Welcome to Chinese Taipei

Updated: March 4, 2009, 2:11 PM ET
By Joe Connor | Special to ESPN.com

QUICK FACTS Most Known (outside baseball) For Its … Love of gambling; and dicey relationship that forces it to play under the banner "Chinese Taipei."

Location: Eastern Asia, islands bordering the East China Sea, Philippine Sea, South China Sea, and Taiwan Strait, north of the Philippines, off the southeastern coast of China

Size: 13,731 square miles, or slightly smaller than Maryland and Delaware combined

Population: About 23 million

People: Taiwanese (84%), ...

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