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China's Information

Flag of China
Land Area 9,326,410 km2
Water Area 270,550 km2
Total Area 9,596,960 km2
Population 1,373,541,278
Population Density 143.12 / km2
Government Type Communist State
GDP (PPP) $21,100.00 Billion
GDP Per Capita $14,600
Currency Yuan Renminbi (CNY)
Largest Cities
  • Shanghai (22,315,474)
  • Beijing (11,716,620)
  • Tianjin (11,090,314)
  • Guangzhou (11,071,424)
  • Shenzhen (10,358,381)
  • Wuhan (9,785,388)
  • Dongguan (8,000,000)
  • Chongqing (7,457,600)
  • Chengdu (7,415,590)
  • Nanjing (7,165,292)
  • Name: China
    (long form) People's Republic of China
  • Capital City: Beijing (19,612,368 pop.)
  • China Population: 1,349,585,838 (2013 est.)
  • World Populations (all countries)
  • Currency: Yuan (CNY)
    (conversion rates)

    Yuan
    10 Yuan
  • Ethnicity: Han Chinese 91.5%, Zhuang, Manchu, Hui, Miao, Uighur, Tujia, Yi, Mongol, Tibetan, Buyi, Dong, Yao, Korean, and other nationalities 8.5%
  • GDP total: $12.38 trillion (2012 est.)
  • GDP per capita: $9,100 (2012 est.)
  • Land Sizes
  • Language: Standard Chinese or Mandarin (Putonghua, based on the Beijing dialect) (official), Yue (Cantonese), Wu (Shanghainese), Minbei (Fuzhou), Minnan (Hokkien-Taiwanese), Xiang, Gan, Hakka dialects, minority languages (see Ethnic groups entry) note: Mongolian is official in Nei Mongol, Uighur is official in Xinjiang Uygur, and Tibetan is official in Xizang (Tibet)
  • Largest Cities: (by population) Shanghai, Zhumadian, Beijing, Nanchong, Tai'an, Yueyang, Kaifeng, Wuhan, Chongqing, Chengdu
  • Name: Derived from the Persian Cin, whose meaning and origin is unknown
  • National Day: October 1
  • Religion: Daoist (Taoist), Buddhist, Christian 3%-4%, Muslim 1%-2%
  • Symbols

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