Mainland China

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Mainland China
中國大陸 [upper-roman 1]
The geopolitical term "Mainland China" (the highlighted area as shown above) defined as territories under direct administration of the People's Republic of China, including islands of Hainan and Zhoushan etc.
Largest cities
Official language Standard Chinese
Ethnic groups
see Ethnic groups in China
9,596,961 km2 (3,705,407 sq mi)
 2019 census
147/km2 (380.7/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+8 (China Standard Time)
Driving side right
Calling code +86
ISO 3166 code CN
Internet TLD
Today part of People's Republic of China


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Mainland China
Simplified Chinese 中国大陆
Traditional Chinese 中國大陸
Literal meaningContinental China