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The Google map above shows China with its location: Asia (geographic coordinates: 35 00 N, 105 00 E) and the international borders of China; total: 22,457 km. Border countries (14): Afghanistan 91 km, Bhutan 477 km, Burma 2,129 km, India 2,659 km, Kazakhstan 1,765 km, North Korea 1,352 km, Kyrgyzstan 1,063 km, Laos 475 km, Mongolia 4,630 km, Nepal 1,389 km, Pakistan 438 km, Russia (northeast) 4,133 km, Russia (northwest) 46 km, Tajikistan 477 km, Vietnam 1,297 km regional borders: Hong Kong 33 km, Macau 3 km; furthermore, it’s inland counties boundaries.
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About China in detail
Where is China?
China, in case, if you are looking on the map under the Coordinates 39 55 N 116 23 E otherwise in Asia, in Eastern Asia, bordering the East China Sea, Korea Bay, Yellow Sea, and the South China Sea, between North Korea and Vietnam.
What is the capital city of China?
The capital city of China is Beijing.
What is the time in Beijing?
What is the Internet code for China?
The Top Level Domain (TLD) for China is: .cn
What is the size of China?
The territory of China is total: 9,596,960 sq km; land: 9,326,410 sq km, water: 270,550 sq km.
If we want to describe the size of the territory of China is somewhat smaller than the US.
If we would like to walk around and discover China, we can cover a 22,457 km distance.
What is the water coverage of China?
We have already mentioned what percentage of China is covered by water (see below), including 14,500 km of coastline.
What is the climate like in China?
The climate of China is extremely diverse: tropical in south to subarctic in north.
Geographical data of China
The elevation of China; mean elevation: 1,840 m, elevation extremes; lowest point: Turpan Pendi -154 m, highest point: Mount Everest 8,850 m.
China’s specific geographical details include mostly mountains, high plateaus, deserts in the west; plains, deltas, and hills.
Suppose we would like to describe the countries location from a different point of view. In that case, it is safe to say, and easy to read from a map, China is the world’s fourth-largest country (after Russia, Canada, and the US) and largest country situated entirely in Asia; Mount Everest on the border with Nepal is the world’s tallest peak.
Resources and land use of China
The country’s main mined products are coal, iron ore, petroleum, natural gas, mercury, tin, tungsten, antimony, manganese, molybdenum, vanadium, magnetite, aluminum, lead, zinc, rare earth elements, uranium, hydropower potential (world’s largest), arable land. The population partly uses the earlier highlighted land territory and partly left in its natural state: agricultural land: 54.7%; arable land 11.3%; permanent crops 1.6%; permanent pasture 41.8%; forest: 22.3%; other: 23% (2011 estimate).
Population data of China
The number of inhabitants of China is 1,373,541,278 (July 2016 estimate).
If we look at the proportion of the urbanized and barely populated areas, these are the figures: urban population: 55.6% of the total population (2015).
Most of China’s population is concentrated in Shanghai at 23.741 million; BEIJING (capital) 20.384 million; Chongqing 13.332 million; Guangdong 12.458 million; Tianjin 11.21 million; Shenzhen 10.749 million (2015).
Ethnicity in China
According to ethnicity details, the ethnic groups are Han Chinese 91.6%, Zhuang 1.3%, other (includes Hui, Manchu, Uighur, Miao, Yi, Tujia, Tibetan, Mongol, Dong, Buyei, Yao, Bai, Korean, Hani, Li, Kazakh, Dai, and other nationalities) 7.1%note: the Chinese Government officially recognizes 56 ethnic groups (2010 estimate).
Spoken languages in China
The spoken languages in China are the following: Standard Chinese or Mandarin (official language; Putonghua, based on the Beijing dialect), Yue (Cantonese), Wu (Shanghainese), Minbei (Fuzhou), Minnan (Hokkien-Taiwanese), Xiang, Gan, Hakka dialects, minority languages (see Ethnic groups entry). Note: Zhuang is the official language in Guangxi Zhuang; Yue is the official language in Guangdong; Mongolian is the official language in Nei Mongol, Uighur is the official language in Xinjiang Uygur, Kyrgyz is the official language in Xinjiang Uygur, and Tibetan is the official language in Xizang (Tibet).
What are the most important religions in China?
During the general census, researchers examine the churches, according to this: Buddhist 18.2%, Christian 5.1%, Muslim 1.8%, folk religion 21.9%, Hindu < 0.1%, Jewish < 0.1%, other 0.7% (includes Daoist (Taoist)), unaffiliated 52.2%note: officially atheist (2010 estimate). Further population data of China
The proportion of gender and age tells a lot about the society as follows 0-14 years: 17.1% (male 126,732,020 / female 108,172,771) 15-24 years: 13.27% (male 97,126,460 / female 85,135,228) 25-54 years: 48.42% (male 339,183,101 / female 325,836,319) 55-64 years: 10.87% (male 75,376,730 / female 73,859,424) 65 years and over: 10.35% (male 67,914,015 / female 74,205,210) (2016 estimate). It also a significant factor in a society the population growth rate, which in the case of China is 0.43% (2016 estimate).
The population growth rate is based on two elements, the birth, and the death rate. In China the birth rate is 12.4 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate), the death rate 7.7 deaths / 1,000 population (2016 estimate).
In this day and age in developed societies, the first child borns later compared to the previous centuries and decades, so childbearing is extended. In China, the average age of mothers at the first childbirth is N/A.
Although the children’s birth is postponed in the best-case scenario, the parents see their kids grow as life expectancy also extended. In the case of China, these figures are. With the introduction of modern medicine, vaccinations, and the proper hygienic conditions, the infant mortality rate is in a steep decline. The infant mortality statistics in China are the following: N/A. Relevant data is the budget of healthcare, which is 5.5% of GDP (2014).
Economic data of China
Suppose we would like to describe a country, we also have to mention its economy; Since the late 1970s, China has moved from a closed, centrally planned system to a more market-oriented one that plays a significant global role. China has implemented reforms in a gradualist fashion, resulting in efficiency gains. After keeping its currency tightly linked to the US dollar for years. China, in July 2005, moved to an exchange rate system that references a basket of currencies. From mid-2005 to late 2008, the renminbi appreciated more than 20% against the US dollar, but china’s economic growth has slowed since 2011. The Chinese Government faces numerous financial challenges, including (a) reducing its high domestic savings rate and correspondingly low domestic consumption; (b) servicing its high debt burdens to maintain the government’s 13th Five-Year Plan, unveiled in March 2016, emphasizes the need to increase innovation and boost domestic consumption to make the economy less dependent on government investment, exports, and heavy industry.
GDP is a prominent figure, as all the relevant calculations and statistics are based on it. GDP in China is $11.39 trillion (2015 estimate).
Another important indicator is the rate of GDP growth, which in China is 6.6% (2016 estimate), 6.9% (2015 estimate) 7.3% (2014 estimate).
These statistics affect the world economy; remember, in 2015, the Chinese real GDP growth rate was worse than expected; The world markets fall, and the Chinese stock exchange is temporally suspended.
A further major factor of a country’s economy, the GDP per capita. In China this is $15,400 (2016 estimate) $14,500 (2015 estimate) $13,600 (2014 estimate).
The Trinity is in familiar places in the economy, such as agriculture, industry, and services.
What are the agricultural products China produces?
China’s main agricultural products are a world leader in gross value of agricultural output; rice, wheat, potatoes, corn, peanuts, tea, millet, barley, apples, cotton, oilseed; pork; fish.
Regarding the economy, the essential segments are the world leader in gross value of industrial output; mining and ore processing, iron, steel, aluminum, and other metals, coal; machine building; armaments; textiles and apparel; petroleum; cement; chemicals; fertilizers; consumer products (including footwear). The crucial and regularly mentioned GDP is based on a world leader in gross value of industrial output; mining and ore processing, iron, steel, aluminum, and other metals, coal; machine building; armaments; textiles and apparel; petroleum; cement; chemicals; fertilizers; consumer products (including footwear.
Drinking water source in China
It is essential to mention that – thanks to the development of the infrastructure -, the rate of potable water improved: urban: 97.5% of the population, rural: 93% of the people, total: 95.5% of the community. Unimproved: urban: 2.5% of the people, rural: 7% of the people, capacity: 4.5% of the population (2015 estimate).
The average number of childbirth in China
In China, the average delivery number is 1.6 children born / woman (2016 estimate).
The population’s average age is 37.1 years; male: 36.2 years, female: 38.1 years (2016 estimate). The age of adulthood varies in every country of the world; in China, it is 18 years of age, universal.
When we are experiencing an unprecedented scale of migration and globalization, it is an important factor in the number of new immigrants. In China is -0.4 migrant(s) / 1,000 population (2016 estimate). It is important to know how to apply for citizenship: citizenship by birth: no. Citizenship by descent only: at least one parent must be a citizen of China. Dual citizenship recognized: no. The residency requirement for naturalization: while naturalization is theoretically possible, it is challenging; residency is required but not specified.
Is China a safe destination? Healthcare services and infectious diseases in China
Many of the travelers are looking into the healthcare services and infectious diseases of their destinations. In China, the hospital beds’ density is 3.8 beds / 1,000 population (2011).
According to the WHO rating regarding contagious diseases in China, the degree of risk: intermediate food or waterborne diseases: bacterial diarrhea, hepatitis A, and typhoid fever vectorborne disease: Japanese encephalitis oil contact disease: hantaviral hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome (HFRS) (2016).
However, HIV is not curable but maintainable. Let’s do not forget when the disease surfaced; it was a world threatening condition. Unfortunately, in some countries, it is still very high the number of infected patients and fatalities due to the disease.
In China, the number of HIV/AIDS deaths: N/A.
Regarding tourism obesity, not an important issue, but we have to mention health statistics, as it is the plague of the 20th and 21st centuries. The rate of obese adults in China is 7.3% (2014).
What are the natural hazards in China? Is there any?
The most known natural risk in China is frequent typhoons (about five per year along southern and eastern coasts); damaging floods; tsunamis; earthquakes; droughts; land subsidence volcanism: China contains some historically active volcanoes, including Changbaishan (also known as Baitoushan, Baegdu, or P’aektu-san), Hainan Dao, and Kunlun although most have been relatively inactive in recent centuries.
More interesting facts about China
A few words about the past, as every country and society, is connected to its history; For centuries, China stood as a leading civilization, outpacing the rest of the world in the arts and sciences, but in the 19th and early 20th centuries, the country was beset by civil unrest, major famines, military defeats, and foreign occupation. After World War II, the communists under MAO Zedong established an autocratic socialist system that, while ensuring China’s sovereignty, imposed strict controls over everyday life and cost the lives of tens of millions of people. After 1978, MAO’s successor DENG Xiaoping and other leaders focused on market-oriented economic development, and by 2000, output had quadrupled. For much of the population, living standards have improved dramatically, and the room for personal choice has expanded, yet political controls remain tight. Since the early 1990s, China has increased its global outreach and participation in international organizations.
In every nation’s memory, some cornerstones placed the country on the timeline of history. The date of declaration of independence of China: 1 October 1949 (The people’s Republic of China established); notable earlier dates: 221 B.C. (unification under the Qin Dynasty); 1 January 1912 (Qing Dynasty replaced by the Republic of China).
The flag and other symbols of China
The colors, symbols, and animals on the flag usually have a historical background or an important milestone or memory of the nation.
This case is not an exception either; red with a massive yellow five-pointed star and four smaller yellow five-pointed stars (arranged in a vertical arc toward the middle of the flag) in the upper hoist-side corner; the color red represents revolution, while the stars symbolize the four social classes – the working class, the peasantry, the urban petty bourgeoisie, and the national bourgeoisie (capitalists) – united under the Communist Party of China.
Apart from the flag, the symbol of national unity is the national anthem. The anthem’s primary purpose is to share the nation’s core values, endeavors, and patriotic feelings.
National symbols of China: dragon; national colors: red, yellow.
Constitution of China
The existence of the nation is based on the constitution. Some constitutions knew worldwide, like the U.S. Constitution that was accepted on the 17th of September 1787, in Philadelphia, the United States of America’s Constitution.
It is not related to the declaration of independence that was stolen by Nicolas Cage in the movie National Treasure 🙂
What is the legal system of China?
Most of the time, the legal system of a country is the focus of lawyers. It is a common fact that there are two main approaches in the world, “the law in books” and “the law in action.”
In the Anglo-Saxon world, the practice is the “law in action,” while in the rest of the world, the law is based on Roman law, the “law in books.”
China’s legal system is civil law influenced by Soviet and continental European civil law systems; the legislature retains the power to interpret statutes; note – criminal procedure law revised in early 2012.
It was Aristotle who founded the Theory of 3 separations of powers. In his view, these are the council of public affairs, the magistrates, and the justice system. The age of enlightenment was the time when terminologies have defined the way we still use them. In most democratic countries, the three authorities separated from each other. In dictatorships, the rules usually interweaved in one hand.
About the legislative branch of China, we can highlight the following structures unicameral National People’s Congress or Quanguo Renmin Daibiao Dahui (2,987 seats; members indirectly elected by municipal, regional, and provincial people’s congresses, and the People’s Liberation Army; members serve 5-year terms); note – in practice, only members of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), its eight allied parties, and CCP-approved independent candidates are elected.
About the unemployment rate, labor force, and poverty line in China
One of the major problems of the 21st-century economy is unemployment. Governments are struggling to maintain a low level of the unemployment rate. Still, as a result of automation, the cheap 3rd world labor, and the outsourcing of workflow, these attempts fail. In China, the labor force is 805.9 million (2016 estimate). Please bear in mind that the population in China is total: 12.2 deaths / 1,000 live births; male: 12.4 deaths / 1,000 live births, female: 12 deaths / 1,000 live births (2016 estimate) – as we already mentioned above.
The rate of unemployment in China is 4.2% (2016 estimate).
Widely known that the gap between the rich and poor is widening on an enormous scale.
According to the 2017 shocking Oxfam report, the most prosperous eight people’s fortune is equal to the wealth of the poorest half of the world’s population.
In China, households and consumption income compared to the entire population: lowest 10%: 1.7% highest 10%: 30%note: data are for urban families only (2009).
Another widely used indicator is the so-called GINI index, which measures the inequalities of statistical dispersion, but is mainly used for measuring the sharing of income and fortune.
The GINI index was named after its founder Corrado Gini, an Italian economist. Gini index has grades between 0-1, but often it is used on a percentage basis. It is 0 if the examined criteria territorial distribution is equal. It is one of the criteria concentrated on the territory. In China, the GINI index is .46,9 (2014 estimate).
The states usually set up a poverty line, which is more or less, is a subjective measure. It varies by country; its base is often the minimum pension, the incomes of the most deficient 20 percent, the X percent of income per capita Etc.
In China, the poverty line people are the lowest 10%: 1.7% highest 10%: 30%note: data are for urban households only (2009).
About the budget and central governments debt of China
The available budget mainly defines the state’s economy. The budget of China is; revenues: $2.465 trillion expenditure: $2.897 trillion (2016 estimate). Taxes and other revenues are 21.6% of GDP (2016 estimate).
The budget deficit (Budget surplus (+) or deficit (-)) is.
The fiscal year in China is the calendar year.
In the country’s economy, we have to consider the public debt. Public debt is the consolidated sum of the state’s local, federal, and central government debt.
Inflation rate and prime lending rate in China
A few further interesting and relevant economic data are the following; Inflation rate: 2.3% (2016 estimate), 1.5% (2015 estimate), and the rate of the Commercial bank prime lending rate: 4.4% (31 December 2016 estimate).
Export/import partners and data of China
China, with the export of products, industrial tools, and other services, generates revenue. The export value in China is: $2.011 trillion (2016 estimate), $2.143 trillion (2015 estimate). The total revenue of these activities: electrical and other machinery, including data processing equipment, apparel, furniture, textiles, integrated circuits.
The most important imported products are electrical and other machinery, oil and mineral fuels; nuclear reactor, boiler, and machinery components; optical and medical equipment, metal ores, motor vehicles; soybeans, and the countries from where the import is coming: South Korea 10.9%, US 9%, Japan 8.9%, Germany 5.5%, Australia 4.1% (2015).
Renewable energies used in China
To suppress the pollution of the environment, renewable energies have to replace the fossil energy. The more the proportion of renewable energies in a country means more effort against pollution. China, the indicator of how much of the country’s produced energy is coming from the hydroelectric source, is 22.2% of total installed capacity (2014 estimate).
To indicate how much another renewable energy produced is 9% of total installed capacity (2014 estimate).
Telecommunication data of China, calling code
To maintain the economy, the development of a reliable and modern telecommunications infrastructure is crucial. We can say the following about China; domestic and international services are increasingly available for private use; unevenly distributed domestic system serves principal cities, industrial centers, and many towns; China continues to develop its telecommunications infrastructure. Domestic: interprovincial fiber-optic trunk lines and cellular telephone systems have been installed; mobile-cellular subscribership is increasing rapidly; the number of Internet users now over 50% of the population; a domestic satellite system with several piles of the earth. International: country code – 86; several submarine cables provide connectivity to Asia, the Middle East, Europe, and the US; satellite earth stations – 7 (5 Intelsat – 4 the Pacific Ocean and 1 Indian Ocean; 1 Intersputnik – Indian Ocean region; and 1 Inmarsat – Pacific (2012).
Transport infrastructure in China
In the 21st century, we often say that the world has become small and there are no distances anymore. With widespread air travel when (sometimes) there are no visa restrictions, it is easy to reach other countries, but if the distance is not too long, we can also use railway or water transportation.
The number of airports in China: 507 (2013), and the number of heliports: 47 (2013).
The total length of the roadways in China: total: 4,106,387 km, paved: 3,453,890 km (includes 84,946 km of expressways), unpaved: 652,497 km (2011).
The total length of the waterways in China: 110,000 km (navigable waterways) (2011).
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Facts & data about China
Name of the country: conventional long way: The people’s Republic of China, traditional short form: China, local long way: Zhonghua Renmin Gongheguo, local short state: Zhongguoabbreviation: PRC, etymology: English name derives from the Qin (Chin) rulers of the 3rd century B.C., who comprised the first imperial dynasty of ancient China; the Chinese name Zhongguo translates as “Central Nation.”
|Abbreviation: China||Geographic coordinates:|
35 00 N, 105 00 E
|Country Location: Asia|
|Capital of China: Beijing||GPS of the Capital:|
39 55 N 116 23 E
|Position: Eastern Asia, bordering the East China Sea, Korea Bay, Yellow Sea, and South China Sea, between North Korea and Vietnam|
|Land area: total: 9,596,960 sq km; land: 9,326,410 sq km, water: 270,550 sq km||Terrain: mostly mountains, high plateaus, deserts in west; plains, deltas, and hills in east||Area comparative: somewhat smaller than the US|
|Population: 1,373,541,278 (July 2016 estimate)||Population grow rate: 0.43% (2016 estimate)||Sex ratio: at birth: 1.15 male(s) / female, 0-14 years: 1.17 male(s) / female, 15-24 years: 1.14 male(s) / female, 25-54 years: 1.04 male(s) / female, 55-64 years: 1.02 male(s) / female, 65 years and over: 0.92 male(s) / female, total population: 1.06 male(s) / female (2016 estimate)|
|Exports: $2.011 trillion (2016 estimate), $2.143 trillion (2015 estimate)||Imports: $1.437 trillion (2016 estimate), $1.576 trillion (2015 estimate)||Import partners: South Korea 10.9%, US 9%, Japan 8.9%, Germany 5.5%, Australia 4.1% (2015)|
|Urbanization: urban population: 55.6% of the total population (2015)||Major urban area(s): Shanghai 23.741 million; BEIJING (capital) 20.384 million; Chongqing 13.332 million; Guangdong 12.458 million; Tianjin 11.21 million; Shenzhen 10.749 million (2015)||Median age: total: 37.1 years; male: 36.2 years, female: 38.1 years (2016 estimate)|
|Internet users: total: 687.845 million. Percent of the population: 50.3% (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (fixed-lines): total subscriptions: 230.996 million. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 17 (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (mobile, cellular): total: 1,305.738 million. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 95 (July 2015 estimate)|
|Unemployment rate: 4.2% (2016 estimate)||Nationality: Chinese (singular and plural) adjective: Chinese||National holidays: National Day, the anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China, 1 October (1949)|
|Life expectancy at birth: total population: 75.5 years. Male: 73.5 years, female: 77.9 years (2016 estimate)||Total fertility rate: 1.6 children born / woman (2016 estimate)||Birthrate: 12.4 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate)|
|Literacy: age 15 and over can read and write. Total population: 96.4%; male: 98.2%, female: 94.5% (2015 estimate)||Legal system: civil law influenced by Soviet and continental European civil law systems; legislature retains power to interpret statutes; note – criminal procedure law revised in early 2012||Suffrage: 18 years of age, universal|
|Industries: world leader in gross value of industrial output; mining and ore processing, iron, steel, aluminum, and other metals, coal; machine building; armaments; textiles and apparel; petroleum; cement; chemicals; fertilizers; consumer products (including footwear||Industrial production growth rate: 6.1% (2016 estimate)||GDP real growth rate: 6.6% (2016 estimate) 6.9% (2015 estimate) 7.3% (2014 estimate)|
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