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My Travel Guide
Official Name: People's Republic of China
Location: Eastern Asia, bordering the East China Sea, Korea Bay, Yellow Sea, and South China Sea, between North Korea and Vietnam
Capital: Beijing
Climate: Extremely diverse; tropical in south to subarctic in north
Terrain: Mostly mountains, high plateaus, deserts in west; plains, deltas, and hills in east
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 (see Ethnic groups entry)
Official Currency: Yuan (CNY)
Population: 1,273,111,290 (July 2001 est.)
Religions: Daoist (Taoist), Buddhist, Muslim 2%-3%, Christian 1% (est.)
GDP - per capita: Purchasing Power Parity - $3,600 (2000 est.)
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Source: CIA World Factbook
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