Borders of China

China shares international borders with 14 sovereign states. In addition, there is a 30-km border with the special administrative region of Hong Kong, which was a British dependency before 1997, and a 3 km border with Macau, a Portuguese territory until 1999. With a land border of 22,117 kilometres (13,743 mi) in total it also has the longest land border of any country.

ROC Administrative and Claims
Map showing the ROC and PRC claims.

Countries sharing border with China

Boundary marker of China
Border marker of China.

Below is a table of countries and territories who share a land border with China around its perimeter. The numbers in parenthesis are their lengths in miles.[1]

Country Length (km) and (mi) Notes
Afghanistan 76 (47)
Bhutan 470 (292) Disputed; depends on the resolution of various territorial conflicts between India and China, and also between Bhutan and China
India 3,380 (2,100) Disputed; in three sections, separated by Nepal and Bhutan depends on the resolution of territorial conflicts between India and China, and between India and Pakistan
Kazakhstan 1,533 (952)
Kyrgyzstan 858 (533)
Laos 423 (262)
Mongolia 4,677 (2,906)
Myanmar 2,185 (1,357) Disputed; depends on the resolution of the territorial conflict between India and China over Arunachal Pradesh
Nepal 1,440 Depends on the resolution of the territorial conflict between Nepal and India over the Kalapani territory
North Korea 1,416 (879) Depends on the resolution of the territorial conflict between China and North Korea over Mount Paektu and Jiandao
Pakistan 523 (324) Depends on the resolution of territorial conflicts between India and Pakistan
Russia 3,645 (2,264) In two sections, separated by Mongolia
Tajikistan 414 (257)
Vietnam 1,283 (795)

See also

References

  1. ^ CIA: The World Factbook, China

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