Geography of China


China covers two large river basins the Yellow River in the North and Yangtze in the south.  The rivers both begin in the Mountains of Tibet and flow to the sea.  The Rivers provide fertile soil that was easy to cultivate. The Rivers especially the Yellow River could be rampaging torrents that could devastate large areas.  The two rivers are divided in the west by mountains that slowly give way to hills and then finally a plain.  Almost all of China’s population has been located in the two River Basins.  The rest of China is either desert- including the Gobi desert that covers 500,000 square miles or mountains.