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China Map

Here are three different versions of the Map of China to give you a general idea of it's administrative regions. You will see a map in general, and then learn about the provinces and most of cities in China. You will find-

1. Overall China Map

2. Map of Chinese Provinces

3. Map of Cities in China

 

Overall Map of China

Below is a very detailed map in English. On this map, you can see all the major locations in terms of administration, including provinces and the major cities in China. With 9.6 million square kilometers, ranking the third in the world, China is the country with the largest population on this planet, which makes most of it's provinces, except for the northwest frontier ones (Tibet, Xinjiang, Inner Mongolia), have densely populated cities. ( You can click on the below map to enlarge it, and then find the exact locations. )

China Map

 

Map of Chinese Provinces

China is a country made up of provinces. Unlike the U.S. administrative unit “state”, China uses “province” to represent the administrative unit next to the national level, and there are 34 totally. Most of it’s provincial-level units do not distinguish between ethnic groups, but since China is still a country with a large number of ethnic groups, some provinces are autonomous ones with a high concentration of ethnic minorities, such as Xinjiang (Uygur), Tibet (Tibetan), Inner Mongolia (Mongolian), Ningxia (Hui) and Guangxi (Zhuang). There are also special administrative regions including Hong Kong and Macao. On this map, you can find all of the provincial administrative units in China.

Something you can't find on the map- The eastern coastal provinces in China are relatively developed, while the western provinces are relatively backward, subject to the restrictions of regional transportation, population, and production resources. In recent years, the Chinese government has gradually stepped up the development of the western provinces, and government actions to develop the western economy have been carried out.

map of chinese provinces

 

Map of Major Cities in China

The map of cities in China basically shows the major cities you know of China, including the biggest ones. The most cities you can see are provincial capitals, while some are not. Qingdao, Xiamen, Suzhou, Dali and other non provincial-capitals are also shown on the map, because they are well known in the world and you may want to have a idea of their locations.

map of cities in china

 

You can also learn to use Baidu Maps to find more interesting places, it is the most widely used digital map in China.