Overview of China

Overview of China
The People's Republic of China (PRC) is the most populous state in the world with over 1.3 billion people. Located in East Asia.


Officially name: The People's Republic of China (PRC)

Capital: Beijing

Largest city: Shanghai

Official language: Standard Mandarin

Government: Single party-led republic


  • Total 9,640,821 km2 or 9,671,018 km2(3rd/4th)
  • Water (%) 2.8


  • 2016 estimate Increase1,403,500,365 (1st)
  • 2010 census 1,339,724,852 (1st)
  • Density 145 /km2 (375.5/sq mi) (83rd)

Currency: Chinese yuan (renminbi)(CNY)

Time zone
China Standard Time (UTC+8)

Drives on the right, except for Hong Kong & Macau

Internet TLD: .cn

Calling code: +86