Geography of China

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The average annual temperature in China is 6.95 °C. The average annual rainfall in China is 645 mm/year. China emits 6.7 metric tons per capita of CO₂.

China is considered a huge nation due to its total area. Its total land area is 9,596,960 km² (about 3,705,390 mi²). The continental shelf of China is about 231,340 km² (about 89,320 mi²). China is in Asia. Asia is the largest and most populous continent on earth. Asian countries include Russia, China, Japan, Hong Kong, and North and South Korea, among others. China has 16 neighboring countries. Its neighbors include Afghanistan, Bhutan, Myanmar, Hong Kong PRC, India, Kazakhstan, North Korea, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Macao PRC, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, Russia, Tajikistan and Vietnam. China is not a landlocked country. It means it is bounded by at least one major body of water. The average altitude range of China is 1,840 m (6,037 ft).

Neighbors
The total length of China's land borders is 22457 kilometers (~8,671 miles). China has 19 unique land borders with neighboring territories and shares land borders with 16 different countries. China has 3 non-contiguous sections of land borders. This happens when a country has a border with a neighbor and that border is divided by a border with another neighbor. China has 16 neighboring countries. Its neighbors include Afghanistan, Bhutan, Myanmar, Hong Kong PRC, India, Kazakhstan, North Korea, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Macao PRC, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, Russia, Tajikistan and Vietnam. The lengths of China's land borders with its neighboring countries are as follows:

Afghanistan - 76 km (47 mi),
Bhutan - 470 km (292 mi),
Myanmar - 2185 km (1,358 mi),
Hong Kong PR China - 30 km (19 mi),
India - 3380 km (2,101 mi),
Kazakhstan - 1533 km (953 mi),
North Korea - 1416 km (880 mi),
Kyrgyzstan - 858 km (533 mi),
Laos - 423 km (263 mi),
Macau PR China - 0.34 km (0 mi),
Mongolia - 4677 km (2,907 mi),
Nepal - 1236 km (768 mi),
Pakistan - 523 km (325 mi),
Russia - 3645 km (2,265 mi),
Tajikistan - 414 km (257 mi),
Vietnam - 1281 km (796 mi).

Cities
The capital of China is Beijing. The largest cities in China are Beijing, Shanghai.

Elevation
The average altitude range of China is 1,840 m (6,037 ft). The highest point in China is Mount Everest with an official height of 8848 m (29,030 ft). The lowest point in China is Aydingkol. It is at -154 m (-505 ft), i.e. below sea level. The difference in altitude between the highest (Mount Everest) and the lowest (Aydingkol) point in China is 9002 m (2 ft).

Area
The total land area of ​​China is 9,596,960 km² (about 3,705,390 mi²). and the total Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) is 877,019 km² (~338,617 mi²). The continental shelf of China is approximately 231,340 km² (about 89,320 mi²). Including the landmass and the EEZ, the total area of ​​China is approximately 10,473,979 km² (~4,044,007 mi²). China is considered a huge nation due to its total area.

Forest and farmland
2,083,210 km² of China's territory is covered with forests, and forest areas account for 22% of the country's total land area. There are 1,385,905 km² of farmland in China, which accounts for 14% of the total national territory.

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