Fujian (福建), situated in the southeast China on the coast of the East China Sea, covers a land of 540 km from east to west and 550 km from north to south. It faces Taiwan Province across the Taiwan Straits and adjoins Zhejiang, Jiangxi and Guangdong on the northeast, northwest and southwest, respectively. Its territory includes 121,400 sq km of land and 136,300 sq km of sea. Its coastline stretches 3,324 km. Encompassing 1,401 islands of different sizes, Fujian is a vital navigation hub between the East China Sea and the South China Sea. It is one of the Chinese provinces closest to Southeast Asia, West Asia, East Africa and Oceania.