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China

Welcome to China, a nation that one-fifth of the world's population calls home! In addition to having the highest population, China is also one of the world's oldest civilizations. Come explore China's history and culture with TFK.

What do you know about China? Learn about its land, history, and culture.

 

OFFICIAL NAME: People’s Republic of China

 

SIZE: 3,705,407 square miles (9,596,961 square kilometers); slightly smaller than the United States

 

POPULATION: 1,349,585,838 as of July 2013

 

CAPITAL: Beijing

 

LANGUAGES: Mandarin, Yue (Cantonese), Wu, and several others

 

CLIMATE: Diverse; from tropical in the south to subarctic in the north

 

CURRENCY: Yuan

 

PRODUCTS: Rice, wheat, potatoes, corn, peanuts, tea; iron, steel, aluminum, petroleum; electronics, shoes, textiles, toys, cement, chemicals, vehicles

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