Fun facts about China

  • Over 93 million people in China have the surname of ‘Wang’.
  • In China, surnames are written first.
  • A woman doesn’t take her husband’s surname.
  • China is one of the world’s most important countries.
  • It has the largest population of 1.37 billion which is more than 1/7 of the world’s population.
  • Roughly one in every five people is Chinese.
  • It is the fourth biggest country by area.
  • 500 years ago it was one of the world’s wealthiest countries.
  • Today China is the world’s top exporter of goods.
  • China has thousands of rivers.
  • Because China is so big and so mountainous, it has a wide range of climates
  • The far south is in the tropics, the far north was much cooler.
  • In Northeast and Southeast China there are over 100 people per sq km.

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