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13 Fun Facts about China

General Knowledge | 6-13 yrs | Animation, Video

China Facts and Information

  1. China is officially known as the People’s Republic of China.
  2. China has the largest population in the world, with about 1.3 billion people as on October 1, 2014. One in five people in the world is Chinese!
  3. Area wise, China is the fourth largest country in the world, after Russia, Canada, and the U.S.
  4. The Great Wall of China is the world’s largest man made structure.
  5. Tea was discovered in China in 2737 BC, when a tea leaf fell in a Chinese emperor’s cup of boiling water.
  6. The Chinese are also credited with the invention of a vast array of things including paper, compass, gunpowder.
  7. Suspension bridges were invented in China in 25 B.C.
  8. Paper money was invented in China, around 1,400 years ago.
  9. Fingerprinting was practiced in China as early as 700 A.D.
  10. China’s national sport is table tennis.
  11. The Chinese army has trained 10,000 pigeons to serve as a back up communication system.
  12. All giant pandas in the world are on loan from China. When a baby panda is born, it is sent back to China, to expand the gene pool.
  13. Here, people like dyeing their pets so that they look like other animals.

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