Location

China is located in East Asia and with a land area that is larger than the United States. There are geographical differences between eastern and western China. Eastern China borders the Pacific Ocean. It is sometimes referred to as China Proper due to the high concentration of Han people (who make up 94% of contemporary Chinese ethnic population). The western region has been historically less populated and it is the home of some of China's largest ethnic groups (e.g., Tibetians, Mongols, and Uygurs). Since the 1950s China has sought to "fill up" this region through encouraging internal Han migration. The policy has been successful. Today, the Han outnumber local minority populations in every autonomous region.

There are 22 provinces and five autonomous regions (e.g., Inner Mongolia, Xinjiang, Tibet, Zhuang, and Ningxia). The capital is Beijing, located in northern China. Shanghai, located in the lower Yangtze region, is the largest and most developed city in China.

China's climates are seasonal. In the north the winters are long and are characterized by extreme cold, while in the south (all land south of the Yangtze River) the climate varies from a persistent damp chill in the high and low desert environments to mild and frost free along the southern coast. The Pearl River plain around Guangzhou (Canton) is the most important as well as the most densely populated in the region. With over 1.4 billion people, China's population is the largest in world.

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