Updated at 2022-04-17
The American Insitute in Taiwan (AIT) is a special organization established under the Taiwan Relations Act and in accordance with the law and regulations of Washington D.C. in 1979. Initially, the Taipei Office of AIT was located on Sect. 3 Xinyi Road within the headquarters of the Military Assistance Advisory Group. It formally relocated to Jinhu Road in Neihu District in 2019. This year is AIT's 40th anniversary. The paperweight in the picture commemorates the 40-year friendship between the United States and Taiwan.
Flag: The American Flag, also known as the Star-Spangled Banner, consists of thirteen equal horizontal stripes of red alternating with white and a blue rectangle bearing fifty small, white, five-pointed stars. The 50 stars on the flag represent the 50 U.S. states, and the 13 stripes represent the thirteen British colonies that declared independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain.
National Day: July 4 (a.k.a. Independence Day)
Language: Official languages are defined at the state level. English is the only official language of 28 states. A small number of states have dual official languages of English and the local dialect. For example, the official languages of the State of Alaska are English and Aleutian, Hawaii's official languages are English and Hawaiian, New Mexico's are English and Spanish, and those of the Muscogee Nation are English and Cherokee.
Capital: Washington, D.C.
Area: 9,833,520 square kilometers
Population: Approx. 320,000,000 (2021)
Currency: United States Dollar (USD)
Government: Federal presidential constitutional republic