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PEOPLE´S CHINA (Peking) De facto Independent People´s Republic of CHINA : Mao Tse-Tung the Great Helmsman
CHINA-FORMOSA (Taipeh tUNO Member Republic of CHINA [Nationalist Kuomintang Government] : President Chiang Kai-Shek

Other Entities with similar names

People´s Republic of CHINA

People´s Republic of CHINA

Flag or logo since 1949-09-27*
CHUNG-HUA Jen-Min Kung-He-Kuo : 中华人民共和国 (zh) De facto Independent
Emblem or Symbol*

Mao Tse-Tung the Great Helmsman
(ruler of PEOPLE´S CHINA since 1943-03-20)
Capitals & administrative places*: Peking
Official & national languages: Chinese (zh) .


POPULAR CHINA People´s Republic of CHINA  (Peking)

24 Regionalized Divisions:

ANHWEI AN-HWEI Province  (Hofei)Local: AN-HUEI Sheng : 安徽省 (zh)  (Ho-Fei)
CHEKIANG CHEKIANG Province  (Hangchow)Local: CHE-CHIANG Sheng : 浙江省 (zh)  (Hang-Chou)
FUKIEN FUKIEN Province  (Foochow)Local: FU-CHIEN Sheng : 福建省 (zh)  (Fu-Chou)
HEILUNGKIANG HEILUNGKIANG Province  (Kharbin)Local: HEI-LUNG-CHIANG Sheng : 黑龙江省 (zh)  (Ha´erh-Pin)
HONAN HONAN Province  (Chengchow)Local: HO-NAN Sheng : 河南省 (zh)  (Cheng-Chou)
HOPEH HOPEH Province  (Tientsin)Local: HO-PEI Sheng : 河北省 (zh)  (Tien-Chin)
HUNAN HUNAN Province  (Changsha)Local: HU-NAN Sheng : 湖南省 (zh)  (Ch´ang-Sha)
HUPEH HUPEH Province  (Wuhan)Local: HU-PEI Sheng : 湖北省 (zh)  (Wu-Han)
KANSU KANSU Province  (Lanchow)Local: KAN-SU Sheng : 甘肃省 (zh)  (Lan-Chou)
KIANGSI KIANGSI Province  (Nanchang)Local: CHIANG-HSI Sheng : 江西省 (zh)  (Nan-Ch´ang)
KIANGSU KIANGSU Province  (Nanking)Local: CHIANG-SU Sheng : 江苏 省 (zh)  (Nan-Ching)
KIRIN KIRIN Province  (Changchun)Local: CHI-LIN Sheng : 吉林省 (zh)  (Ch´ang-Ch´un)
KWANGTUNG KWANGTUNG Province  (Swatow)Local: KUANG-TUNG Sheng : 广东省 (zh)  (Shan-T´ou)
KWEICHOW KWEICHOW Province  (Kweiyang)Local: KUEI-CHOU Sheng : 贵州省 (zh)  (Kuei-Yang)
LIAONING LIAONING Province  (Shenyang)Local: LIAO-NING Sheng : 辽宁省 (zh)  (Shen-Yang)
PEKING PEKING Special Municipality  (Peking)Local: PEI-CHING Shih : 北京市 (zh)  (Pei-Ching)
SHANGHAI SHANGHAI Special Municipality  (Shanghai)Local: SHANG-HAI Shih : 上海市 (zh)  (Shang-Hai)
SHANSI SHANSI Province  (Taiyuan)Local: SHAN-SI Sheng : 山西省 (zh)  (T´ai-Yuan)
SHANTUNG SHANTUNG Province  (Tsinan)Local: SHAN-TUNG Sheng : 山东省 (zh)  (Chi-Nan)
SHENSI SHENSI Province  (Sian)Local: SHAN-HSI Sheng : 陕西省 (zh)  (Hsi´an)
SZECHWAN SZECHWAN Province  (Chengtu)Local: SZU-CH´UAN Sheng : 四川省 (zh)  (C´heng-Tu)
TIBET Province of TIBET  (Lhasa)Local: HSI-TSANG Sheng : 西藏省 (zh)  (La-Sa)
TSINGHAI TSINGHAI Province  (Sining)Local: CH´ING-HAI Sheng : 青海省 (zh)  (Hsi-Ning)
YUNNAN YUNNAN Province  (Kunming)Local: YUN-NAN Sheng : 云南省 (zh)  (K´un-Ming)

5 Territories:

CHAMDO CHAMDO Special Territory  (Chamdo)Local: CH´ANG-TU Ti-Ch´ü : 昌都地区 (zh)  (Ch´ang-Tu)
INNER MONGOLIA INNER MONGOLIA Autonomous Region  (Huhehot)Local: NEI MENG-KU Tzu-Chih-Ch´ü : 内蒙古自治区 (zh) + ÖVÖR MONGOL-un Öbertegen Zasaqu Orun : ᠥᠪᠦᠷ ᠮᠣᠩᠭᠣᠯ ᠤᠨ ᠥᠪᠡᠷᠲᠡᠭᠡᠨ ᠵᠠᠰᠠᠬᠤ ᠣᠷᠤᠨ (mn)  (Hu-He-Hao-Te)
KWANGSI KWANGSI Chuang Autonomous Region  (Nanning)Local: KUANG-HSI Chuang-Tzu Tse-Chih-Ch´ü : 广西壮族自治区 (zh) + GVANGJSIH Bouxcuengh Swcigih (za)  (Nan-Ning)
NINGSIA NINGSIA Huei Autonomous Region  (Yinchuan)Local: NING-HSIA Huei-Tzu Tze-Chih-Ch´ü : 宁夏回族自治区 (zh) + NING-HSIA Huei-Tzu Tze-Chih-Ch´ü : نٍ شيَا خُوِ ذُوْ ذِ جِ ثُوْ (chi)  (Yin-Ch´uan)
SINKIANG SINKIANG Uyghur Autonomous Region  (Urumchi)Local: HSIN-CHIANG Wei-Wu-Erh Tzu-Shi-Ch´ü : 新疆维吾尔自治区 (zh) + SHINJANG Uyghur Aptonom Rayoni : شىنجاڭ ئۇيغۇر ئاپتونوم رايونى‎ (ug)  (Wu-Lu-Mu-Ch´i)

1 Condominium:

TRANS-KARAKORAM TRANS-KARAKORAM Tract  (Karakunlun)Local: KA-LA-K´UN-LUN Tsou-Lang  (Ka-La-K´un-Lun)

2 Governments or Movements in Exile

CAMEROON PEOPLES Union of Peoples of CAMEROON  (Peking + Cameroon Guerilla) Ernest Ouandie
COMMUNIST MALAYA MALAYAN Communist Party-in-Exile  (Peking) SG Chin Peng

5 Organisations (or Groupings) of membership (selective)

FIFA Federation of International Football Association : FIFA  (Zurich)
LEAGUE OF RED CROSS League of Red Cross Societies : LORCS  (Geneva)
RED CROSS International Committee of the Red Cross : ICRC  (Geneva)
SINO-SOVIET ALLIANCE Sino-Soviet Treaty of Friendship Alliance and Mutual Assistance : SINO-SOVIET PACT  (Moscow)

* The emblems shown for the subdivisions may in some cases be those of their capital.

Other Independent or Semi-Independent Polities within the 2022's internationally recognized Country boundaries:

CHINA-FORMOSA Republic of CHINA [Nationalist Kuomintang Government]  (Taipeh t)

Other Territories or Entities within the 2022's internationally recognized Country boundaries:

CHUSHI GANGDRUK Tibetan Guerilla of CHUSHI GANGDRUK  (Mustang Base)
FUKIEN Miltary Province of FUKIEN [Quemoy and Matsu Islands]  (Hsintien)
HONG KONG British Crown Colony of HONG KONG  (Victoria City)
ISLANDS Dependencies of ISLANDS District  (Tai Pai + Colowan)
KAOSHAN Taiwan Aboriginal Peoples : KAOSHAN  (Taitung)
KOWLOON WALLED CITY KOWLOON WALLED CITY Territory [Triads Control]  (Kowloon Walled City)
PRATAS ISLANDS Military Territory of PRATAS ISLANDS  (Tungsha)
TAIWAN Province of TAIWAN  (Chunghsing New Village)
TAIWAN BASE United States Armed Forces in the Republic of China : United States Taiwan Defense Command : USTDC  (Taipeh-Yuanshan)
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   For an idea on how was built the site, see the following documentary link of wikipedia [fr] : Modèle:Infobox

 General Internet Sources

   * Base géographique, Archives nationales d'outre-mer (FR). For the administrative divisions of the former French dependencies.
   * Centennia Historical Atlas Software, ed. Centennia (US). For Europe, North Africa and Middle East historical maps.
   * Drapeaux d'Origine & d'Inspiration Françaises - DO&IF, SFV (FR). For French colonial flags.
   * Ethnologue: Languages of the World, SIL International (US). For languages codes.
   * Flags Of The World - FOTW, Rob Raeside (CA). For the current and historic flags of the world.
   * GeoNames, Geonames (CH). Geographical names database.
   * Google Books, Google (US). Online library used for specific sources.
   * Herald Dick Magazine, Herald Dick (FR). For some current and historic arms.
   * Heraldry of the World, by Ralf Hartemink (NL). For local emblems and arms.
   * L'aménagement linguistique dans le monde, by Jacques Leclerc, University of Laval (CA). For national linguistic policies.
   * National Arms and Emblems - Past and Present, by Hubert de Vries (NL). For historic national emblems and arms.
   * Numismondo - World Printed Money Picture Catalog, by Garry Saint, Esquire (US). For national currencies.
   * Omniatlas - Interactive atlas of World History, by Rick Westera (NZ). For some geopolitical maps.
   * Perry-Castañ:eda Library Map Collection, University of Texas at Austin (US). For some historical maps.
   * Population Statistics, by Jan Lahmeyer (NL). For historical regional demographies and areas.
   * Portale Storia, by Giovanni Fontana (IT). For photos of rulers.
   * ReliefWeb, by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). For maps of some administrative divisions.
   *, by Benjamin Schemmel (DE). For photos of rulers.
   * Statoids, by Gwillim Law (US). For historical administrative subdivisions.
   * The World Factbook, ed. Central Intelligence Agency (US). For the general data and profiles of the current countries.
   * United Nations Peacekeeping, United Nations (UNO). For the United Nations Missions.
   * Vexilla Mundi, by Mello Luchtenberg (NL). For flags of the world.
   * Vexillographia, by Viktor Lomantsov (RU). For flags of Russia and Soviet Union.
   * Wikimedia Commons, Wikimedia Foundation (US). Free-use pictures.
   * Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation (US). For general data, maps, sources, pictures.
   * World Heritage Centre, (UNESCO). For the selected photos of the countries.
   * World History at KMLA, by Alexander Ganse (DE). For historical maps and links by country.
   * World Statesmen, by Ben Cahoon (US). Main source for the historical polities and their rulers.

 General Printed References

   * Atlas des empires and other books of Gérard Chaliand, ed. Payot (FR). General historical geopolitic data.
   * Atlas of the World's Languages, ed. Routledge (UK). Most complete world list of languages and dialects.
   * Flags Through the Ages and Accross the World, by Whitney Smith, ed. McGraw (US). Flags of the world.
   * Fragments d'Europe, by Michel Foucher, ed. Fayard (FR). For the post-Soviet Union polities.
   * L'État du Monde, ed. La Découverte (FR). Yearly geopolitic cover of the world.
   * Quid, by Dominique Frémy, ed. Plon (FR). Yearly encyclopedia that was useful for countries data.
   * Statoids printed version, by Gwillim Law (US). For historical administrative subdivisions.
   * The Times Atlas of the World, ed. Times Atlas (UK). Periodical atlas of the world with its supplementary list of administrative subdivisions.
   * World Christian Encyclopedia, by David B. Barrett, ed. Oxford University Press (UK). For world religious groups but also ethnological data. First inspiring source of website's look.
   * World Paper Money, ed. Krause (US). For historical currencies.

    + the other sources are added according to the consulted entity.


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