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中華人民共和國 / 中华人民共和国
Zhōnghuá Rénmín Gònghéguó

People's Republic of China
Flag of China Emblem of China
Flag Emblem
Motto: none
Anthem: March of the Volunteers
Location of China
Capital Beijing
39°55′N 116°23′E
Largest city Shanghai
Official language(s) Standard Mandarin1 (Putonghua)
Government Socialist republic2
- President Hu Jintao
- Premier Wen Jiabao
Establishment
- Xia Dynasty 2205 BC
- Imperial China 221 BC
- Republican China October 10, 1911
- Declaration of PRC October 1, 1949
Area
- Total 9,596,960 km² (4th3)
3,704,427 2 sq mi
- Water (%) 2.8%2
Population
- 2005 est. 1,315,844,000 (1st)
- 2000 census 1,242,612,226
- Density 1402/km² (54th)
3632/sq mi
GDP (PPP) 2005 estimate
- Total $8.158 trillion2 (2nd)
- Per capita $6,2002 (84th)
HDI (2003) 0.755 (85th) – medium
Currency Renminbi Yuan (RMB¥)2 (CNY)
Time zone (UTC+8)
- Summer (DST) (UTC+8)
Internet TLD .cn2
Calling code +862
1.) In addition to the Standard Mandarin, English is co-official in Hong Kong (SAR); and correspondingly, Portuguese in Macau (SAR). Similarly, several minority languages are also co-official with Standard Mandarin in minority areas, particularly, Uyghur in Xinjiang, Mongolian (Chahar alphabet) in Inner Mongolia, Tibetan in Tibet, and Korean in Yanbian, Jilin.
2.) Information for mainland China only. Hong Kong, Macau, and territories under administration of the Republic of China (Taiwan, Quemoy, etc.) are excluded.
3.) Area rank is disputed with the U.S. and is sometimes ranked 3rd or 4th. See Geography section
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