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China  is a mountainous country, the third largest in the world (after Canada and Russia), has a total land area of 9.6 million km², situated in the eastern part of Asia, on the west coast of the Pacific Ocean. China is bordered by 12 countries: Korea in the east; Russian in the northeast and the northwest; Mongolia in the north; India, Pakistan, Bhutan and Nepal in part of the west and southwest; Burma, Laos and Vietnam in the south.

Two-thirds of the total land area of Chine is covered by mountains, hills and plateaus. Out of the world's twelve high peaks of more than 8,000 meters, seven are located in China. The highest peak in the world, Mount Everest (8,828m), stands on the border between China and Nepal.

The major river are: Yangtze River, Yellow River, Heilongjiang River, Pearl River and Huaihe River.


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