Borders of China

China shares international borders with 14 sovereign states. In addition, there is a 30-kilometre (19 mi) border with the special administrative region of Hong Kong, which was a British dependency before 1997, and a 3-kilometre (1.9 mi) 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.

Map showing the de jure territorial claims of the Republic of China and the People's Republic of China.

Countries sharing borders with ChinaEdit

Border marker of China.

The table 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 Bhutan and China
  India 3488(2167) 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)
    Nepal 1,440 (895)
  North Korea 1,416 (879)
  Pakistan 524 (326) Depends on the resolution of territorial conflicts between India and Pakistan
  Russia 3,645 (2,264)
  Tajikistan 414 (257)
  Vietnam 1,283 (795)

See alsoEdit