Flag of China

Flag 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.

Country information

Independent Yes
Country codes CN, CHN (ISO 3166-1)
Official name People's Republic of China
Capital city Beijing
Continent Asia
Member of United Nations
Population 1 401 492 920 (2020)
Total area 9 596 960 km2
Highest point Mount Everest (8 848 m, 29 029 ft)
Lowest point Ayding Lake (-154 m, -505 ft)
GDP per capita $ 9 771 (World Bank, 2018)
Currency Chinese yuan (¥, CNY)
Calling code +86
Internet TLD .cn, .中国, .中國, .公司, .网络

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