Maps Page on China


I.             Physical Environment

A.          Land Cover Map

B.           Relief Map

C.           Physical Map

D.          Rivers Map

II.           Weather & Climate

A.          Temperature Map

B.           Precipitation Map

C.           Climate Zone Map

III.         Human Environment

A.          Population Density Maps

B.           Income Map

C.           Ethnic Distribution Maps

IV.        Road maps

A.          Beijing Road Map

B.           Country-wide Road Map

C.           Country-wide Railway Map

V.           City Maps

A.          Nanchang Map

B.           Nanning Map

C.           Hong Kong Map

VI.        Urban Transportation Maps

A.          Beijing Subway map

B.           Hong Kong Major Transportation map

C.           Shanghai Metro map

VII.      Tourist Maps

A.          Forbidden city Map

B.           Great Wall Maps

C.           Country Map of Tourist Attractions


Note: All maps below are hyperlinked to the original source.


I. Physical Environment


A. Land Cover Map of China: Map of the types of land cover in different regions of China, from the heavily forested southest to the steppes of western China.

Anhui Province Map Chongqing Municipality Map Gansu Province Map Guangxi Province Map Hainan Province Map Heilongjiang Province Ma
Qinghai Province Map Shanghai Municipality Map Shaanxi Province Map Taiwan Map
Tibet Map (Xizang)


B. Relief Map: Map of the topography of China, showing lower elevations in the east, the mountainous southwest and the high plains in the northwest.






C. Physical Map: This map shows the division of China into 7 major geographical regions. Though labeled a "physical map," it is not strictly  a physical map because it does not show physical systems other than rivers.



H Hubei Province Map Inner Mongolia Map Jiangxi Province Map Liaoning Province Map Ningxia

.  D. Rivers Map:      This map shows the direction and flow of China's primary river systems, especially the two major river systems, the Yangtze and the Yellow river systems..

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II.  Weather & Climate


A. Temperature Map:          A map of the average annual temperatures in China, from the extremely warm southeast through the frigid higher elevations of central western China.

B. Precipitation Map:      A map of the average annual precipitation in China. Areas of high temperature generally correspond with wetter areas; lower temperatures with drier ones. Coastal areas are also generally wetter than inland areas of similar temperatures



C. Climate Zone Map:     A map showing the climate zones in China, using the Koppen climate classification system. The climate classification zones correspond with the temperature and precipitation maps shown above.

III. Human Environment

A. Population Density Maps: These are two maps showing the population density in China. China’s population is heavily concentrated in the urban, eastern third of the country, and much of China’s landmass is parsley populated.

B. Income Map:       This is a map depicting annual per capita income in China by province. Wealth is concentrated in the coastal, urban regions, particularly in southern China, and in the area surrounding Beijing.


C. Ethnic Distribution Maps:  These are two maps showing the distribution of Chinese ethnic groups. China has over 50 distinct ethnic groups, with the dominant ethnic group, the Han, concentrated in the eastern third of the country. I was adopted from Nanning, the urban center of the Guangxi Autonomous Region (center of the lower quadrant of the map) , which is dominated by the Zhuang ethnic group.

IV. Road Maps

A. Beijing Road Map:      A map of the roads in the main part of Beijing. It includes the first three of the infamous "ring roads," of which there are now seven (second map). The second ring road corresponds to the original city wall of Beijing.


B. Country-wide Road Map:   A map of the main road systems in China. China has a well-developed expressway system in southcentral and southeastern China, but not so much elsewhere.




C. Country-wide Railway Map:       A map of the main railway and shipping routes in China, showing both sea and inland ports, and navigable stretches of rivers. The Yangtze river system in particular is  important for river commerce.



V. City Maps

A. Nanchang Map:  This is a city map of Nanchang, one of the cities I plan to visit. I plan to travel with my sister, Molly. Molly was adopted from an orphanage in Nanchang. The orphanage is labeled as "Social Welfare Institution" near the bottom left-hand corner of the map.



B. Nanning Map:     This is a city map of Nanning, one of the cities I plan to visit. I was adopted from an orphanage in Nanchang. The orphanage is not identified on the map, but is located near the labeled as "Nanning Welfare Hospital" near the center of the map.

C. Hong Kong Map: A map of the central city area of Hong Kong. It shows both the urban core of the tourist and business districts along Victoria harbor, as well as the heavily populated residential area of Kowloon.

VI.  Urban Transportation MAPS

A. Beijing Subway Map:          A  map of the routes of the Beijing subway.


B. Hong Kong Major Transportation Map:    A map showing some of the major transportation types and route in the main part of Hong Kong. It shows how Hong Kong is dependent on commuter and light rail systems, as well as tunnel systems and ferries.

C. Shanghai Metro Map:         This is a map of the routes and stops for the Shanghai Metro.


VII. Tourist Sites

A. Forbidden City Map:  a tourist map of major attractions in the Forbidden City in Beijing. The Forbidden City is the palace complex in Beijing that was home to Chinese emperors and the seat of Chinese government through 1912.




B. Great Wall Maps:                 Two maps of tourist attractions at the portion of the Great Wall near Beijing. The internet version of this map (sample below main map) has clickable links to each identified section of this map.



C. Country Map of Tourist Attractions: A map showing locations throughout China of main tourist attractions.




Submitted by Leah Johnson on March 1, 2019.


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