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China map

Map of the country China

The China map shows the map of China offline. This map of China will allow you to orient yourself in China in Asia. The China map is downloadable in PDF, printable and free.

China, Chinese (Pinyin) Zhonghua or (Wade-Giles romanization) Chung-hua, also spelled (Pinyin) Zhongguo or (Wade-Giles romanization) Chung-kuo, officially People Republic of China or Chinese (Pinyin) Zhonghua Renmin Gongheguo or (Wade-Giles romanization) Chung-hua Jen-min Kung-ho-kuo, country of East Asia. It is the largest of all Asian countries and has the largest population of any country in the world as its shown in China map.

The word "China" is derived from Cin (چین), a Persian name for China popularized in medieval Europe by the account of the 13th-century Venetian explorer Marco Polo. The first recorded use in English dates from 1555. The Persian word is, in turn, derived from the Sanskrit word Cīna (चीन), which was used as a name for China as early as AD 150. There are various scholarly theories regarding the origin of this word (see China map).

China is one of 17 megadiverse countries, lying in two of the world major ecozones as its mentioned in China map: the Palearctic and the Indomalaya. In the Palearctic zone, mammals such as the horse, camel, tapir, and jerboa can be found. Among the species found in the Indomalaya region are the Leopard Cat, bamboo rat, treeshrew, and various monkey and ape species.

China on map

China on the map

China on map shows the map of the country China. China on the map will allow you to plan your travel in China in Asia. The China map labeled is downloadable in PDF, printable and free.

Probably the single most identifiable characteristic of China to the people of the rest of the world is the size of its population. Some one-fifth of humanity is of Chinese nationality as its mentioned in China on map. The great majority of the population is Chinese (Han), and thus China is often characterized as an ethnically homogeneous country, but few countries have as wide a variety of indigenous peoples as does China.

China as you can see on China on map has 34 provincial-level administrative units: 23 provinces, 4 municipalities (Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai, Chongqing as shown on map), 5 autonomous regions (Guangxi, Inner Mongolia, Tibet, Ningxia, Xinjiang) and it has 2 special administrative regions (Hong Kong, Macau).

With more than 4,000 years of recorded history (see China on map), China is one of the few existing countries that also flourished economically and culturally in the earliest stages of world civilization. Indeed, despite the political and social upheavals that frequently have ravaged the country, China is unique among nations in its longevity and resilience as a discrete politico-cultural unit.

Detailed map of China

Map of China detailed

The detailed map of China shows a labeled and large map of the country China. This detailed map of China will allow you to orient yourself in China in Asia. The detailed China map is downloadable in PDF, printable and free.

China may be divided—roughly along a diagonal from the southwest to the northeast—into two sharply different vegetation zones as its shown in the detailed map of China: the dry northwest and the humid southeast. The tropical area, adjoining the humid southeast, is geographically related more to Southeast Asia. In the northwest, where desertlike conditions prevail, are vast detailed areas of sparse drought-resistant vegetation; within these areas, in the low-lying land and depressions, are patches of salt-tolerant plants, notably in the Junngar, Qaidam, and Gobi regions. Skirting the southern edge of the Gobi is a wide belt of grassland.

To the southeast of the Northeast Plain is a series of detailed ranges comprising the Changbai, Zhangguangcai, and Wanda mountains, which in Chinese are collectively known as the Changbai Shan, or “Forever White Mountains”; broken by occasional open valleys, they reach elevations mostly between 1,500 and 3,000 feet (450 and 900 metres as you can see in the detailed map of China). In some parts the scenery is characterized by rugged peaks and precipitous cliffs.

China is prone to intense seismic activity throughout much of the country as its mentioned in the detailed map of China. The main source of this geologic instability is the result of the constant northward movement of the Indian tectonic plate beneath southern Asia, which has thrust up the towering mountains and high plateaus of the Chinese southwest.

Map of Northern China

Map of North China

Map of Northern China shows the North part of the country China. Northern China map will allow you to easily explore areas of the North of China in Asia. The map of Northern China is downloadable in PDF, printable and free.

Northern China or North China (simplified Chinese: 华北; traditional Chinese: 華北; pinyin: Huáběi; literally "China's north") is a geographical region of China as its shown in the map of Northern China. The heartland of North China is the North China Plain, or the Yellow River Plain. Currently, the region is defined by the PRC government to include the municipalities of Beijing and Tianjin, the provinces of Hebei and Shanxi, and Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.

Northern China, also called the China Proper, has been the bastion of Chinese civilization and agrarian Confucian culture. The areas north to the River is northern China as you can see in the map of Northern China includes the region around Nanyang, Henan, that lies in the gap where the Qin River has ended and the Huai River has not yet begun; in addition, central Anhui and Jiangsu lie south of the Huai River but north of the Yangtze.

The Northeast (Manchuria) and Inner Mongolia, areas that are often thought of as being outside "China proper", are sometimes conceived to belong to northern China according to the framework above, although some sources argue that they form Western China. Geographically, Northern China is cold and dry for rice cultivation (though rice is grown there today with the aid of modern technology) and consists largely of flat plains, grasslands, and desert as its shown in the map of Northern China.

Map of Southern China

Map of South China

Map of Southern China shows the South part of the country China. Southern China map will allow you to easily explore areas of the South of China in Asia. The map of Southern China is downloadable in PDF, printable and free.

Over history, many parts of Southern China remained independent of the influence of China Proper, having their own distinct histories, cultures, and languages. Southern China is warm and rainy enough for rice and consists of lush mountains cut by river valleys as its mentioned in the map of Southern China. Southern China is mountaineous, and people are divided by various southern dialects such as Cantonese, Min-language, Wu-language, where are mutually unintelligible with Mandarin language.

Economically, for a large part of Chinese history, southern China was more advanced and prosperous than northern China. The Grand Canal as you can see in the map of Southern China was built in Sui Dynasty to ship the surplus grain and goods from Jiangnan (today Zhejiang and southern Jiangsu provinces) to support the large standing army and the capital in the north.

Today, southern China remains economically more prosperous than northern China (see the map of Southern China). During the Qing dynasty, regional differences and identification remained strong. Such differences often appeared in historic chronicles and gazetteers and were based on geographic circumstances, historical and literary associations