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The Penghu Islands, Taiwan

The Penghu Islands have been ruled by a number of colonies, including the Chinese, Dutch and Japanese.

Fishing is the main industry on the Penghu Islands: nearly every adult male resident is a fisherman.

The oldest temple in Taiwan is on the Penghu Islands and is dedicated to the Goddess of the Sea.

The Penghu Islands are also called the Pescadores, meaning "Islands of Fishermen" in Portuguese.

Volcanic eruptions eight million years ago off China’s coast created the Penghu Islands.

The Penghu archipelago comprises of around 100 islands – a third of which are submerged at high-tide.

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