Want some fast facts on China? Check out the table below.

Official name People’s Republic of China (PRC)
Official language Standard Mandarin Chinese, or Putonghua
Population Over 1.3 billion
Capital city Beijing – 21 million
Largest city Shanghai – 24 million
Climate Varies greatly depending on province
Government Single-party socialist state
President Xi Jinping
Currency Renminbi, or yuan (¥)
Gross domestic product (GDP) Over US$10 trillion
Main religions Confucianism, Taoism, Buddhism, Islam
Ethnic groups Han Chinese, the rest minorities
Life expectancy 75 years
International calling code +86