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The basic information of China is quite simple. Beijing is the capital of China. China is the third biggest country in the world because it is approximately nine million, five hundred sixty one thousand kilometers squared. Its population is first in the world with approximately one billion, two hundred ninety five million in 2000. Even though Beijing is the capital, it is not the biggest. Shanghai is the biggest city in the country with regards to square kilometers. (Book 1: "China... In Pictures")

China's geographical information is unbelievable. It has the two biggest mountains in the world. The mountains are in three steps: the first step is the tallest followed by the second tallest and lastly, the smallest. Mount Everest Range is the first and is called "The Roof of the World". The second is Yunnan, Guizah, and Loess at one thousand to two thousand meters. The Bulk is the smallest at one hundred to two hundred meters.

Rivers are a whole different story. There is only one main river: Yangtze River that leads in farming and industry. (Internet 2: "")

Culture is really important to China. Although China hasn't many big religious groups, they have a lot of bordering countries. Korea, Russia, Mongolia, Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar, India, Bhutan, Nepal, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, and finally Kazakhstan are the bordering countries to China. (Internet 2: "") (Book 3: "The World Book Encyclopedia")

China has many celebrations but I'm only going to tell you one of them. The Moon Festival is also called The Mid-Autumn Festival and takes place on the fifteenth day of the eighth lunar month. This festival started back to the Tang Dynasty 618 A.D. and celebrates the brightest full moon of the year. This has a story behind it. This man called Hou Yih built...