Great Waw o Cheenae

Great Waw o Cheenae
The Great Wall of China at Jinshanling.jpg
The Great Wall of China at Jinshanling
Map of the Great Wall of China.jpg
Map o aw the wa constructions
General information
Kintra China
Coordinates40°40′37″N 117°13′55″E / 40°40′37″N 117°13′55″E / 40.67693; 117.231937th century BC
Technical details
Size21,196 km (13,171 mi)[1]
Offeecial nameThe Great Wall
Criteriai, ii, iii, iv, vi
Designatit1987 (11th session)
Reference no.438
State PartyChina
Great Waw o Cheenae
Tradeetional Cheenese
Simplifee'd Cheenese
Leeteral meaninlang waw
Alternative Cheenese name
Tradeetional Cheenese萬里長城
Simplifee'd Cheenese万里长城
Leeteral meaninThe long wall of 10,000 Li ()[2]

The Great Waw o Cheenae is a series o fortifications made o stane, brick, tamped yird, firth, an ither materials, generally biggit alang an east-tae-wast line athort the historical northren borders o Cheenae in pairt tae pertect the Cheenese Empire or its prototeepical states agin intrusions bi various nomadic groups or militar incursions bi various warlike fowks or forces. Several waws wur bein biggit sae air as the 7t century BC;[3] thaim, later jyned thegither an biggit heicher an stranger, are nou collectively referred tae as the Great Waw.[4] Especially famous is the waw biggit atween 220–206 BC bi the first Emperor o Cheenae, Qin Shi Huang. Little o that waw remains. Syne then, the Great Waw haes on an aff been rebuilt, maintained, an enhancit; the majority o the existin waw are frae the Ming Dynasty.


  1. "China's Great Wall Found To Measure More Than 20,000 Kilometers". Bloomberg. 2012-06-05. Retrieved 2012-06-06. 
  2. 10,000 li = 6,508 km (4,044 mi). In Chinese, 10,000 figuratively means "infinite", and the number should not be interpreted for its actual value, but rather as meaning the "infinitely long wall".
  3. The New York Times wi introduction bi Sam Tanenhaus (2011). The New York Times Guide to Essential Knowledge: A Desk Reference for the Curious Mind. St. Martin's Press of Macmillan Publishers. p. 1131. ISBN 978-0-312-64302-7. Beginning as separate sections of fortification around the 7th century B.C. and unified during the Qin Dynasty in the 3rd century B.C., this wa, biggit o earth an rubble wi a facing of brick or stane, rins frae east to west athort China for ower 4,000 miles. 
  4. "Great Wall of China". Encyclopædia Britannica. Large parts of the fortification system date frae the 7th through the 4th century BC. In the 3rd century BC Shihuangdi (Qin Shihuang), the first emperor of a united China (under the Qin dynasty), conneckit a number of existing defensive walls into a single system. Traditionally, the eastern terminus of the wall was considered to be Shanhai Pass (Shanhaiguan) in eastern Hebei province along the coast of the Bo Hai (Gulf of Chihli), and the wall’s length—without its branches and other secondary sections—was thought to extend for some 4,160 miles (6,700 km). 
Other Languages
Alemannisch: Chinesische Mauer
azərbaycanca: Böyük Çin səddi
تۆرکجه: چین دیواری
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Вялікая кітайская сьцяна
brezhoneg: Moger Vras Sina
Mìng-dĕ̤ng-ngṳ̄: Diòng-siàng
Zazaki: Bendê Çini
français: Grande Muraille
贛語: 長城
客家語/Hak-kâ-ngî: Van-lî Tshòng-sàng
hrvatski: Kineski zid
Bahasa Indonesia: Tembok Besar Tiongkok
íslenska: Kínamúrinn
日本語: 万里の長城
한국어: 만리장성
Lëtzebuergesch: Chinesesch Mauer
македонски: Кинески Ѕид
Bahasa Melayu: Tembok Besar China
مازِرونی: چین گت دیوار
Nedersaksies: Sinese muur
Nederlands: Chinese Muur
norsk nynorsk: Den kinesiske muren
Nouormand: Graund-murâle
پنجابی: چین دی کندھ
português: Muralha da China
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Veliki kineski zid
Simple English: Great Wall of China
slovenčina: Čínsky múr
slovenščina: Kitajski zid
Soomaaliga: Gidaarka Shiinaha
српски / srpski: Кинески зид
Seeltersk: Chinesiske Muure
Basa Sunda: Témbok Gedé Cina
Kiswahili: Ukuta wa China
Türkçe: Çin Seddi
татарча/tatarça: Бөек Кытай дивары
ئۇيغۇرچە / Uyghurche: Sedichin Sépili
oʻzbekcha/ўзбекча: Buyuk Xitoy devori
vepsän kel’: Kitain sur' sein
吴语: 长城
Vahcuengh: Cangzcwngz
中文: 长城
文言: 長城
Bân-lâm-gú: Tn̂g-siâⁿ
粵語: 萬里長城