Maps of Fujian


Map of Fujian

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Johomaps 2005

 

Map of Fujian
  Date:   July, 05
Map format:   jpeg
Dimensions:   494 x 536 pixels (118 kb)
Copyright holder:   Jonathan Ho
Conditions:   Unlimited educational use, free download.  Free web posting with web link to www.johomaps.net
     
     
   

Info

Other names of Fujian:
Min (short form)
Fukien (Old Name)

Adjective: Fujianese (Uncommon)

Geography
Fujian is situated in the transition zone between China's subtropical south and temperate east coast.  The coastal area of Fujian are lined with many fishing villages.  The western mountains are suitable for tea plantations.

History
Fujian had been historically a poor province.  The Fujianese and Cantonese are the two main groups that emigrate from China.  Fujian's Changle harbour, near Fuzhou, had risen to fame because it is from this harbour that Zheng He (Cheng Ho) and his large convoy departed during the Ming Dynasty to the Indian Ocean which reached as far as to Kenya in East Africa.  Since the 1200's, Chinese people, mostly from Fujian, left the Mainland in large numbers to settle on the Island of Taiwan.  The aboriginal peoples of Polynesian origin, were displaced into the mountains and the east coast of Taiwan. 

Culture
The Wuyi Mountain area is well-known in China for its teas.  There are two major language groups in Fujian, the  Minnan and the Fuzhou (Fuchow).  Minnan is almost identical to the local language used in Taiwan (although Mandarin is the only official language on both sides of the Taiwan Straight).  The neighbouring region of Chaosan (Chiuchow) in Guangdong Province, speaks a language closely resembling Minnan.  Minnan is spoken in Chinese communities in the Philippines, Indonesia, New York City, and to a lesser extent in Singapore and Malaysia.    

Fujian Today
Recently, many workers originating from coastal Fujian villages risk their lives to travel to foreign countries for better wages.  Unfortunately some of them are treated inhumanely by "people smugglers".  Overfishing, a global problem, is a potential problem that threatens many coastal villages.  Fujian is hit by numerous typhoons
in the summer.


Interactive Maps (with Rating by Johomaps *) - External Links

Baidu.com (Chinese Only) General Rating:
  • Interface is very similar to Google Maps
  • Click on the orange squares, they represent major metropolitan areas where detailed street maps are available.
  • Very detailed mapping for the country side including names of many small villages
  • Subway routes included for major cities, but stations are not shown.
  • Accurate highway information but some projection errors are found in known areas.
  • User-friendliness: 4/5
  • Printer-friendliness: 4/5 (Use the print command on the top right hand corner)
Required Program None
Orthophoto  
Road Names and Highway Numbers
Additional Info N/A

 

Mapabc.com (Chinese Only) General Rating:
  • First Interactive Maps of China
  • Accurate information on streets and highways of most major cities in China.  Relative lack of information on rural areas.  As many other maps of China, it has difficulties catching up with the extreme speed of infrastructure construction. Some erroneous information on roads, for instance, a few highways are not actually highways.
  • Select city, province or regions in the middle column and go from there.
  • The Zoom tool is on the right margin of the map window.
  • User-friendliness: 3/5
  • Printer-friendliness: 4/5
Required Program Java Applet
Orthophoto  
Road Names and Highway Numbers (no hwy numbers)
Additional Info N/A

Reference Maps and Info  - External Links


Google Sat Photo
 
  • Map not available yet, satellite photo only
Required Program No
Orthophoto  
Road names and highway numbers
Additional Info N/A

 

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