Amazing Facts about geography of China

Facts related to geography of China:

geography facts of China
People’s Republic of China (orthographic projection)- Territory of China in green, territory that is claimed but not controlled in light green. Source:-“Wikipedia”
  • China is the fourth largest country in the world.
  •  The total area of China is listed as 9,572,900 km2 (3,696,100 sq mi) by the Encyclopædia Britannica.
geography facts of china
Mt.Everest peak
  • Mount Qomolangma (which means Mother Goddess of the Earth) which is also known as Mount Everest is the highest point in the world.It is located between China and Nepal.
  • Though China is fourth largest country,it is in one time zone.
  • Grand Canal of China is the world’s longest artificial river in the world and oldest canal.The total length of the Grand Canal is 1,794 kilometers.
Sui Wendi Tang
Emperor Wen of Sui, who launched the project of the Grand Canal, painting by Tang artist Yan Liben (600–673)-left of image; Emperor Yang of Sui, son of Emperor Wen of Sui, who completed the project, painting by Tang artist Yan Liben (600–673)-right of image.
  • The third longest river in the world,longest river in Asia is the Yangtze River, or Chang Jiang which flows for 6,418 kilometers.
  • Three of the world’s ten longest rivers have their source in China.
  • China is the world’s largest country by population with more than 1.35 billion people.They make up one-fifth of the world’s population.To regulate the population explosion in their country they have  implemented a strict family planning policy, known as the “one-child policy.”
  • The Great Wall of China is the longest man-made structure in the world. Archaeological surveys  found that the entire wall with all of its branches measure out to be 21,196 km (13,171 mi).For more facts about The Great Wall of China, read Amazing Facts About The Great Wall Of China-Spinfold
  • Beijing the capital of China is its cultural,economic and communications center.Shanghai is the most populous urban center,the largest industrial and commercial city and also China’s leading port.
  • The Gobi Desert lies in the territory of the People’s Republic of China and Mongolia.The Gobi  is the fifth-largest desert in the world and Asia’s largest.
  • According to China’s environmental watchdog, China is losing a million acres (4,000 km²) per year to desertification.
Gobi by NASA World Wind
Gobi by NASA World Wind
  • China  has international borders with 14 countries, more than any other, except Russia, which also has 14.China has the longest land boundary in the world.

Table of countries which share a land border with China.

Country Length (km)
Mongolia 4677
Russia (NE) 3605
India 3380
Burma 2185
Kazakhstan 1533
North Korea 1416
Vietnam 1281
Nepal 1236
Kyrgyzstan 858
Pakistan 523
Bhutan 470
Laos 423
Tajikistan 414
Afghanistan 76
Russia (NW) 40

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