Interesting Facts about China

  • China is the most populous country in the world and has the world’s largest standing army.
  • One in every five people in the world is Chinese.
  • After USA it is the 2nd largest economy.
  • It is the motherland of ancient civilizations in the world.
  • China is a multi-religious country. Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism are flourished since time immemorial.
  • Ancient China is a land of inventions. The Chinese invented paper, magnetic compass, silk, gunpowder and paper money.
  • Communism is a system which aims to create a society where everything is shared equally among the people. China is the largest communist country in the world.
  • The artistic writing calligraphy invented in China.
  • The Chinese language Mandarin is the oldest language and still in use in the world.
  • Every single Panda that lives on this world belongs to China.
  • The tallest mountain on Earth Mount Everest which is 8848 m height, sits on the border between China and Nepal.
  • Even though China is one of the largest countries in the world, it has only one time zone. That’s why in some places sun rises even at 10 AM.
  • The Yangtze River is the third longest worldwide and the longest river in the Asia with a length of 6,300 km is in China.
  • It took around 37 years to make The Terracotta Army, a set of around 8000 clay soldiers built in Xian to guard an Emperor’s tomb.
  • The Forbidden City, a palace in Beijing, contains about 9000 rooms.
  • One of the seven wonders of the world , The Great Wall which is a stone and earth fortification spanning approximately 4000 miles is in China.

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