IN WHICH CONTINENT CHINA IS LOCATED?
China is also known as Chung-hua, Chung-hua Jen-min Kung-ho-kuo, Chung-kuo, People’s Republic of China, Zhongguo, Zhonghua and Zhonghua Renmin Gongheguo and its official name is Zhonghua Renmin Gongheguo (People’s Republic of China). China is located in the continent Asia on the eastern side. It is the second largest country of Asia Continent.
CHINA MAP IN ASIA CONTINENT
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China is the largest in area in the continent of Asian countries where as it is third in number as compare to entire countries after Russia and Canada. We can say that China is covering 1/14th part of the globe. China is the most populated country in the world. China is consists of 33 parts or administrative units which are subordinated by one central government. These consist of 22 provinces, 5 autonomous regions, 4 municipalities and 2 special administrative regions. Beijing which is also known as Pecking is the capital of People’s Republic of China, Shanghai is the industrial Hub and Hong Kong is the Main port and commercial city of China. China has about 4000 years of known history of rich civilization and culture.
The People’s Republic of China is surrounded by Mongolia to the north, Russia and North Korea to the north-east, The Yellow Sea and The East China Sea to the east, the South China Sea to the south-east, Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar (Burma), India, Bhutan and Nepal to the south, Pakistan to the south-west, and Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Kazakhstan to the west.
FORM OF GOVERNMENT
The form of government in People’s Republic of China is single party with one legislative house which is also known as National People’s Congress and it consists of 3000 members from top to bottom.
Renminbi Yuan (Y) is the currency of China and 1 US dollar equals 7.15 renminbi yuan china (Approx)
The total area of China is 3,696,100 (SQ MI) or 9,572,900 (SQ KM).
China is the multinational and multilingual country and composed of a large number of ethnic and linguistic groups. The main ethnic group is known as HAN (Chinese) which is about 91.6% of the total population of China. On the second number there is ZHUANG which is about 7.14% and rest of about 1.26% of population belongs to other small ethnic groups like HUI, MANCHU, UIGHUR, MIAO, YI, TUJIA, TIBETAN, MANGOLIAN, DONG etc.
TOP LITERARY WORK BY CHINESE
1. Romance of Three Kingdoms – Luo Guanzhong (Ming Dynasty)
2. Fengshen Yanyi – Xu Zhonglin (Ming Dynasty)
3. Water Margin – Shi Naian (Ming Dynasty)
4. The Scholars – Wu Jingzi (Qing Dynasty)
5. The Travels of Lao Can – Liu E (Qing Dynasty)
6. A Heroic Legend of the Sons and Daughters – Wen Kang (Qing Dynasty)
7. Dream of the Red Chamber – Cao Xueqin (Qing Dynasty)
8. Nie Hai Hua – Zeng Pu (Qing Dynasty)
9. Flowers in the Mirror – Li Ruzhen (Qing Dynasty)
10. Journey to the West – Wu Chenen (Ming Dynasty)