With approximately 9.6 million square kilometers, the People's Republic of China is the third or fourth largest country by total area and the second largest by land area. Its landscape is diverse, with forest steppes and deserts (the Gobi and Taklamakan) dry and cold in the north, near Mongolia and Siberia (Russia), and with subtropical forests in the hot and humid south, near Vietnam, Laos and Myanmar. The terrain of the country to the west  is of high altitude, with the Himalayas and the Tian Shan mountains forming natural borders between China, India and Central Asia. In contrast, the east coast of mainland China is low-lying and has a long coastline of 14,500 kilometers, bounded on the southeast by the South China Sea and on the east by the East China Sea, beyond which are Taiwan, Korea and Japan

Total Area -9,596,961 km²

Comparison - Fourth largest in the world

Earth - 9,569,901 km ²

Water - 27.060 km ²

Perimeter - 22.117 km

Frontier - Afghanistan 76 km, Bhutan 470 km, Burma 2.185 km, India 3.380 km, Kazakhstan 1.533 km, North Korea 1.416 km, Kyrgyzstan 858 km, Laos 423 km, Mongolia 4.677 km, Nepal 1.236 km, Pakistan 523 km, Russia (northeast) 3.605 km, Russia (northwest) 40 km, Tajikistan 414 km, Vietnam 1.281 km


China is the largest country in East Asia and the most populous in the world, with over 1.3 billion people, about one-seventh of the population of Earth.
It's a socialist republic ruled by the Communist Party of China under a single-party system and has jurisdiction over 22 provinces, five autonomous regions (Xinjiang, Inner Mongolia, Tibet, Ningxia and Guangxi), four municipalities (Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai, and Chongqing) and two Special Administrative Regions with great autonomy (Hong Kong and Macau). The capital of the People's Republic of China is Beijing.


The economy of the People's Republic of China is the second largest in the world. Its gross domestic product (nominal GDP) is estimated at U.S. $ 7.3 trillion (2011 data), while its purchasing power was estimated at just over $ 11.3 trillion. The country's per capita income is $ 5,185 per person (nominal) and $ 8,395 per person (PPP) in 2011, according to the International Monetary Fund. China is the nation with the highest economic growth in 25 years, with an average GDP growth of 10% per year. Per capita income in China grew 8% annually over the past 30 years.

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