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Where is China Located?

by Vishal Kumar

China is located in East Asia, bordered by the Pacific Ocean on its east coast and by 14 countries, including Russia, Mongolia, and India.

Where is China Located?


China is situated between latitudes 18° and 54° North and longitudes 73° and 135° East, which is in Eastern Asia. Fourteen countries share boundaries with China. The total land boundaries of China measure 22,117 kilometers (13,743 miles) long.
With a population of over 1.3 billion residents, the People’s Republic of China is the most densely populated nation in the world. China consists of twenty-two provinces, One claimed province, four municipalities, five autonomous regions, and two specially administered regions. The capital of China is Beijing.

The total area of China is 9,640,821 square kilometers (3,704,427 square miles). In terms of land area, the People’s Republic of China is the second largest country in the world and in terms of total area, the fourth largest country in the world. China’s shoreline extends approximately 14,500 kilometers (9,000 miles), the eleventh longest shoreline in the world. China is bordered by the South China Sea to the southeast and by the East China Sea towards the east, separating China from Korea, Taiwan, and Japan.

Facts About China

Country Name China
Continent Asia
Capital of China Beijing
The largest city in China Shanghai
Area 9,596,961 km2 (3,705,407 sq mi) Water (%) 0.28%
Population 1.45 billion approx
Lat Long 35, 103
Official Language Standard Chinese
Calling Code +86
Time Zone China Standard Time (UTC+8)
Airports in China 182 commercial airports ( 2012), 82 new airports planned to open by 2015
Neighbor countries Russia, India, Japan, Vietnam, Taiwan, Pakistan, Myanmar (Burma), North Korea, Mongolia, Laos, Kazakhstan, Afghanistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan
Internet TLD .cn
Currency Renminbi

The 14 nations bordering China are as follows:

The country of China is on the Asia continent and the latitude and longitude of the country are 32.9043° N and 110.4677° E.

The neighboring countries of China are:

  1. Afghanistan
  2. Bhutan
  3. Burma
  4. India
  5. Kazakhstan
  6. Kyrgyzstan
  7. Laos
  8. Mongolia
  9. Nepal
  10. Pakistan
  11. Philippines
  12. Russia
  13. Tajikistan

Maritime Boundaries

  1. South Korea
  2. Taiwan
  3. Japan

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