Introduction

Summary

The People’s Republic of China is a republic in the Far East.

Cities

Capital: Beijing

Principal Ports

Dalian, Fuzhou, Guangzhou, Haikou, Huangpu, Lianyungang, Nanjing, Nantong, Ningbo, Qingdao, Qinhuangdao, Shanghai, Shantou, Tianjin, Xiamen, Xingang, Yantai, Zhanjiang

Population

1.41 billion

International Country Code

CN

Language(s)

Mandarin, Cantonese, Min, Wu

Religion

The indigenous religions are Confucianism, Taoism and Buddhism. There are also said to be about 50 million Christians and about 12 million Muslims.

Literacy Rate

95.1%

Weights and Measures

Metric system

Electricity Supply

220V, 50Hz

International Direct Dialling Code

00 86

Time

8 hours ahead of GMT.

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