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Beijing Travel Essentials: China Facts & Figures

China Statistics

View China statistics for area, currency, employment, GDP, population, tourism and trade. Find facts and figures for China's trade, currency and demographics.

Total population:

1,321,851,888 (2007 estimate); 1,338,299,500 (2010 estimate); 1,343,239,923 (2012 estimate)

Population density:

137/km2 (2007); 140/km2 (2010)

Urban population:

33% (2007); 47% (2010)

Area:

9,596,961 km2

GDP per capita:

$US 7,700 (2006 estimate); $US 7,600 (2010 estimate)***

Ethnic groups:

91% Han Chinese*

Economic growth:

10.4% (2006); 10.3% (2010); 7.8%

Unemployment:

4.3% (2006); 6.1% (2010)

Exports to S. Korea

4.6% (2006); 4.4% (2010);

Imports from S. Korea

11.6% (2006); 9.9% (2010)

Main export partner

USA 21.4% (2006); USA 18% (2010)

Tourism - visitors 2006 (#CNTA Figures)

22,000,000

Principal cities & (populations):

Shanghai 11,000,000
Beijing10,000,000
Hong Kong 7,300,000
Shenzhen 6,200,000
Tianjin 6,000,000
Xi'an 6,000,000
Shenyeng 6,000,000

Currency:

Yuan CNY 元

Adulthood:

20

Biggest City:

Shanghai

Cars:

31.6m (2005 Est.); 100m (2010)

Driving:

On the right

Electricity:

220v Flat 2 pin and/or flat and round 3 pin

Football Association:

CFA (Chinese Football Association)

Government:

Communist Republic

Highest Mountain:

K2 (8,611m/28,250ft)

International access code:

+86

Visitors to South Korea:

800,000 (2006)

Football League:

Super League

Military:

conscript, approx. 1.7m

National Soccer Team Uniform:

White

Number of telephones per 1000 people

269 (2005 Estimate)

Pro soccer teams:

15

Quakes:

Yes

Ruling party:

Chinese Communist Party

Stock market:

Shanghai Stock Exchange; Hong Kong Stock Exchange HKEX

Telephone (land lines):

294.383 million (2010)

Telephone (mobiles):

859 million (2010)

Time:

GMT+8

Video system:

PAL

Wettest month in Beijing:

August

Coldest month in Beijing:

January

* Other ethnic groups in China include Zhuang (16.1 million), Manchu (10.6 million), Hui (9.8 million), Miao (8.9 million), Uyghur (8.3 million), Tujia (8 million), Yi (7.7 million), Mongol (5.8 million), Tibetan (5.4 million), Buyei (2.9 million), Dong (2.9 million), Yao (2.6 million), Korean (1.9 million), Bai (1.8 million), Hani (1.4 million), Kazakh (1.2 million), Li (1.2 million), and Dai (1.1 million).
Source: Wikipedia 2007

#CNTA - China National Tourism Administration

*** based on the current value of the US dollar



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