5 Fascinating Facts About China


You may know that China is the most populous country in the world, but do you know these other interesting China facts? Read on to learn more about this unique and diverse country.

5 Fascinating China Facts

    1. While China has the largest population, it is only the 73rd most densely-populated country in the world. (source) China is home to more than 1.4 billion people, but because of its vast size, it is only the 73rd most densely-populated country on the planet. It has 153.7 people per square kilometer.
    1. China’s Yangtze River is the longest river in Asia and the third-longest in the world. (source) The Yangtze River is 3,915 miles (6,300 kilometers) long. The only other rivers in the world that are longer are the Nile and the Amazon.
    1. China is home to the most profitable bank in the world. (source) The Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, better known as ICBC, earned $1,452 every second in 2021, making it the most profitable bank on the planet.
    1. China has the world’s largest network of high-speed railway. (source) 40,000 kilometers of high-speed railway help transport China’s residents around the country. This system is enough to reach 93% of people with a population of more than 500,000 in the country. It also is enough to circle the Equator!
    1. China only has one time zone. (source) Despite being almost as wide as the continental United States (which has 4 time zones), the entire country of China only has one time zone.

Which of these interesting facts about China is most surprising to you?

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