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China
(8,048 words)

Zhonghua Renmin Gongheguo (The People’s Republic of China)

Demographics (United Nations)

Population

1,424,548,000

Area

9,600,000 sq. km (3,700,000 sq. mi)

Population density

150/sq. km (390/sq. mi)

Growth rate p.a.

0.39% (per 1,000: births 10, deaths 8)

Under 15 years

17%

Urban dwellers

61% (1.78% p.a.)

Largest cities

Shanghai 27,058,000; Beijing 20,463,000; Chongqing 15,872,000; Tianjin 13,589,000; Guangzhou 13,302,000…

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“China”, in: World Christian Encyclopedia Online, Todd M. Johnson, Gina A. Zurlo. Consulted online on 31 July 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2666-6855_WCEO_COM_02CHN>
First published online: 2020



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