Where is China in the World?

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China, or the People’s Republic of China, is an Eastern Asian country. The GPS coordinates of China are actually inaccessible. It is illegal for maps of China to be made without permission from the Chinese government. However, it is still possible to decipher the hemispheres in which China lies. China is part of the northern and eastern hemispheres, placing the country well above the equator.

China’s Most Extreme Points

The northernmost point of China is located in a city by the name of Mohe, in the Daxing’anling Prefecture, or Da Hinggan Ling Prefecture. As part of the province of Heilongjiang, this point has a latitude of 53°34' N.

In the south, China actually has two points of extremity. This might sound impossible but it comes down to whether the focus is on the mainland or on the country’s offshore islands. The mainland of China reaches an extreme southern latitude of 20°14' N. This point is in Hai’an, a city in the province of Guangdong. Turning to areas of China beyond the mainland, the southernmost point offshore is on the island of Hainan. The latitudinal coordinate of this point is 20°14' N.

The easternmost point of China is similar to the northernmost point in that both are located in the Heilongjiang Province. The most extreme point to the east has a longitude of 134°46'25" E, placing the point near the city of Haiqing.

The most extreme point of China to the west is situated at a longitude of 73°33'29" E. This point is situated in Wuqia County, which is located in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, or XUAR, of China. This autonomous region just so happens to be the largest division out of thirty-three in total.

Total Area and Population of China

The total area of China is approximately 3,705,405 square miles. Of the country’s total area, China is about 97% land and 3% water. With four municipalities, five autonomous regions, and twenty-three provinces in all, China’s land takes up about 3,600,945 square miles of area, while the remaining 104,460 square miles are attributed to land areas.

The population of China is currently 1,417,750,575 people. It’s important to remember that populations fluctuate, so this number is sure to increase. As of now, the population of China is the equivalent of 18.41% of the global population. Compared to every other country, China ranks as the most populated country in the world.

Official Name
People's Republic of China
Common Name
9,706,961 km²
Bordering Countries
Afghanistan, Bhutan, Myanmar, Hong Kong, India, Kazakhstan, North Korea, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Macau, Mongolia, Pakistan, Russia, Tajikistan, Vietnam
Calling Code
35, 105
Eastern Asia

Yes, China is a country in Asia. There are numerous countries that make up Asia. Some of the other major countries in Asia include Russia, Japan, and Korea. Even though China is not its own continent, it is a country in Asia.

Is China a Big Country?

Yes, China is a big country in terms of its total population and square area. China is one of the largest Geographic countries on the planet. Even though it is not quite as big as Russia in terms of square miles, it is significantly larger than Korea, Japan, and Mongolia. China is also the most populous country on Earth. Even though China does not have as much geographic territory as Russia, it has far more people. This means that China is far more densely populated than Russia.

Is China Close To Japan?

Yes, China is very close to Japan. China is only a few hours away from Japan by plane. A lot of people who fly to China cross through one of the airports in Tokyo to get to Japan. It is possible to get to China from Japan either by plane or by boat. There are a number of flights that travel from Japan to China every day. China is also very close to Hong Kong, Singapore, and Korea.

Is China a Country?

China: Continent View