Shanghai 22,315,426; Beijing18, 827,000; Tianjin 11,090,314; Shenzhen 10,357,938. There are approximately 80 cities in China with more than 1m people.
Dalian, Guangzhou, Ningbo, Qingdao, Qinhuangdao, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Tianjin
Area: 9,596,961 Million sq. km
China’s climate is extremely diverse; tropical in south to subarctic in north is mainly dominated by dry seasons and wet monsoons, which lead to a pronounced temperature differences between winter and summer.
Population: 1,336,718,015 million (July 2011 est.)
Density of Population: 140 (Per Sq Km)
China’s population despite its great size is not as youthful as might be imagined. Median age is 35.5 years, whilst for men it is 34.9 years and women 36.2 years (2011 est.).
As a communist country, China is officially atheist, however there are small numbers of religious followers mainly, Daoist (Taoist), Buddhist, Christian and Muslim.
Standard Chinese or Mandarin (Putonghua, based on the Beijing dialect), Yue (Cantonese), Wu (Shanghainese), Minbei (Fuzhou), Minnan (Hokkien-Taiwanese), Xiang, Gan, Hakka dialects, and many minority languages.
Railways: 86,000 km
Roadways: 3,860,800 km
Number of Airports: 502 (2010)