China

Languages:

The official language is Mandarin Chinese, but there are hundreds of local dialects. 

Time zone:

China Standard Time (UTC+8) 

Electricity:

Electrical current is 220 volts, 50Hz. Plug types vary but the two- narrow-pin type are most common. Adapters are generally required. 

Area:

9,596,961 sq km 

Population:

1,373,541,278 (2016 estimate) 

Currency:

The currency used in China is the Renminbi Yuan (RMBY or ¥). The Yuan is divided into 10 chiao/jiao or 100 fen. 

Religion:

Chinese folk religion, Buddhist 

Government:

Unitary one-party socialist republic 

Phone code:

+86 

The People's Republic of China is many things to many people: It's the most populous nation in the world, with over a billion inhabitants. It is one of the world's oldest cities boasting of almost 4,000 years of history. It is a communist country, and the largest one to boot. It's the home of the world's longest wall – The Great Wall of China – stretching over 2,000 miles and is claimed to be seen even from space. And that's just the tip of the many things each of China's cities can offer. The country's particularly wide-ranging landscape is perfect for offering tourists an array of things to enjoy and explore in this vast, historic city in East Asia. From the vibrant, cosmopolitan metropolises of Shanghai, Beijing, Hong Kong, and Shenzhen to the most quiet, idyllic country sides of Urumqi (which holds the title of the most inland city in the world) and GenHe, will definitely pique even the most discerning traveller's fancy.

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