People's Republic of China. Country Code: CH. Location: Eastern Asia, bordering Afghanistan, India, North Korea, Pakistan, Russia, and Vietnam. Land Area: 3,689,631 square miles, slightly smaller than the United States of America. Capital: Beijing. Climate: Tropical in south, and sub-arctic in north. Terrain: Mostly mountains, high plateaus, and deserts in the west, plains, deltas, and hills in the east. Population: 1,261,832,482. Life Expectancy: 71 years. Literacy: 82%. Languages: Chinese, Yue, Wu, Minbei, Minnan, Xiang, and Gan. Ethnic Groups: Han Chinese, Zhuang, Uygur, Hui, Yi, Tibetan, Miao, Manchu, and Mongol. Currency: Yuan.

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