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China, (People's Republic of China), is situated in eastern Asia, bounded by the Pacific in the east. The third largest country in the world, next to Canada and Russia, it has an area of 9.6 million square kilometers, or one-fifteenth of the world's land mass. It begins from the confluence of the Heilong and Wusuli rivers (135 degrees and 5 minutes east longitude) in the east to the Pamirs west of Wuqia County in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region (73 degrees and 40 minutes east longitude) in the west, about 5,200 kilometers apart; and from the midstream of the Heilong River north of Mohe (53 degrees and 31 minutes north latitude) in the north to the southernmost island Zengmu'ansha in the South China Sea (4 degrees and 15 minutes north latitude), about 5,500 kilometers apart.
The border stretches over 22,000 kilometers on land and the coastline extends well over 18,000 kilometers, washed by the waters of the Bohai, the Huanghai, the East China and the South China seas. The Bohai Sea is the inland sea of China.
There are 6,536 islands larger than 500 square meters, the largest is Taiwan, with a total area of about 36,000 square kilometers, and the second, Hainan. The South China Sea Islands are the southernmost island group of China.The country is famous for its historical back ground and its natural sights.The Grat Wall of China is so very famous that the entire world knows this country for this great monumental sight.Apart from this there are other great natural sights and places one can visit and explore.The country is also famous for its electronic goods and products which is exported in different countries of the world.This country is considered to be one of the most powerful countries of the world for its millitar and financial power. Even the super powers are scared of this country and don't try to mess around with this country.
Business and Economy
This country is on eof the fastest growing countries of the world. This is the onlly country in the Asin sub-continent,which grows at a pace that is faster than the United Nations. The country two years back was the best economy in the world.Because of the maximum exports basically in th field of electronics, the financial growth of this country was very rapid.China is one of the major exporters of electronics in the world.The economy of this country has grown slowly and steadily but grown at a good pace.The people of this country are very had working and believe in rotating the money rather than hoarding the same.Because of this reason, the economy has never suffered and there is no inconsistency in the economy.Because of the hard working nature of the people the country does really good and this is one f the major strnghths of the country.The policies of the government of this country are very liberal and because of this reason, the foreign investment part in this country is on the higher side.Asthe country s a thickly populated one, his becomes a very vast market for any product and for any company inr the world.Hard working people and corrrect decision of the Govt. make this economy a very proper economy and one of the fastest growing economy in the world.
The major cities of this fast growing economy are : Shanghai , Beijing , Chongqing ,Tianjin, Wuhan , Harbin ,Shengyang , Guangzhou , Chengdu , Nanjing ,Changchun , Xian , Dalian .These cities play a vey important role in the economical growth of the country.These cities are the major sorce of revenue for this country and very important from thetourism point of view.
Location: Eastern Asia, bordering the East China Sea, Korea Bay, Yellow Sea, and South China Sea, between North Korea and Vietnam
Coastline: 14,500 km
Climate: extremely diverse; tropical in south to subarctic in north
Natural Resources: coal, iron ore, petroleum, natural gas, mercury, tin, tungsten, antimony, manganese, molybdenum, vanadium, magnetite, aluminum, lead, zinc, uranium, hydropower potential (world's largest
Population: 1,306,313,812 (July 2005 est.)
Birth Rate: 13.14 births/1,000 population (2005 est.)
Death Rate: 6.94 deaths/1,000 population (2005 est.)
Sex Ratio: at birth: 1.12 male(s)/female
under 15 years: 1.13 male(s)/female
15-64 years: 1.06 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.91 male(s)/female
Total population: 1.06 male(s)/female (2005 est.)
Infant Mortality Rate: total: 24.18 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 21.21 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 27.5 deaths/1,000 live births (2005 est.)