40 Interesting Facts About China


  1. The official name of China is "People's Republic of China" and it situated in asia.
  2. Chinese children receive red packets with money in every new year occasion. It is called "Lucky Money" because the red packet which comes is a symbol of good luck in the new year.
  3. There are many different languages that are spoken in China, including Mandarin, Wu,Yue, Minbei, Xiang, Minnan, Xiang, Hakka and Gan.
  4. China is considered to be the oldest civilization with some historians marking 6000 BC as the beginning of the Chinese civilization. Also, it has the world's longest used written language.
  5. Summer Olympic Games 2008 had hosted by china in Beijing City this olympic is the most expensive olympic in its history and it's estimated budget was 40 billion USD.
  6. The capital city of China is Beijing, while Shanghai is the most populated city and others major cities are Chongqing, Guangzhou, and Shenzhen.
  7. Fireworks were invented in China and are part of the New Years celebration. It was believed that fireworks scared away evil spirits.
  8. China is the most populous country in the world which populations is about 150 crores.
  9. China and the United States are close to the same size climate is also similar too such Cold in the north and warmer in the south.
  10. Soldiers sometimes wore armour made from paper in ancient China.
  11. China's Bailong Elevator carries the tourists visitors to more than 300 meters up in a cliff's edge.
  12. Capital name of China has changed. It has been renamed for many times as Dadu, Yanjing, and Beiping Peking or Beijing which means "Northern Capital".
  13. China became the third country in the world to successfully send a person to space in 2003.
  14. The origin of the word "China" derives from the Qin dynasty. Qin Shi Huang is the first emperor of the Qin dynasty.
  15. The mortar used to bind the Great Wall's stones was made with sticky rice.
  16. China is also called the Flowery Kingdom such fruits are the orchid and orange which being started grown in all over the world.
  17. The international border of china is meet up with fourteen countries these are are Afghanistan, Bhutan, Mayanmar, India, Kazakhstan, North Korea, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, Russia, Tajikistan, and Vietnam.
  18. Time travels frictional movie, tv series have banned in china.
  19. The Mt. Everest is the highest mountain in the world which is the border between China and Nepal.
  20. China's national banner was adopted in 1949 and was first flown in Tiananmen Square which way the world's biggest public gathering place on 1st October in 1949 when the People's Republic of China was established.
  21. October 1 is celebrated by the Chinese as a national day in honor of establishing the People's Republic of China.
  22. The Yangtze River is the world's 4th largest and China's largest river which length is about 5,787 km.
  23. The wealthy used to grow the nails of their little fingers very long, which was a sign of their rank. In order to protect their nails they often wore gold and silver nail guards.
  24. The Chinese have their own Bigfoot, Yeren, or "wild man," who is rumored to live in the mountainous forested regions of the Hubei Province.
  25. Chinese mathematics have made early contributions to the place value system.
  26. Beijing is the capital of china which area is about 9million km square and it's total population is about 1.3 billion.
  27. Mandarin Chinese is the official language of china and languages are english, Spanish German, french etc.
  28. Yuan is the official currency of china and currently One USD equivalent to 7.9 Yuan.
  29. All giant pandas in the world are on loan from China and when a baby Panda is born by agreement, it sent back to China to help expand the gene pool.
  30. Beijing was captured by a coalition of peasant rebel forces which lead by Li Zicheng in 1964.
  31. Qin Shi Huang is first Chinese emperor who started the construction of the great wall of china but it completed by Ming dynasty.
  32. China is nuclear weapons power country and China have the world's largest military force.
  33. There are at least 551 species of mammals living in China.
  34. Mount Everest is the highest mountain in the world which height is about 29,028 and it named to honour Sir George Everest.
  35. The Chinese people called the Mount Everest Qomolangma which means "Goddess of the Earth".
  36. China is also called the Flowery Kingdom, and many of the country's flowers and fruits, such as the orchid and orange, are now being grown all over the world.
  37. Axes, sledge hammers, lances, crossbows, halberds and gunpowder introduced by ancient Chinese civilization.
  38. Zhai Zhigang is the first spacewalker of China he went to space on 27th September in 2008.

Inventions And Discoveries

  1. Printing system, Chinese pot making was first used in ancient China by Chinese people, and also first silk clothes, paper made in china.
  2. China has a great contribution on seismometer, decimal system and method of finding the value of Pi.
  3. Qutubanuma is a special type of instrument which is mainly used to find direction during sea voyage, it also invented in ancient China.
  4. Do you know that ? First competitive examinations started in China.
  5. After discovered of Paper and print, Chinese people started using of paper currency notes in banking system.
  6. Dinamite was invented in ancient china for using in bullet firing.