the 15th of April 2003, one US-Dollar was worth DEM 1.81 (EUR0.93).
Today, ten years ago on the 15th of April 2003, one US-Dollar was worth TWD 34.83.

In Germany state revenue from taxes and others amounts to 44.9% of GDP (2012).
In Taiwan state revenue from taxes and others amounts to 12.1% of GDP (2012).

In January 2013 the urbanization rate in Germany was 88.9%.
In January 2013 the urbanization rate in Taiwan was 73%.

In 2012 the import of raw oil in Germany amounted 85.7 million tons.
In 2012 the import of raw oil in Taiwan amounted 43.4 million tons.

In 2010 20.6% of the German population was at least 65 years old.
In 2010 10.7% of the Taiwanese population was at least 65 years old.

In 2011, 4% of Germany’s working population is illiterate.
In 2011, 1,8% of Taiwan’s working population is illiterate.

Germany’s most sustainable company BASF ranks number one in the global sustainability ranking by the Environmental Investment Organisation.
Taiwan’s most sustainable company TSMC ranks number one in the global sustainability ranking by the Environmental Investment Organisation.

In 2009 26% of Germans hold degrees in higher education.
In 2009 39% of Taiwanese hold degrees in higher education.

In 2011 the rate of renewable energies in Germany amounted 20.5% of the total electricity generation.
In 2011 the rate of renewable energies in Taiwan amounted 1.85% of the total electricity generation.

The revenue 2012 from e-commerce of private consumer in Taiwan was USD 13,19 Bn.
The revenue 2012 from e-commerce of private consumer in Germany was USD 45,39 Bn.

The New Year’s Eve firework 2012/13 at Taipei 101 used 22,000 rockets.
The New Year’s Eve firework 2012/13 at Brandenburger Tor used 6,000 rockets.

In Taiwan are 345 km rail tracks made for high speed rail in July 2012.
In German are 1334 km rail tracks made for high speed rail in July 2012.

282 Starbucks shops exist in Taiwan in November 2012.
163 Starbucks shops exist in German in November 2012.

HTC is the most valuable Taiwanese Brand of the Interbrand report 2012 with USD 2,75 Bn.
Mercedes-Benz is the most valuable German Brand of the Interbrand report 2012 with USD 30,09 Bn.

The biggest stadium in Taiwan is the Kaohsiung National Stadium with 55.000 seats.
The biggest stadium in Germany is the Olympic Stadium Berlin with 74.000 seats.

The most visited trade fair in Taiwan 2012 was Computex with 130,000 visitors.
The most visited trade fair in Germany 2012 was CeBit with 312,000 visitors.

Taiwan was in the 2013 EIU Where-To-Be-Born-Index at 14th rank.
Germany was in the 2013 EIU Where-To-Be-Born-Index at 16th rank.

Taiwan was in the Forbes-Ranking of Best Countries for Business at 16th rank.
Germany was in the Forbes-Ranking of Best Countries for Business at 21st rank.

In 2009 Taiwan had 172 radio channel on air.
In 2009 Germany had 370 radio channel on air.

The top-selling daily newspaper 2010 in Taiwan was the Liberty Times with a circulation of 720,000.
The top-selling daily newspaper 2010 in Germany was the Bild newspaper with a circulation of 3,1 Mio.

The biggest lake in size in Taiwan is the Sun Moon Lake with 7.93 km².
The biggest lake in size in Germany is the Lake Constance with 536 km².

The gold reserves in Taiwan in 2010 was 422.4 t.
The gold reserves in Germany in 2010 was 3,396.3 t.

In Taiwan the length of freeways is 1,009 km.
In Germany the length of freeways is 12,845 km.

At the 2011 Taipei Marathon 4,386 participants finished the race.
At the 2011 Berlin Marathon 32,991 participants finished the race.

2011 the yearly ridership of the MRT Taipei was 566,4 Mio.
2011 the yearly ridership of the U-Bahn and S-Bahn Berlin was 888 Mio.

2011 the sales of digital cameras in Taiwan was 1.2 Mio.
2011 the sales of digital cameras in Germany was 8.6 Mio.

2010 the consumption of cheese in Taiwan was 0.9 kg per capita.
2010 the consumption of cheese in Germany was 22.9 kg per capita.

In Taiwan are 12,560 registered footballplayer with 60 registered clubs.
In Germany are 6,308,946 registered footballplayer with 26,837 registered clubs.

2010 the consumption of meat in Taiwan was 77,1 kg per capita.
2010 the consumption of meat in Germany was 79,1 kg per capita.

In 2011 the sales of new cars in Taiwan was 378.291.
In 2011 the sales of new cars in Germany was 3.173.634.

In 2010 the consumption of paper in Taiwan was 174.4 kg per capita.
In 2010 the consumption of paper in Germany was 242.6 kg per capita.

In 2011 the daily oil consumption per capita in Taiwan was 6.5 liters.
In 2011 the daily oil consumption per capita in Germany was 4.6 liters.

With 338 McDonald’s restaurants Taiwan is ranked 8th.
With 1,091 McDonald’s restaurants Germany is ranked 5th.

In 2010 Taiwan was ranked 103rd with 41 airports.
In 2010 Germany was ranked 13th with 549 airports.

In 2011 the foreign direct investments by Taiwanese in Germany accounted for USD 3.51 mill.
In 2011 the foreign direct investments by Germans in Taiwan accounted for USD 25.08 mill.

In 2010 48,550 Germans travelled to Taiwan.
In 2010 31,975 Taiwanese travelled to Germany.

In 2011 the birth rate in Taiwan was at 1.15 children per woman.
In 2011 the birth rate in Germany was at 1.41 children per woman.

Taiwan had 24 US-dollar billionaires in 2011.
Germany had 55 US-dollar billionaires in 2011.

In 2010 the trading volume at the borse in Taipei was EUR 672.5 bn.
In 2010 the trading volume at the borse in Frankfurt was EUR 1,236.9 bn.

In 2007 the average walking speed of pedestrians in Taipei was ranked 23rd.
In 2007 the average walking speed of pedestrians in Berlin was ranked 7th.

Taiwan ranked 4th in the Gender Inequality Index in the Human Development Report 2011.
Germany ranked 7th in the Gender Inequality Index in the Human Development Report 2011.

The highest point of Taiwan is the peak of Yu Shan at 3,952m.
The highest point of Germany is the peak of the Zugspitze at 2,963m.

In 2011, January was the most popular month for marriages in Taiwan.
In 2011, May was the most popular month for marriages in Germany.

A study from 2011 shows that 36.6% of the Taiwanese population are living with their parents.
A study from 2011 shows that 11.7% of the German population are living with their parents.

Taiwan has been rated with Aa3, the second-highest rating, and a stable outlook by the rating agencies Moody’s and S&P. (January 2012)
Germany has been rated with Aaa, the highest rating, and a stable outlook by the rating agencies Moody’s and S&P. (January 2012)

In November 2011, the average price for gasoline in Taiwan was USD 1.00/ltr.
In November 2011, the average price for gasoline in Germany was USD 1.90/ltr.

Taoyuan International Airport was the 20th busiest airports by international passenger traffic in 2011.
Frankfurt Airport was the 5th busiest airports by international passenger traffic in 2011.

48.2% of the Taiwanese population (11.2 mio.) use the social networking platform Facebook.
27.2% of the German population (22.1 mio.) use the social networking platform Facebook.

The average download speed in Taiwan is with 18.63 Mbps worldwide ranked 15th.
The average download speed in Germany is with 14.97 Mbps worldwide ranked 26th.

In 2010, the containers' throughput of the port in Kaohsiung we 9,18 mio. TEUs in total.
In 2010, the containers' throughput of the port of Hamburg were 7,91 mio. TEUs in total.

Round about 800,000 people celebrated New Year’s Eve 2011/12 at Taipei 101.
Round about 1,000,000 people celebrated New Year’s Eve 2011/12 at Brandenburg Gate in Berlin.

In October 2011, 99.83% of all high speed long distance trains in Taiwan were on time.
In October 2011, 76.3% of all long distance trains in Germany were on time.

In 2010, there were 1,343,603 registered students in Taiwan.
In 2010, there were 2,217,294 registered students in Germany.

Taiwan‘ s suffrage is at the age of 20.
Germany‘ s suffrage is at the age 18.

Taiwan’s foreign reserves in September 2011 amounted USD 389.2 bn.
Germay’s foreign reserves in September 2011 amounted USD 242.3 bn.

Taiwan's development aid in 2010 amounted to USD 0.38 bn., or 0.1% of the gross national income.
Germany's development aid in 2010 amounted to USD 12.37 bn., or 0.37% of thegross national income.

Taiwan’s coastline is 1,566 km long.
Germany’s coastline is 2,389 km long.

In 2010 the number of foreign students in Taiwan was 21,356.
In 2010 the number of foreign students in Germany was 181,000.

In 2010 15.5% of all marriages in Taiwan were mixed marriages with a foreign partner.
In 2010 7.7% of all marriages in Germany were mixed marriages with a foreign partner.

There were 1,819,685 registered traffic accidents in Taipei in 2010.
There were 130,502 registered traffic accidents in Berlin in 2010.

In 2009 there were 98.7 women per 100 men in Taiwan.
In 2009 there were 104 women per 100 men in Germany.

In 2010, 5.2% of Taiwan’s working population was employed in fishery, agriculture or forestry.
In 2010, 3.5% of Germany’s working population was employed in fishery, agriculture or forestry.

The fine for running a red light in Taiwan ranges from about 45 to 135 Euro.
The fine for running a red light in Germany ranges from 90 to 360 Euro.

The voter turnout for Taiwan’s presidential elections in 2008 was at 76.3%.
The voter turnout for Germany’s parliamentary elections in 2009 was at 70.8%.

In Taipei the average monthly precipitation accumulated to 2278mm in 2010.
In Frankfurt a.M. the average monthly precipitation accumulated to 658mm in 2010.

After 20 years of employment at the same company, the statutory minimum leave for
Taiwanese employees is 24 days per year.The statutory minimum leave for German employees is 24 days per year.

In Taiwan, there were 17 physicians per 10,000 inhabitants in 2010.
In Germany, there were 35 physicians per 10,000 inhabitants in 2010.

In Taiwan 80,494 patents have been applied for in 2010.
In Germany 59,245 patents have been applied for in 2010.

In 2010, Taiwans marriage rate was at 6 married couples per 1000 inhabitants.
In 2010, Germany’s marriage rate was at 4.7 married couples per 1000 inhabitants.

Taiwan holds USD 153 bn. US-state securities.
Germany holds USD 61 bn. US-state securities.

With a height of 508m, Taipei 101 is the tallest building in Taiwan.
With a height of 300m, Commerzbank Tower is the tallest building in Germany.

10.9% of the Taiwanese population is older than 65.
20.6% of the German population is older than 65.

There are 400,000 foreign employees in Taiwan.
There are 3,555,000 foreign employees in Germany.

In Taiwan the population density is 688/km2.
In Germany the population density is 229/km2.

In Taiwan typhoon-related losses amount to USD 587 mio. per year.
In Germany flood-related losses amount to USD 1.087 bn. per year.

The corporate tax in Taiwan is 17%.
The overall average tax burden for incorporated companies in Germany is 29.83%.

There are 14.88 mio. motorcycles in Taiwan.
There are 3.83 mio. motorcycles in Germany.

Taipei is the 66th most expensive town for foreign employees.
Berlin is the 35th most expensive town for foreign employees.

In 2010 5.5 mio. incoming tourists visited Taiwan.
In 2010 26.9 mio. incoming tourists visited Germany.

The monthly starting salary for Taiwanese graduates with a Master's degree is USD 1,004.
The monthly starting salary for German graduates with a Master's degree is USD 4,724.

In Taiwan the average price for 1000ltr. of water is EUR 0.29.
In Germany the average price for 1000ltr. of water is EUR 5.51.

In Taiwan the export of goods per capita amounts to USD 11,856.
In Germany the export of goods per capita amounts to USD 15,463.

16,19% of the Taiwanese working population are self-employed.
12,10% of the German working population are self-employed.

The median age in Taiwan is 37,6 years.
The median age in Germany is 44,9 years.

69% of the Taiwanese population are Internet users.
79% of the German population are Internet users.

Taiwan’s proportion of women in senior management positions is 30%.
Germany’s proportion of women in senior management positions is 11%.

In Taiwan, the daily average water consumption is 259ltr.
In Germany, the daily average water consumption is 127ltr.