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中华人民共和国

中文 中国 - 中华人民共和国[1]

中华人民共和国 位於亚洲东部、太平洋西岸,陆上从东北至西南分别与亚洲的十餘个国家接壤,海上从东部至南部分别隔黄海、东海、南海与朝鲜半岛、日本列岛、东南亚相望,首都北京。中华人民共和国目前直接管辖中国的22个省、5个少数民族自治区及4个直辖市,并对2个特别行政区行使国防与外交主权;国土总面积约959.67万平方千米[2](实际管辖区域),仅次于俄罗斯、加拿大及美國而居世界第四;陆地总面积(不計河、湖)约932.64万平方千米,仅次于俄罗斯而列世界第二(注);人口超過13亿,是世界上人口最多的国家,佔全球人口的五分之一。

粵語[2] 中國 - 中華人民共和國[3]

中華人民共和國位於亞洲東部、太平洋西岸,陸上從東北至西南分別同亞洲嘅十幾個國家接壤,海上由東部至南部分別隔黃海、東海、南海同朝鮮半島、日本列島、東南亞相望,首都係北京。中華人民共和國目前直接管轄中國大陸22個省、5個少數民族自治區同埋4個直轄市,並對2個特別行政區行使國防同外交主權;國土總面積約960萬平方千米,僅次俄羅斯、加拿大、美國,居世界第四,陸地總面積約933萬平方千米,居美國、加拿大之前而列世界第二(注);人口逾13億,係世界上人口最多嘅國家。

English China - People's Republic of China

The People's Republic of China is a country located mostly in East Asia, with a smaller proportion of its area located in Central Asia. It has borders with ► North Korea, ► Russia, ► Mongolia, ► Kazakhstan, ► Kyrgyzstan, ► Tajikistan with ► Gorno-Badakhshan, ► Afghanistan, ► Kashmir, disputed by China, ► Pakistan and ► India, ► Nepal, ► India, ► Bhutan, ► Myanmar, ► Laos and ► Vietnam, its own special administrative regions of ► Hong Kong and ► Macau. Furthermore it has maritime borders with ► South Korea, ► Japan, ► Taiwan (Republic of China (claimed by China) and the ► Philippines. It claims the ► Paracel Islands and the ► Spratly Islands, whch leads to additional borders with ► Indonesia, ► Malaysia and ► Brunei. With over one-fifth of the world's population, the PRC has the world's largest population. At over 3.7 million square miles (over 9.5 million km²), the PRC is the third or fourth largest country by area. China has five autonomous regions: ► Tibet, ► Xinjiang, ► Inner Mongolia, ► Ningxia and ► Guangxi.


Short name  China
Official  name People's Republic of China
Status Independent country, statehood since 1766 BCE
Location East Asia
Capital 北京[4] (Beijing)
Population 1,315,844.000 inhabitants
Area 9,596.960 km²
Major  languages Mandarin Chinese (official), variations of Chinese and minority languages. Main other language is Cantonese.
Major  religions Chinese folk religion (worship of gods and ancestors, Confucianism and Taoism), Buddhism, non-religious population
More information China, Geography of the China, History of the China and Politics of the China
More  images China - China (Category).

General maps

ChinaGeography.png Geographic map of China
Ch-map cropped.jpg Map of China
China relief 2001.jpg Map of China
[[|border|251x400px]] Physical map
ReliefOfChina.jpg Geographic map of China and surroundings (Chinese)
China topo.png Topographic map
ROC PRC comparison eng.jpg Comparison
China India eastern border.jpg Sino-Indian border, eastern section
China India western border 88.jpg Sino-Indian border, western section

Maps of divisions

This section holds maps of the administrative divisions.

Shanxi

History maps

This section holds a short summary of the history of the area of present-day China, illustrated with maps, including historical maps of former countries and empires that included present-day China.

Specific maps of the history of Taiwan are included in the Atlas of the Republic of China.
Xia.jpg Xia Dynasty (2100-1600 BC)
China 1.jpg Shang Dynasty (1600-1027 BC)
China 2a.jpg Zhou Dynasty (1027-221 BC)
Chunqiu map.jpg Spring and Autumn Period 722-481 BC)
China Warring States Period.jpg Warring States Period (5th century-221 BC)
Qin empire 210 BCE.png Qin Dynasty (221-206 BCE)
Qin map.jpg Qin Dynasty
China 3.jpg Qin Dinasty
Han commanderies and kingdoms CE 2.jpg Han Dynasty (206 BC-220 AD)
Han map.jpg Han civilization 87 BCE
Han Civilisation.png Han Civilization 2 BCE
Han foreign relations CE 2.jpg Han foreign relations
China 4a.jpg Western Han Dinasty
Han provinces.jpg Han Dinasty 189
China 5.jpg Three Kingdoms 220-280
China Western Jin.PNG Western Jin Dynasty (265-316)
China Eastern Jin.PNG Eastern Jin Dynasty (317-420)
Tang dynasty1.PNG China under the Tang Dynasty 608-907
China, 610.svg China in 610, (Tang Dynasty 608-907)
China, 742.svg China in 742, (Tang Dynasty 608-907)
YiJingMap2.jpg Tang Dynasty
China 11a.jpg Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127)
China 11b.jpg Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279) and Western Xia
Genghis khan empire at his death.png Empire of Genghis Khan at his death in 1227
Mongol Empire map.gif Map showing changes in borders of the Mongol Empire from founding by Genghis Khan in 1206, Genghis Khan's death in 1227 to the rule of Kublai Khan (1260–1294). (Uses modern day borders)
   Mongol Empire

By 1294 the empire had split into:

   Empire of the Great Khan (Yuan Dynasty)
Ming foreign relations 1580.jpg Ming Dynasty (1368-1644)
Ching 1700.png Qing Empire and nearby countries (1700)
Qing China 1820.png Qing Dynasty (1820)
Ching Dynasty 1892.png Qing Dynasty (1892)
Chinese civil war map 02.jpg Civil War (1928-1937)
1930 Map of the Republic of China.JPG Republic of China (1930)
China-Manchukuo-map.png Creation of Manchukuo as Japanse puppet state
Manchukuo map.png Map of Manchukuo
Japanese Empire2.png Growth of the Japanese Empire
Japanese Occupation - Map.jpg Japanese control after the Second Sino-Japanese War (1940)
Japanese plan for china - December 1941.jpg Japanese plans in 1941
Japanese Ichigo Plan - April 1944.jpg Situation in April 1944 Ichigo Plan
China situation Oct1944.jpg Situation in October 1944
Movement.png Movement of the Republic of China to Taiwan

Old maps

This section holds copies of original general maps older than 70 years of this entry.

China old map 1936.jpg Map of China 1936
Manchuria.jpg Map of Manchukuo

Maps of autonomous regions

see also Atlas of Hong Kong, Atlas of Macau and Atlas of Tibet
China Inner Mongolia.svg Location of Inner Mongolia
China Tibet.svg Tibet
China Xinjiang.svg Xinjiang
Xinjiang nationalities by prefecture 2000.png Nationalities of Xinjiang

Administrative divisions

China agricultural 1986.jpg Agricultural regions

Satellite maps

China 100.78713E 35.63718N.jpg Satellite map

Notes and references

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  1. Romanization according to the Hanyu Pinyin standard: Zhōngguó - Zhōnghuá Rénmín Gònghéguó.
  2. Yue Chinese (Cantonese)
  3. Only romanization of the short name: Heūnggóng.
  4. Romanization according to the Hanyu Pinyin standard: Běijīng.

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