China (WW)

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People's Republic of China
中华人民共和国
Flag of China
of China
Flag
Anthem: March of the Volunteers
义勇军进行曲
Map of China
Map of China
Location Map of China
Capital Beijing
Largest Shanghai
Official languages Chinese
Recognised regional languages Mongolian
Uyghur
Tibetan
Zhuang
Religion See Religion in China
Demonym Chinese
Government Unitary one-party socialist republic
Xi Jinping
• Premier
Li Keqiang
Legislature National People's Congress
Population
• 2016 estimate
1,403,500,365
• 2010 census
1,339,724,852
HDI (2015) Increase 0.711
high
Currency Renminbi (yuan; ¥)
Time zone UTC (UTC+8)
Drives on the right (except for Hong Kong and Macau)
Internet TLD .cn
.中國
.中国

China, officially the People's Republic of China (PRC), is a country in East Asia and the world's most populous country, with a population of around 1.404 billion. Covering approximately 9,600,000 square kilometers (3,700,000 sq mi), it is the third- or fourth-largest country by total area. Governed by the Communist Party of China, the state exercises jurisdiction over 22 provinces, five autonomous regions, four direct-controlled municipalities (Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai, and Chongqing), and the special administrative regions of Hong Kong and Macau.