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China's Information

Flag of China
Land Area 9,326,410 km2
Water Area 270,550 km2
Total Area 9,596,960km2 (#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)
More Information China
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About China

ATTRACTIONS: (a few major)
China, the fourth largest country in the world, offers an endless variety of fulfilling and interesting attractions, including hundreds of ancient relics sites; countless museums; beautiful and interesting caves, gardens, grottos, lakes, mountains, rivers and waterfalls, as well as timeless monasteries, temples and villages.

Iineraries must include Beijing, with its over 100 cultural and scenic spots; sparkling Shanghai, the largest city; the Terra Cotta Warriors in Shaanxi province; a Yangtze River boat tour, and of course, the Great Wall of China.

When visiting here, please note that the Chinese are now aggressively enjoying personal travel and tourism to the highest levels in their history, and many of the major attractions can be crowded, with long lines. The Forbidden City is one example and hours may be spent just waiting to enter.

Regardless, in China, as an old saying goes, "Patience is a Virtue," and for those who follow that logic, they will certainly be rewarded.


  • Calling Code: 86
  • Electricity: 220V, 50Hz
  • Drive on the: Right
  • Times to Travel: China is a very large country, with a broad range of weather.

    Autumn, September to early October, is generally the favored time for many people. The temperatures are comfortable and rainfall is minimal.

    Summer, from June to the end of August, can be extremely hot and this period is also the rainy season. Conversely, winter can be incredibly cold, especially in the northern part of China.
  • NOTE: Before making your travel plans to any worldwide destination, we strongly recommend you authenticate important details regarding all applicable health, passport and visa requirements. The people at Travel Visa Pro can answer all of your questions!
  • China Travel Advice and Warnings

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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

What is the Largest Ethnic Group in China?

More than 9 in every 10 residents of the People's Republic of China are ethnic Han Chinese. The ethnic group has a 91.59% of the overall Chinese population descent. The other 55 ethnic groups make up the minority consisting 8.41% of the total population.

The Largest Ethnic Groups 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 Animals Are Threatened in China?

The big cats like South China Tiger and Amur Leopard are critically endangered due to loss of habitats and poaching. Many of the big cats like tiger or small cats like lynx are hunted for their fur. Moreover, the South China Tiger, leopards and Asian golden cats are hunted for their bones which are used in traditional medicines

Endangered Animals in China

What Kind of Birds Live in China?

Some of the birds that come from China include the Tibetan rosefinch, the slaty bunting, and the Sichuan treecreeper.

Bird Species Native to China

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This page was last updated on November 29, 2017.