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How long is the Great Wall? Exactly 21,196 km, announces China authority

By  Li Yan (People's Daily Online)    17:00, December 02, 2016
How long is the Great Wall? Exactly 21,196 km, announces China authority

On Dec. 2, the State Administration of Cultural Heritage (SACH) released a report on the protection of the Great Wall. In the report, SACH pledged to implement an overall protection plan by the end of 2017, intensifying the patrol and maintenance of relics and allocating financial support for less developed areas along the wall.

The Great Wall spans 15 provinces, municipalities and autonomous regions, and runs for 21,196 kilometers, according to the report. 

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