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China Google maps and Driving Directions

Get free driving directions, Google maps, traffic information for China, and Beijing (GPS: 39 55 N 116 23 E), the capital city of the country which located in (the) Eastern Asia, bordering the East China Sea, Korea Bay, Yellow Sea, and South China Sea, between North Korea and Vietnam.

Find any address in Beijing on the Google map of China (CH) with ease or calculate your up to date itinerary to and from China or its neighboring counties like Afghanistan, Bhutan, India, Kazakhstan, Korea, North, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Russia, Tajikistan, Vietnam.

Sightseeing and exploring in Asia starts here thanks to Google because its Earth Engine combines a multi-petabyte catalog of updated satellite imagery and geospatial datasets with planetary-scale analysis capabilities. Wonder the world, use the satellite map function of the Google maps to explore or see differences on the Earth’s surface, inland, or the surrounding areas of China.

Google Maps China

Covering a vast area of eastern Asia, China is bordered by 14 countries. A one-party Communist state since 1949, it has recently become a dominant force in global manufacturing.

China is mostly mountains, high plateaus, deserts in west; plains, deltas, and hills in east.

The map above fully covers China with its road routes from cities to towns, road intersections in any regions, provinces, prefectures, also with free driving directions in Beijing or to the neighboring cities and countries. To look at the detailed map about a particular quarter in Beijing, please click on the area and zoom to the place you are interested in the Google maps of China (CH).

Be creative, use the extras of this Google map; This is a detailed, clear, zoomable, large road map of China with its administrative divisions; 23 provinces (sheng, singular and plural), 5 autonomous regions (zizhiqu, singular and plural), and 4 municipalities (shi, singular and plural)provinces: Anhui, Fujian, Gansu, Guangdong, Guizhou, Hainan, Hebei, Heilongjiang, Henan, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Jilin, Liaoning, Qinghai, Shaanxi, Shandong, Shanxi, Sichuan, Yunnan, Zhejiang; (see note on Taiwan)autonomous regions: Guangxi, Nei Mongol (Inner Mongolia), Ningxia, Xinjiang Uygur, Xizang (Tibet)municipalities: Beijing, Chongqing, Shanghai, Tianjin. Note: China considers Taiwan its 23rd province; see separate entries for the special administrative regions of Hong Kong and Macau.

The interactive map above is also may be used as the satellite map of China, or as a reverse search map for finding an address from its GPS coordinates.

The greater part of the country is mountainous. Its principal ranges are the Tien Shan, the Kunlun chain, and the Trans-Himalaya. In the southwest is Tibet, which China annexed in 1950. The Gobi Desert lies to the north. China proper consists of three great river systems: the Yellow River (Huang He), 2,109 mi (5,464 km) long, the Yangtze River (Chang Jiang), the third-longest river in the world at 2,432 mi (6,300 km) and the Pearl River (Zhu Jiang), 848 mi (2,197 km) long.

China (area: 9 598 000 sq km / 3 705 807,00 sq mi), where the official language is Standard Chinese, lying in Asia and using the currency; Chinese yuan (CNY), set their clock to UTC+8. That means they are 13 hours ahead of Washington DC during Standard Time in Beijing, the capital. Note to the time difference: Despite its size all of China falls within one time zone; many people in Xinjiang Province observe an unofficial “Xinjiang time zone” of UTC+6 two hours behind Beijing.

The climate in China; China is divided into two main climatic regions. The north and west are semiarid or arid, with extreme temperature variations. The south and east are warmer and more humid, with year-round rainfall. Winter temperatures vary with latitude, but are warmest on the subtropical southeast coast. Summer temperatures are more uniform, rising above 70°F (21°C).

Geography in a nutshell; A land of huge physical diversity, China has a long Pacific coastline to the east. Two-thirds of the country is uplands. The southwestern mountains include Tibet, the world’s highest plateau; in the northwest, the Tien Shan Mountains separate the arid Tarim and Dzungarian basins. The rolling hills and plains of the low-lying east are home to two-thirds of the population.

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Driving directions China

The Google maps and Google Satellite maps of China above showing the country, located next to Afghanistan, Bhutan, India, Kazakhstan, Korea, North, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Russia, Tajikistan, Vietnam. For your further reference, the latitude and longitude coordinates of China are 35 00 N, 105 00 E while the capital, Beijing found at 39 55 N 116 23 E.

When you are traveling around China, Beijing or its other cities, use this routing tool providing up to date route planning service for free of charge.

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Since Google acquired and introduced its digitalized maps in 2004, you’re probably familiar with its base functions, like finding an address or driving directions to locations, but Google maps also accommodate bicyclists, pedestrians, and also public transportation with special directions and customizable routes.


About China and the capital, Beijing

Flag of China Schematic map of China
The national flag of China Borderline map of China
Flag description: red with a large yellow five-pointed star and four smaller yellow five-pointed stars (arranged in a vertical arc toward the middle of the flag) in the upper hoist-side corner; the color red represents revolution, while the stars symbolize the four social classes – the working class, the peasantry, the urban petty bourgeoisie, and the national bourgeoisie (capitalists) – united under the Communist Party of China. Border length: total: 22,457 km. Border countries (14): Afghanistan 91 km, Bhutan 477 km, Myanmar 2,129 km, India 2,659 km, Kazakhstan 1,765 km, North Korea 1,352 km, Kyrgyzstan 1,063 km, Laos 475 km, Mongolia 4,630 km, Nepal 1,389 km, Pakistan 438 km, Russia (northeast) 4,133 km, Russia (northwest) 46 km, Tajikistan 477 km, Vietnam 1,297 kmregional borders: Hong Kong 33 km, Macau 3 km.

Did you know about China?

  • China has the world’s oldest continuous civilization. The communist Chinese People’s Republic was established in 1949.
  • China has the world’s oldest continuous civilization. Its recorded history began 4000 years ago, with the Shang dynasty.
  • The ancient country of China is today the world’s most populated nation, with the fastest-growing economy. To its north is Mongolia– a landlocked country that is rich in mineral resources.

Facts of China (CH)

Name conventional long form: People’s Republic of China, conventional short form: China, local long form: Zhonghua Renmin Gongheguo, local short form: Zhongguoabbreviation: PRC, etymology: English name derives from the Qin (Chin) rulers of the 3rd century B.C., who comprised the first imperial dynasty of ancient China; the Chinese name Zhongguo translates as “Central Nation”
Codes: ISO; CH, Internet; .cn
Capital city: Beijing
Language(s): Standard Chinese or Mandarin (official language; Putonghua, based on the Beijing dialect), Yue (Cantonese), Wu (Shanghainese), Minbei (Fuzhou), Minnan (Hokkien-Taiwanese), Xiang, Gan, Hakka dialects, minority languages (see Ethnic groups entry). Note: Zhuang is official language in Guangxi Zhuang, Yue is official language in Guangdong, Mongolian is official language in Nei Mongol, Uighur is official language in Xinjiang Uygur, Kyrgyz is official language in Xinjiang Uygur, and Tibetan is official language in Xizang (Tibet)
National holiday(s): National Day, the anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China, 1 October (1949)
Motto: N/A
Currency: Chinese yuan (CNY)
GPS: 35 00 N, 105 00 E, Beijing; 39 55 N 116 23 E
Location: Eastern Asia, bordering the East China Sea, Korea Bay, Yellow Sea, and South China Sea, between North Korea and Vietnam
Geography note: world’s fourth largest country (after Russia, Canada, and US) and largest country situated entirely in Asia; Mount Everest on the border with Nepal is the world’s tallest peak
Land boundaries: Afghanistan 91 km, Bhutan 477 km, Myanmar 2,129 km, India 2,659 km, Kazakhstan 1,765 km, North Korea 1,352 km, Kyrgyzstan 1,063 km, Laos 475 km, Mongolia 4,630 km, Nepal 1,389 km, Pakistan 438 km, Russia (northeast) 4,133 km, Russia (northwest) 46 km, Tajikistan 477 km, Vietnam 1,297 kmregional borders: Hong Kong 33 km, Macau 3 km, total: 22,457 km
Maritime boundaries: East China Sea, South China Sea, Yellow Sea
Coastline: 14,500 km
Area: total: 9,596,960 sq km; land: 9,326,410 sq km, water: 270,550 sq km (total 3 705 807,00 mi2), slightly smaller than the US.
Roadways: total: 4,106,387 km, paved: 3,453,890 km (includes 84,946 km of expressways), unpaved: 652,497 km (2011)
Waterways: 110,000 km (navigable waterways) (2011)
Local time (capital): UTC+8, 13 hours ahead of Washington DC during Standard Time
Note to the local time: Despite its size all of China falls within one time zone; many people in Xinjiang Province observe an unofficial “Xinjiang time zone” of UTC+6 two hours behind Beijing
Population in China: 1 415 045 928
Population in Beijing: 10 849 000 (including the metropolitan areas)
Urbanization: urban population: 55.6% of total population (2015)
Major urban areas population: Shanghai 23.741 million; BEIJING (capital) 20.384 million; Chongqing 13.332 million; Guangdong 12.458 million; Tianjin 11.21 million; Shenzhen 10.749 million (2015)
Population growth rate: 0.43% (2016 estimate)
Birth rate: 12.4 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate)
Death rate: 7.7 deaths / 1,000 population (2016 estimate)
Age structure:
0-14 years: 17.1% (male 126,732,020 / female 108,172,771) 15-24 years: 13.27% (male 97,126,460 / female 85,135,228) 25-54 years: 48.42% (male 339,183,101 / female 325,836,319) 55-64 years: 10.87% (male 75,376,730 / female 73,859,424) 65 years and over: 10.35% (male 67,914,015 / female 74,205,210) (2016 estimate)
Median age: total: 37.1 years; male: 36.2 years, female: 38.1 years (2016 estimate)
Ethnic groups: Han Chinese 91.6%, Zhuang 1.3%, other (includes Hui, Manchu, Uighur, Miao, Yi, Tujia, Tibetan, Mongol, Dong, Buyei, Yao, Bai, Korean, Hani, Li, Kazakh, Dai and other nationalities) 7.1%note: the Chinese Government officially recognizes 56 ethnic groups (2010 estimate)
Religions: Buddhist 18.2%, Christian 5.1%, Muslim 1.8%, folk religion 21.9%, Hindu < 0.1%, Jewish < 0.1%, other 0.7% (includes Daoist (Taoist)), unaffiliated 52.2%note: officially atheist (2010 estimate) Government type: Unitary one-party socialist republic
Legal system: civil law influenced by Soviet and continental European civil law systems; legislature retains power to interpret statutes; note – criminal procedure law revised in early 2012
National anthem: March of the Volunteers
Known national hazards: frequent typhoons (about five per year along southern and eastern coasts); damaging floods; tsunamis; earthquakes; droughts; land subsidencevolcanism: China contains some historically active volcanoes including Changbaishan (also known as Baitoushan, Baegdu, or P’aektu-san), Hainan Dao, and Kunlun although most have been relatively inactive in recent centuries
Major infectious diseases: The The degree of risk(s): intermediatefood or waterborne diseases: bacterial diarrhea, hepatitis A, and typhoid fever vectorborne disease: Japanese encephalitissoil contact disease: hantaviral hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome (HFRS) (2016)
Land use: agricultural land: 54.7%; arable land 11.3%; permanent crops 1.6%; permanent pasture 41.8%; forest: 22.3%; other: 23% (2011 estimate)
Agricultural products: world leader in gross value of agricultural output; rice, wheat, potatoes, corn, peanuts, tea, millet, barley, apples, cotton, oilseed; pork; fish
Industries: world leader in gross value of industrial output; mining and ore processing, iron, steel, aluminum, and other metals, coal; machine building; armaments; textiles and apparel; petroleum; cement; chemicals; fertilizers; consumer products (including footwear
Export commodities: electrical and other machinery, including data processing equipment, apparel, furniture, textiles, integrated circuits
Main export partners: US 18%, Hong Kong 14.6%, Japan 6%, South Korea 4.5% (2015)
Import commodities:
electrical and other machinery, oil and mineral fuels; nuclear reactor, boiler, and machinery components; optical and medical equipment, metal ores, motor vehicles; soybeans
Main import partners: South Korea 10.9%, US 9%, Japan 8.9%, Germany 5.5%, Australia 4.1% (2015)

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