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The chinese name for , "Zhongguo", which literally means "the middle country" because Chinese people used to think that China is located in the middle of the world map. In fact China is situated in the east of Asia, and the west of Pacific Ocean. Its territory streches south from Muan Sha to the north of Heilong Jiang next to Hankou; east from Pamier Highlands to east of the junction of Heilong Jiang and Wusuli Jiang.
The length of the coastline is about 18000 km. As the world's third biggest country, the area of China is approximately 9.6 million sq. km. The country's population is more than 1.2 billion.

The Chinese Central Government has divided China into different regions, which consists of :



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