Geography in China

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Geography in China


The continent: Asia
  
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Area in China


Surface area

9 562 911 sq. km.[?] (2015)
(descending): 4 in the world of 233 (98,71%); 2 place in Asia 51 (98,04%)

Land area

9 388 211 sq. km.[?] (2015)
(descending): 2 in the world of 230 (99,57%); 2 place in Asia 51 (98,04%)

Territorial waters

174 700 sq. km.[?] (2015)
(descending): 5 in the world of 153 (97,39%); 3 place in Asia 39 (94,87%)

Land use in China


Land area

9 388 211 sq. km.[?] (2015)
(descending): 2 in the world of 230 (99,57%); 2 place in Asia 51 (98,04%)

Agricultural land

54,81 {% of land area[?]}
(2014)
(descending): 53 in the world of 208 (75%); 14 place in Asia 49 (73,47%)
0,0005830 % (0,0001166 % annual) ↘
min: 36,47; max: 55,78; max-min: 19,32 (34,63%); mid: 46,12;
8,69 (15,85%)
5 145 530 {sq.km.[?]}
(2014)
(descending): 1 in the world of 209 (100%); 1 place in Asia 49 (100%)
0,0005830 % (0,0001166 % annual) ↘
min: 3 423 500; max: 5 236 830; max-min: 1 813 330 (34,63%); mid: 4 330 165;
815 365 (15,85%)
0,375 {hectares per person[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 104 in the world of 207 (50,24%); 18 place in Asia 49 (65,31%)
2,50 % (0,501 % annual) ↗
min: 0,375; max: 0,509; max-min: 0,134 (26,29%); mid: 0,442;
-0,067 (-17,83%)

Arable land

11,26 {% of land area[?]}
(2014)
(descending): 96 in the world of 206 (53,88%); 25 place in Asia 49 (51,02%)
1,44 % (0,288 % annual) ↗
min: 10,24; max: 13,30; max-min: 3,06 (22,98%); mid: 11,77;
-0,514 (-4,56%)
1 056 800 {sq.km.[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 4 in the world of 206 (98,54%); 3 place in Asia 49 (95,92%)
1,46 % (0,291 % annual) ↗
min: 961 750; max: 1 238 000; max-min: 276 250 (22,31%); mid: 1 099 875;
-43 075 (-4,08%)
0,077 {hectares per person[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 134 in the world of 206 (35,44%); 27 place in Asia 49 (46,94%)
4,00 % (0,800 % annual) ↗
min: 0,077; max: 0,157; max-min: 0,080 (50,95%); mid: 0,117;
-0,040 (-51,94%)

Forest area

22,19 {% of land area[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 128 in the world of 205 (38,05%); 21 place in Asia 47 (57,45%)
3,70 % (0,740 % annual) ↘
min: 16,74; max: 22,19; max-min: 5,45 (24,57%); mid: 19,46;
2,73 (12,28%)
2 083 213 {sq. km.[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 5 in the world of 206 (98,06%); 2 place in Asia 47 (97,87%)
3,70 % (0,740 % annual) ↘
min: 1 571 406; max: 2 083 213; max-min: 511 807 (24,57%); mid: 1 827 310;
255 904 (12,28%)
0,152 {hectares per person[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 130 in the world of 204 (36,76%); 18 place in Asia 47 (63,83%)
1,29 % (0,258 % annual) ↘
min: 0,138; max: 0,152; max-min: 0,013 (8,88%); mid: 0,145;
0,0067484 (4,44%)

Terrestrial protected areas

17,03 {% of land area[?]}
(2014)
(descending): 90 in the world of 204 (56,37%); 17 place in Asia 48 (66,67%)
2,55 % (0,510 % annual) ↘
min: 13,56; max: 17,03; max-min: 3,47 (20,38%); mid: 15,30;
1,74 (10,19%)
1 609 005 {sq. km.[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 3 in the world of 202 (99,01%); 2 place in Asia 48 (97,92%)
0,0000013 {hectares per person[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 199 in the world of 202 (1,98%); 45 place in Asia 48 (8,33%)

Land boundaries and coastline in China


Length of land borders

22 457 km.[?] (2015)
(descending): 1 in the world of 166 (100%); 1 place in Asia 44 (100%)

Number of Neighbors

14 [?] (2015)
(descending): 1 in the world of 164 (100%); 1 place in Asia 44 (100%)

Coastline

14 500 km.[?] (2015)
(descending): 11 in the world of 191 (94,76%); 5 place in Asia 43 (90,70%)

Elevation in China


mean elevation

1 840 m.[?] (2015)
(descending): 9 in the world of 163 (95,09%); 6 place in Asia 44 (88,64%)

lowest point

-154 m.[?] (2015)
(descending): 69 in the world of 73 (6,85%); 16 place in Asia 19 (21,05%)

highest point

8 850 m.[?] (2015)
(descending): 1 in the world of 232 (100%); 1 place in Asia 51 (100%)

Main parameters in China


Population

1 371 220 000 number of people[?] (2015)
(descending): 1 in the world of 233 (100%); 1 place in Asia 51 (100%)
2,44 % (0,489 % annual) ↘
min: 660 330 000; max: 1 371 220 000; max-min: 710 890 000 (51,84%); mid: 1 015 775 000;
355 445 000 (25,92%)

Surface area

9 562 911 sq. km.[?] (2015)
(descending): 4 in the world of 233 (98,71%); 2 place in Asia 51 (98,04%)

Population density

146,06 people per sq. km of land area[?] (2015)
(descending): 81 in the world of 230 (65,22%); 22 place in Asia 51 (58,82%)
2,44 % (0,489 % annual) ↘
min: 70,34; max: 146,06; max-min: 75,72 (51,84%); mid: 108,20;
37,86 (25,92%)

Population growth rate

0,508 annual %[?] (2015)
(descending): 155 in the world of 216 (28,70%); 43 place in Asia 50 (16%)
4,95 % (0,991 % annual) ↘
min: -1,02; max: 2,79; max-min: 3,80 (136,43%); mid: 0,886;
-0,378 (-74,34%)

Surface area

0,697 hectar per person[?] (2015)
(ascending): 81 in the world of 233 (65,67%); 22 place in Asia 51 (58,82%)
2,51 % (0,501 % annual) ↗
min: 0,697; max: 1,46; max-min: 0,763 (52,24%); mid: 1,08;
-0,381 (-54,69%)