The following are some of the useful and intersting information about the History of China for kids. And informtion on the one of the seven wonders in world "The Great Wall of China" for kids.
China is the one of largest country in Asia. Beijing is capital city of china. China is the first country in the world in terms of population with 1,321,851,000 (by July 2007) and stands fourth in terms of size with 9,596,960 square kilometers. China consists of 23 provinces, 5 autonomous regions, and 4 municipalities. Russia, India, Afghanistan, Bhutan, Myanmar, Kazakhstan, North Korea, Kyrgyzstan, and Laos, Macau (semi-autonomous), Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, Tajikistan, and Vietnam are the neighboring countries of china. The great wall of china is one of the seven wonders of the world.
1949 was the year for china as People’s Republic of china. on September 1949 the China's national flag was adopted & in the same year on October 1 the china’s flag was first flown in Tiananmen Square.
The flag consists in red field with five golden yellow stars, one big star in left corner with other four small stars. The color red represents revolution; big star symbolizes the communist party which rules china and the four small stars represent the people of china.
Yangtse River, the Yellow River, and the Pearl River are the major rivers of china.
The Ch'ang-pai Mountains, theTsinling Mountains, and the Nan range are the major mountains in china. And the Himalayas, the highest mountain in the world and it also borders between china and India.
Mount Everest (8,850 m tall), is the highest point in China in the Himalayas and the lowest point in China located in northwestern China is Turpan Pendi, 154 meters (505 feet) below sea level.
Around 221 BC Emperor Qin was the ruler of china who successfully united all parts of china to provide defences against northern invaders by connecting all walls which were built by individual states.
Emperor Qin ordered the building of the “Wan Li Chang Cheng” known as "the ten thousand li Great Wall". A "li" means a length unit in Chinese where 2 li are equal to 1 km.
After Emperor Qin The Ming dynasty (1368-1644) was the one who carried out a major reconstruction project of extending the Great Wall, which resulted in a 6000 kilometre of wall.
• The Great Wall of China was built over 2000 years ago; the Emperor Qin sought of building the wall to protect the country from northern invaders.
• It is 6000 km long but it is believed that the final measurement would be 50000 km
• Ming dynasty (between 1368 and 1644.) was taken the responsibility of reconstructions of the great wall.
• The great wall was constructed by labourers comprising soldiers, common people and criminals. During constructing, it is estimated that up to 1 million people died.
• The Great Wall is 25 feet tall. It ranges from 15 to 30 feet wide.
• The wall is made up of different materials compacted earth, surrounded by local stone, local material, Ming wall was largely made of brick.
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Emperor Qin was the king who connected all the individual states of china and ordered to build the wall to protect the country from invasion or attack by northern tribes.
Many thousand numbers of people were required to build the wall. It is estimated that 3, 00,000 soldiers and 5, 00,000 common people were involved in the constructions.
One of the interesting myths about the great wall is that it can be seen from moon. But according to astronauts Neil Armstrong, Jim Lovell, and Jim Irwin the great wall is not visible from space. But,NASA has provided with images from low-level space vehicles including the space shuttle which clearly shows parts of the wall.
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