China lies within both the northern and eastern hemispheres. The country is situated between North Korea and Vietnam. Comprising a total area of 3.7 million square miles, it makes up a large part of eastern Asia.
China is bordered by Afghanistan, Bhutan, Burma, India, Kazakhstan, North Korea, Russia, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, Tajikistan and Vietnam. The bodies of water that border China include the East China Sea, Korea Bay, Yellow Sea and the South China Sea. The capital of China is Beijing, while its largest city is Shanghai. China has a population of about 1.3 billion people, as of 2014, making it the most populated country in the world.Learn More
Recorded Chinese history dates as far back as 4,000 years. It is considered one of the great ancient civilizations of the world and the only one that still thrives.Full Answer >
China experiences snow during winter months. In fact, it can get quite cold in China in the winter, with temperatures dipping well below freezing. Even warmer regions of China sometimes experience snow in winter.Full Answer >
China's latitude and longitude is 35° N and 105° E. China is surrounded by the Korea Bay, East China Sea, South China Sea and Yellow Sea.Full Answer >
China is located in Southeast Asia, along the Pacific Ocean. It is the world's third-largest country, trailing only Russia and Canada in square mileage, according to TravelChinaGuide.com. In total, China spans almost 4 million square miles and has a coastline of slightly more than 11,000 miles.Full Answer >