Fújiàn (福建) is a province on the coast of southeast China. It is a mountainous region. The provinces coastal position has made it a centre for national and international trade throughout it's long history. As a result, the area is culturally and linguistically diverse. It was in Fujian that the international trading centre of Amoy (modern day Xiamen) is located. Fujian is the closest province to the island of Tiawan and traditionally there have been strong links between the island and Fujian.