People s Republic of China

Location: China is the largest country entirely in Asia. China is bordered by Russia, India, Afghanistan, Bhutan, Myanmar, Kazakhstan, North Korea, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Macau (semi-autonomous), Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, Tajikistan, and Vietnam. Capital: Beijing is the capital of China. Size: China covers about 9,596,960 square kilometers. China is the fourth largest country in the world (after Russia, Canada, and the USA). Population: China has the largest population of any country in the world. The population of China is about 1,321,851,000 (as of July, 2007). China is divided into 23 provinces, 5 autonomous regions, and 4 municipalities. Climate: China's climate ranges from desert to tropical to subarctic. Major Rivers: The major rivers in China are the Yangtse River, the Yellow River, and the Pearl River. Mountain Ranges: The highest mountain range in the world, the Himalayas, borders China. Other major mountain ranges in China are the Ch'ang-pai Mountains, theTsinling Mountains, and the Nan range. Highest Point: The highest point in China is Mount Everest (8,850 m tall), in the Himalayas. Lowest Point: The lowest point in China is Turpan Pendi (the Turpan Depression), 154 meters (505 feet) below sea level. It is located in northwestern China.

It ranges from 15 to 30 feet wide. it is believed the final measurement would total over 50000 kilometres. and images have been returned from low-level space vehicles including the space shuttle. Most of the current Great Wall was built during the Ming dynasty (between 1368 and 1644. The Great Wall was originally built over 2000 years ago. It can be seen from space.Great Wall of China The Great Wall of China was built over 2000 years ago and is the longest man-made structure ever built. However if you were to measure all the individual structures and changes to the wall made over the centuries. In places the Great Wall is 25 feet tall. It is believed that the main purpose of the Great Wall was to protect China from invasion or attack by northern tribes (such as the Mongols). around 221 BC. It is thought that the earliest wall was built under the rule of Emperor Qin. and clearly shows parts of the wall. who successful unified parts of China around 221 BC. The Great Wall of China is approximately 6000 kilometre long. Student s name : Muhid Siddiqui . The photo on the left is from NASA.