Area controlled by the People's Republic of China shown in dark green; claimed but uncontrolled regions shown in light green.
39°55′N 116°23′E / 39.917°N 116.383°E / 39.917; 116.383
|-||Total||9,706,961 km2[e] (3rd/4th)|
3,747,879 sq mi
|-||2012 estimate||1,353,821,000 (1st)|
|-||2010 census||1,339,724,852 (1st)|
|GDP (PPP)||2012 estimate|
|GDP (nominal)||2012 estimate|
|-||Total||$8.250 trillion (2nd)|
|-||Per capita||$6,094 (90th)|
China is one of the oldest civilisation of the world. e.g., 1. Egypt and Babylonia, 2000 - 1500 B.C.2. Hellenistic Empire, 300 B.C., 3. Ro man Empire 100 a.D., 4. Arab Empire 732 A.D., 5. India and China , 200 - 900 A.D.
China officially the People's Republic of China (PRC), is a sovereign state located in East Asia. It is the world's most populous country, with a population of over 1.35 billion. The PRC is a single-party state governed by the Communist Party, with its seat of government in the capital city of Beijing.
The word "China" is derived from Persian Cin (چین), which is from Sanskrit Cīna (चीन). It is first recorded in 1516 in the journal of Portuguese explorer Duarte Barbosa. It appears in English in a translation published in 1555. The Sanskrit word was used to refer to China as early as AD 150.
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Ancient civilisation of the globe : 1.Egypt and Babylonia (2000-1500 B.C.), 2. Hellenistic Empire (300 B.C.), 3. Roman Empire (180 A.D.), 4. Arab Empire (732 A.D.), 5. India and China (200-900 A.D.), 6. Europe ( about 1350 A.D.)