An Inside Look:

China

Geography

10 facts on China's Geography.

  1. China stretches approximately 3,250 miles East to West, and approximately 3,400 miles North to South.
  2. China's coastline is approximately 9,010 miles long.
  3. China is surrounded by 14 countries, including Mongolia, Russia, and North Korea.
  4. The western part of China is called the "Roof of the World" because the land there is approximately 16,500 feet high.
  5. Approximately 1/3 of China is covered in mountains.
  6. China is surrounded by many large bodies of water, including the East China Sea, the Korea Bay, the Yellow Sea, the Taiwan Strait, and the South China Sea.
  7. There are over 50,000 rivers throughout China.
  8. The Yangtze River in China is the third longest river in the world.
  9. China is the world's largest producer of antimony, natural graphite, tungsten, and zinc.
  10. Only approximately 14.86% of China is arable.

Culture

Government

  1. There have been about 24 dynasties throughout China's history. Dynasties ended in 1912 with the Republic of China.
  2. The current ruler of China (president) is Xi Jinping.
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Religion

  1. Taoism was made in China.
  2. There are 50 different peoples in China.
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Customs & Traditions

  1. Building walls is a major part of Chinese culture. China has grown up trying to keep people out of their land.
  2. Chinese knots represent good luck wishes.
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Language

  1. China has many different languages, but they can all unite and use the standard symbols.
  2. Official language is Mandarin.
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Social Organization

  1. The group is considered more important than the individual.
  2. There are only 22 ancient surnames used today.
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Arts & Literature

  1. The Great Wall of China is considered the largest form of art in the world.
  2. The I Ching is the best example of a Chinese holy book.
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Economy

  1. China is one of the wealthiest countries in the world.
  2. China is one of the most developed country in the world.
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DBQ's

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Look at the graph and then answer the questions.

  1. What direction did the population go in during the Han Dynasty?
  2. Why did the population go slowly in that direction?

Venn Diagram

China

  1. Life Expectancy: 74.99 years.
  2. 7 Major Languages.
  3. 95.1% of people can read.
  4. 50.6% Urban Population.
  5. 37/100,000 Birth Deaths.
  6. Adult Obesity: 5.7%.
  7. Time Difference: UTC+8.
  8. Voting: 18 years.
  9. 23 Provinces.
  10. GDP: $9,300.

North Korea

  1. Life Expectancy: 69.51 years.
  2. 1 Major Language.
  3. 100% of people can read.
  4. 60.3% Urban Population.
  5. 81/100,000 Birth Deaths.
  6. Adult Obesity: 3.9%.
  7. Time Difference: UTC+9.
  8. Voting: 17 years.
  9. 9 Provinces.
  10. GDP: $1,800.

Both

  1. Communist Government.
  2. Most people are 25-54 years old.
  3. Buddhists and Christians present.
  4. Legal System: Civil Law.
  5. Labor Force- Occupation by agriculture: ~35%.