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China

Description of China

China occupies a large territory in central and eastern Asia. The area of ​​the country is about 9.6 million square kilometers, and it ranks third in the world after Russia (17.08 million) and Canada (9.98 million). China is bordered by Korea in the north-east; Russia and Mongolia in the north; Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan in the west; Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan and India in the south-west; and by Burma, Laos and Vietnam in the south. Taiwan and the tropical island of Hainan are the largest of more than 5.000 islands of the country. The highest point of China is the peak of Mount Everest (Qomolangma) (8,848 meters), and the lowest is the Turfan Depression (154 meters below sea level).

China is washed by Bohai, Yellow, East China and South China seas. The main rivers of the country are the Yangtze and the Yellow River. The length of the first is about 6,300 km, and the length of the second, according to various sources, ranges from 4670 to 5464 kilometers.

China consists of 23 provinces, 5 autonomous regions, 4 municipalities under the central government (Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin and Chongqing), and 2 special administrative regions - Hong Kong and Macau. The country's capital is the city of Beijing. Taiwan is a province of China, which is a de facto independent state. National language is Chinese (Han).

Some facts about China

Population of country 1,330,044,000 people
Area of China 9,596,960 sq. kilometers
Located on the continent Asia (AS)
Capital of China Beijing
Currency at China Yuan Renminbi (CNY)
Domain Zone .cn
Phone country code 86
FIPS code of China CH

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More information about China

Climate of China:
  • extremely diverse
  • tropical in south to subarctic in north
Terrain of China:
  • mostly mountains, high plateaus, deserts in west
  • plains, deltas, and hills in east
China also has such useful resources as: coal, iron ore, petroleum, natural gas, mercury, tin, tungsten, antimony, manganese, molybdenum, vanadium, magnetite, aluminum, lead, zinc, rare earth elements, uranium, hydropower potential (world's largest).

Top cities of China


City Name Population State Coordinates
1 Shanghai 14,608,512 people Shanghai Shi 31.22222 x 121.45806
2 Zhumadian 8,263,100 people Henan Sheng 32.97944 x 114.02944
3 Beijing 7,480,601 people Beijing Shi 39.9075 x 116.39723
4 Nanchong 7,150,000 people Sichuan Sheng 30.79508 x 106.08474
5 Tai'an 5,499,000 people Shandong Sheng 36.18528 x 117.12
6 Yueyang 5,000,000 people Hunan 29.33333 x 113.09194
7 Kaifeng 4,800,000 people Henan Sheng 34.79111 x 114.34833
8 Wuhan 4,184,206 people Hubei 30.58333 x 114.26667
9 Chongqing 3,967,028 people Chongqing Shi 29.56278 x 106.55278
10 Chengdu 3,950,437 people Sichuan Sheng 30.66667 x 104.06667
11 Tianjin 3,766,207 people Tianjin Shi 39.14222 x 117.17667
12 Puyang 3,590,000 people Zhejiang Sheng 29.46028 x 119.88611
13 Shenyang 3,512,192 people Liaoning 41.79222 x 123.43278
14 Shiyan 3,460,000 people Hubei 32.6475 x 110.77806
15 Harbin 3,229,883 people Heilongjiang Sheng 45.75 x 126.65
16 Xi'an 3,225,812 people Shaanxi Sheng 34.25833 x 108.92861
17 Lanzhou 3,200,000 people Gansu Sheng 36.05639 x 103.79222
18 Guangzhou 3,152,825 people Guangdong Sheng 23.11667 x 113.25
19 Nanjing 3,087,010 people Jiangsu Sheng 32.06167 x 118.77778
20 Shenzhen 3,000,000 people Guangdong Sheng 22.54554 x 114.0683
21 Taiyuan 2,722,475 people Shanxi Sheng 37.86944 x 112.56028
22 Yunfu 2,612,800 people Guangdong Sheng 22.93056 x 112.0373
23 Changchun 2,537,421 people Jilin Sheng 43.88 x 125.32278
24 Zhongshan 2,493,400 people Guangdong Sheng 21.32256 x 110.58291
25 Changsha 2,073,938 people Hunan 28.2 x 112.96667
26 Jinan 2,069,266 people Shandong Sheng 36.66833 x 116.99722
27 Dalian 2,035,307 people Liaoning 38.91222 x 121.60222
28 Zhengzhou 2,014,125 people Henan Sheng 34.75778 x 113.64861
29 Shijiazhuang 1,992,474 people Hebei Sheng 38.04139 x 114.47861
30 Jilin 1,881,977 people Jilin Sheng 43.85083 x 126.56028

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