China Population distribution

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Population distribution: overwhelming majority of the population is found in the eastern half of the country; the west, with its vast mountainous and desert areas, remains sparsely populated; though ranked first in the world in total population, overall density is less than that of many other countries in Asia and Europe; high population density is found along the Yangtze and Yellow River valleys, the Xi Jiang River delta, the Sichuan Basin (around Chengdu), in and around Beijing, and the industrial area around Shenyang

Definition: This entry provides a summary description of the population dispersion within a country. While it may suggest population density, it does not provide density figures.

Source: CIA World Factbook - This page was last updated on January 20, 2018

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