List of cities in the People's Republic of China by population


List of cities in the People's Republic of China by population

This list ranks cities in the People's Republic of China (PRC), including Hong Kong and Macau, by population.

According to the administrative divisions of the People's Republic of China, there are three levels of cities, namely municipalities, prefecture-level cities (地级市), and county-level cities. There are over 160 cities in China with population over one million.

Map of 10 Biggest Chinese Cities (Hong Kong is included as a Chinese city). Locations (dots) are approximate. The numbers represents overall size ranking, ex. "1" is the largest city.

Municipalities and prefecture-level cities are not each a "city" in the strictest sense of the term, but instead an administrative unit comprising, typically, both an urban core (a city in the strict sense) and surrounding rural or less-urbanized areas usually many times the size of the central, built-up core. Prefecture-level cities nearly always contain multiple counties, county-level cities, and other such sub-divisions. To distinguish a prefecture-level city from its actual urban area (city in the strict sense), the term 市区 shìqū "urban area" is used. However, even this term often encompasses large suburban regions often greater than 1,000 square miles (3,000 km2), sometimes only the urban core whereas the agglomeration overtake the city limits. Thus, the "urban core" would be roughly comparable to the US term "city limit", the "shìqū or urban area" would be roughly comparable to "metropolitan area", and the municipality is a political designation defining regions under control of a municipal government, having no comparable division.

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The cities are listed by built up area resulting from google earth observations adjusted to Local Government Authorities encompassed by built up area (ie Districts, Cities or Counties). Thus, these built up area can be made of several cities (ie : Guangzhou - Dongguan - Shenzhen, Shanghai - Suzhou, Shenyang - Fushun, Anshan - Liaoyang etc.) The population of the official chinese urban area is listed below aside. The larger municipality figure is the wider administrative area population, which includes suburban and rural areas at the 2010 census (cf. www.citypopulation.de). Sometimes they include "cities" which can have more than 1 million inhabitants, with all the features of a city, which should thus be added on this list (more than 40).

In the end, there are more than 120 built up areas with more than 1 million inhabitants.

The list contains all cities with the administrative designation sub-provincial city (副省级城市). The majority are "Provincial Capital City" (省会). "SEZ Cities" (Special Economic Zone Cities) (经济特区城市) and National Central Cities (国家中心城市) are also listed out.

City : 2010 census Built up Area Urban Area Level Administrative Area Remarks
广州 Guangzhou 41,230,000 11,070,654 Provincial capital (National central city) 10,810,755 Incl. Shenzhen, Dongguan and part of Foshan, Jiangmen, Zhongshan and Huizhou
上海 Shanghai 25,607,016 22,265,426 Municipality (National central city) 23,019,148 Incl. part of Suzhou[1]
北京 Beijing 19,980,328 19,295,000 Municipality (National central city) 19,612,368 Incl. Zhuozhou and Sanhe cities ; Danchang Hui county in Hebei.[1]
汕头 Shantou 11,630,447 1,346,708 Special economic zone city 5,391,028 Incl. most districts of Jieyang and Chaozhou
深圳 Shenzhen Guangzhou 10,357,938 Special economic zone City 10,357,938
天津 Tianjin 10,290,987 11,090,044 Municipality (National central city) 12,937,954
东莞 Dongguan Guangzhou 8,220,937 Prefecture 8,220,937
杭州 Hangzhou 7,321,141 5,695,313 Provincial capital 8,700,400 Incl. part of Shaoxing
香港 Hong Kong 7,055,071 7,055,071 Special Administrative Region 7,055,071 Not yet included in Guangzhou - Shenzhen built up area
武汉 Wuhan 6,886,253 6,434,373 Provincial capital 9,785,392
南京 Nanjing 6,852,984 6,852,984 Provincial capital 8,004,680
沈阳 Shenyang 6,756,379 5,743,718 Provincial capital 8,106,171 Incl urban part of Fushun
成都 Chengdu 6,730,749 7,123,697 Provincial capital 14,047,625
西安 Xi'an 6,613,138 3,890,098 Provincial capital 8,467,837 Incl. part of Xianyang
泉州 Quanzhou 6,070,717 1,398,427 Administrative area 8,128,530
哈尔滨 Harbin 5,282,783 4,517,549 Provincial capital 9,873,742
温州 Wenzhou 5,173,324 2,312,066 Administrative area 9,122,100
厦门 Xiamen 4,984,482 1,861,289 Special economic zone city 3,531,147 Incl. part of Zhangzhou
重庆 Chongqing 4,802,511 5,402,721 Municipality (National central city) 28,846,170
青岛 Qingdao 4,345,884 3,063,492 Sub-Provincial city 8,715,100
苏州 Suzhou Shanghai 4,074,000 Prefecture 10,465,994
长沙 Changsha 4,073,645 3,093,980 Provincial capital 7,044,118
郑州 Zhengzhou 3,980,250 3,132,000 Provincial capital 8,626,505
济南 Jinan 3,922,180 3,922,180 Provincial capital 6,814,000
石家庄 Shijiazhuang 3,833,606 2,604,930 Provincial capital 10,163,788
太原 Taiyuan 3,775,360 3,212,500 Provincial capital 4,201,591 Incl. Yuci district in Jinzhong
无锡 Wuxi 3,542,319 3,542,319 Prefecture 6,372,624
淄博 Zibo 3,530,037 3,002,181 Prefecture 4,530,600
昆明 Kunming 3,353,860 3,184,580 Provincial capital 6,432,212
合肥 Hefei 3,352,076 3,352,076 Provincial capital 5,702,466
长春 Changchun 3,341,700 3,341,700 Provincial capital 7,677,089
大连 Dalian 3,266,905 3,266,905 Sub-Provincial city 6,690,432
唐山 Tangshan 3,163,352 919,082 Prefecture 7,577,284
宁波 Ningbo 3,089,180 3,089,180 Sub-Provincial city 7,605,700
福州 Fuzhou 2,921,763 2,921,763 Provincial capital 7,115,370
常州 Changzhou 3,290,548 3,290,548 Provincial capital 4,591,972
台州 Taizhou, Zhejiang 2,807,592 1,575,252 Prefecture 5,968,800 Incl. Wenling city now in built up area.
乌鲁木齐 Ürümqi 2,744,280 2,302,146 Provincial capital 3,110,280
贵阳 Guiyang 2,552,635 2,552,635 Provincial capital 4,324,561
南宁 Nanning 2,480,340 2,875,220 Provincial capital 6,661,600
徐州 Xuzhou 2,369,851 2,828,834 Prefecture-level city 8,580,500
南昌 Nanchang 2,180,100 2,012,400 Provincial capital 5,042,565
兰州 Lanzhou 2,177,130 2,177,130 Provincial capital 3,616,163
鞍山 Anshan 2,171,050 1,529,350 Prefecture 3,645,884
扬州 Yangzhou 2,146,980 1,112,526 Prefecture 4,459,760
海口 Haikou 2,046,189 2,046,189 Prefecture 2,046,189
南通 Nantong 1,994,708 1,994,708 Prefecture 7,282,835
呼和浩特 Hohhot 1,980,774 1,980,774 Provincial capital 2,866,615
吉林 Jilin City 1,975,803 1,975,803 Prefecture 4,414,681
淮南 Huainan 1,899,740 1,626,905 Prefecture 2,334,000
临沂 Linyi 1,876,770 1,876,770 Administrative area 10,039,400
湘潭 Xiangtan 1,779,960 684,600 Prefecture 2,748,552 Built up area of 2,586,948 in progress with 4 urban districts of Zhuzhou
惠州 Huizhou Guangzhou 1,746,180 Prefecture 4,597,002
包头 Baotou 1,703,700 1,779,420 Prefecture 2,650,364
南阳 Nanyang 1,672,171 1,672,171 Administrative area 10,263,006
保定 Baoding 1,665,360 1,028,000 Administrative area 11,194,379
柳州 Liuzhou 1,603,318 1,029,946 Prefecture 3,758,700 Incl. Liujiang county within built up area
泰安 Tai'an 1,594,977 1,594,877 Prefecture 5,494,200
阜阳 Fuyang 1,533,432 1,533,432 Prefecture 7,599,918
江门 Jiangmen Guangzhou 1,529,556 Sub-Provincial city 4,448,871
银川 Yinchuan 1,513,151 1,290,170 Provincial capital 1,993,088 Incl. Helan county within built up area
潍坊 Weifang 1,512,584 1,512,984 Prefecture 9,086,200
珠海 Zhuhai 1,500,000 761,200 Special economic zone city 1,560,229 Incl. Macao and southern part of Zhongshan
黄石 Huangshi 1,498,053 621,654 Prefecture 2,429,318 Incl. Daye city
六安 Lu'an 1,482,729 1,482,729 Prefecture 5,612,000
洛阳 Luoyang 1,455,500 1,527,250 Prefecture 6,549,486
漳州 Zhangzhou 1,453,135 596,165 Prefecture 4,809,983
大同 Datong 1,447,550 1,570,035 Prefecture 3,318,057
湛江 Zhanjiang 1,400,685 1,400,685 Prefecture 1,392,493
盘锦 Panjin 1,392,493 635,037 Prefecture 1,392,493 Incl. 2 urban districts plus Dawa and Panshan counties partly in built up area
宿迁 Suqian 1,382,049 1,382,049 Prefecture 4,715,553
邯郸 Handan 1,371,399 946,159 Prefecture 9,174,679
马鞍山 Maanshan 1,366,302 633,940 Sub-Provincial city 1,366,302
营口 Yingkou 1,340,993 897,515 Prefecture 2,428,534 Incl. Dashiqiao city now in built up area
抚顺 Fushun Shenyang 1,340,205 Prefecture 2,138,090
菏泽 Heze 1,300,541 1,300,541 Prefecture 8,287,800
亳州 Bozhou 1,261,670 1,261,670 Prefecture 4,851,000 Built up area probably smaller because of the huge city area (2,226 km²)
常德 Changde 1,232,182 1,232,182 Prefecture 5,717,218
烟台 Yantai 1,229,718 1,747,494 Sub-Provincial city 6,968,200
Neijiang 1,225,424 1,225,424 Prefecture 3,702,847
西宁 Xining 1,198,304 1,198,304 Administrative area 2,208,708
绍兴 Shaoxing Hangzhou 1,195,797 Prefecture 4,912,200
宜昌 Yichang 1,180,300 1,231,175 Prefecture-Level city 4,059,686
Jingzhou 1,154,086 1,154,086 Prefecture 5,691,707
襄阳Xiangyang 1,121,000 1,121,000 Prefecture 5,500,307
赤峰 Chifeng 1,094,970 1,094,970 Prefecture 4,341,245 Built up area probably smaller because of the huge city area (7,012 km²)
贵港 Guigang 1,084,065 1,084,065 Prefecture 4,118,800
金华 Jinhua 1,082,974 1,082,974 Prefecture 5,361,600
邢台 Xingtai 1,067,772 1,067,772 Prefecture 7,104,114 Incl. Xingtai county now in built up area
莱芜 Laiwu 1,047,000 1,298,500 Prefecture 1,298,500 Gangcheng urban district not yet in built up area
大庆 Daqing 1,042,902 1,323,252 Prefecture 2,904,532 Datong urban district not yet in built up area
济宁 Jining 1,035,615 1,035,615 Prefecture 8,081,900
桂林 Guilin 1,032,657 694,872 Prefecture 4,748,000
茂名 Maoming 1,028,500 1,028,500 Prefecture 5,817,753
绵阳 Mianyang 985,586 985,586 Prefecture 4,613,862
本溪 Benxi 959,610 959,610 Prefecture 1,709,538
安阳 Anyang 950,131 950,131 Prefecture 5,172,834
平顶山 Pingdingshan 932,790 932,790 Prefecture 4,904,367
衡阳 Hengyang 886,424 936,789 Prefecture 7,141,462
锦州 Jinzhou 886,008 886,008 Prefecture 3,126,463
东营 Dongying 881,010 643,815 Prefecture 2,035,300 Incl. Kenli county partly within built up area
枣庄 Zaozhuang 868,445 2,125,136 Prefecture 3,729,300 Xuecheng, Shanting and Tai'erzhuang urban districts not in built up area
日照 Rizhao 865,032 1,143,078 Prefecture 2,801,100 Lanshan urban district not in built up area
芜湖 Wuhu 864,932 1,009,824 Prefecture 2,263,123
咸阳 Xianyang Xian 859,520 Prefecture 5,096,006
佳木斯 Jiamusi 850,750 850,750 Prefecture 2,552,097
绥化 Suihua 849,033 849,033 Prefecture 5,416,339
齐齐哈尔 Qiqihar 847,388 1,395,090 Prefecture 5,611,000
焦作 Jiaozuo 838,050 838,050 Prefecture 3,539,860
开封 Kaifeng 826,961 826,961 Prefecture 4,676,159
秦皇岛 Qinhuangdao 820,800 820,800 Prefecture 2,987,605
株洲 Zhuzhou 806,988 806,988 Prefecture 3,855,609 Built up area of 2,586,948 in progress with 3 urban districts of Xiangtan
牡丹江 Mudanjiang 805,584 805,584 Prefecture 2,798,723
蚌埠 Bengbu 802,575 802,575 Prefecture 3,164,467
舟山 Zhoushan 796,979 796,979 Prefecture 1,121,300
安庆 Anqing 780,000 780,000 Prefecture 5,311,000
新乡 Xinxiang 779,775 914,936 Prefecture 5,707,801 Fenqquan urban district not yet linked to built up area
廊坊 Langfang 777,632 777,632 Prefecture 4,358,839 Sanhe City and Danchang Hui county included in Beijing built up area
镇江 Zhenjiang 769,560 1,189,320 Prefecture 3,113,384
丹东 Dandong 760,800 760,800 Prefecture 2,444,697
葫芦岛 Huludao 759,190 759,190 Prefecture 2,623,541
宜宾 Yibin 673,413 672,413 Prefecture 4,472,001
阜新 Fuxin 669,317 669,317 Prefecture 1,819,339
Qujing 659,925 659,925 Prefecture 5,855,055 Zhanyi county nearly in built up area
贺州 Hezhou 653,080 1,216,080 Prefecture 2,893,500 Nanxun urban district not in built up area
铁岭 Tieling 647,928 305,966 Prefecture 2,717,732 Incl. Tieling county in built up area
滨州 Binzhou 628,172 628,172 Prefecture 3,748,500
邵阳 Shaoyang 615,321 615,321 Prefecture 7,071,826
阿克苏 Aksu 599,464 599,464 Prefecture 2,370,887 Incl. largely rural areas
威海 Weihai 591,982 591,982 Prefecture 2,804,800
阳江 Yangjiang 589,050 589,050 Prefecture 2,421,812
德州 Dezhou 580,260 580,260 Prefecture 5,568,200
岳阳 Yueyang 571,670 977,036 Prefecture 5,477,911 Junshan and Yunxi urban districts not yet in built up area
泰州 Taizhou 571,516 571,516 Prefecture 4,618,558
滁州 Chuzhou 562,321 562,321 Prefecture 3,937,868
九江 Jiujiang 545,616 545,616 Prefecture 4,728,763
澳门 Macau Zhuhai 541,200 Special Administrative Region 541,200
辽阳 Liaoyang Anshan 527,850 Prefecture 1,859,758
沧州 Cangzhou 514,074 514,074 Prefecture 7,134,053
濮阳 Puyang 512,652 512,652 Prefecture 3,598,494
鹤岗 Hegang 489,232 489,232 Prefecture 1,058,665 Dongshan district not yet in built up area
连云港 Lianyungang 460,012 628,996 Prefecture 4,393,914
玉林 Yulin 456,136 456,136 Prefecture 3,351,437 Incl. largely rural areas
潮州 Chaozhou Shantou 452,472 Prefecture 2,669,844
南平 Nanping 423,605 423,605 Prefecture 2,645,549
北海 Beihai 405,600 572,000 Prefecture 1,539,300
喀什 Kashgar 396,795 396,795 Prefecture 3,979,262
丽水 Lishui 328,757 328,757 Prefecture 2,117,000
周口 Zhoukou 308,173 308,173 Prefecture 8,953,172
阿勒泰 Altay 216,890 216,890 Prefecture 603,280
拉萨 Lhasa 262,918 262,918 Prefecture 559,423
克拉玛依 Karamay 234,600 234,600 Prefecture 391,008
丽江 Lijiang 155,540 155,540 Prefecture 1,244,769


See List of prefecture-level divisions of China for a complete list of prefecture-level cities (283).

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "Topographic Features". Basic Facts. Shanghai Municipal Government. http://www.shanghai.gov.cn/shanghai/node23919/node24059/node24061/userobject22ai36485.html. Retrieved 19 July 2011. 

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