Xinjiang Tibet Qinghai Gansu Yunnan Sichuan Inner Mongolia Heilongjiang Guangxi Jilin Hainan Guangdong Ningxia Liaoning Guizhou Chongqing Hunan Fujian Jiangxi Zhejiang Shaanxi Hubei Anhui Jiangsu Shanxi Henan Shandong Hebei Beijing Tianjin Mongolia (Country) Korea (North and South) Countries Kazakhstan (Country) Kyrgyzstan (Country) Afghanistan (Country) Tajikistan (Country) Pakistan (Country) Russia (Country) India (Country) Nepal (Country) Bhutan (Country) Laos (Country) Myanmar / Burma (Country) Vietnam (Country) Taiwan Japan Shanghai Hong Kong Macau
All China provinces
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Here are all the Chinese provinces. You can click on the column header to sort the table; click on the province to select it in the table and map, or Double Click to go to the province's full information page.

Other pages in this section cover the country of China, the countries that surround China; information on all the principal cities; airports; visitor attractions; universities; the ethnicity of the people of China; thoughts about China's future and China's climate. As well as a detailed page on each individual province (including a map) are other pages describing the geography and historical features of China: the Yellow River; Yangzi River; Great Wall and the Silk Road.


NameChineseShortCapitalPopulationAreaDensityGDPLiteracyEthnicityInformation
Tibet西藏zàng Lhasa3.11,2302.5629,25262.23%46%details map
Jilin吉林Changchun27.5187147.1650,16298.08%9%details map
Beijing北京jīng Beijing City21.3171254.8299,99598.30%4%details map
Zhejiang浙江zhè Hangzhou55.0102539.5172,96794.38%10%details map
Anhui安徽wǎn Hefei60.6140432.6034,42591.66%1%details map
Hunan湖南xiāng Changsha67.1212316.6940,28797.33%10%details map
Shanxi山西jìn Taiyuan36.4156233.2635,06497.87%0%details map
Hebei河北Shijiazhuang73.6188391.3939,98497.39%4%details map
Shandong山东Jinan97.6157621.7560,87995.03%1%details map
Henan河南Zhengzhou100.4167601.0634,80895.75%1%details map
Yunnan云南diān Kunming47.0394119.3027,26493.97%17%details map
Xinjiang新疆xīn Urumqi22.81,60014.2640,60797.64%7%details map
Guangxi广西guì Nanning47.4237199.8533,09097.29%38%details map
Guangdong广东yuè Guangzhou106.8178600.2263,45298.04%2%details map
Sichuan四川chuān Chengdu81.2485167.5035,12894.56%5%details map
Jiangxi江西gàn Nanchang45.3167271.3934,66096.87%0%details map
Shaanxi陕西shǎn Xi'an37.7206182.9946,92896.26%1%details map
Hainan海南qióng Haikou9.034264.5338,92495.92%17%details map
Fujian褔健mǐn Fuzhou37.9122310.6663,47297.56%2%details map
Jiangsu江苏Nanjing79.5103771.8381,87496.19%0%details map
Liaoning辽宁liáo Shenyang43.9146300.7365,19898.07%16%details map
Hubei湖北è Wuhan58.1186312.2347,12495.42%4%details map
Guizhou贵洲qián Guiyang35.1174201.4426,39391.26%38%details map
Chongqing重庆Chongqing City29.882363.5047,85995.70%7%details map
Gansu甘肃gān Lanzhou25.945456.9726,42791.31%9%details map
Heilongjiang黑龙江hēi Harbin38.346981.7539,22697.94%5%details map
Macau澳门ào Macau City0.61636.20513,42791.30%8%details map
Inner Mongolia内蒙古měng Hohhot25.01,20020.8471,04495.93%21%details map
Ningxia宁夏níng Yinchuan6.66699.6841,83493.78%35%details map
Qinghai青海qīng Xining5.87208.0639,63389.77%46%details map
Shanghai上海Shanghai City24.264034.0097,34397.26%1%details map
Tianjin天津jīn Tianjin City14.9111358.64105,20297.90%3%details map
Hong Kong香港gǎng Hong Kong City7.317264.00253,51393.50%6%details map

Click on a row to select the province and highlight it in the map. Click on a column header to sort the provinces by that column. Here is a key to the information displayed in the table:
ChineseThe province name in Chinese
CapitalThe capital city of the province
ShortThe short name for the province in Chinese
PopulationThe population of the province in millions ((National Bureau of Statistics 2014)
AreaThe land area of the province in square kilometers (Goddard 1997)
DensityThe number of people per square kilometer i.e. (Population/Area)
GDPGross Domestic Product in Chinese Yuan of the province per person (National Bureau of Statistics 2014)
LiteracyProportion of people who can read and write (Bureau of Statistics of the PRC 2010)
EthnicityPercentage of people who are not Han Chinese (China Statistical Yearbook 2007)
InformationLink to a full description of the province and also to a Google map of the province.

Geographic terms

The names of Chinese provinces, cities and regions use common elements that are helpful to know when touring China and interpreting maps.

chéng shìCity or large town
chéng zhènTown
chíSmall lake; pond or pool
chì lǔ斥卤Saline marsh; salt marsh
cūn ziVillage
daǒAn Island. The character is a representation of a bird on a mountain. As in Qingdao , Shandong.
dì túMap or chart
dòngA cave or cavern
fēngPeak or summit of a mountain. As in Chifeng 赤峰, Inner Mongolia
gāo yuánPlateau
gōng lùHighway; public road
gōng yuánPublic recreational park
gōuRavine or gully
haǐSea. As in Haimen , Jiangsu and Qinghai
haǐ yángOcean (vast sea)
haǐ tānBeach
River. As in Shihezi , Xinjiang
huǒ shānVolcano. Literally 'fire mountain'.
Lake. As in Wuhu , Anhui
jiāngLarge river. As in Lijiang , Yunnan
pù bù瀑布Waterfall
sēn línForest. The two characters are made up of five 'trees'.
shā mò沙漠Desert
shānMountain. As in Foshan , Guangdong
shān gǔValley
shān màiMountain Range
shěngProvince
shìCity
shù línWoodland
shuǐWater. As in Tianshui , Gansu
shuǐ kùWaterfall (literally 'water storehouse')
tánPool or pond. As in Xiangtan 湘潭, Hunan
tiě lùRailway; railroad (literally 'iron road')
Stream; brook. As in Benxi , Liaoning
xiáGorge; deep ravine
xiànCounty (administrative division)
xiaǒ lùPath; footpath
yángThe 'sunny side' of yin-yang so quite often a component of city names open to the sun. As in Shaoyang , Hunan
yùn héCanal
zhaǒ zéSwamp or marshland.
zhènSmall town
zhōuPrefecture (administrative division). As in Xuzhou , Jiangsu; Guangzhou 广, Guangdong
zì zhì qūAutonomous region of minority people.
Yellow River

Yellow River

China

The valley of the mighty Yellow River was the cradle of Chinese civilization. The heavy load of silt that turns the waters 'yellow' creates rich farming land in the lower stretches. It is the second longest river in China after the Yangzi River.
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