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The People's Republic of China (PRC), commonly known as China, is a country located mostly in East Asia, with a smaller proportion of its area located in Central Asia. With over one-fifth of the world's population, the PRC has the world's largest population. 

At over 3.7 million square miles (over 9.5 million km²), the PRC is the third or fourth largest country by area depending on if you factor the overseas territories of the United States. China's landscape is varied with largely desert on the north and humid and mountanious on the east and largely dry on the western part of the country. It is also the world's most populous nation, with over 1.3 billion citizens and borders the most countries in the world with 14 independent countries. The present day location of PRC was the birthplace of the Chinese civilization that dates back to at least 18th century BC. The PRC was officially founded as a state on October 1, 1949 in Beijing during the closing stages of the Chinese Civil War.

The above China Outline Map shows a simple blank map of China borders and coastline. 

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