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Nationality: Chinese

Languages: Chinese

Religions:Buddhist, Hindu, Muslims

Population:1,367,485,388

Median Age:36.8%

Population Growth Rate:0.45%

Birth Rate: 1.2%

Death Rate:0.753%

Capital:Beijing

Electricity Production:5.65 Trillion kWh

Electricity Exports:18.16 billion kWh

Electricity Imports :6.75 billion kWh

Telephones User: 249.4 million

Mobile User: 1.3 billion

Airports:507

Airports with Paved Runways : 463

Heliports:47

Railways:191,270 km

Road Ways: 4,10006,387

Water Ways:110,000 km

Passports Validity: Six months


Introduction:
For centuries China stood as a leading civilization , outpacing the rest of the world in the arts and sciences, but in the early 19th and early 20th centuries the country was beset by civil unrest major famines military defeats and foreign occupation


Economy:

Since the late 1970's China has moved fro a closed , centrally planned system to a more market-oriented one that plays a major global role-in 2010 China became the world's largest exporter

interesting facts China

Facts China


  • Ice Cream was invented in China about 2000 B.C. when the Chinese packed a soft milk and rice mixture in the snow
  • China is the fourth Largest country in the world in terms of area
  • In China it is considered good luck for the gate to a house to face south
  • Long ago silk making was a closely guarded secret. Anyone who gave the secret away was risking their life
  • Today's "China" flag was adopted in 1949 after the revolution in which the Communist party gained power
  • Early Chinese inventions include paper ,printing, silk, kites ,umbrellas , the abacus ,porcelain and gunpowder
  • In China people eat with chopsticks made of  wood , bamboo or plastic. 45 million pairs of disposable chopsticks are used in China each year
  • Dim sum is Chinese for touch the heart . These light tasty Chinese snacks are traditionally served to accompany a bowl of tea
  • Rice is a vital dietary staple in China and bowls of rice accompany almost every meal
  • During the Ming Dynasty( 1368-1644) the Great wall was enlarged to 6400 km ( 4000 )
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