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Updated: July 18 2008(GMT+08:00)

Capital city Beijing
National flag Five-star red flag, length and width proportion: 3:2.
National anthem March of the Volunteers (lines: Arise, those who do not want to be slaves! We will use our flesh and blood to build another Great Wall. China has reached the brink of national collapse. All the people have been making their last outcry. Arise! Arise! Arise! All our hearts become one. Let us face the angry guns. March on! Let us face the angry guns. March on! March on! March on! On!)
National Day October 1, the country was founded in 1949.
Top legislature National People's Congress (NPC).

Location

In East Asia, by the west Pacific Ocean.
Territory area 9.6 million square km, second to Russia and Canada.
Largest city Shanghai
Currency Renminbi (RMB) yuan.
Exchange rate 8.3 yuan=US$1 .
Weights and measures metric system
Gross domestic product 8,940.4 billion yuan (at the end of 2000) .
Topography High in its west and low in its east: mountain areas 33.3%, plateaus 26%, basins 18.8%, plains 12% and hills 9.9%.

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