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Updated: Oct 2, 2022

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Country Name

China, officially the People's Republic of China.


China is located in eastern Asia. China is bordered by the Yellow Sea, Korea Bay, South China Sea, and the East China Sea; Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, and Nepal to the west, Russia and Mongolia to the north, Bhutan, Myanmar (Burma), Laos, North Korea, and Vietnam to the south, and Regional Borders with Hong Kong and Macau to the south.



Reason Of Naming

The name 'China' comes from the Sanskrit Cina (derived from the name of the Chinese Qin Dynasty, pronounced 'Chin') which was translated as 'Cin' by the Persians and seems to have become popularized through trade along the Silk Road from China to the rest of the world.


The flag was adopted on 1 October 1949. The flag consists of Red background with a large golden star within an arc of four small