This polygon datalayer contains China province boundaries for 2000. Province boundaries include national level boundaries with generalized coastline corresponding to 2000 year GB (Guo Biao -- National Standard) administrative geography used for statistical reporting and population census.
This datalayer is part of the China 2000 county population census data set produced by the All China Marketing Research Co. and distributed by the University of Michigan, China Data Center (2003). The new version (III) of 2000 county data include 2000 county boundary GIS map and several other GIS maps, integrated with more than 1,900 variables from 2000 population census data for counties and urban districts. Source scale: 1:1,000,000.