Which country invented paper, gunpowder, silk, porcelain, printing and the magnetic compass? The answer is China. China is one of the oldest civilizations and for centuries it was ahead of the rest of the world in technology, math and science. For thousands of years, emperors ruled China. Its history is divided into dynasties, or periods of time ruled by lines of emperors.
China is the fourth largest country in the world, after Russia, Canada and the United States, but it has the most people of any country. China is growing and changing more quickly than any other place on Earth. Because of this, it is becoming crowded and polluted.
The Chinese landscape includes mountains, forests, deserts, high plateaus and coastal areas. Here you will find thousands of animals and plants, including the giant panda, which lives only in the mountains of southwest China. Many rivers run through China. The Yangtze River is the third largest river in the world.
After thousands of years, the last emperor lost power in 1912. China was invaded by Japan and later became a communist state. The communist government forces strict control over the people.
Fun Facts about China for Kids
- 1,303,701,000 people live in China.
- China has 3,705,405 square miles of land.
- People in China speak Mandarin Chinese, Cantonese and other dialects.
- Most people are Taoist, Buddhist or Muslim.
- People in China can expect to live 71 years.
- 86 percent of adults can read.
- Porcelain: a type of hard, thin pottery
- Civilization: community or group of people
- Dynasty: a family of rulers who rule a country for many years
- Pollute: become dirty
- Communism: a system of government in which the government owns all land and property.
All About China Video for Kids
Check out this cool video about China for kids:
This is a video documentary about the history of China, its early dynasties and what the ancient Chinese did that created their empire.
Question: What is the Great Wall of China?
Answer: The Great Wall of China was built more than 2,000 years ago to protect China from invaders. It stretches over 5,000 miles across China. Made from stone, bricks, wood and pressed mud, the wall is 30 feet across at its widest.
Map of China
Here’s a map of the country of China and all its cities and villages. Zoom in to get into street level or zoom out to see other countries around China! You can see the terrain, but also see the roads, images of the buildings and even take a 3D tour through the streets of the cities of China, as though you are actually there!
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