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Get to know China! Get the facts about its land, products and people.
Official name: People's Republic of China
Size: 3,705,386 square miles (9,596,960 square kilometers); slightly smaller than the United States
Population: 1,321,851,888 as of July 2007
Official Language: Mandarin, Yue (Cantonese), Wu and several others
Climate: Diverse, from tropical in the south to subarctic in the north
Products: Rice, wheat, potatoes, corn, peanuts, tea, iron, steel, aluminum, electronics, shoes, textiles, toys, petroleum, cement, chemicals and vehicles
Official name: Islamic Republic of Pakistan
Size: 310,400 square miles (803,940 square kilometers); a little smaller than twice the size of California
Population: 165,803,560 as of July 2006
Official Language: Urdu and English
Currency: Pakistan rupee
Climate: Mostly hot and dry in the south; mild in the northwest; frigid in the mountains
Products: Cotton, wheat, rice, sugarcane, fruit, mutton, textiles and clothes, food, chemicals, paper products, fertilizer
Did you know?:
* Eye-catching designs cover many Pakistani trucks and buses. The mobile art galleries attract passengers and customers.
* Pakistan produces some of the world’s finest fabrics. Each region of the country has its own style of embroidery. Geometric shapes, landscapes and flowers are common patterns.
* Some 70% of Pakistan’s population lives in rural areas.
Article posted April 28, 2010 at 11:11 AM •
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