The Meanric of China (Mandarin Chinish: 中国 Zhōngguó, meaning "middle rick") is a land in East Asia, bearing the greatest tally of folk in the world. It also has one of the longest ongoing stares of any theedland. Erstwhile it was wolden by a Highking (皇帝; Huángdì), sometimes called the Son of Heaven (天子; tiānzì), coming from many sundry kinlings. Nowadays China is wielded by one mootsband.
China has the third greatest landspan of any ethel in the world, after Russland and Canada. It rines Kazakhland, Kyrgyzland, Tajikland, Afghanland, Pakland, Indland, Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam, North Korea, Rusland, and Mongolland. It ties with Rusland for most lands bewindled (14), and China has the greatest mingled land bewindle in the world. It measures 22,117 km. The going landmickelness is 9,706,961 km2, of which water takes up 2.8%. China's overmeatly mickleness atells with its many landships and loftlays. In the east of China, by the Yellow Sea and the East China Sea, are thursly indwelled . In the northwest, known as Manchuland, are grasslands and wastelands, while in the far west and southwest, in the land of Tibet lies the .
The name "China" comes from the Persish word "Chin" (چین), itself from the Sanskrit "Chīna" (चीन). This word was first logged be Duarte Barbosa, a Portuguesish aseekand, in 1516, then found in an English oversetting in 1556. The going Chinesish name, Zhōngguó (中国), means "middle rick", although the name has edwended with the missenly wealdfromkin.
China is the most indwellt rick in the world. The 2012 deeming tallies the folk at bout 1,353,821,000. The greatest folkkin in the land are the Han, who speak the Chinish tung in many .
Nowadays China is steered by a Maoish elderdom.
China is home to some of the oldest craft in the world.
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