Overview - China

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Capital:Beijing
Area:9,596,960 km²
Population:1,313,973,713 (2006 estimate)
Language(s):Mandarin, Yue (Cantonese), Wu, Minbei, Minnan, Xiang, Gan, Hakka.
Religion(s):Daoist (Taoist), Buddhist, Christian 4%, Muslim 2%. Note: officially atheist.
Ethnic Group(s):Han Chinese - 91.9%, Zhuang, Uygur, Hui, Yi, Tibetan, Miao, Manchu, Mongol, Buyi, Korean, and other nationalities - 8.1%.