On What Continent Is China Located?

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China is located on the continent of Asia. Asia is the largest continent in the world in terms of size and population. As of 2014, China is about 3.7 million square miles, making it the third largest country in the world.

As of 2014, approximately 4 billion people live in Asia, and 1.3 billion of these people live in China. The nation spans five time zones, though the country only uses a single time zone. China has over 9,000 miles of coastline along the Pacific Ocean. As of 2014, China and Russia are tied for bordering the most countries at 14 each.