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Countries : China :



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   Capital   
Beijing
  
   Population   
1,306,313,812 (July 2005 est.)
  
   Languages   
Standard Chinese or Mandarin (Putonghua, based on the Beijing dialect), Yue (Cantonese), Wu (Shanghaiese), Minbei (Fuzhou), Minnan (Hokkien-Taiwanese), Xiang, Gan, Hakka dialects
  
   Independence   
221 BC (unification under the Qin or Ch'in Dynasty); 1 January 1912 (Manchu Dynasty replaced by a Republic); 1 October 1949 (People's Republic established)
   Location   
Eastern Asia, bordering the East China Sea, Korea Bay, Yellow Sea, and South China Sea, between North Korea and Vietnam
  
   Area   
total: 9,596,960 sq km ; land: 9,326,410 sq km ; water: 270,550 sq km
  
   Land boundaries   
total: 22,117 km border countries: Afghanistan 76 km, Bhutan 470 km, Burma 2,185 km, India 3,380 km, Kazakhstan 1,533 km, North Korea 1,416 km, Kyrgyzstan 858 km, Laos 423 km, Mongolia 4,677 km, Nepal 1,236 km, Pakistan 523 km, Russia (northeast) 3,605 km, Russia (northwest) 40 km, Tajikistan 414 km, Vietnam 1,281 km regional borders: Hong Kong 30 km, Macau 0.34 km
  
   Climate   
extremely diverse; tropical in south to subarctic in north


  
   Natural resources   
coal, iron ore, petroleum, natural gas, mercury, tin, tungsten, antimony, manganese, molybdenum, vanadium, magnetite, aluminum, lead, zinc, uranium, hydropower potential (world's largest)
  
   Government type   
Communist state
  
   Currency - Currency code   
yuan (CNY)

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   Internet country code:   
.cn
  
   Internet users:   
94 million (2004)

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