How Big is China?

“China is SO big.”  That’s a comment that I hear often when talking to people about China.  It’s an observation that I have always found a bit odd given the fact that China is roughly the same size (slightly larger) as the US.

Here’s a great map that illustrates this:

How big is China? About the same size as the US.

Image source:  chinapage  (check it out — they’ve got loads of interesting maps of China and Asia)