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China is the most populous country in the world as it is home to almost one fifth of the world population. Did you know, that China is slightly smaller in size than the USA? Although China is so large, there is only one timezone! Most people in China live in the eastern parts of the country, the western parts are only sparsely populated.

The Pacific Ocean forms the natural border in the east and southeast and southwest of the country. In the west, there are the Himalayas Mountains, which is the highest mountain range in the world. Most of the western parts of the country lie on the Tibetan mountainous plateau and in fact, mountains make up the majority of the landscape, dominating over 70% of the landmass. In the north, there is the vast Gobi Desert. Deserts are making up about 20% of the country. The huge country has many different climate zones ranging from tropic zones to arctic zones.

The highest mountain on the border with China is the Mount Everest, the world's highest mountains, with 8,848 metres (29,000ft). The longest river in China is the Yangtze River with over 6,300km (3,914miles) in length.

Read more about China in today’s Travel With Us!

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