The People's Republic of China is the world's fourth largest country (by total area), and one of only five remaining Communist states in the world. It has a population of 1,349,585,838 and gained its independence in 1368. As with the ancient Roman and Egyptian empires, China led most of the world in the arts and sciences for hundreds of years.
China originally had an estimated number of 50,000 rivers. However, due to statistical discrepancies, water and soil loss, and climate change, there are currently only an estimated 22,000 rivers remaining. The rivers in China have a total length of 420,000 kilometers. 1,500 have a catchment area exceeding 1,000 square kilometers.
Prolonged drought in the area result in debilitating dust storms, and have caused China to lose a million acres a year to desertification. China's lowest point, and the third lowest point on the Earth's surface, is the arid Turpan Depression located in the far western part of the country. Rivers
China Geography Map Located in Southeast Asia along the coastline of the Pacific Ocean, China is the world's third largest country, after Russia and Canada. With an area of 9.6 million square kilometers and a coastline of 18,000 kilometers, its shape on the map is like a rooster.
Geography of China: Information on China's modern history, government, economy, and geography. China is the third largest country in the world in terms of area.
History for Kids >> Ancient China The geography of Ancient China shaped the way the civilization and culture developed. The large land was isolated from much of the rest of the world by dry deserts to the north and west, the Pacific Ocean to the east, and impassable mountains to the south.
Detailed China geography map show varied topography of China. You can clear see topographic distribution in different part of China.
The consultant for this unit was Professor Ronald Knapp of the State University of New York (SUNY) at New Paltz. Professor Knapp is a geographer who specializes on China. This unit begins with a set of maps, both general and outline, and then divides discussion of China's geography into four topical areas.
North-west China is covered in desert. In the very far north-east, close to Russia, the temperature can drop to -50ºC in the winter. In the west of China there are the Himalayas, with some of the highest mountains in the world. China's lowest point is in the Turfan Depression, at -154 metres below sea level.
Kids learn about the Geography of China. The history, capital, flag, climate, terrain, people, economy, and population.