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How long is the Great Wall of China?
The Great Wall of China is around 6,400 kilometers.

When was the Great Wall of China built?
The Great Wall of China was built over a large period of time. In the beginning of the Great Wall of China’s history, regional kingdoms built walls for their own fortification and defense. This was thought to have started around the 7th century BC. The Great Wall of China was then fully built and unified around (221-206 BC) during the Qin Dynasty. Subsequent improvements occurred 1700 years later. This included expanding and bolstering the strength of the Great Wall of China.

How wide is the Great Wall of China?
The Great Wall of China width varies by the area of the Great Wall of China you are at. On average, the width is around 15 to 30 feet wide.

How tall is the Great Wall of China?
The Great Wall of China has an average height of 25 feet.

Where is the Great Wall of China?
The Great Wall of China covers around four thousand miles from Shanhaiguan to Lop Nur. The Great Wall of China stretches from seaport of China’s east coast to Xinjiang in China’s northwest.

Who built the Great Wall of China?
The Great Wall of China was built by peasants, soldiers and criminals. Soldiers were the primary workforce and did most of the work. Criminals did work for punishment or when they need more workers.

Why was the Great Wall of China built?
The Great Wall of China was built for a variety of purposes. First, the Great Wall of China was built as a lookout post for easy viewing of enemies. Also, the Great Wall of China served as a barrier between the enemies so that they could not easily penetrate the territory. Finally, the Great Wall of China served as a safeguard to the new cultural influence of Europe through the Silk Road and such.

What is the Great Wall of China made out of?
The Great Wall of China was built from earth stones and wood.

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