Information about China


Background:
China (Zhōngguó) is a cultural region and multinational entity in East Asia. It's  one of the world's oldest civilization. with the world's longest continuously used written  language system.  China is also best  known for its invention of paper, the compass,gunpowder,and printing.
Climate:
Extremely diverse weather; it is often tropical in south and subarctic in the north
Currency:
Yuan (CNY) - also referred to as the Renminbi (RMB)
Ethnic Groups:
Han Chinese 91.9%, Zhuang, Uygur, Hui, Yi, Tibetan, Miao, Manchu, Mongol, Buyi, Korean, and other nationalities 8.1%
Government Type:
Communist state
Holidays:
International Women Day            Mar. 8th
Labor Day                                  May 1st
Chinese Youths' Day                   May 4th
Int'l Children's Day                      Jun. 1st
Birthday of the CCP                    Jul. 1st
National Day                               Oct. 1st
Languages:
Standard Chinese or Mandarin (Putonghua, based on the Beijing dialect), Yue (Cantonese), Wu (Shanghaiese), Minbei (Fuzhou), Minnan (Hokkien-Taiwanese), Xiang, Gan, Hakka dialects, minority languages
National Capital:
Beijing
National Holidays:
Anniversary for Founding of the People's Republic of China 1 Oct. 1949
Population:
1,313,973,713 (July 2006 est.)
Provinces:
China is divided into 23 provinces which include: Anhui, Fujian, Gansu, Guangdong, Guizhou, Hainan, Hebei, Heilongjiang, Henan, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Jilin, Liaoning, Qinghai, Shaanxi, Shandong, Shanxi, Sichuan, Taiwan , Yunnan, Zhejiang (Taiwan still under KMT government)
Religions:
Daoist (Taoist), Buddhist, Christian 3%-4%, Muslim 1%-2%

 

 

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