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China map shows that it is the most populous country of the world with population of around 1.35 billion. The PRC is single-party state which is governed by Communist Party with its seat of government in capital city named Beijing. It also exercises jurisdiction over the 22 provinces, some five autonomous regions, some four direct-controlled municipalities like Shanghai, Beijing Tianjin and Chongqing and two self-governing and special administrative regions like Macau and Hong Kong.

China map shows that China covers approximately around 9.6 million square kilometers. China is world’s second-largest country by its land area but only third and fourth-largest by the total area depending on method of the measurement. China’s landscape is known to be diverse and vast ranging from the forest steppes, Taklamakan deserts and the Gobi and in arid north to subtropical forests in wetter south. The People’s Republic of China is second-largest country in this world. Specific area figures usually range from 9,572,900 km2 that is 3,696,100 sq. mi according to Encyclopedia Britannica. Around 9,596,961 km2 that is 3,705,407 sq. mi according to UN Demographic Yearbook. Around 9,596,961 km2 that is 3,705,407 sq. mi according to CIA World Fact book.

China map shows that it has longest combined land border in this world measuring about 22,117 km that is 13,743 mi from mouth of Yalu River to Gulf of Tonkin. China borders around 14 nations more than any country except Russia which also borders around 14 nations.

The territory of China lies between the latitudes of 18° and the latitudes of 54° N and the longitudes of 73° and the longitudes of 135° E. China’s landscapes also varies significantly across vast width. In east along shores of the Yellow Sea and East China Sea there are some extensive and some densely populated alluvial plains while on edges of Inner Mongolian plateau in the north some broad grasslands tend to predominate.

Southern China is dominated by some hills and some low mountain ranges while central-east hosts deltas of China’s two important rivers named the Yangtze River and the Yellow River. Other major rivers also include Xi, the Mekong, the Brahmaputra and the Amur. To west sits some major mountain ranges most notably Himalayas. High plateaus feature among the more arid landscapes of north such as Taklamakan and Gobi Desert. The world’s highest point is known as Mount Everest which is 8,848m lies on Sino-Nepalese border. A major environmental issue in China is continued expansion of its deserts particularly Gobi Desert.

China map shows the languages most spoken in China belong to Sino Tibetan language family. There are also some major linguistic groups within Chinese language itself. The most spoken varieties are the Mandarin spoken by around 70% of population Yue includes Cantonese and Taishanese, Wu includes Shanghainese, Min includes Hokkien and Teochew, Xiang, Hakkan and Gan.

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