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Land Area 9,326,410 km2
Water Area 270,550 km2
Total Area 9,596,960km2 (#4)
Population 1,373,541,278 (#1)
Population Density 147.27/km2
Government Type Communist State
GDP (PPP) $21,100.00 Billion
GDP Per Capita $14,600
Currency Yuan Renminbi (CNY)
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About China

  • 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)
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    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%
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China provinces, municipalities, autonomous regions & their capitals

Region Capital
Anhui Hefei
Beijing Beijing
Chongqing Chongqing
Fujian Fuzhou
Gansu Lanzhou
Guangdong Guangzhou
Guangxi Nanning
Guizhou Guiyang
Hainan Haikou
Hebei Shijiazhuang
Heilongjiang Harbin
Henan Zhengzhou
Hubei Wuhan
Hunan Changsha
Inner Mongolia Hohhot
Jiangsu Nanjing
Jiangxi Nanchang
Jilin Changchun
Liaoning Shenyang
Ningxia Yinchuan
Qinghai Xining
Shaanxi Xi'an
Shandong Jinan
Shanghai Shanghai
Shanxi Taiyuan
Sichuan Chengdu
Tianjin Tianjin
Xinjiang Urumqi
Xizang (Tibet Autonomous Region) Lhasa
Yunnan Kunming
Zhejiang Hangzhou

China Trivia

What is the Largest City in China?

Guangzhou is the largest city in China by metro population, with more than 44 million people.

The Largest Cities In China

Which Are The Biggest Industries In China?

The manufacturing, mining, energy, and agricultural industries are China's largest industries. Manufacturing is by far the biggest industry in China accounting for 46.8% of the country’s GDP.

The Biggest Industries In China

What Kind of Plants are Native to China?

The native flora of China is diverse with more than 30,000 plant species, and some of these species grow only in China. They include the dove tree, the dawn redwood, the Yunnan cypress, and the China fir.

Plants Native to China

What is the Leading Cause of Death in China?

Malignant neoplasms (cancer) are responsible for 28% of all deaths in China, making them the leading causes of deaths in the country.

Leading Causes Of Death In China

What is the Longest River in China?

The River Yangtze is the longest river in China. In fact, it is the longest river in Asia and the third longest in the world with a length of 3,917 miles.

The Longest Rivers In China

What is the Major Religion in China?

China has some of the highest rates of atheism and agnosticism seen in the world today. Other popular religions include Taoism, Buddhism, Christianity, Folk Salvationism, and Islam.

Religious Demographics Of China

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This page was last updated on September 29, 2015.