Photo: China National Tourism Administration Tokyo Office
People's Republic of China :Summary

Head of State Government

Xi Jinping, President
Assumed the Presidency of People’s Republic of China in March 2013

Location


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Area

Approx. 9.6 million km2

Population

1,374.62 million (2015, National Bureau Statistics of China)

GDP

Approx. 67,670.8 billion CNY (2015, National Bureau Statistics of China)

Capital

Beijing

Language

Chinese

Parliament

National People’s Congress

Land, climate, ethnicities, religions, etc.

. China stretches about 5,500 km north-south and about 5,200 km east-west.
Most of China is in the north temperate zone, warm and has four distinct seasons. From south to north, there are six temperature zones: equatorial, tropical, subtropical, warm-temperate, temperate and cold temperate.
Some 91.6% of the population is Han people, while there are 55 recognized ethnic minorities.
Buddhism, Islam, Catholicism and Protestant Christianity are taught in China. Taoism is one of the several indigenous religions in the country.

Symbol

National anthem: “March of the Volunteers”