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East Central China Stretching from the Tibetan Plateau to the Yellow Sea, East Central China is the country's largest region and its most populous. Because it's so large, it encompasses a huge variety of geographical features, from lowlands and lakes to mountains and gorges. Administratively, this region includes Shanghai and Chongqing municipalities; Hunan, Hubei, Jiangxi, Zhejiang, Sichuan, and Guizhou provinces; most of the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region; the southern parts of Jiangsu, Anhui, and Henan provinces; and the northern sections of Fujian, Guangdong, and Yunnan provinces. Tropical South China The lush vegetation and warm, humid climate of Tropical South China make this tiny region one of the country's most exotic. It runs along China's southern border with South East Asia and includes Hainan Island and other nearby islands. This region comprises Hainan province and the southern parts of Guangdong province, the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, and Yunnan province. The Tibetan Plateau The Tibetan Highlands stand at a dizzying 15,000 feet (4,500 meters) above sea level. Here, the plateaus of Tibet and Qinghai meet the towering peaks of the Himalayan mountain range in the south;the Pamirs and Karkoram mountain ranges in the west; and the Quilian Shan and Kunlun Mountains in the north. The area's most famous natural landmark, Mount Everest, stands on the China/Nepal border, piercing the clouds with its 29,035-foot (8,850-meter) peak. The Chinese call this mountain Qomulangma. The Tibetan Plateau includes all of the Tibet Autonomous Region and Qinghai province; parts of Sichuan, Yunnan, and Gansu provinces; and the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region. Inner Mongolian Grassland The Inner Mongolian Grassland is a largely flat region, encompassing the grassy Mongolian Steppe and some of the Gobi Desert. Like North China, this region has significant coal reserves. Administratively, the region includes the Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, the majority of the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, and the far northern portion of Hebei province. Northwest China Between the Inner Mongolian Grasslands, the Tibetan Plateau, and the country's northwestern border lies Northwest China, featuring tall mountains, glaciers, deserts, and basins. This region is closely related to Central Asia geographically, historically, and culturally. Northwest China is home to most of the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region and small portions of Gansu province and the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.