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  • First human settlement > Date: Date or period of the first known or suspected human settlement within each geographic location listed. For further descriptions, please refer to notes.
  • First human settlement > Notes: Description of the first known or suspected human settlement within each geographic location listed. For the date or period of the described settlement, please refer to the according date stat.
  • First human settlement > Place: Location of the first known or suspected human settlement in each country.
  • Full name: Full names (translated to english) of the United Nations member states, as of 2014. For a list of full names in the respective original languages of each country, check this link.
  • Land border length: The length of each country's land border. Islands are listed as having a 0.0 km.
  • Named after person: After whom each country and dependent territory was named.
  • National anthems: National anthem.
  • National identity card: Description.
  • Neighboring countries and territories: The countries and territories neighboring each country. "L" means they share only a land border and "M" means they have only maritime boundaries. A blank means they share both.
  • Overview: A geopolitical overview of every sovereign country in the world, briefly examining their recent history and place on the global stage. The texts are taken from the BBC News website.
First human settlement > Date 39,000-42,000 BP 2014
First human settlement > Notes Bones found in a cave near Beijing in 1958 have been radiocarbon dated at between 39-42,000 years old. 2014
First human settlement > Place Tianyuan Cave 2014
Full name People's Republic of China 2013
Land border length 22,147 km 2014 1st out of 200
Named after person Emperor Chin 2014
National anthems Y\u00ecy\u01d2ngj\u016bn J\u00ecnx\u00edngq\u01d4 ( March of the Volunteers ) 2011
National identity card First issued at school age, the Resident Identity Card ( Chinese : \u5c45\u6c11\u8eab\u4efd\u8bc1, Pinyin : J\u016bm\u00edn Sh\u0113nf\u00e8nzh\u00e8ng) becomes compulsory at 16. 2004
Neighboring countries and territories Afghanistan (L) Bhutan (L) Burma (L) India (L) Japan (M) Kazakhstan (L) North Korea South Korea (M) Kyrgyzstan (L) Laos (L) Mongolia (L) Nepal (L) Pakistan (L) Philippines (M) Russia (L) Tajikistan (L) Vietnam Hong Kong ( China ) Macau ( China ) Taiwan (M) 2014

China is the world's most populous country, with a continuous culture stretching back nearly 4,000 years.

Many of the elements that make up the foundation of the modern world originated in China, including paper, gunpowder, credit banking, the compass and paper money.

After stagnating for more than two decades under the rigid authoritarianism of early communist rule under its late leader, Chairman Mao, China China profilenow has the world's fastest-growing economy and is undergoing what has been described as a second industrial revolution.

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Did you know

  • Russia borders 18 countries. China borders 17, including a border with Russia. 
  • You can walk the Vatican's land border in an hour. China's would take 10 months. No stops.

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