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Population (2012): 1.35 billion
Capital: Beijing
Area: 9,327,490 sq km
Main Languages: Chinese, Cantonese, Shanghainese, Fuzhou, Hokkien, Xiang, Gan, Hakka dialects
Religions: Taoist, Buddhist, Christian 3-4%, Muslim 1-2%
Currency: Renminbi/Yuan
GDP (2012): US$8.23 trillion
GDP per capita (2012): US$6,091
GDP growth (2012): 7.8%
GDP contribution by sector: Agriculture:10.1%, Industry:45.3%, Services: 44.6% (2012 est.)
Urban population(2012): 51.8%
Life Expectancy (2011): 73.5 years
International dialing code: (+86)