Maps Page on China
Land Cover Map
Weather & Climate
Climate Zone Map
Population Density Maps
Ethnic Distribution Maps
Beijing Road Map
Country-wide Road Map
Country-wide Railway Map
Hong Kong Map
Urban Transportation Maps
Beijing Subway map
Hong Kong Major Transportation map
Shanghai Metro map
Forbidden city Map
Great Wall Maps
Country Map of Tourist Attractions
All maps below are hyperlinked to the original source.
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.
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..
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
Country Map of Tourist Attractions: A map
showing locations throughout China of main tourist attractions.
by Leah Johnson on March 1, 2019.