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Land area

(sq. km)

In 2018, land area in China was 9.39 million sq. km. In the ranking by land area including 193 countries, China has the 2nd rank that is close to the positions of such countries as Russian Federation and the United States of America. Compared to Russian Federation which at the top of the ranking with land area of 16.4 million sq. km in 2018, China has 42.67 % percent lower land area.

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What is land area?

Land area is a country's total area, excluding area under inland water bodies, national claims to continental shelf, and exclusive economic zones. In most cases the definition of inland water bodies includes major rivers and lakes.