This mostly mountainous province is traditionally described as "Eight parts mountain, one part water, and one part farmland" (八山一水一分田).
Fujian with its capital at Fuzhou s borders Zhejiang to the north, Jiangxi to the west, and Guangdong to the south and is separated from Taiwan in the east by the 180 kilometres (110 mi)-wide Taiwan Strait.
Most of Fujian is administered by the People's Republic of China. However, the archipelagos of Kinmen, Matsu, and Liuchu are under the control of the Republic of China.
Major cities: Fuzhou (Foochow), Xiamen (Amoy), Nanping (Nanbeing), Quanzhou, Longyan, Zhangzhou and Putian.