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A labeled China map is a great tool for teaching and learning about the geographical features of the world’s most populated country. We offer several versions on this page and hope they will meet your requirements. So get your free map of China with cities now!
Labeled Map of China
Our first map is a labeled map showing the provinces of China with their capitals as well as the inner borders and the neighboring countries of China.
China or – as it’s officially called – the People’s Republic of China is a country located in Eastern Asia. With a population of over 1.4 billion it is the most populous country in the world. The land area of China covers approximately 3.7 million square miles (9.6 million square kilometers), making it the second largest country in the world by landmass after Russia and followed by the USA.
How Many Provinces Are There in China?
China is divided into 22 provinces, 5 autonomous regions and 4 municipalities. It also has 2 special administrative regions – Hong Kong and Macau. While the People’s Republic of China considers Taiwan their 23rd province, it is actually an independent country (with the official name Republic of China).
While a Chinese special administrative region has the highest degree of autonomy of all the administrative divisions, it is still under the control of the central government of China which can make and enforce laws and controls the diplomatic relations.
List of Provinces of China by Population with Capitals
Here is a list of China’s provinces with the province capitals and the population (as of 2022):
- Guangdong (Guangzhou) – 126 million
- Shandong (Jinan) – 102 million
- Henan (Zhengzhou) – 100 million
- Jiangsu (Nanjing) – 85 million
- Sichuan (Chengdu) – 84 million
- Hebei (Shijiazhuang) – 75 million
- Hunan (Changsha) – 67 million
- Zhejiang (Hangzhou) – 65 million
- Anhui (Hefei) – 62 million
- Hubei (Wuhan) – 58 million
- Yunnan (Kunming) – 48 million
- Jangxi (Nanchang) – 46 million
- Liaoning (Shenyang) – 43 million
- Fujian (Fuzhou) – 42 million
- Shaanxi (Xi’an) – 40 million
- Guizhou (Guiyang) – 39 million
- Shanxi (Taiyuan) – 35 million
- Heilongjiang (Harbin) – 32 million
- Gansu (Lanzhou) – 25 million
- Jilin (Changchun) – 24 million
- Hainan (Haikou) – 10 million
- Qinghai (Xining) – 6 million
Map of China with Provinces
The next map shows the largest administrative divisions of China. It includes all of the country’s provinces as well as their capital cities. Additionally, the map names the bordering countries of China.
In the east and southeast, China is bordered by the Yellow Sea, the East China Sea and the South China Sea. All of them are part of the western Pacific Ocean. The Taiwan Strait separates China and Taiwan from each other. It is only 110 miles (180 kilometers) wide and connects the South China Sea with the East China Sea.
List of Autonomous Regions of China by Population with Capitals
- Guangxi Zhuang (Nanning) – 51 million
- Xinjian Uyghur (Ürümqi) – 26 million
- Inner Mongolia (Hohhot) – 24 million
- Ningxia Hui (Yinchuan) – 8 million
- Tibet (Lhasa) – 4 million
List of Municipalities of China by Population
- Chongqing – 32 million
- Shanghai – 25 million
- Beijing – 22 million
- Tianjin – 14 million
What Are the Neighboring Countries of China?
China shares land borders with its neighboring countries Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgystan and Russia to the north, North Korea to the east, Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar (Burma), Nepal and Bhutan to the south, India to the southwest as well as Pakistan, Afghanistan and Tajikistan to the west.
Map of China with Cities and Rivers
Our next map does not include any province borders but shows the most important cities of the country. It also depicts the largest rivers and international boundaries.
China’s geography is incredibly diverse, featuring everything from desert to mountains to rainforest. The Gobi Desert is located in northern China and covers an area of 500,000 square miles (1.3 million square kilometers). The Himalaya Mountains stretch for approx. 1,500 miles (2,400 kilometers) dividing the Tibetan Plateau and the Indian subcontinent. The Mongolian Plateau covers a large area of the Chinese autonomous region of Inner Mongolia.
What Are the Longest Rivers in China?
The longest river in China is the Yangtze river with a total length of 3,900 miles (6,300 kilometers). It is also the longest river in Asia and the third-longest river in the world.
The second longest river in China is the Yellow River with 3,395 miles (5,464 kilometers). Other major rivers in China comprise the Amur (Heilong Kiang), the Mekong, the Songhua River and the Liao River (among others).
Cities of China List
Here is a list of the ten largest cities of China by population (as of 2022):
- Shanghai (24.9 million)
- Beijing (21.2 million)
- Guangzhou (18.8 million)
- Shenzhen (17.6 million)
- Changdu (15 million)
- Tianjin (14 million)
- Chongqing (12.3 million)
- Nanjing (9.3 million)
- Wuhan (8.5 million)
- Xi’an (8.4 million)
Most of these largest Chinese cities are located in the eastern part of the country. Some are situated in central China. The regions and provinces in western China are the least populated.
Printable Map of China Labeled
Our last map is a map of China with major cities. It also shows the most important railway and highway connections as well as important airports.
You can download any of the maps on this page for free as PDF files and print them out for teaching, learning or any other professional or personal purposes.
Apart from the China provinces map and the China map with cities on this page, we also offer other China maps on out website. For instance, you can a blank China map or an an outline map of China as well.
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