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China Facts

  • Country Name: China
  • Continent: Asia
  • Capital City: Beijing
  • Primary Language: Standard Chinese
  • Population: 1.396 billion (2017)
  • Currency: Yuan - 元 (CNY)
  • GDP: $13.6 trillion (2018)

17 China Facts for Kids

  1. China is a country in Asia.
  2. The primary language spoken in Standard Chinese.
  3. A native or resident of China is called Chinese.
  4. The capital of city of China is Beijing.
  5. In 2017, the population of China was estimated to be 1.386 billion.
  6. China is the most populated country in the world.
  7. The national currency in China is the Yuan (CNY).
  8. In 2018, the World Bank estimated the GDP for China was $13.6 trillion.
  9. China covers 3,705,407 square miles.
  10. The largest city in China is Shanghai.
  11. The government in China is a Unitary one-party socialist republic.
  12. The country calling code for China is +88.
  13. China only has one official time zone: UTC+8 (China Standard Time).
  14. The date format used in China is yyyy-mm-dd, for example, 2019/02/01 would be February 1st, 2019.
  15. In China, cars are driven on the right side.
  16. Each year in China is represented by one of twelve animals.
  17. Chopsticks were invested in China around 5,000 years ago, and they were used for cooking, not eating.

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