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November 27 2012

Great Wall survey completed after 21,000km


An archaeological survey conducted by the State Administration of Cultural Heritage and the State Bureau of Surveying and Mapping that has been ongoing since 2007 has revealed itâs findings on the true length and condition of Chinaâs Great Wall.

Spanning 15 provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities in China, the 2012 survey report has set the entire length of the various walls at 21,196.18 kilometres.

This is the first time the complete figure had been released, as a preliminary survey showed the Great Wall that was built during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) extended around 8,850 kilometres in total length.

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