Flag of People's Republic of China

Flag of People's Republic of China

The flag of People Republic of China was adopted in 1949, when Mao Zedong founded the Republic. The dominant color of the flag is red, which is Chinese traditional color and also is characteristic of communism and revolutionary moods. In the left part of the flag, we can find one large and four small stars, whose symbolism can be interpreted in many different ways. One theory says that the large star represents the Communist Party and the small stars stand for four social classes in China - workers, farmers, entrepreneurs, and capitalists. Another explanation agrees on the big star, but insists that the small stars symbolize the four smaller parties that were allowed in China. According to others, the stars may symbolize the five largest ethnic groups in the country.

Neighbouring countries

Flag Country Capital Population Total area
Flag of Afghanistan Afghanistan Kabul 25,500,100 652,090 km2
Flag of Bhutan Bhutan Thimphu 745,200 47,000 km2
Flag of India India New Delhi 1,241,610,000 3,287,260 km2
Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan Astana 17,186,000 2,724,900 km2
Flag of Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan Bishkek 5,663,133 199,900 km2
Flag of Laos Laos Vientiane 6,580,800 236,800 km2
Flag of Mongolia Mongolia Ulaanbaatar 2,931,300 1,564,120 km2
Flag of Myanmar Myanmar Naypyidaw 53,259,000 676,578 km2
Flag of Nepal Nepal Kathmandu 26,494,504 147,181 km2
Flag of North Korea North Korea Pyongyang 24,895,000 120,538 km2
Flag of Pakistan Pakistan Islamabad 185,914,000 796,095 km2
Flag of Russia Russia Moscow 143,700,000 17,098,200 km2
Flag of Tajikistan Tajikistan Dushanbe 8,160,000 143,100 km2
Flag of Vietnam Vietnam Hanoi 89,708,900 331,689 km2

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Main information

Country
People's Republic of China
Capital city
Beijing
Population
1,363,350,000 (2014)
Total area
9,640,820 km2
Formation
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Highest point
Mount Everest (8,848 m)
GDP
$ 9,055 (IMF, 2012)
Currency
chinese renminbi yuan (CNY)
Code
CN (CHN)
Calling code
+86
Internet TLD
.cn

Country is member of

By continents
Asia

Name of country in other languages

Czech
Čínská lidová republika (Čína) (Peking)
English
People's Republic of China (Beijing)
German
China, Volksrepublik (Peking)
French
Chine (Pékin)
Italian
Cina (Pechino)
Spanish
China (Pekín)
Russian
Китай (Пекин)
Slovak
Čína (Peking)
Polish
Chiny (Pekin)
Portuguese
República Popular da China (Pequim)
Chinese
中华人民共和国 (北京)
Japanese
中華人民共和国 (北京)
Turkish
Çin Halk Cumhuriyeti (Pekin)
Norwegian
Folkerepublikken Kina (Beijing)
Swedish
Kina (Peking)
Hungarian
Kína (Peking)
Dutch
Volksrepubliek China (Peking)
Danish
Kina (Beijing)
Finnish
Kiina (Peking)
Hebrew
הרפובליקה העממית של סין (בייג'ינג)

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