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CHINA

AREA: 9,597 thousand sq km
POPULATION: 1,252,188,000
CAPITAL: Beijing (Peking)
PLACES OF INTEREST: The great wall of China is 2,400 km long and is visible from space. It was built during the early 15th century.
MAJOR PRODUCTS: Silk, rice, tea, cotton, metals and minerals, coal
CURRENCY: Yuan