There are lots of interesting facts about China. Here are some you might find fascinating.
People and Population
China has a population over 1.3 billion. There is one Chinese person in every 5 people in the world. It's the most populous nation in the world.
There are 55 ethnic minorities in China's official records, while the Han people are the largest ethnic group with 91.9% of China's total population.
There are 37 million more males than females in China.
More than half a million millionares are listed as living in China today.
The main minority groups in China are Zhuang, Uygur, Hui, Yi, Tibetan (Zang), Miao, Manchu, Mongol, Buyi and Korean.
The five autonomous areas of China are characterized by the large population of the main minority groups.
There are about 300 languages in use in China today, 206 officially listed. The standard language is Mandarin.
The major religion observed in China is Buddhism with about 1 billion followers. The other beliefs are:
For more information, see China reiligions.
The largest public plaza in the world is the Tiananmen Square, which originally was the gate to the Forbidden City and Imperial Palace. It has 108.7 acre (44 hectare), measuring 2887 feet (880 meters) from south to north, and 1640 feet (500 meters) from east to west.
The new Three Gorges Dam is the biggest dam in the world, being 7660 feet (2335meters) in length and 607 feet (40 meters) in hight. Its base is 377 feet (115 meters) wide, and its top 131 feet (40 meters) wide.
There are a few vast statues in China, including:
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