Administrative Map of China
A section of the Great Wall of China. Most of the present structure dates to the Ming dynasty (14th century).
Image: Bjoern Kriewald
The map shows the provinces of China, officially the People's Republic of China (PRC), a vast country in East Asia. The PRC is bounded by the East China Sea, the Korea Bay, the Yellow Sea, and the South China Sea
China borders 14 countries: Afghanistan
, and Vietnam
. The country shares maritime borders with Japan
, South Korea
, the Philippines
, and Taiwan
. Due to China's claims in the South China Sea, the state also maintains overlapping maritime borders with Brunei
The People's Republic covers an area
of 9,597,000 km², making it the fourth largest country on Earth; it is just somewhat smaller than the United States
, and 1.25 times the size of Australia.
China has a population
of around 1.42 billion people (in 2019),
making it the world's most populous country.
Administrative Map of China
Map of China with Administrative Divisions
The map shows China and surrounding countries with international borders, the national
capital Beijing, provinces, province-level autonomous regions, province capitals, special administrative regions (S.A.R.), and direct-administered municipalities of China, with names in English and Chinese.
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More about China
China's official map shows its claimed maritime borders in the South China Sea, and Taiwan as a part of the People's Republic of China.
Image: Courtesy of SinoMaps Press
The People's Republic of China is divided into 33 administrative regions, there are 22 provinces, five autonomous regions, four municipalities, and two special administrative regions (SAR).
Additionally, China claims sovereignty over the territory administered by Taiwan
(Republic of China ), claiming most of it as its Taiwan Province.
List of China's administrative divisions (Capitals in parentheses):
Municipalities (Zhixia Shi)
北京 Beijing, 重庆 Chongqing, 上海 Shanghai, and 天津 Tianjin.
These are self-governing districts under the direct jurisdiction of the central government.
Autonomous Regions (Zizhiqu)
An administrative region where the minority (Chinese Han) is the majority in the local government and congress.
广西 Guangxi (Nanning), 内蒙古 Ｎei Menggu (Inner Mongolia, capital: Hohhot), 宁夏 Ningxia (Yinchuan), 西藏 Xizang (Tibet, capital: Lhasa), 新疆 Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Ürümqi)
Special Administrative Regions (Tebie Xingzhengqu, S.A.R.):
香港 Hong Kong,
and 澳门 Macau
This Special Administrative Regions pursue the policy of "One Country, Two Systems".
Provinces (Sheng): 安徽 Anhui (Hefei), 福建 Fujian (Fuzhou), 甘肃 Gansu (Lanzhou), 广东 Guangdong (Guangzhou),
贵州 Guizhou (Guiyang), 海南 Hainan (Haikou), 河北 Hebei (Shijiazhuang), 黑龙江 Heilongjiang (Harbin), 河南 Henan (Zhengzhou), 湖北 Hubei (Wuhan), 湖南
Hunan (Changsha), 江苏 Jiangsu (Nanjing), 江西 Jiangxi (Nanchang), 吉林 Jilin (Changchun), 辽宁 Liaoning (Shenyang), 青海 Qinghai (Xining), 陕西 Shaangxi (Xi'an),
山东 Shandong (Jinan), 山西 Shangxi (Taiyuan), 四川 Sichuan (Chengdu), 云南 Yunnan (Kunming), 浙江 Zhejiang (Hangzhou)