China

Chinese national flag
Region:East Asia
Capital:Beijing
Population:1,439,323,776 (1th Rank)
Size:9,706,961 km² (3th Largest)
Language:Mandarin
Density:153 per Km2
Currency:Renminbi
National flower:Plum blossom
National dish:Peking Duck

Quick Facts

China is home to the world’s largest population, with over 1.4 billion people. This accounts for nearly 20% of the global population, making it a highly influential country on the international stage.

The Great Wall of China is the longest man-made structure in the world, stretching over 13,000 miles. Contrary to popular belief, it’s not visible from the Moon with the naked eye.

China is the birthplace of numerous inventions that have had a global impact, including papermaking, printing, gunpowder, and the compass. These are often referred to as the “Four Great Inventions” of ancient China.

The concept of “Feng Shui,” which is the practice of arranging living spaces in harmony with natural forces, originated in China. It’s an ancient art and science that has been practiced for more than 3,000 years.

The Chinese zodiac, based on a twelve-year cycle, assigns an animal to each year. The zodiac plays a significant role in Chinese culture and folklore, influencing personality traits, marriage compatibility, and even career choices for many people.

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