People's Republic of China, commonly known as China, is an East Asian country ruled by communist party of china. It is a single party state. China, hosting 1.35 billion people, is ranked first in population. China spreads over an area of 9,640,821 square kilometers. It is the 3rd largest country on earth.
China includes 22 provinces, 5 autonomous regions and 4 municipalities. The country also has 2 autonomous regions. They are Hong Kong and Macau. China also claims Taiwan as its 23rd province.
Qinghai, Sichuan, Gansu, Heilongjiang, Yunnan, Hunan, Shaanxi, Hebei, Jilin, Hubei, Guangdong, Guizhou, Jiangxi, Henan, Shanxi, Shandong, Liaoning, Anhui, Fujian, Jiangsu, Zhejiang and Hainan are the provinces of China. The four municipalities of China are Beijing, Chongqing, Shanghai and Tianjin.
The Great Wall of China, one of the world wonders was built 2500 years ago to protect the country from the invaders from the north. It is now 3750 miles long. And more....
The Yangtse River, the Yellow River, Heilongjiang River, Songhuajiang River, Zhujiang River, Brahmaputra River, Lancang River, Nujiang River, Hanjiang River, Liaohe River and the Pearl River are the major rivers in China. Yangtze River is the longest river in China.
The Himalayas, the highest mountain range in the world is located in China. The Chang-pai Mountains, The Tsinling Mountains, and The Nan range are the other major mountain ranges in China. The highest point in China is Mount Everest located in the Himalayas. Its height is 8,850 m. Turpan Pendi which is 505 feet below the sea level is the lowest point in China. Mt. Huangshan, Mt. Emei, Mt. Kailash, Meili Snow Mountains and Minya Konka are the other major mountains in China.
China has the world's largest Highway system in the world that reached a total length of 85,000 Km. China is one of the leading competitors of United States in regard to automobile production and sales in the world. Despite of increase in traffic and automobiles, urban areas use Bicycles as means of transport. China's railways are the busiest and largest in the world that handle quarter of the world's rail traffic volume. Till 2013 china holds 103,144 kms of railways and third longest network in the world. The Chinese railway strain to meet the enormous demand particular during Chinese New Year holiday, when the world's greatest annual migration takes place. China has the one of the longest High speed rail network in the world with 11,028 kms.
Climate in China is mainly dominated by dry seasons and wet monsoons that lead to a pronounced temperature variation in between summer and winter. The temperature in China differs from region to region because of the countries highly complex topography. The major issue concerned with Chinese climate is due to expansion of its deserts. Due to industrialization in china major 40% rivers that cover are been polluted that leads to a downfall of drinking water resources in northern China.
Taklimakan is the largest desert in China. Another major desert is Gobi desert.
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