China (GPS: 35 00 N, 105 00 E) is located in Eastern Asia, bordering the East China Sea, Korea Bay, Yellow Sea, and the South China Sea, between North Korea and Vietnam. The country’s area measurements are total: 9,596,960 sq km; land: 9,326,410 sq km, water: 270,550 sq km. This sovereign state is slightly smaller than the US. The total irrigated land is 690,070 sq km (2012).
One of China’s important features: the World’s fourth-largest country (after Russia, Canada, and the US) and the largest country situated entirely in Asia. Mount Everest, on the border with Nepal, is the world’s tallest peak above sea-level. The largest cave chamber globally is the Miao Room, in the Gebihe cave system at China’s Ziyun Getu He Chuandong National Park, which encloses some 10.78 million cu m (380.7 million cu ft) of volume. China appears to have been the center of domestication for two of the world’s leading cereal crops: millet in the north along the Yellow River and rice in the south along the lower or middle Yangtze River.