Where is China?

China is located in the Northeastern Asia region at latitude 35.86166 and longitude 104.195397 and is part of the Asian continent.

The DMS coordinates for the center of the country are:

  • 35Β° 51' 41.98'' N
  • 104Β° 11' 43.43'' E

You can see the location of China on the world map below:

Pin showing China on a map

China Neighboring Countries

The neighboring countries of China (CN) are:

  1. Afghanistan (AF)
  2. Bhutan (BT)
  3. Hong Kong (HK)
  4. India (IN)
  5. Kazakhstan (KZ)
  6. Korea (Democratic People's Republic of) (KP)
  7. Kyrgyzstan (KG)
  8. Lao People's Democratic Republic (LA)
  9. Macao (MO)
  10. Mongolia (MN)
  11. Myanmar (MM)
  12. Nepal (NP)
  13. Pakistan (PK)
  14. Russian Federation (RU)
  15. Tajikistan (TJ)
  16. Vietnam (VN)

Maritime Borders

China borders with the Yellow Sea, the East China Sea, the South China Sea, and the Pacific Ocean.

China Related Content

China Key Facts

CoordinatesLatitude: 35.86166
Longitude: 104.195397
Country CodesAlpha 2: CN
Alpha 3: CHN
Country Flag EmojiπŸ‡¨πŸ‡³
Int. Phone Prefix+86
Capital cityBeijing
Northeastern Asia
Country Area9,596,960 sq km
Population 20211,412,360,000
World Rank: 1
Median Age37.9
Life expectancy78.2
Major languagesStandard Chinese or Mandarin (official; Putonghua, based on the Beijing dialect), Yue (Cantonese), Wu (Shanghainese), Minbei (Fuzhou), Minnan (Hokkien-Taiwanese), Xiang, Gan, Hakka dialects, minority languages (see Ethnic groups entry)
UTC/GMT TimeNumber of time zones: 1
  • UTC+08:00
Internet TLD.cn
Biggest AirportBeijing Capital International Airport (PEK)
Average temperature7.50 Β°C
45.50 Β°F
Administrative Divisions4 municipalities 23 provinces 5 autonomous regions 2 special administrative regions
Political systemOne-party communist state

China Economy Facts

World Bank Income GroupUpper middle income
World Bank RegionEast Asia & Pacific
CurrencyYuan Renminbi (CNY)
GDP in 2020$14687.7 (billions of USD)
World Rank: 2
GDP per capita in 2020$10,409
World Rank: 65
Major Industries / Economic SectorsManufacturing, agriculture, services, energy
Top 5 Import CountriesUnited States, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Australia
Top 5 Export CountriesUnited States, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan

Biggest Cities in China

Here are the largest cities in China based on 2021 data:

City Population
Shanghai 22,118,000
Guangzhou 21,489,000
Beijing 19,437,000
Shenzhen 14,678,000
Chengdu 11,920,000
Baoding 11,860,000
Tianjin 10,932,000
Linyi 10,820,000
Shijiazhuang 10,784,600
Zhengzhou 10,136,000

Map of China with the Largest Cities

Other Countries in the Northeastern Asia Region