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Fast Facts about China
- Formal name: People's Republic of China (PRC)
- Region: East Asia and Pacific
- Country Codes: China(+86), Hong Kong(+852), Macao (+853), Taiwan(+886)
- Time Zone: GMT/UTC +8
- Currency: CNY, Renminbi, RMB (Yuan)
- Electricity: 220 volts, AC, 50Hz
- Country Code: CN
- Language: Mandarin Chinese(Putonghua), Cantonese and other dialects
- Emergencies: China 110, Hong Kong and Macao 999.
- Capital city: Beijing
- National flag: Five-star red flag
- National anthem: March of the Volunteers
- National Day: October 1, the People's Republic of China was founded in 1949
- President: Hu Jintao, elected March 15, 2003.
- Premier: Wen Jiabao
- Territory area: 9.6 million square km
- Largest city: Shanghai
- Weights and measures: metric system
- Religion: Confucianism, Buddhism, Taoism, Islam, Christianity
- Population: 1.37 billion by the end of 2010 (including Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan)