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  • China is the world’s most populated country located in Eastern Asia.
  • It is the third-largest country in the world by area.
  • The Largest city is shanghai and the capital city is Beijing.

Interesting Facts about China:

  1. It owns all of the pandas in the world.
  2. About 70% of cell phones are manufactured here.
  3. It has only one time zone even though it is one of the largest countries in the world.
  4. The first artificially reproduced human tooth was created in this country.
  5. Toilet paper came from this country. Only the emperor was allowed to use it.
  6. The favourite hobby for the majority of people is stamp collecting.
  7. Giant pandas, Chinese paddlefish, and giant salamanders live in the wild only in China.
  8. unlike the rest of the world, White is the mourning colour in the country.
  9. More than 35 million people still live in caves.

General Information:

  • It shares borders with Mongolia, Russia, North Korea, Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar, India, Bhutan, Nepal, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Kazakhstan.
  • Its major rivers are the Huang He, the Yangtze, and the Xi.
  • The country is a single-party people’s republic with one legislative house.
  • The chief of state is the president, and the head of government is the premier.
  • The Han or the ethnic Chinese makeup more than 90 per cent of the population.
  • The national animal of the country is the Giant Panda.
  • The national sport of the country is Table Tennis.

Quick Facts & Data:

Area: 3,696,100 sq mi (9,572,900 sq km).
Population: 1,304,369,000 (2005 est.)
Capital: Beijing
Official name: People’s Republic of China
Languages: dialects of Han Chinese, Mandarin being the most important.
Religions: traditional beliefs, Buddhism, Christianity, Islam, Daoism (all legally sanctioned).
Currency: Renminbi (of which the unit is the yuan).


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  4. Swedish Nomad

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