11 maps that explain China

China is the world’s most populous nation and the world’s third or fourth-largest country in the world. The People’s Republic of China has the world’s largest army and the 2nd-largest military budget. Today the nation has been described as a potential superpower.

In 2010 China’s economy became the 2nd-largest nation by nominal GDP and developed to the largest by purchasing power parity in 2014. The country is the globe’s fastest-growing influential economy.

China is officially split into 23 provinces, 5 autonomous regions, and 4 direct-controlled Beijing (the capital city), Tianjin, Shanghai (the largest city), Chongqing, and two specific administrative areas — Hong Kong and Macau.

As beginning as 2 C.E. during the Han dynasty, the Chinese population was around 60 million residents. It is roughly 1/4 of the globe’s population at that time.

Exceptionally accelerated growth of the Chinese population occurred between 1749 and 1811, when the country’s population doubled from 177.5 million to 358.6 million. Nowadays, the population of China is more than 1.4 billion people.

The population density in China is 137 people per sq km. It is similar to those of nations like Denmark (excepting Greenland) or the Czech Republic. But, the overall population density of China hides significant regional differences.

The Heihe-Tengchong Line, also called the Aihiu-Tengchong Line, is an imaginative line that splits China into two roughly equal sections with different population densities.

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