[Geography] The People’s Republic of China is located in the eastern part of the Asian continent, on the western Pacific rim. It is a vast land, covering 9.6 million square kilometers.
[History] China, one of the world’s most ancient civilizations, has a recorded history of nearly 4,000 years.
[Population] 1.38 billion people (estimated in 2016)
[Ethnic Groups] Fifty-six different ethnic groups make up the great Chinese national family. The Han people accounts for more than ninety percent of China's population, and next to the majority Han, the Mongolian, Hui, Tibetan, and Uygur peoples comprise the largest ethnic groups.
[Official Language] Mandarin Chinese
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