Capital: Beijing

Population: 1,377,583,156 (estimated in 2015)

Currency: Renminbi (CNY)

Official Language: Standard Mandarin

Unofficial Languages: Yue or Cantonese, Wu or Shanghainese, Minnan or Hokkien-Taiwanese, Minbei or Fuzhou, Gan, Xiang, and other minority languages

Main Religions: Buddism, Christianity, other folk religions

Ethnic Groups: Han Chinese, Zhuang, Hui, Tujia, Manchu, Uighur, Miao, Yi, Tibetan, Mongol, Buyei, Yao, Kazakh, Bai, Korean, Hani, Li, Dai,Dong, and others

Largest Cities: Shanghai, Beijing, Tianjin, Guangzhou

Main Sport: Basketball, Football, Wrestling

Political System: Communist State

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