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Autonomous Regions: | Guangxi | Inner Mongolia | Ningxia | Tibet (Xizang) | Xinjiang |

Municipalities: |Beijing (Peking) | Chongqing | Shanghai | Tianjin |

Special Administrative Regions (SAR):| Hong Kong | Macao

Chinese Cities and Provinces

The total number of Chinese cities is 666.
11 cities with population over 2 million;
23 cities with population between 1 millions and 2 million;
44 cities with population between 500,000 and 1 million;
159 cities with population between 200,000 and 500,000;
393 cities with population less than 200,000.

The number of Mayoress in China is 375;
The total urban population in China is 515.11 million.

(The data are based on the statement issued by the Second Session of Chinese Mayor's Association in May 22, 1996 and the Report of China National Statistic Bureau in 1997. Some data were updated on October 17, 1997)

There are 5 provinces with population over 50 million (2001)
All of China's 4 municipalities with population over 10 million (2001)
The most populated administration division: Henan Province with population 92.56 million (2001)
The least populated administration division: Tibet (Xizang) Autonomous Region with population 2.62 million (2001)

(China is administratively divided into 23 provinces, 5 autonomous regions, 4 centrally administrative municipalities* and 2 special administrative regions (SAR)**.

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Anhui Province(Capital:Hefei)
Area: 139,000 square km;    Population: 60.70 million
Major Cities: Huangshan; Bengbu; Tongling; Ma'anshan       

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Beijing(China's Capital ,Municipality)
Area: 16,800 square km      Population: 13.82 million (2001)

For Beijing News: Beijing Today

Population Information of Beijing in 2000 (Capital of China):

  • Population: 13.819 million (3 million increase during the past decade, increase rate: 27.7%, average annual increase rate: 2.4%)

  • Total number of families: 4.176 million

  • Average number of family members: 2.9 

  • Men Vs. Women: 52.1:47.9

  • The group of 0-4 years old: 1.878 million, shares 13.6% of total city population;

  • The group of 15-64 years old: 10.786 million, shares 78% of total city population; The group of 65 and older: 1.155 million, shares 8.4% of total city population.

Chongqing(Newly Promoted as Municipality in 1997)
Area: 82,000 square km      Population: 30.90 million (2001)

Fujian Province (Capital:Fuzhou)
Area: 120,000 square km    Population: 32.61 million
Major Cities: Xiamen; Zhangzhou

Gansu Province(Capital:Lanzhou)
Area: 450,000 square km     Population: 24.67 million
Major Cities: Dunhuang; Jiayuguan; Jiayuguan                

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Guangdong Province(Capital:Guangzhou)
Area: 186,000 square km            Population: 69.61 million
Major Cities: Guangzhou (Area: 7434.4 square kilometers; Population: 10.15 million); Chaozhou; Dongguan; Shantou; Shenzhen (Area: 2,020 square kilometers; Population: 4.05 million)); Shunde; Zhuhai;

Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region(Capital:Nanning)
Area: 236,300 square km     Population: 45.89 million
Major Cities: Beihai; Guilin; Liuzhou

Guizhou Province (Gapiatl:Guiyang)

Area: 176,100 square km     Population: 36.576 million
Major Cities: Anshun; Zunyi

Hainan Province (Capital:Haikou)

 Area: 34,000 square km      Population: 7.34 million
Major Cities: Sanya                                    

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Hebei Province (Capital:Shijiazhuang)
Area: 190,000 square km    Population: 64.84 million
Major Cities: Cangzhou; Chengde; Qinhuangdao(Including Beidaihe and Shanhaiguan); Tangshan; Baoding; Zhangjiakou

Heilongjiang Province (Capital:Harbin)

Area: 469,000 square km      Population: 38.11 million (2001)
Major Cities: Hailaer; Mohe; Mudanjiang; Qiqihar; Suifenhe

Henan Province (Capital :Zhengzhou)

Area: 167,000 square km       Population: 92.56 million (2001)
Major Cities: Anyang; Kaifeng; Luoyang; Sanmenxia

Hong Kong Special Administrative Region(HKSAR)(Refer to Hong Kong Issue)
Area: 1,092 square km           Population: 6.86 million (2001)
(re-controlled by China in July of 1997)                       

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Hubei Province (Capital:Wuhan)

Area: 187,400 square km        Population: 58.25 million
Major Cities: Huangshi; Shiyan; Shashi; Xiangfan; Yichang;

Hunan Province(Capital:Changsha)
Area: 210,000 square km        Population: 64.28 million
Major Cities: Changde; Dayong; Hengyang; Xiangtan; Zhangjiajie

 

 

Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region(Capital :Hohhot)

Area: 1,183,000 square km     Population: 23.07 million
Major Cities: Baotou; Chifeng; Wuhai

Jiangsu Province (Capital:Nanjing)

Area: 102,600 square km    Population: 71.10 million
Major Cities: Nanjing (Mayor: LUO Zhijun),Lianyungang; Suzhou, Wuxi; Zhenjiang.                    

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Jiangxi Province (Capital:Nanchang)

Area: 166,600 square km       Population: 41.05 million
Major Cities: Jiujiang; Lushan, Jian, Jinggangshan

Jilin Province (Capital:Changchun)
Area: 187,000 square km   
Population: 26.10 million
Major Cities: Jilin; Tuman; Yanji

Liaoning Province (Capital:Shenyang)
Area: 145,700 square km   Population: 41.16 million
Major Cities: Shenyang (Mayor: CHEN Zhenggao); Dalian; Dandong; Anshan, Wafangdian

Macao Special Administrative Region(MSAR)
Area: 23.5 square km       Population: 469,800 (2005 data)
(re-controlled by China in December of 1999)         

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Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region (Capital:Yinchuan)
Area: 66,400 square km    Population: 5.21 million
Major Cities: Shizuishan

Qinghai Province(Capital:Xining)
Area: 720,000 square km   Population: 4.88 millions
Major Cities:

Shaanxi Province(Capital:Xi'an)
Area: 205,000 square km   Population: 35.43 million
Major Cities: Xianyang; Baoji; Hanzhong;

Shandong Province(Capital:Jinan)
Area: 153,000 square km   Population: 90.79 million (2001)
Major Cities: Weihai (Area: 5,436 square kilometers; Population: 2.462 million; Mayor: Cui Richen), Dezhou; Linyi; Qingdao; Qufu; Tai'an; Yantai    

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Shanghai(Municipality)
Area: 6,200 square km      Population: 16.74 million (2001)

Shanxi Province(Capital:Taiyuan)
Area: 156,000 square km         Population: 31.09 million
Major Cities: Datong; Linfen; Yangquan

Sichuan Province (Capital:Chengdu)
Area: 488,000 square km      Population: 84.28 million
Major Cities:  
Chengdu (Area: 12,390 square kilometers; Population: 9.97 million)
Emeishan, Zigong; Daxianshi

Taiwan(Refer to Taiwan Issue)***
Area: 36,000 square km        Population: 21.30 million
Capital: Taipei   

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Tianjin(Municipality)
Area: 11,300 square km        Population: 10.01 million (2001)

Tibet(Xizang) Autonomous Region (Capital:Lhasa)
Area: 1,220,000 square km   Population: 2.62 million
(2001)
Major Cities: Xigaze
(Official opinions on Tibet issue)

Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region(Capital:Urumqi)
Area: 1,600,000 square km    Population: 16.89 million
Major Cities: Kashgar; Turfan

Yunnan Province(Capital:kunming)
Area: 394,000 square km       Population: 40.42 million
Major Cities: Kunming, Dali; Simao; Xishuangbanna     

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Zhejiang Province (Capital:Hangzhou)
Area: 101,800 square km        Population: 43.43 million
Major Cities: Hangzhou,Jiaxing; Ningbo; Shaoxing; Wenzhou;


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