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China, officially the People's Republic of China (PRC), is a country in East Asia and the world's most populous country, with a population of around 1.404 billion. Covering approximately 9,600,000 square kilometers (3,700,000 sq mi), it is the third- or fourth-largest country by total area. Governed by the Communist Party of China, the state exercises jurisdiction over 22 provinces, five autonomous regions, four direct-controlled municipalities (Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai, and Chongqing), and the special administrative regions of Hong Kong and Macau.

China emerged as one of the world's earliest civilizations, in the fertile basin of the Yellow River in the North China Plain. For millennia, China's political system was based on hereditary monarchies, or dynasties, beginning with the semi-legendary Xia dynasty in 21st century BCE. Since then, China has expanded, fractured, and re-unified numerous times. In the 3rd century BCE, the Qin reunited core China and established the first Chinese empire. The succeeding Han dynasty, which ruled from 206 BC until 220 AD, saw some of the most advanced technology at that time, including papermaking and the compass, along with agricultural and medical improvements. The invention of gunpowder and movable type in the Tang dynasty (618–907) and Northern Song (960–1127) completed the Four Great Inventions.

Languages Web page titles
Afrikaans Volksrepubliek China
Albanian Kina
Amharic የቻይና ሕዝባዊ ሪፐብሊክ
Arabic الصين
Bengali গণচীন
Bulgarian Китай
Burmese တရုတ်ပြည်သူ့သမ္မတနိုင်ငံ
Chinese 中 华 人 民 共 和 国
Czech Čína
Danish Kina
Dutch Volksrepubliek China
English The People's Republic of China
Finnish Kiina
French Chine
German Volksrepublik China
Greek Κίνα
Hebrew הרפובליקה העממית של סין
Hindi चीनी जनवादी गणराज्य
Hungarian Kína
Indonesian Republik Rakyat Tiongkok
Irish Daon-Phoblacht na Síne
Italian Cina
Japanese 中 華 人 民 共 和 国
Kazakh Қытай Халық Республикасы
Khmer ចិន
Korean 중화인민공화국
Latvian Ķīna
Malay Republik Rakyat China
Mongolian Хятад улс
Nepali चीन
Pashto چین د خلکو جمهوریت
Persian چین
Polish Chińska Republika Ludowa
Portuguese República Popular da China
Romanian Republica Populară Chineză
Russian Китай
Slovak Čína
Somali Shiinaha
Spanish Volksrepublik China
Swedish Kina
Tagalog Tsina
Thai ประเทศจีน
Turkish Çin
Ukrainian Китайська Народна Республіка
Urdu چین
Uzbek Xitoy
Vietnamese Trung Quốc
Yoruba Orílẹ̀-èdè Olómìnira àwọn Ará ilẹ̀ Ṣáínà

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