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China

People's Republic of China
  • 中华人民共和国
  • Zhōnghuá Rénmín Gònghéguó
Flag of the People's Republic of China
National Emblem of the People's Republic of China
Flag National Emblem
Anthem: 

Area controlled by the People's Republic of China shown in dark green; claimed but uncontrolled regions shown in light green.
Area controlled by the People's Republic of China shown in dark green; claimed but uncontrolled regions shown in light green.
Capital Beijing
39°55′N 116°23′E / 39.917°N 116.383°E / 39.917; 116.383
Largest city Shanghai
Official languages Standard Chinese
Recognised regional languages
Official written language Vernacular Chinese
Official script Simplified Chinese
Ethnic groups
Demonym Chinese
Government Unitary single-party communist state
Xi Jinping
• Premier
Li Keqiang
Zhang Dejiang
Yu Zhengsheng
• First-ranked Secretary of the Secretariat
Liu Yunshan
Wang Qishan
• First Vice Premier
Zhang Gaoli
Legislature National People's Congress
Formation
c. 2070 BCE
221 BCE
1 January 1912
1 October 1949
Area
• Total
9,596,961 km2 (3,705,407 sq mi) (3rd/4th)
• Water (%)
2.8%
Population
• 2015 estimate
1,376,049,000 (1st)
• 2010 census
1,339,724,852 (1st)
• Density
145/km2 (375.5/sq mi) (83rd)
GDP (PPP) 2016 estimate
• Total
$20.853 trillion (1st)
• Per capita
$15,095 (83rd)
GDP (nominal) 2016 estimate
• Total
$11.383 trillion (2nd)
• Per capita
$8,239 (72nd)
Gini (2015) 46.2
high
HDI (2014) Increase 0.727
high · 90th
Currency Renminbi (yuan; ¥) (CNY)
Time zone China Standard Time (UTC+8)
Date format
  • yyyy-mm-dd
  • or yyyymd
  • (CE; CE-1949)
Drives on the right
Calling code +86
ISO 3166 code CN
Internet TLD
China
China (Chinese characters).svg
"China" in Simplified (top) and Traditional (bottom) Chinese characters
Chinese name
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
Literal meaning Middle or Central State
People's Republic of China
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
Tibetan name
Tibetan ཀྲུང་ཧྭ་མི་དམངས་སྤྱི
མཐུན་རྒྱལ་ཁབ
Zhuang name
Zhuang Cunghvaz Yinzminz Gunghozgoz
Mongolian name
Mongolian Bügüde nayiramdaqu dumdadu arad ulus, ᠪᠦᠭᠦᠳᠡ ᠨᠠᠶᠢᠷᠠᠮᠳᠠᠬᠤ ᠳᠤᠮᠳᠠᠳᠤ ᠠᠷᠠᠳ ᠤᠯᠤᠰ
Uyghur name
Uyghur
جۇڭخۇا خەلق جۇمھۇرىيىت
Manchu name
Manchu script ᡩᡡᠯᡳᠮᠪᠠᡳ
ᡤᡠᡵᡠᠨ
Romanization Dulimbai Gurun