Administrative Divisions: 23 provinces, 5 autonomous regions, and 4 municipalities.
Location: Eastern Asia, bordering the East China Sea, Korea Bay, Yellow Sea and South China Sea, between North Korea and Vietnam.
Area: Totally, 9,596,960 square kilometers.
Land Boundaries: Totally, 22,117 kilometers. Neighboring countries: Afghanistan, Bhutan, Burma, India, Kazakhstan, North Korea, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, Russia, Tajikistan, Vietnam.
Regional Neighbors: Hong Kong, Macau.
Ethnic Groups: Totally 56, Han Chinese 92% and other 55 ethnic minorities 8%.
Religions: Daoism (Taoism), Buddhism, Christianity, Islam, primitive religions, etc.
Languages: Standard Chinese or Mandarin, dialects, minority languages.
Climate: Extremely diverse, tropical in south to sub arctic in north.
Elevation: Lowest point: Turpan Pendi -154 meters, highest point: Mount Everest 8,850 meters.