October 8, 2007

China Needs 50 Provinces?

[Click on the map to enlarge]

Some Chinese provinces are more populous or geographically larger than many countries. Provinces such as Henan, Shandong, Guangdong and Sichuan, each with a population of 80-100 million, are more numerous than Germany and France. On the other hand province-level regions such as Xinjiang and Inner Mongolia, with an area over one millon square kilometers, are geographically larger than these same countries. So, I took the liberty to redraw China's map and thought it would be a good idea to add more provinces. Above is the "new" map of China.