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Shanghai Tower, The Bund, China
Shanghai Tower, The Bund, China


Views of Shanghai Tower from the famous The Bund, a legendary waterfront located on the western bank of the Huangpu River in Shanghai.
Photo by Li Yang




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    Location:Eastern Asia, bordering the East China Sea, Korea Bay, Yellow Sea, and South China Sea, between North Korea and Vietnam

    Currency:Renminbi yuan (RMB)

    Area:9,596,960 sq km

    Population:1,397,897,720 (July 2021 est.)

    Languages:Standard Chinese or Mandarin (official; Putonghua, based on the Beijing dialect), Yue (Cantonese), Wu (Shanghainese), Minbei (Fuzhou), Minnan (Hokkien-Taiwanese), Xiang, Gan, Hakka dialects, minority languages (see Ethnic groups entry); note - Zhuang is official in Guangxi Zhuang, Yue is official in Guangdong, Mongolian is official in Nei Mongol, Uighur is official in Xinjiang Uygur, Kyrgyz is official in Xinjiang Uygur, and Tibetan is official in Xizang (Tibet)

    Religion:folk religion 21.9%, Buddhist 18.3%, Christian 5.2%, Muslim 2%, Hindu &lt; 0.1%, Jewish <0.1%, other 0.7% (includes Daoist (Taoist)), unaffiliated 51.8% (2020 est.)


    Tel Code:+86

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