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PROFILE
  • Area: 9,596,960 sq. km (3,705,405 sq. mi.)
  • Population: 1,373,541,278 (2016 est.)
  • Population growth rate: 0.43% (2016 est.)
  • Life expectancy: 75.5 years (2016)
  • Languages: Standard Chinese or Mandarin (official; Putonghua, based on the Beijing dialect), Yue (Cantonese), Wu (Shanghainese), Minbei (Fuzhou), minority languages
  • Religions: Buddhist 18.2%, Christian 5.1%, Muslim 1.8%, folk religion 21.9%, Hindu < 0.1%, Jewish < 0.1%, other 0.7% (includes Daoist (Taoist)), unaffiliated 52.2%
  • Formal name: People's Republic of China
  • Alternate names: Chung-hua Jen-min-kung-ho-kuo, People’s Republic of China, PRC, Zhongguo, Zhonghua Renmin Gongheguo
  • Government type: communist state
  • Leaders: chief of state: President XI Jinping; head of government: Premier LI Keqiang
  • Capital: Beijing
  • Administrative divisions: 23 provinces, 5 autonomous regions, and 4 municipalities
  • GDP per capita (PPP): $14,100 (2015 est.)
  • Exports: electrical and other machinery, including data processing equipment, apparel, furniture, textiles, integrated circuits
  • Imports: electrical and other machinery, oil and mineral fuels; nuclear reactor, boiler, and machinery components; optical and medical equipment, metal ores, motor vehicles; soybeans
  • Currency: Renminbi yuan (RMB)
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