Qifa Zhang

Area (km2)

9.597m.

Cropland

10%

Irrigated cropland

500,000 km2

Permanent pasture

43%

Population (1999 est.)

1.246 bn.

Population per km2

129

Population growth rate

(1999 est.)

0.7%

Life expectancy (men)

69 yrs

(women)

72 yrs

Adult literacy

81.5%

GDP (1998 est.)

US$4.42 tr.

Major commodities: rice, wheat, potato, sorghum, groundnut, tea, millet, barley, cotton, oil-seed, pork, fish

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