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60+ INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT CHINA

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China is the world’s most populous country , the world’s 3 rd largest country by area, the world’s 2 nd largest country by land area, and the largest country wholly inside Asia . The process of making  silk cloth was invented in China around 2696 BC. The Chinese managed to keep it secret from the outside world till 550 AD. ( Source ) The world’s two  fastest trains  are in China. The maximum speed for Shanghai Maglev is 267 mph (431 km/hr), while Fuxing Hao can run at a maximum speed of 249 mph. ( Source ) Chinese celebrate their New Year for 15 days. There are exclusive traditions to celebrate each day of the Chinese New Year. ( Source ) China has highest number of  UNESCO World Heritage sites  in the world. China shares the 1 st  position with  Italy  the as both countries have 55 sites each. ( Source ) The Chinese communist govt. opposes all religions. It is a major factor behind the largest percentage of atheists in the country. China is the  most atheist country in the world

45 INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT CANADA

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Canada, the northernmost country in North America, is the 2 nd largest country by area in the world. Its total area is 9,984,670 km 2 . Canada is the 4 th largest country in the world by land area. It is because of the presence of a large number of freshwater lakes in the country. Around 9% area of Canada is comprised of freshwater lakes. Ice hockey is the national and most favorite sport in Canada. More than 620,000 ice hockey players are registered in Canada. It is the highest number of registered players of ice hockey  for any country in the world. The population of Canada is quite low as compared to its vast area. Canada has one of the lowest population densities in the world. It is just 4 people per square km. Canada is the  coldest country  in the world by average yearly temperature. The annual temperature here is -7.14 C. The lowest temperature ever recorded in Canada is -63 C. ( Source ) Canada has the longest coastline in the world. Its length is 202,080 km which is far