|Peoples’ Republic of China|
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Area 174,000 sq.km. Mountainous; southern inland province.
Population 37,000,000; 212 people/sq.km.
Capital Guiyang 2,230,000.
Han Chinese 67.4%.
Ethnic minorities 32.6%.
Buddhism mixed with polytheism and animism is strong among ethnic minorities.
Area 34,300 sq.km. A tropical island facing Vietnam.
Population 7,594,000; 221 people/sq.km.
Capital Haikou 700,000.
Han Chinese 75.7%.
Tai 24%. Li(5) 1.18m;
Mixture of polytheism, Buddhism and Daoism among indigenous peoples.
Area 202,700 sq.km. North China and almost surrounding Beijing.
Population 67,415,000; 333 people/sq.km.
Capital Shijiazhuang 1.88m.
Han Chinese 98.6%, speaking Putonghua.
Secularism and traditional Chinese religions. Muslim 1.4%. Christian 4.0%: all Catholics 2.3%, house churches 1.2%, TSPM 0.5%.
Area 167,000 sq.km. North central China on the fickle Yellow River, prone to flooding and course changes with frequent loss of life.
Population 95,400,000; 571 people/sq.km.
Capital Zhengzhou 2.28m.
Han Chinese 99% speaking Putonghua.
Muslim 1%. Christian 10.4%: House churches 5.2%, TSPM 2.1%, marginal groups 2%, all Catholics 1.1%.
Area 463,600 sq.km. China’s most northerly province, bordering on Siberia.
Population 38,805,000; 84 people/sq.km.
Capital Harbin 5.48m.
Han Chinese 96.4%.
Shamanism and Buddhism are prevalent among the indigenous peoples. Muslim 0.4%. Christian 5.3%: House churches 3.1%, TSPM 1.6%, all Catholics 0.6%.
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