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Borders of China

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

Countries sharing borders with China

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 3,380 (2,100) 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) Disputed
 Myanmar 2,185 (1,357) Disputed
   Nepal 1,440 (895)
 North Korea 1,416 (879) Depends on the resolution of the territorial conflict between China and North Korea over Mount Paektu and Jiandao
 Pakistan 524 (326) Depends on the resolution of territorial conflicts between India and Pakistan
 Russia 3,645 (2,264) In two sections, separated by Mongolia
 Tajikistan 414 (257)
 Vietnam 1,283 (795)

See also

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