China - Country Quickfacts
|City Code:||Beijing 10, Shanghai 21, Xian 29, Guilin 77, Guangzhou 20|
|Country Population:||1,357,380,000 (Approximately 19% of the world's population)|
|Credit Cards:||All major credit cards are accepted at most hotels and state-run shops in the major cities.|
|Currency:||1 Yuan = 10 Jiao = 100 Fen.
(CAD$1 = 7.0 Yuan approx.; US$1 = 8 Yuan approx.)
|Departure Tax:||Departure Tax is no longer charged at the airport.|
|Drives on the:||Right, except for Hong Kong & Macau|
220V AC, 50Hz
|Ethnic Groups:||Han Chinese 91.9%, Zhuang, Uygur, Hui, Yi, Tibetan, Miao, Manchu, Mongol, Buyi, Korean, and other nationalities 8.1%|
|Location:||Eastern Asia, bordering the East China Sea, Korea Bay, Yellow Sea, and South China Sea, between North Korea and Vietnam|
|Official Language(s):||Standard Chinese or Mandarin (Putonghua, based on the Beijing dialect), Yue (Cantonese), Wu (Shanghainese), Minbei (Fuzhou), Minnan (Hokkien-Taiwanese), Xiang, Gan, Hakka dialects, minority languages.
|Religion:||Daoist (Taoist), Buddhist, Muslim 1%-2%, Christian 3%-4%
note: officially atheist (2002 est.)
|Time Zone:||13 hrs ahead of Toronto/New York and 16 hours ahead of Vancouver/Los Angeles.|
China and Tibet Travel Information
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Learn about the history and culture of China, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about China's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering China for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our China tours today!
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