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Last update : 11 February 2019

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Capital : Beijing
Language :  Standard Chinese
Currency : Yuan
Population : 1 379 900 000
Area : 9 572 900 km2

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China facts

1. On October 1, 1949, the People’s Republic of China was established.
2. The population density is 140.4 people / km2.
3. The country is 31 times bigger than Poland.
4. The main religion is Chinese religions, 32.2%.
5. The highest peak is Mount Everest, 8,848 m above sea level.
6. The longest river is Yangtze River, 5520 km.
7. Full name of the country – People’s Republic.
8. Political system – folk republic.
9. The most popular sport is ping-pong.

11. China has the oldest calendar in the world – lunar from 2600 BC.

12. They have the world’s largest mushroom farms (60% of all species on earth). In 1996 they produced 600,000 tons.

13. China is currently the leading producer of bicycles.

14. Every fifth man on earth lives in China.

15. Paper, gunpowder, compass and printing were invented in China.

16. All of China is in one time zone.

17. Many historians believe that football originated in China around 1000 years BC.

18. There are on average 250 protests per day.

19. Ping-pong is one of the most popular games in China.

Author: Turyst

20. Good luck cookies are a traditional Chinese custom invented in the 1920s.

21. Toilet paper was invented in China in 1300. Only the Emperor could afford this luxury.

22. One of the most popular hobbies is collecting postage stamps.

23. According to a popular legend, tea was discovered by the Chinese Emperor Shennong in 2737 BC. when the tea leaf fell by accident into his bowl of boiling water.

Author: Turyst

24. Pandas are a symbol of strength and courage.

25. White color is a symbol of mourning.

26. In the second century AD, the Chinese discovered that blood flows all over the body and is pumped through the heart. In Europe, it was discovered only in the 17th century.

27. The most important holiday in China is Chinese New Year or Lunar New Year. The Chinese believe that every person becomes one year older than the New Year, so this day is for each “birthday”.

Author: MR

28. The red color symbolizes happiness.

29. There are currently 32 million more boys out there than girls.

30. In China there is the highest peak in the world Mount Everest (8848 m above sea level).

Author: MR

31. The bread has a sweet taste.

32. Beer is cheap, tasty but also weak (maximum 4%).

33. Over 90% of adult guys are smoking. A woman is hard to meet with a cigarette.

Author: MR

34. 70% of adults wear glasses.

35. Public toilets are usually clean and free.

36. The names ‘Van’ and ‘Lie’ account for 20% of the population.

37. While living in a city, you can have only one child.

38. Only not so long ago regulations on the prohibition of driving under the influence of alcohol were introduced.

39. It’s easy to find a cheap apartment for rent. For a three-room reasonable price is about $300.

40. Traditionally, mother-in-law deals with a young mother and child after childbirth.

Author: MR

41. In Beijing there is the largest McDonald’s, which can accommodate 700 people.

Author: Irena

42. Over 700 million Chinese drink contaminated water. 90% of groundwater, and 75% of rivers are unsuitable for drinking.

43. Over 2,000 years ago, this country made ice cream from frozen rice mixed with milk.

44. Over 200 million Chinese live in poverty for less than $1 a day.

45. In this country the most executions in the world are carried out. Unofficially, it is reported that there are three times more than in other countries in the world taken together.

46. Over 4,000 newborns received the name “Aoyun” which means “Olympic Games” in honor of the organized Olympic Games in Beijing in 2008.

47. In China, found a cake from 4,000 years ago reminiscent of today’s pasta. It means that the Italians did not invent it.

48. In the Mong Kok district of Hong Kong there are 130,000 people per one square kilometer. It is the highest population density in the world.

Author: Agniecha

49. The Chinese consume a total of about 50 billion chopsticks a year.

50. In this country, about 55% of production is counterfeits, mainly CD / DVDs, cigarettes, clothes.

Author: Zakręcona

51. It is estimated that by 2025 more than 200 cities with a minimum of one million inhabitants will be built.

52. The Yangtze River is the longest river in Asia. It is over 5 520 km long and supplies half a billion people with water.

53. The Yangtze River is considered the dirtiest river in the world.

54. Over 17,000 Chinese cities do not have sewage treatment plants.

Author: Zakręcona

55. Position in the best world army list:
      – 2015 year – 3 place,
      – 2018 year – 3 place.

56. There are over 2 440 500 professional soldiers and 2185000 reservists (2018).

57. Number of equipment:
      – 2014 year – 9100 tanks, 4700 armored vehicles, 2,700 jet aircraft and 850 helicopters,
      – 2018 year – 9720 tanks, 13350 armored vehicles, 3870 jet aircraft and 1327 helicopters.

58. Expenses for the army:
      – 2014 year – $126,000,000,000 ,
      – 2018 year – $161 725 000 000 .

59. Maritime fleet …
      – in 2014 , the year was around 32 ships, in 2018 of the year it’s about 29 ships.

60. China has 240 nuclear warheads.

Author: Wojak

61. In China, live tadpoles were swallowed as a contraceptive.

Author: Alicja21

62. Wu Zetian was the only empress in Chinese history. It reigned from 690 to 705.

Author: Fakty

63. In this country, until 1997, the intention of killing a panda was punishable by death.

Author: Lee

64. Between the cities of Xining and Lhasa, there is the highest railway line in the world. It was built 5072 m above sea level.

Author: Lee

65. In this country, posthumous weddings are legal.

Author: Llik

66. Over 60 million Chinese run their blog.

67. From the bridge over the Yangtze River near the city of Nanjing, more than 2,000 suicides jumped over 40 years.

68. In the province of Guangdong, copies of the Austrian town of Hallstatt were built for $940 000

Author: Martyna

69. In the city of Benxi, factories produce so much smoke that it is not visible to satellites.

70. In the Ikea furniture store in China you can take a short nap in the exhibition bed.

Author: Zibi

71. The number 9999 symbolizes happiness and longevity.

72. The Chinese have discovered Australia over 2,000 years before the Europeans.

Author: Witek

73. In Yunnan there is a “dwarf village”, which is inhabited by over 100 people from all over China measuring less than 130 cm.

74. Seven of the 10 bloodiest wars of all time were fought in China.

Author: świetlik

75. The bride dresses according to tradition in red.

76. In some prisons in China, convicts are forced to play the online game “World of Warcraft” in order to get virtual money, which is then sold for real cash.

Author: lampion

77. According to the old tradition, during the solar eclipse, everyone makes the greatest noise to scare the great dragon that eats the sun.

78. In the province of Nanjing in 2010, morality patrols were introduced, which ensure that young people do not kiss in public places.

79. The national fruit of China is kiwi, often called Chinese gooseberry.

80. In China, you can meet scoupes of cigarettes. They pay the equivalent of 2 cents per one. They are used to clean steel pipes from rust.

81. For returning a plastic bottle for purchase, you get the equivalent of 4 cents.

82. Chinese people rarely eat yellow cheese. They think it’s tasteless.

Author: Natalia

83. In Beijing in 2010, a gigantic cork was created with a length of about 95 km. Cars stood there for 11 days. It was caused by road works.

84. In China, the death penalty court may convict a person who grossly contributed to environmental pollution.

85. Chengdu has the largest building in the world – New Century Global Center with an area of ​​1 700 000 m2. The construction lasted only 3 years.

Author: Azzi

86. There are over 95,000 km of highways in China.

Author: Speed

87. In the city of Nankin there is the world’s largest Bible printing house. Over one million copies are produced there every month.

Author: Oleńka

88. In China, you can buy a Buddha-shaped pear.

89. Chinese students spend 251 days a year at school.

Author: Oleńka

90. Tian’anmen Square in Beijing is so much illuminated that you can see it from space at night.

Author: Majka

91. Young people have more and more problems with writing Chinese characters manually.

92. The Chinese museum in Hebei province was closed in 2013 because it was discovered that most of the exhibits contained in it were counterfeits.

Author: Majka

93. Over 30 million Chinese live in houses hollowed in the mountainsides.

Author: JaPan

94. In 2013, scientists based on the analysis of thousands of photos determined that the most common face in the world is the face of a 28-year-old Chinese.

95. Chinese multimillionaire Zhang Gengyun in 2011 bought a Tibetan mastiff dog for a huge sum of 1.5 million dollars.

Author: JaPan

96. In China, no chocolate is eaten at all.

Author: Lena

97. The highest Chinese Bao Xishun is 236 cm tall.

98. Chinese children do not go in diapers, only in clothes with a hole cut through which they handle their physiological needs.

99. All Olympic ping-pong champions come from China.

100. According to legends, disobedient people were alive embedded in the Great Wall of China.

Author: Grzegorz

101. In the tomb of the first Chinese Emperor Qin Shi, there are 7.5 thousand life-size figures of soldiers, officers and horses made of burnt clay.

102. The Chinese literary system consists of over 40,000 characters. Every day, about 5,000 of them are used.

103. The Great Wall of China is one of the wonders of the world, inscribed on the UNESCO list. This is the biggest tourist attraction of this country.

104.  Qingdao Bridge Haiwan is the longest bridge in the world built over the water. It has 42.5 km.

105. The most popular Chinese name is “Wang”, which means “king” (93 million people). In the second place is the name Li – 92 million people and the third is Zhang – 88 000

Author: Grzegorz

106. The minimum wage varies from 1 270 yuan (around 774 zlotys) to 2 030 yuan (around 1237 zlotys) per month depending on the region. The hourly rate starts from 11.2 yuan (around 6.8 zlotys) to 18.5 yuan (around 11.2 zlotys). Data from 2015.

107. The amount of income tax in China is 25%.

108. Women can go to retirement at the age of 50-55 and men at the age of 60.

109. The unemployment rate in 2018 is 3.8% .

Author: Daria

110. 213 Chinese people have accumulated assets greater than a billion US dollars.

111. The richest of them is Wang Jianlin with assets worth over $24.2 billion.

Author: $$$NaBogato$$$

112. In this country are set limits on the number of foreign films displayed. Currently, only 44 can be broadcasted per year.

113. In western China, in one of the ancient graves, the oldest trousers in the world were found, the age of which is estimated at around 3,300 years.

Author: Liliputek

114. In China, an average person consumes about 6.7 liters of pure alcohol per year.

115. The national alcohol is moutai.

116. The most drinks are spirit – 70%, then beer – 27%, and wine – 3%.

Author: AlkoWorld

117. In this country, compulsory education lasts 9 years.

Author: EduKacJa

118. The beginning of education begins at the age of 7.

119. The average IQ level is 100.

Author: EduKacJa

120. In this country there are 3.6% of people above 15 years of age who can not read or write (approximately 49 463 280 people).

Author: Reebeka

121. In China, according to statistics, an average of one person reads 69 minutes a day. This is the third result in the world.

Author: Reebeka

122. The national animal is a panda.

123. The national fruit is kiwi.

Author: Kos

124. The national tree is Ginkgo (Ginkgo).

Author: Alma

125. Built-up area allowed speed depending on the area varies from 30 to 60 km / h.

126. In addition to built-up areas, the permitted speed on the normal road ranges from 60 to 80 km / h, and on highways from 100 to 120 km / h.

127. The permissible blood alcohol content in a person driving a car is 0.2 promile.

128. In 2013, 62 945 people lost their lives as a result of road accidents.

129. 3.8% of fatal accidents caused people who were under the influence of alcohol.

130. The country has more than 250,18,000 motor vehicles registered (182 vehicles per 1,000 inhabitants).

Author: AutoMania

131. 10% of the population suffer from malnourishment (about 137,400,000 people).

132. 27% of the population live on less than 3 $a day.

Author: Durga

133. During the floods at the turn of July and August 1931 nearly 4 million people lost their lives. It is the largest reported natural disaster in the world.

134. On November 28, 1976, an earthquake destroyed the city of Tangshan. Over 600,000 people died.

135. On November 1, 1948, an ammunition explosion occurred aboard the merchant ship. which led to the death of over 6,000 people.

Author: Fiorella

136. In this country there are over 4 460 000 km of paved roads, including more than 111 950 km of expressways (6.94% of all roads in the world).

137. In this country there are 507 airports, 463 with paved surface.

138. The largest airport in China is in Beijing. Annually over 86 million people use it.

139. There are 6 airports in China that serve over 35 million people annually.

140. The fastest train in China is the Siemens Velaro, which can travel at speeds up to 300 km / h (maximum speed 487.3 km / h).

141. In this country there are over 86,000 km of railway tracks.

142. The longest metro line in China is located in Shanghai and has a length of 588 km (364 stations).

143. There are metro lines in 24 Chinese cities.

144. In Beijing there is a 554 km metro line (318 stations). It was opened in 1971. Around 3.4 billion people benefit annually.

Author: Marlène

145. In this country over 674,000,000 (2015) 772 000 000 (2018) people have access to internet (around 56% of the population).

146. Around 1,900,000 (2015) 1 800 000 (2018) accounts on Facebook.

147. The average internet connection speed is 3.7 Mb / s, and the maximum speed is 23.1 Mb / s (data from the end of 2015).

Author: NET

148. The national top-level domain is .cn . There are over 5,709,200 websites with such an extension.

149. The most popular pages with the extension .cn are: sina.com.cn, 360.cn and pconline.com.cn.

Author: http

150. This country has 2018 over year $3,118,000,000,000 (13,345,040,000,000) in foreign exchange reserves (30.68% of reserves currency in all countries of the world).

Author: Vinamra

151. Amount of gold reserves in …
      – 2015 year was 1722500 kg ,
      – 2018 year is 1843000 kg

Author: Vinamra

152. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) …
      – in 2015 the year is $11 285 130 000 000 ,
      – 2018 is $12,238,000,000,000 .

153. Internal debt at the beginning …
      – 2015 of the year was 41.1% GDP, or around: $4 638 188 430 000 ,
      – 2018 of the year was 47.6% GDP, or around: $5 825 288 000 000 . To pay it off, each citizen would have to give about $4 240.

Author: Komornik

154. Foreign debt at the beginning …
      – 2015 the year was around: $949 600,000,000 ,
      – 2018 of the year is around: $1,843,500,000,000 .

Author: Komornik

155. In this country, an average adult person smokes 143 cigarettes a month.

Author: VViki

156. The highest building in China is Shanghai Tower in Shanghai, 632 meters high (128 floors). It was built in 2015.

157. There are already 10 buildings in China, more than 400 meters high.

158. A building with a planned height of 729 meters (137 floors) is being built in Suzhou. Completed to be in 2020.

159. In Shanghai there are currently 135 “skyscrapers” (buildings with a height of over 150 meters).

160. There are 21 cities in China that have built a minimum of 10 skyscrapers.

Author: BobBudowniczy

161. The lowest temperature: -52,3 °C was measured in Mohe County.

162. The highest temperature: 50.3 °C was measured at Ayding Lake.

Author: weather

163. The most deadly disease in this country is liver cancer.

Author: medi

164. The average life expectancy in this country is 72.7 years (women – 74.5 years and men – 71.1 years).

Author: Wilga

165. 12 Chinese citizens received the Nobel Prize.

Author: redsun

166. After the earthquake in 2015 in Nepal, the height of Mount Everest decreased by 2.5 cm.

Author: Orbaś

167. In this country, women can get married at the age of 20, and men aged 22 years.

168. 10 women give birth to 16 children on average

Author: Nadia

169. The average age people living in this country is 36.8 years old.

170. The country is around:
234 860 000 people (17.08%) in the age range 0-14 years.
1,002,556,000 individuals (72.91%) in the age range 15-64 years.
137 643 500 people (10.01%) over 65 years old.

171. In this country, about 17 174 000 children are born annually (1.2% of the population), and about 10 350 000 people die (0.8% of the population).

Author: Sara19

172. The lowest-lying place in the country is Turpan – 154 m.p.p.

Author: Klemens

173. The Chinese want to create cheap space flights. The first vehicle adapted for this is to start in 2020.

174. In Sichuan, a replica of the Titanic is created. Interestingly, it is located 1500 km from the sea and will never flow out into “wide waters”. The Chinese Titanic will be a hotel complex to be built by 2019.

175. Black tea was grown in China already 5,000 years ago.

176. 20% of new Chinese buses are electric.

177. Doctors from Sun Yat-sen University conducted the first so-called chemical surgery on human embryos.

Author: Liliana

178. The soldiers, in order to acquire the habit of keeping their heads perfectly straight, have pins in their uniforms.

179. Chinese police often patrol the streets with geese instead of dogs.

Author: Liliana

180. Beijing’s air damages the lungs during the day, like burning a packet of cigarettes.

Author: Litek

181. In the Beijing bunkers of which over 10,000 were created during the Cold War, there are now a million students and working migrants.

Author: Litek

182. The world-famous ketchup was used in China for marinating fish. His name was “ke-tsiap”.

183. Until 2014, it was not possible to buy or have foreign game consoles in China.

Author: D.N.A

184. Chinese people can download music for free using Google.

185. The reconstruction of the hymen costs 700 dollars.

186. One of the delicacies of Chinese people are cats. They eat over 3 million a year.

187. Annually about one million unborn girls fall victim to abortion.

188. The most expensive telephone number is 8888 8888. It was sold for +300 000$.

189. In this country, fossils of flying mammals from over 160 million years have been discovered.

Author: D.N.A

190. The premiere of CS: GO popular in China took place only in 2017 (5 years after the world premiere). Interestingly, the publisher is not just Perfect World.

191. The Chinese are planning to create the future of the future – HyperFlight, connecting all major cities in China. The planned speed of trains is 4000 km / h.

192. Husbands waiting for their wives shopping at shopping malls, can take advantage of special places with video games.

193. Sunglasses were invented in China in the twelfth century.

Author: Roxi

194. Heihe-Tengchong is a conventional line dividing China into the east and west.

195. The eastern part has 43% of the territory of China and as much as 94% of the population.

Author: Tapleria

196. Chinese scientists made an experiment involving quantum entanglement of two protons. It ended successfully.

197. The football team of China up to the age of 20 is playing the match in the fourth German league. This is a form of preparation for the IO in 2020.

198. The largest building in China is in the city of Chengdu. Its height is 100 m, length 500 m and width 400 m.

Author: Igor74

199. In 1786, after a quake, a rock landslip blocked the Dadu River. Large amounts of accumulated water after 10 days broke through the landslide flooding nearby areas and killing 100,000 people.

200. The largest dam in the world is built on the Dadu River.

201. In July 2016, the largest radio telescope in the world was completed in the Kuejczou province. The diameter of its bowl is 500 m.

202. About as many people as citizens have Poland, he lives in caves in China.

Author: HerbAta

203. On the Three Gorges Dam is the largest hydroelectric plant in the world. It generates as much electricity during the year as all power plants in Poland within 7 months.

204. Time travel is a taboo subject.

205. According to the Chinese regulations, the perpetrator of a road accident is more “profitable” to kill the person who has been hit, because then the main penalty to pay is a one-off fine. In other cases, the driver bears all the costs of treating the victim.

Author: Patryk

206. The death penalty threatens even for non-payment of taxes.

Author: Liliana

207. In 2015, 4% of fatal accidents were caused by people driving under the influence of alcohol.

Author: Lutra

208. China is one of the five countries in the world where women commit more suicide than men. The other countries are: Bangladesh, Pakistan, Iraq and Indonesia.

209. The percentage share in the global Chinese economy in 2015 is 13.9% (compared to Poland’s share of 0.74%, and the United States – 23.32%).

Author: Setar

210. It was only at the end of the 1970s that foreign tourists began to visit the country.

Author: Pamela

211. In China, you can find an old “baby” – Fiat 126p. At the beginning of the 80s it was one of the first, very popular imported car.

Author: Pamela

212. Left-hand traffic was in force until 1946.

Author: AutoMania

213. In this country, a person who is 14 years old is subject to criminal liability.

214. There is 519 million square kilometers of land in China (54% of the country).

215. 49 people out of 1000 possess firearms.

216. Wenquan is the highest located city in the country.

217. In this country, women have the right to vote since 1947.

218. In this country, the formalities associated with setting up a business last 35 days.

219. The country joined the UN on October 24, 1945.

Author: Statyk

220. The work week is 40 hours.

221. 20,500,000 km2 of the country is covered by forests (21.4%)

222. In 2016, a death sentence was imposed on over 1000 people.

Author: Statyk

223. In this country, the amount of income tax for individuals is 45%, and for companies 25% (2018).

224. The tax on goods and services is 16% (2018).

225. The level of inflation in 2018 is 2.1%.

Author: Fan%

226. In 2018, the average monthly salary in this country is 6 190 ¥.

Author: Daria

227. In China, people do not use GPS only with BeiDou.

228. Chinese scientists using the Internet and the robot carried out a successful fracture operation on a patient at a distance of 3,700 km.

229. The Chinese are planning to put in a special mirror in 2020, reflecting sunlight, illuminating the area with diameters from 10 to 80. The light is to be 8 times brighter than the moon’s luminosity.

Author: Bartek

230. Chinese army rebuilt old tanks on remotely controlled.

231. A Chinese company that owns, among others Volvo bought the Terrafugia startup, which deals in the production of flying cars. The first models are to appear already in 2019.

Author: Mika

What is the highest peak in China?
The highest peak in China is Mount Everest (8848 m above sea level).

answer: Marta

What is the largest river in China?
The Yangtze River is the largest river in China, 5,520 km.

answer: Marta

What is the largest lake in China?
we’re waiting for a response …


What is the national dish?
we’re waiting for a response …


Which China has national colors?
National colors: red and gold.

answer: Marta

What is national alcohol?
The national alcohol is moutai.

answer: Marta

What is the national animal?
The national animal is a panda.

answer: Marta

What is the national sport?
Table tennis is a national sport.

answer: Marta

Which countries borders China?
China borders on such countries as: Afghanistan 76 km, Bhutan 470 km, Myanmar 2185 km, India 3,380 km, Kazakhstan 1,533 km, North Korea 1,416 km, Kyrgyzstan 858 km, Laos 423 km, Mongolia 4,677 km, Nepal 1 236 km, Pakistan 523 km, Russia 3 645 km, Tajikistan 414 km, Vietnam 1 281 km.

answer: Marta

What is the average age of people living in this country?
The average age people living in this country is 36.8 years.

answer: Marta

What is the minimum wage?
The minimum wage varies from 1 270 yuan (around 774 zlotys) to 2 030 yuan (around 1237 zlotys) per month depending on the region. The hourly rate starts from 11.2 yuan (around 6.8 zlotys) to 18.5 yuan (around 11.2 zlotys). Data from 2015.

answer: Marta

What is the population density in China?
The population density is 143 people per km2.

answer: Marta

What is the motto of this country?
we’re waiting for a response …


What is the highest temperature recorded in this country?
The highest temperature: 50.3 ° C was measured at Ayding Lake.

answer: Marta

What is the lowest temperature recorded in this country?
The lowest temperature: -52,3 ° C was measured in Mohe County.

answer: Marta

With how many years can you legally buy alcohol?
In this country, alcohol can be bought at the age of 18.

answer: Marta