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Title: Geography of China


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Geography of China
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Land and Climate
  • China is located in eastern Asia with an area of
    3,705,820 square miles and extends across five
    time zones (although Beijing time is used).
  • China is roughly the same size as the United
    States and is divided into provinces.

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Geography Cont.
  • Mountains or deserts cover much of western China,
    therefore the majority of the population lives in
    the east, where rivers and plains allow for
    productive agriculture.
  • The largest city in China is Shanghai, with a
    population of 14,173,000. Chinas total
    population is 1.26 billion people, making it the
    worlds most populous country.

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  • Chinas other major geographic features differ
    between regions, ranging from the Himalaya
    Mountains to the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau to
    subtropical islands.
  • The Yangtze River is the longest at 3,915 miles
    (3rd largest in the world).

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Climate
  • Chinas climate ranges from sub-arctic in the
    north to sub-tropical in the south. Temperatures
    range anywhere from 120 degrees in Xinjiang in
    the Taklamakan Desert to minus 40 degrees near
    the Mongolian Plateau.
  • Monsoons in the southeast cause frequent summer
    floods and sandstorms in the north are increasing
    due to desertification.
  • The southwest is the home of bamboo forests and
    has a much more agreeable climate.

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  • Chinas diverse plant life includes more than
    2,800 species of trees, such as bamboo, palm,
    oak, China fir, evergreen, and Chinese Cypress.
  • Deforestation is an increasing problem in the
    east due to housing developments and industries.

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  • Using the maps, label the following on your China
    map
  • Beijing
  • Hong Kong
  • Shanghai
  • Jiangsu Province
  • Himalaya Mountains
  • Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau
  • Taklamakan Desert
  • Yangtze River
  • Great Plain of China

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