As a large country, China is composed of 56 ethnic groups that are officially recognized by the government of the People's Republic of China.
The Han Chinese (汉族) are the largest ethnic group accounted for 91.51% (1.2 billion) of the overall Chinese population in 2010.
The rest of 55 other ethnic groups, totaled 105 million people, are mostly concentrated in the northwest, north, northeast, south, and southwest but with some in central interior areas.
The top 5 minority ethnic groups in China are Zhuang (壮族 16.9 million), Hui (回族10.6 million), Man (满族10.4 million), Uyghur (维吾尔族10.1 million), Hmong (苗族9.4 million).
Up to 2010, 1448 foreigners were granted the citizenship of China.
The links below refer to more statistics of this topic:
The official 2010 detailed census data:
“List of ethnic groups in China” in Wikipedia
(there are some discrepancy in the ethnic group figures compared to the official statistics):
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