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Discover China
General Data
China is located in eastern Asia, bordered by the East China, Yellow, and South China seas and by North Korea, Russia, Mongolia, Kazakhstan and Vietnam.

9,600,000 square meters, the world's fourth largest country after Russia, Canada and the United States. Of the total land area, only 10% of the land are arable.

Administrative Regions
23 provinces (includes Taiwan as 23rd province), 5 autonomous regions, 4 municipalities.

Natural Resources
Coal, iron ore, petroleum, mercury, tin, tungsten, antimony, manganese, molybdenum, vanadium, magnetite, aluminum, lead, zinc, uranium, hydropower (world's largest).

Total Population: 1.268 (billions)
Population Growth Rate: 1%
Nationality/Ethnic Groups
Nationality: Chinese
Ethnic Groups:
Han Chinese 91.9%;
55 minority groups - Zhuang, Uygur, Hui, Yi,
Tibetan, Miao, Manchu, Mongol, Buyi,
Korean and others 8.1%

Standard Chinese or Mandarin (Putonghua), Yue (Cantonese), Hu (Shanghainese), Minbei (Fuzhou), Minnan (Hokkien-Taiwanese), Xiang, Gan, Hakka dialects, minority languages.

Socialist state controlled by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) with a unicameral legislature, the National People's Congress, and executive power vested in a Premier (head of government) and President (chief of state).


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