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Perspective Color Map

 


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The People's Republic of China (PRC; Pinyin: Zhonghua Renmin Gongheguo), commonly known as China, is the largest country in East Asia. With over 1.31 billion people, it is the world's most populous country. At over 9.5 million km_ (3.7 million square miles), it is the world's third or fourth largest country in terms of total area. Its capital is Beijing. The Communist Party of China (CPC) has led the PRC under a single-party system since the state's establishment in 1949. The PRC is involved in a long-running dispute over the political status of Taiwan. The CPC's rival during the Chinese Civil War, the Kuomintang (KMT), retreated to Taiwan and surrounding islands after its civil war defeat in 1949, and traditionally has claimed legitimacy over China and Mongolia while it is the ruling power of the Republic of China (ROC). The PRC regards the ROC claims as illegitimate. The term "Mainland China" is sometimes used to denote the areas under PRC rule, but usually excludes its two Special Administrative Regions: Hong Kong and Macau. Due to its vast population, its rapidly growing economy, its large research and development investments and military spending, its status as a declared nuclear weapons state, and other capabilities, the PRC is often considered by commentators as an emerging superpower. It is the world's fourth largest economy and second largest at purchasing power parity, and represents China as a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council and Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation. Market-based economic reforms since 1978 have helped lift 400 million people out of poverty, bringing the poverty rate down from 53% of population in 1981 to 8% by 2001. However, the PRC is now faced with a number of other economic problems, including a rapidly aging population and an increasing rural-urban income gap. China plays a major role in international trade. The country is the world's largest consumer of steel and concrete, using, respectively, a third and over a half of the world's supply of each, and it is also the second largest importer of petroleum. Globally it is the third largest importer in the world, and the second largest exporter counting all products.

Country:
China
Alternative Name:
People's Republic of China
Date Became
a United Nations Member:
October 24, 1945
Date of Independence:
February 12, 1912 (unification under the Qin or Ch'in Dynasty 221 BC; Qing or Ch'ing Dynasty replaced by the Republic on February 12, 1912; People's Republic established October 1, 1949)
UN Mission Website:

http://www.china-un.org/eng/

Government Website:

http://www.govonline.cn/

UN Mission E-mail:

chinamission_un@mfa.gov.cn

Wikipedia Entry:
China
CIA Factbook Entry:
China
UN CyberschoolBus:
China
Google News Search:
China

 

China Maps and Flags


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Maps are for educational purposes only. Not to be used for navigation. Adobe PDF files can be enlarged without losing resolution on large format printers.

Color Cutout Size Flag

China Color Flag (Cutout Size)  162.8 KB

Color flag for mounting on a dowel or straw. Flags are approximately 3" x 5" when cut out. Letter size document.

Color Letter Size Flag

China Color Flag (Letter Size) 252.9 KB

This flag is suitable for applications where a letter size, full-color flag is required. Printed flag measures approximately 8" x 10". Can be enlarged to almost any size on large format printers. Includes small illustration of where country is located on the globe (orthographic perspective format).

Color Tabloid Size Flag

China Color Flag (Tabloid Size) 169.7 KB

This flag is suitable for applications where a tabloid size, full-color flag is required. Printed flag measures approximately 10" x 15". Can be enlarged to almost any size on large format printers.

Perspective Color Map

China Color Map (Orthographic Perspective Letter Size) 284.3 KB

This map is suitable for applications where a letter size, full-color orthographic perspective (globe) map showing Afghanistan's location is required. Printed map measures 8" wide. Can be enlarged on wide format printers without losing resolution.

Outline Cutout Size Flag

China Outline Flag (Cutout Size) 159.9 KB

Color your own flag for your favorite country! Letter size outline flag for mounting on a dowel or straw. Flags are approximately 3" x 5" when cut out. Letter size document.

Outline Letter Size Flag

China Outline Flag (Letter Size) 242.4 KB

This flag is suitable for applications where a letter size, outline flag is required. Students can color their own versions. Printed flag measures approximately 8" x 10". Size can vary. Can be enlarged to almost any size on large format printers. Includes small illustration of where country is located on the globe (orthographic perspective format).

PowerPoint

China Microsoft PowerPoint 205 KB

This Microsoft PowerPoint file includes full color maps and flags. Contents can be immediately used in onscreen presentations, or cut and pasted into other PowerPoint documents.

Word

China Microsoft Word 207 KB

This Microsoft Word file includes full color maps and flags and can be scaled to print on large format printers, or cut and pasted into other Word documents.

Zip Archive

China Zip Archive 1.6 MB

Complete your map collection with all of the PDFs available from unforkids.com! The set includes all available full color and outline maps and flags in one easily downloadable file. Zip compression format.

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