Interesting and fun facts about China

June 2, 2009 | In: Countries facts

China is the fourth largest country in the world.

The Chinese calendar dates back to 2600 B.C.Each year is represented by an animal. There are twelve animals which represent the twelve months. The Chinese had an advanced system of astronomy as well as mathematics, which laid a strong foundation for their beliefs and traditions, followed till date.

The Great Wall of China is also known as the “Ten Thousand Li Wall”, one Li is equal to 500 meters. The wall is over 1500 miles in length. The Great Wall is one of the 7 world wonders . The Great Wall can be seen
by the human eye from outer

For the last 4,000 years China has been the oldest continuous civilization on Earth.

The longest river in China is the Yangtze.

China is among the world’s largest producers of cotton and Silk production has been an important part of the Chinese economy for thousands of years.

Paper was invented in China around 105 A.D., by the eunuch Ts’ai Lun.

Tree hugging in China is strictly forbidden.

Ice cream was invented in China around 2000BC when the Chinese packed a soft milk and rice mixture in the snow.

The story of Cinderella first appears in a Chinese book written between 850 and 860 A.D.

China is a bicycle kingdom. China manufactures 60% of the world’s bicycles (the united states buys 86% of the world’s bicycles).

Shanghai is the third largest of the four direct-controlled municipalities of the People’s Republic of China, after Chongqing and Beijing.

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5 Responses to Interesting and fun facts about China


Ravi kumar

August 28th, 2009 at 7:09 am

The Great Wall CAN’T be seen by the human eye from outer space.
Please let us know the reference.

Interesting facts… keep up the good work. :)



September 24th, 2009 at 6:05 am

just wanted to comment on your page. I read your strange facts every day, and often use your facts on my twitter page chinadreams.

Keep Up the Good Fact Hunting.



March 23rd, 2010 at 9:33 pm

I believe Mexico City and Bombay are both bigger in population than Shanghai



July 27th, 2010 at 12:55 am

The most densely populated metropolis in the world is the main island of Hong Kong.

Its population density of about 250,000 people per square mile (97,000 people per square kilometer) is almost double that of Lagos, Nigeria, the second densest city.

Hong Kong has achieved many distinctions, including that of being the 8th largest economy in the world, despite a population of only six million people!



May 24th, 2012 at 8:04 am

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