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China

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Currency code: 
Currency name: 
Chinese yuan
Country name: 
China
Capital: 
Beijing
Country code: 
Independence: 
October 1, 1949
Independent from: 
1 October 1949 People's Republic of China established; notable earlier dates: 221 B.C. unification under the Qin Dynasty; 1 January 1912 Qing Dynasty replaced by the Republic of China
Total area: 
9,596,961
Land area: 
9,569,901
Water area: 
27,060
Population: 
1,349,585,838
Population note: 
1,349,585,838 (July 2013 est.)
Official language: 
Standard Chinese
All languages: 
Standard Chinese or Mandarin (Putonghua, based on the Beijing dialect), Yue (Cantonese), Wu (Shanghainese), Minbei (Fuzhou), Minnan (Hokkien-Taiwanese), Xiang, Gan, Hakka dialects, minority languages (see Ethnic groups entry) note: Mongolian is official in Nei Mongol, Uighur is official in Xinjiang Uygur, and Tibetan is official in Xizang (Tibet)
Time zone: 
China Standard Time (UTC+8)
Date format: 
yyyy-mm-ddor yyyy年m月d日
Drive on: 
Right
Calling code: 
+86
Domain: 
.cn