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People's Republic of China

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China is in Asia. Its capital is Beijing. It is at 35° 00' North, 105° 00' East. China has an area of 9,596,960 square kilometres (3,705,406 square miles). The population is 1,336,718,015. This population is from a 2011 estimate.

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For currency they use the Chinese Yuan. The inflation in 2009 was -0.7%. The economy link (above) goes to a page that lists their commodities and trading partners.

China is the world leader, by gross value, of agricultural output and industrial output.


In the year 2008, the literacy rate was 92.2%. This definition of literacy is portion of the population over 15 years of age, that can read and write.


People here speak Cantonese, Fuzhou, Gan, Hakka, Hmong, Hokkien-Taiwanese, Lisu, Manchu, Mandarin, Mongol, Naxi, Putonghua, Riang, Shan, Shanghaiese, Uyghur, Western Lawa, Xiang, and Yi. Religions beliefs here include Buddhism, Christian, Daoist, and Muslim.

See the Ethnic groups entry for minority groups' languages.

Time Zone

It is in the China (GMT + 8) time zone.


There are terminals for airplanes.

Administrative Divisions


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