Where is China?

Located in Eastern Asia, China has a 22,457.00 km border with Afghanistan (91 km), Bhutan (477 km), Burma (2,129 km), India (2,659 km), Kazakhstan (1,765 km), North Korea (1,352 km), Kyrgyzstan (1,063 km), Laos (475 km), Mongolia (4,630 km), Nepal (1,389 km), Pakistan (438 km), Russia (northeast) (4,133 km), Russia (northwest) (46 km), Tajikistan (477 km) and Vietnam (1,297 km).Continuing talks and confidence-building measures work toward reducing tensions over the disputed territory of Kashmir. Boundary disputes also exist between China and Bhutan.

China is an Asian country covering 9,596,960.00 km2 of which 2.82% is water and 9,326,410.00 km2 is land. This makes it the 5th largest country in the world and slightly smaller than the US. Its geographic coordinates are 35 00 N, 105 00 E and Beijing is the capital city.

The English name "China" comes from the Qin (Chin) rulers who were active in the 3rd century.

Its ISO code is CN.

Geography

China has a mean elevation of 1,840 m above sea level. Its lowest elevation is Turpan Pendi which is -154m below sea level. Its highest elevation is Mount Everest (highest peak in Asia and highest point on earth above sea level) which is 8,850m above tall.

It has an extremely varied climate, from tropical in the south to subarctic in the north. its terrain is mostly made up of mountains, with deserts in the west and deltas and hills in the east.

Population

China has a population of 1,373,541,278 making it the largest in the world. The majority of the country lives in the eastern half of the country.

Standard Chinese (Mandarin), Cantonese, Shanghainese are the most common languages spoken. The majority ethnic group is Han Chinese. Buddhism, Christianity, and folk religions are all practiced in China.

The dialing code for the country is 86.

Government

China is an independent country. It became the People's Republic of China in 1949. Its constitution was last ratified in 2004.

Economy

Factoring in Purchasing Power Parity, China's GDP is $21,100,000,000,000.00 (USD) with $14,600.00 (USD) per capita. This makes it the largest economy and its citizens the 108th richest in the world. The currency of China is the Yuan Renminbi (CNY).

Its major export partners are the United States, Hong Kong, and Japan. Its main exports are electrical and other machinery. Its major import partners are South Korea, the United States, and Japan. Its major imports include electrical and other machinery, oil and mineral fuels, and nuclear reactors and boilers.

This page was last modified on September 6th, 2017