Learning unit: Introduction to China: geography, population, languages, religion, civilization... Syllabus:
Sample of the learning unit - Introduction to China
Learning unit summary - Introduction to China:
The People's Republic of China is the third biggest nation in the world (9,600,000 Km²)
The People's Republic of China is a nation with a very early civilization and a long history. The ancient Chinese has invented: the compass, gunpowder, the art of paper-making or block printing. The Great Wall or the Grand Canal built by the Chinese people are regarded as engineering achievement of all the times.
The People's Republic of China is divided into provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities. A province or an autonomous region is subdivided into autonomous prefectures, counties, autonomous counties and /or cities. A county or an autonomous county is subdivided into townships, ethnic townships and/or towns.
In 2011, Total population in the mainland of the People's Republic of China (PRC) amounted to 1,347,350,000. The natural growth rate of population was - 0.1 per thousand in Beijing and it was - 1.35 per thousand in Shanghai.
The People's Republic of China is a tied multi-ethnic nation (56 ethnic Groups). The majority ethnic group in China is the Han (91.6%). The 55 ethnic Groups of the People's Republic of China are referred to as ethnic minorities.