As one of the world’s largest countries (3rd biggest actually, if you exclude Antarctica), the geographical facts of China are going to include some wowzers. The country covers 3.7 million square miles – that’s some area and it’s where practically every topographical feature can be found. Let’s us delve into some of the fascinating geographical facts of China as we learn more about one of the most interesting countries on earth.
1. Tallest Mountain in China
This first of eight geographical facts of China comes as a surprise to many. You might not know Mount Everest, the world’s highest mountain at 8,848 meters, is actually partially in China on the border with Nepal. For climbers, it’s a symbol of lifetime achievement, and for non-climbers it’s just a wonder to behold. You don’t have to be a professional to visit the site of many a triumph and tragedy. The 2nd tallest mountain in China is K2, which sits on the Pakistani border, but the tallest mountain solely within the Chinese borders is Nancha Barwa at 7,785 meters high.