China - Key Facts and Figures

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Formal Name People's Republic of China (Zhonghua Renmin Gongheguo)
Capital Beijing
Main Cities Shanghai, Shenzhen, Guangzhou
Official Language Standard Chinese or Mandarin
Currency Renminbi (RMB)
Dialling Code +86
Emergency numbers 110 / 119 / 120
Time Zone UTC + 8 hours
Daylight Savings Time China does not observe DST
Electricity 220 volts; frequency of 50 Hz. Plug types A, C, I
Government Communist state
Population 1,343,239,923 (July 2011 est.)
Climate Extremely diverse; tropical in south to subarctic in north
Area Surface 9,569,901 sq Km
Coastline 14,500 Km
Chinese flag Chinese flag


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