The People's Republic of China (PRC), commonly referred to as China, is third largest country in the world, with one-fifteenth of the world's land mass. It is situated in eastern Asia and is bounded by the Pacific in the east, the East China Sea, Korea Bay, Yellow Sea, and South China Sea.
Area: 9,596,960 sq km
Climate: extremely diverse; tropical in south to sub arctic in north
Terrain: mostly mountains, high plateaus, deserts in west; plains, deltas, and hills in east
Population: 1,306,313,812 (July 2005 est.)
Religion: Daoist (Taoist), Buddhist, Muslim 1%-2%, Christian 3%-4%. Note: officially atheist (2002 est.)
Languages: Standard Chinese or Mandarin (Putonghua, based on the Beijing dialect), Yue (Cantonese), Wu (Shanghaiese), Minbei (Fuzhou), Minnan (Hokkien-Taiwanese), Xiang, Gan, Hakka dialects, minority languages.
Community NameChinese Community Association of Tasmania
Size of Community in Tasmania
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Donation to the International Wall of Friendship
The Chinese stone was donated by Mrs Katie Young of the Chinese Community Association of Tasmania on 27th of July 1984.The stone is bertanie dark-grey granite with a polished face. The engraved design is gold filled and features a central dragon emblem within a circular frame and there is Chinese lettering on each side and an English description below.