The Geography of China World Cultures
China vs. the U. S. in Size China United States • SOURCE: Topic 5: “The Awakening Giant” by Dr. Jean-Paul Rodrigue, Dept. of Economics & Geography, Hofstra University.
Countries & Regions Russia Mongolia N. Korea S> Korea Tibet Indian Subcontinent Taiwan Southeast Asia Philippines
Cities Harbin BEIJING Nanjing Shanghai Xi’an Lhasa Taipei Guangzhou HongKong Macao
Completed Political Map Harbin Mongolia Japan BEIJING N. Korea S> Korea Tibet Nanjing Shanghai Xi’an Lhasa Indian Subcontinent Taipei Taiwan Guangzhou HongKong Macao Southeast Asia Philippines
Mountains & Peaks Altai Mts. Greater Khingan Tian Shan Kunlun Mountains Qiuling Shandi Mts Himalayan Mts.
Deserts & Plateaus Mongolian Plateau Gobi Desert Taklamakan Desert Tibetan Plateau
Valleys / Plains / Basins Manchurian Plain North China Plain Tarim Basin Sichuan Basin
Bodies of Water Amur River Sea of Japan Yellow Sea Huang-He River Yangtze (Chang Jiang) River Xi River Pacific Ocean SouthChinaSea
Chang Jiang River Finished Oct 2008 Three Gorges Dam
Agricultural Regions in China Great Wall Shabdong Peninsula Grand Canal CHUNG KUO
Completed Topographic Map Amur River Altai Mts. Greater Khingan Manchurian Plain North China Plain Tian Shan Sea of Japan Gobi Desert Tarim Basin Great Wall Taklamakan Desert Kunlun Shan Shabdong Peninsula Huang-He River Grand Canal Yellow Sea Tibetan Plateau CHUNG KUO Himalayan Mts. Sichuan Basin Yangtze River Xi River Pacific Ocean SouthChinaSea
“Brown” China vs. “Green” China Wheat Dominant Pasture and Oasis Rice Dominant Double-crop rice • SOURCE: Topic 5: “The Awakening Giant” by Dr. Jean-Paul Rodrigue, Dept. of Economics & Geography, Hofstra University.
Top 10 Populated Nations 2001 2050
The Population of China 1,330,044,544 July 2008 est thousands
Population Projections thousands
Male/Female Birth Population • Sex Ratio: • at birth: 1.11 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 (2008 est.)
Life Expectancy at Birth by Sex total population: 73.18 years male: 71.37 years female: 75.18 years (2008 est.)
Infant Mortality Rate • total: 21.16 deaths/1,000 live births • male: 19.43 deaths/1,000 live births • female: 23.08 deaths/1,000 live births (2008 est.)
Main Chinese Nationalities • Han Chinese • *91.5% • Zhuang • Manchu • Hui • Miao • Uyghur • Tujia • Yi • Mongol • Tibetan • Buyi • Dong • Yao • Korean • other nationalities 8.5% (2000 census)