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Anhui Province, China
Explore my Anhui ProvinceAnhui province has no logical theory or historical traces of existence before the 17th century. With the present day Henan Province, Northern Anhui mostly follows the culture of the North China Plains. With the watersheds of Huai He River, Central Anhui constitute most of the fertile and densely populated area. It follows the culture closer to that of the province of Hubei. However, the population in the hills of southeastern Anhui follow their very own distinct and so many diverse culture.
Beijing Municipality, China
Explore my BeijingThe capital city of China is Beijing and it is also one of the four municipalities of China. Beijing is one of the Four Great Ancient Capitals of China and sometimes in the English language is also referred to as Peking. Beijing shares its northern, westerns, southern borders as well as some portion of the eastern border with the province of Hebei. It also shares its southeastern borders with the Tianjin Municipality.
Chongqing Municipality, China
Explore my ChongqingThe Municipality of Chongqing has a population of 32 million and is located in the People's Republic of China. It was earlier part of the Province of Sichuan. Being the largest inland port in the West of the People's Republic of China it connects the East of the P.R. China through the Yangtze River. Chongqing has a booming economy, in fact it is the third fastest growthing economy in the People's Republic of China.
Fujian Province, China
Explore my Fujian ProvinceThe name of China's Fujian province originated from the two cities of Fuzhou and Jianou which are situated in to the southeast coast of China. Fujian is bordered by Jiangxi Province to the west, Guangdong Province to the south, Zhejiang Province to the north and R.O.C. (Taiwan) is located to the east which is overlooking the Strait's of Taiwan. The Province of Fujian has so many touristic attractions such as the Yongquan Temple in the city of Fuzhou, the temple of Guanghua in Xiamen on Gulangyu Island.
Gansu Province, China
Explore my Gansu ProvinceThe Province of Gansu in the People's Republic of China has a population of 26 million inhabitants. The Yellow River passes through the southern section of the province of Gansu and the province is located between the Huangtu and the Qinghai Plateaus, at the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. Gansu Province has Mongolia to the north and Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region to the west. The capital city of Gansu Province is Lanzhou City which is in the southeastern part of Gansu Province.
Guangdong Province, China
Explore my Guangdong ProvinceGuangdong is located on the Southern side of the People's Republic China. It has taken over the provinces of Sichuan and Henan and China's province of Guangdong is now the most thickly settled province in the People's Republic of China. Guangzhou is Guangdong's capital but Shenzhen is the industrial gateway to Southern China as it is just an hour away from the Special Administration Region's of Hong Kong and well Macau.
Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China
Explore my Guangxi ZhuangGuangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region is located in the South of the People's Republic of China, bordering the Gulf on Tonkin in Viet Nam. Guangxi Zhuang was accorded the status of a province during the Yuan Dynasty but in 1949 it received the status as an Autonomous Region. Guangxi Zhuang has borders with the Province of Yunnan to the West, Hunan Province to the northeast, Guizhou to the North and Guangdong Province to the Southeast.
Guizhou Province, China
Explore my Guizhou ProvinceThe Province of Guizhou in the People's Republic of China is bordered on the Westen side by the Province of Yunnan, on the East by the Province of Hunan and in the North by the Province of Sichuan. Tourist's visiting Guizhou, will mainly visit the cities of Duyun, Anshun, Kaili, Qingzhen and/or the city of Liupanshui. Guizhou has a subtropical and at times a very humid climate. China's Province of Guizhou has minority groups such as the Bai, Tujia, Zhuang, Yi, Miao, Qiang, Dong, Yao, Buyi, Tujia, Shui and Gelao and about half of these counties are self governing prefecture's or counties.
Hainan Island, China
Explore my Hainan ProvinceHainan Island is located on the southern coast of the People's Republic of China. Due to it's small size, Hainan is the smallest province of the P.R. of China. The Chinese government in Beijing claims that the Spratly Island and Paracel Island but it's disputed by several countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. The Straits of Qiongzhou seperates Hainan. The Gulf of Tonkin in the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam lies West of Hainan Island.
Hebei Province, China
Explore my Hebei ProvinceThe Province of Hebei is located in the northern part of the People's Republic of China. It is encircled by the Municipalities of Beijing and Tianjin. It adjoins Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region to the north, Henan Province to the south, Liaoning Province to the northeast and Shandong Province to the southeast. The city of Zhangjiakou, Handan, Qinhuangdao, Baoding, Tangshan and Shijiazhuang are the most important cities in the province of Hebei.
Henan Province, China
Explore my Henan ProvinceThe word Henan in Chinese means the place south of the Yellow River. The province of Henan is located central in the People's Republic of China. Henan province is a densely populated Chinese province with a hundred million people. Henan Province has borders with the provinces of Shandong, Anhui Province, Shaanxi Province and Shanxi. The capital of Henan is Zhengzhou which is a heavily populated Chinese city. The city of Anyang, Kaifeng, Luoyang, Xinxiang and Xuchang are the other major cities of the province of Henan.
Hubei Province, China
Explore my Hubei ProvinceThe central province in the People's Republic of China is Hubei. The meaning of Hubei means "North of the Lake" as it is located north of Lake Dongting. Wuhan is the capital city of Hubei Province. Hubei is bordered by Henan Province, Anhui Province, Jiangxi Province, Hunan Province, Chongqing and the province of Shaanxi. The Three Gorges Dam is situated in the city of Yichang in the western part of Hubei Province. The outbreak of the Black Death destroyed the province of Hubei in 1334 and in 1368, the Mongols were thrown out by the Ming Dynasty.
Hunan Province, China
Explore my Hunan ProvinceChangsha is the capital city of the province of Hunan. Hunan Province is situated to the south of Lake Dongtine and is located in the middle of the River Yangtze. Hunan shares borders with Chongqing, Jiangxi Province, Guangdong Province, Hubei Province, Guangxi and the Province of Guizhou. Hunan Province has so many touristic attractions to explore. Wulingyuan is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Yueyang Pagoda in Yueyang, Hengshan Pagoda in Hengyang and the Shaoshan Chong is the birthplace of Mao Zedong.
Heilongjiang Province, China
Explore my Harbin CityHeilongjiang was the first Chinese communist controlled province. The major city of the province of Heilongjiang is Harbin which is also the caital city of Heilongjiang. The province of Heilongjiang was given to the Chinese by the Soviet forces. It was conceded by the Japanese who lost the battle in 1945 to the Soviet forces. The communist's were then able to control the beginning of the Chinese Civil War from Manchuria in Heilongjiang. Heilongjiang province has grown with time in terms of area. It included only the western parts of the province and Qiqihar was the captal.
Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China
Explore my Inner MongoliaThe Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region has a land area of around 302 million acres, which is almost 12% of the total land area of the People's Republic of China. The capital of the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region is Hohhot. According to the 2004 census, the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region has a population of around 25 million people. The Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region is bordered by the Province of Heilongjiang, Jilin Province, Liaoning Province, Hebei Province, Shanxi Province, Shaanxi Province, Gansu Province and the Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region. Inner Mongolia also shares borders with Mongolia and Russia
guizhou Province, China
Explore my guizhou ProvinceLocated along the east coast of the People's Republic of China, the Province of guizhou has borders with Anhui Province, Zhejiang Province, the Municipality of Shanghai and the province of Shandong. The River Yangtze passes in between the southern parts of guizhou Province. In addition guizhou Province has a shoreline of almost 1.020 km along the Yellow Sea. The capital of Jiangsi Province is the city of Nanjing. Nanjing was for many centuries the historical capital of the many Chinese dynasties that has ruled over China.
Jiangxi Province, China
Explore my Jiangxi ProvinceSituated in the South of the People's Republic of China is the Chinese Province of Jiangxi. Jiangxi Province shares borders with Anhui Province, Fujian Province, Zhejiang Province, Guangdong Province, Hunan Province and Hubei Province. Jiangxi Province is surrounded by the Jiuling Mountains, Mufu Mountains and the Luoxiao Mountains, Wuyi Mountains, Huaiyu Mountains, Dayu Mountains and the Jiulian Mountains. UNESCO has identified the Lushan National Park in the province of Jiangxi as a World Heritage Site.
Jilin Province, China
Explore my Jilin ProvinceIn the northeastern part of the People's Republic of China is the Province of Jilin. Jilin Province is bordered by Liaoning Province, North Korea and Russia to the east, the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region to the West and the Province of Heilongjiang to the north. Popular tourist destination for natural scenery is the Baekdu Mountain with Lake Heaven sharing borders with North Korea. If you enough time, you should travel to the Yanbian Korean Autonomous Prefecture that houses the ancient royal tombs of the Balhae Kingdom, that include tombs at the Longtou Mountain such as of the Princess Zhen Xiao's at a Mausoleum.
Liaoning Province, China
Explore my Liaoning ProvinceThe Chinese Province of Liaoning is located in the People's Republic of China. Liaoning Province shares its borders with the Yellow Sea also known as the Korean Bay and the Gulf of Bohai which is to the south. Liaoning Province is in addition linked to the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. In the west, Liaoning shares its borders in the Southeast with Hebei Province and with North Korea. The important cities of the Province of Liaoning for industry, tourism and trade are Shenyang, Dalian, Anshan, Liaoyang, Fushun and Dandong.
Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, China
Explore my Ningxia Hui Autonomous RegionNingxia Hui Autonomous Region is in the Northwest of the People's Republic of China. The Yellow River flows through Ningxia Hui. The capital city of Ningxia Hui Automomous Region is the city of Yinchuan. After the Mongol influence in the 13th century, Turkish speaking Muslims settled in Ningxia Hui region but this led to tension with the Han and Hui population and after a few years this eventually turned into a Muslim rebellion and the Qing Dynasty killed around twelve million Chinese Muslims during that time.
Qinghai Province, China
Explore my Qinghai ProvinceThe Province of Qinghai is bordered by the Tibet Autonomous Region to the Southwest, the Province of Sichuan to the Southeast and Xinjiang Autonomous Region and the Province of Gansu to the Northeast. The Province of Qinghai is to the Northeast Tibetan plateau and both the Yangtze River and Mekong River originate Southwestern Qinghai Province. Xining - the capital of Qinghai Province has some significant and historic attractions such the the Northern Mountain Temple or the Dongguan Mosque also known as the Great Mosque of Xining.
Shaanxi Province, China
Explore my Shaanxi ProvinceThe Province of Shaanxi is located in the Central-north of the People's Republic of China. Shaanxi has large desert along its borders with the Inner Mongolia Autonomousi Region. Some of the significant cities of Shaanxi Province are Tongchuan, Xianyang, Yan'an ,Ankang, Baoji, Hanzhong, Lintong and Xi'an. Xi'an also boasts the Banpo Neolithic Village and the Great Mosque of Xi'an, as well as the Bell and Drum Tower or the History Museum of Shaanxi Province.
Shanghai Municipality, China
Explore my city of ShanghaiShanghai is situated on the delta of the Yangtze River on the East coast of China. It shares its northern and western borders with the province of guizhou and southern borders with the Zhejiang Province. The eastern parts of Shanghai are surrounded by the East China Sea. The Huangpu River bisects the city. Shanghai is gaining popularity as a tourist destination because of its famous historical locations and monuments. The city was able to maintain an excellent level of economic productivity even in the most turbulent times of the Cultural Revolution.
Sichuan Province, China
Explore my Sichuan ProvinceSichuan Province shares it's borders with the Municipality of Chongqing, Qinghai Province, Gansu Province, Shaanxi Province, Guizhou Province, the Autonomous Region of Tibet and Yunnan Province. The capital city of Sichuan Province is the city of Chengdu. On May 12th 2008, an earthquake with a magnitude of 8.0 rocked Sichuan Province. The epicenter of the earthquake was about 90km northwest of the capital city of Chengdu. The Death toll rate was put at 68.500 and 354,045 Sichuanese were injured.
Tianjin Municipality, China
Explore my Tianjin MunicipalityTianjin is the largest city in the northern of the People's Republic of China. Tianjin Municipality after the Municipality of Beijing and Shanghai Municipality is the third largest urban area in mainland China. The Municipality of Tianjin is borderd by the Province of Hebei and the Municipality of Beijing. Rapid development was seen in Tianjin during the 70's when the People's Republic of China opened up for international trade but it is far behind in terms of economical growth with Shanghai and Beijing.
Tibet Autonomous Region, China
Explore my TibetThe Autonomous Region of Tibet is after Xinjiang Uyghur the second largest Province/Autonomous Region of the People's Republic of China. The vast majority of the population are Tibetan. So there is an international debate to extent Tibet more autonomy but the Chinese government argues that ample autonomy has been provided under Article 112 ~ 122 under the constitution of the People's Republic of China.
Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, China
Explore my Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomus RegionXinjiang Uyghur is a self governing region in China. Hence it is referred to as the Autonomous region of China. Xinjiang covers a large area that makes up approximately one sixth of the total geographical area of China's territory. The area, despite its vastness the population of the region is relatively sparse. Xinjiang shares its southern borders with the Tibet Autonomous Region, the borders on the south east with the Qinghai and Gansu province, the border on the east with Mongolia, on the north and Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Tajikistan and India are on the western border.
Yunnan Province, China
Explore my Yunnan ProvinceThe Tropic of Cancer runs through the southern part of Yunnan, which is the most southwestern province of the territory of China. The province of Yunnan covers an area of 394,000 square km which is 4.1% of the total area of the nation. A fraction of the Yunnan-Guizhou plateau is made up by the northern parts of the Yunnan province. On the eastern border of the province lie the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region and Guizhou Province. On the northern border of the Yunnan province is the Sichuan Province. The Tibet Autonomous Region lies on the northwestern border of Yunnan.
Zhejiang Province, China
Explore my Zhejiang ProvinceOn the eastern side of China lies the Zhejiang Province of which Hangzhou is the capital. Zhejiang shares its northern borders with the guizhou province and Shanghai Municipality, its northwestern borders with Anhui Province, the western borders with the Jiangxi Province and the southern borders with Fujian Province. On the east lies the great East China Sea and beyond the East China Sea are situated the Ryukyu Islands of Japan. The Province of Zhejiang came to be well known during the period of the Southern Song and Yuan dynasty.
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