EASTERN ASIA

China Map

A map of China with major cities, towns, roads, and rivers.  It includes topographic features in a physical map, satellite imagery and a provinces map of China.

REFERENCE

China Political Map

China (People’s Republic of China) is the third largest land mass among countries, behind Russia and Canada. It’s slightly larger than the United States, which is the fourth largest country in the world. It borders Mongolia, Burma, Russia, Kazakhstan, Pakistan, India, Bhutan, Laos, Vietnam, North Korea, Nepal, Afghanistan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan. Also, China’s coastlines add up to 14,500 km (9,010 mi) along the Yellow Sea, East China Sea and South China Sea. It’s a rapidly growing economy and is the most populous in the world with over 1.4 billion people. The capital city is Beijing. But its largest city is Shanghai.

IMAGERY

China Satellite Map

China occupies an 9,596,961 km2 (3,705,407 sq mi), which makes it smaller than Canada but larger than the United States. Its landscape is diverse with influence from the Himalayas to the southwest and it’s coastal climate next to the East China Sea.  The north is arid with the Gobi and Taklamakan Deserts. Whereas the south is characterized by wetter conditions and subtropical forests. Forests cover over 20% of China but agriculture land usage is at about 56%.

PHYSICAL

China Physical Map

The terrain in China is mostly mountains, high plateaus and hills. It also consists of deserts in the west, with plains in the eastern part of the country. The highest point in China is Mount Everest, which is also shared with Nepal. This is the highest mountain peak above sea level in the world at 8,848 meters (29,029 ft) in height.  Some of its major mountain chains include Wuyi, Tien, Hengduan, and the Greater Khingan Range.

ADMINISTRATION

China Provincial Map

Currently, there are 23 provinces in China. Also, there are 5 separate autonomous regions, 4 municipalities, and 2 special administrative regions (Hong Kong and Macau). There are also 17 disputed areas, which include Taiwan, India, and more..