I ran across this interesting map on the inter webs the other day. It divides the population of China into four different regions, each with a population roughly equal to that of the United States. As you can see, the issue in China is not simply that the population of China is so large (1.35 billion); it’s that it’s unevenly distributed. Don’t like crowds? Go west, my friends, go west!
“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)