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Edit this comparison chartChinaIndia
Time zone China Standard Time (UTC+8) IST (UTC+5:30)
Currency Renminbi (yuan)(¥) (CNY) Indian Rupee (₨) (₹) (INR)
Demonym Chinese Indian
Calling code +86 +91
Capital Beijing, 39°55′N 116°23′E New Delhi
Internet TLD .cn, .中國, .中国 .in , ,
Official languages Standard Chinese No official languages
Largest city Shanghai Mumbai (2,29,00,000)
Government Single-party socialist state Federal republic
Drives on the right Left
Literacy rate 90% 74%
Introduction (from Wikipedia) China, officially the People's Republic of China (PRC), is a sovereign state located in East Asia. It is the world's most populous country, with a population of over 1.35 billion. India (Hindi: भारत Bhārat; see also other names), officially the Republic of India (Hindi: भारत गणराज्य Bhārat Gaṇarājya), is a sovereign nation in South Asia. It is the seventh largest country by geographical area.
Muslim population (%) 13.4 13.4
Hindu population (%) 0 80.5%
Official script Simplified Chinese Devanagari
Recognised regional languages Mongolian, Tibetan, Uyghur, Zhuang, various others 22 languages, namely, Assamese, Bodo, Bengali, Dogri, Gujarati, Hindi, Kashmiri, Kannada, Konkani, Marathi, Manipuri, Maithili, Malayalam, Oriya, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu and others.
Religion Freedom Religion is strictly controlled Full
Legislature National People's Congress Parliament
Religions Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism, Christianity, and Islam Hinduism, Sikhism, Islam, Jainism, Buddhism, Christianity, etc.
GDP (PPP) 2013 estimate 2006 estimate
Ethnic groups 91.51% Han, 55 minorities[show] 14 groups, majority belong to Indo-Aryan and Dravidian
GDP (nominal) 2013 estimate 2006 estimate

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