Fujian (info • help) is a province on the southeast coast of China. The capital is Fuzhou.
Most of Fujian is administered by the People's Republic of China. However some areas like Kinmen and Matsu are under the control of the Republic of China (Taiwan).
Fujian is separated from Taiwan by the 180km wide Taiwan Strait. Some of the small islands in the strait are also part of the province. Small parts of the province, namely the islands of Quemoy and Matsu, are under the administration of the Republic of China. The area of Fujian is about 121,400 square kilometers.
The People's Republic of China controls most of the province, and divides it into nine prefecture-level divisions.
All of these cities except Longyan, Sanming, and Nanping are found along the coast.
(Amoy) with old and new buildings.
In 2008, Fujian's nominal GDP rose by 13% from the previous year.
The population is 34.71 million (2000 population census). Han Chinese make up most of the population.
Coordinates: 26°33′N 117°51′E / 26.55°N 117.85°E