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Flag of People’s Republic of China

The flag of China is also known as the “five-Star red flag”. This flag has been used since late 40-s of the XX century after the Civil War ended. The Chinese believe that ithe flag looks modest and rich at the same time this symbol reflects the national spirit and the country`s wealth.

The history of the national flag

For a long time, China did not have a single flag, as the country was divided into many parts. British were the first who tried to create a flag for this territory. This is not surprising, because at that time China was one of the colonies of the British Empire. Initially, the flag had a triangular shape, but it was quickly changed to a rectangular shape. There also was a large blue dragon in the center of a yellow field.

The design

The Chinese flag is a red rectangular field. In its upper left part there is a large golden five-pointed star and four smaller one streching their points to it. Red is a classic symbol of communism and the socialist revolution. It symbolises blood that people shed in their struggle for the future. Gold symbolises their hopes for the better future in socialist Republic the wealth of the country and people ready to work hard.

Country:People's Republic of China

Capital city:Beijing

Total area:9,640,820 km2

Population:1,363,350,000 (2014)

Currency:chinese renminbi yuan (CNY)

Code:CN (CHN)

Calling code:+86

By continents:Asia,

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