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The population development of the provinces and autonomous regions of the People's Republic of China according to census results and latest official estimates.

NameAbbr.StatusNativeCapitalArea
A (km²)
Population
Census (C)
1982-07-01
Population
Census (C)
1990-07-01
Population
Census (C)
2000-11-01
Population
Census (C)
2010-11-01
Population
Estimate (E)
2018-12-31
 
ChinaCHNPRep中华人民共和国Bĕijīng9,572,9001,008,175,2881,130,822,9931,242,612,2261,339,724,8521,395,380,000
ĀnhuīAHProv安徽省Héféi139,90049,665,72456,181,00558,999,94859,500,46863,240,00013990000
BĕijīngBJMProv北京市Bĕijīng16,8009,230,68710,819,41413,569,19419,612,36821,542,0001680000
ChóngqìngCQMProv重庆市Chóngqìng82,000Sìchuān28,866,20830,512,76328,846,17031,018,0008200000
FújiànFJProv福建省Fúzhōu123,10025,873,25930,048,27534,097,94736,894,21739,410,00012310000
GānsùGSProv甘肃省Lánzhōu366,50019,569,26122,371,08525,124,28225,575,26326,370,00036650000
GuăngdōngGDProv广东省Guăngzhōu197,10059,299,22062,829,74185,225,007104,320,459113,460,00019710000
GuăngxīGXAReg广西壮族自治区Nánníng220,40036,420,96042,244,88443,854,53846,023,76149,260,00022040000
GuìzhōuGZProv贵州省Guìyáng174,00028,552,99732,391,05135,247,69534,748,55636,000,00017400000
HăinánHIProv海南省Hăikŏu34,300Guăngdōng6,556,8317,559,0358,671,4859,340,0003430000
HébĕiHEBProv河北省Shíjiāzhuāng202,70053,005,87561,082,75566,684,41971,854,21075,560,00020270000
HēilóngjiāngHLProv黑龙江省Hā'ĕrbīn463,60032,665,54635,215,93236,237,57638,313,99137,730,00046360000
HénánHENProv河南省Zhèngzhōu167,00074,422,73985,534,20091,236,85494,029,93996,050,00016700000
HúbĕiHBProv湖北省Wŭhàn187,50047,804,15053,970,50159,508,87057,237,72759,170,00018750000
HúnánHNProv湖南省Chángshā210,50054,008,85160,657,99263,274,17365,700,76268,990,00021050000
JiāngsūJSProv江苏省Nánjīng102,60060,521,11467,056,81273,043,57778,660,94180,507,00010260000
JiāngxīJXProv江西省Nánchāng164,80033,184,82737,710,17740,397,59844,567,79746,480,00016480000
JílínJLProv吉林省Chángchūn187,00022,560,05324,659,79026,802,19127,452,81527,040,00018700000
LiáoníngLNProv辽宁省Shĕnyáng151,00035,721,69339,433,95941,824,41243,746,32343,590,00015100000
Nèi Mĕnggŭ (Öbür Monggol) [Inner Mongolia]NMAReg内蒙古自治区Hūhéhàotè1,177,50019,274,27921,456,51823,323,34724,706,29125,340,000117750000
NíngxiàNXAReg宁夏回族自治区Yínchuān66,4003,895,5784,655,4455,486,3936,301,3506,880,0006640000
QīnghăiQHProv青海省Xīníng721,0003,895,7064,456,9524,822,9635,626,7236,030,00072100000
ShāndōngSDProv山东省Jìnán153,30074,419,05484,392,10489,971,78995,792,719100,470,00015330000
ShànghăiSHMProv上海市Shànghăi6,20011,859,74813,341,85216,407,73423,019,19624,240,000620000
ShānxīSXProv山西省Tàiyuán157,10025,291,38928,758,84632,471,24235,712,10137,183,00015710000
Shănxī [Shaanxi]SNProv陕西省Xī'ān195,80028,904,42333,221,62135,365,07237,327,37938,640,00019580000
SìchuānSCProv四川省Chéngdū487,00099,713,31078,352,10282,348,29680,417,52883,410,00048700000
TiānjīnTJMProv天津市Tiānjīn11,3007,764,1418,785,4279,848,73112,938,69315,600,0001130000
XīnjiāngXJAReg新疆维吾尔自治区Ürümqi1,646,90013,081,68115,156,88318,459,51121,815,81524,870,000164690000
Xīzàng [Tibet]XZAReg西藏自治区Lhasa1,221,6001,892,3932,196,0292,616,3293,002,1653,440,000122160000
YúnnánYNProv云南省Kūnmíng436,20032,553,81736,972,58742,360,08945,966,76648,300,00043620000
ZhèjiāngZJProv浙江省Hángzhōu101,80038,884,60341,446,01545,930,65154,426,89157,370,00010180000

Major Cities

 NameAdm.Population
Estimate (E)
2017-12-31
1ShànghăiSH20,850,000
2BĕijīngBJ18,574,000
3ShēnzhènGD12,496,000
4GuăngzhōuGD12,489,000
5TiānjīnTJ12,040,000
6ChéngdūSC8,901,100
7WŭhànHB8,718,700
8ChóngqìngCQ7,770,500
9DōngguānGD7,497,000
10FóshānGD7,271,000
11HángzhōuZJ6,680,000
12Xī'ānSN6,580,000
13NánjīngJS6,410,000

Contents: Cities

The urban population of all Chinese cities and counties with more than 750,000 urban inhabitants by census years.

The tabulated urban population is counted on district or county level; therefore it may refer to more than one settlement. Population changes may result from population growth, migration, or boundary changes.

NameStatusNativeAdm.Population
Census (C)
1990-07-01
Population
Census (C)
2000-11-01
Population
Census (C)
2010-11-01
Area 
ĀnshānCity鞍山市LN1,233,9471,389,6601,504,9960
ĀnyángCity安阳市HEN410,367768,992908,1290
Băodìng (incl. Qingyuan)City保定市HEB525,003979,3741,257,8430
BăojīCity宝鸡市SN401,237645,414871,9400
Bāotóu (Buɣutu)City包头市NM1,044,0881,420,0471,900,3730
BĕijīngCity北京市BJ5,521,94910,429,72216,704,3060
BèngbùCity蚌埠市AH447,084696,811793,8660
BĕnxīCity本溪市LN759,083860,8381,000,1280
ChángchūnCity长春市JL1,780,4352,750,2043,411,2090
ChángdéCity常德市HN275,195759,262846,3080
Chángshā (incl. Wangcheng)City长沙市HN1,151,1552,233,7903,193,3540
ChángshúCity常熟市JS146,490565,178929,1240
Chángzhì (incl. Lùchéng)City长治市SX395,186567,776759,2020
Chángzhōu (incl. Wŭjìn)City常州市JS525,0851,513,1522,257,3760
Cháozhōu (incl. Chao'an)City潮州市GD333,390708,3681,256,2680
Chéngdū (incl. Xindu, Shuangliu, Pidu) [Chengtu]City成都市SC1,991,4924,676,2707,701,6920
Chìfēng (Ulaɣanqada) [Ulanhad]City赤峰市NM345,035692,267902,2850
Chóngqìng (incl. Bānán, Jiāngbĕi) [Chungking]City重庆市CQ2,518,7214,912,7326,263,7900
CíxīCity慈溪市ZJ207,178675,7271,059,9420
Dàlián [Dairen]City大连市LN1,884,3102,872,0483,902,4670
DāndōngCity丹东市LN543,027684,190775,7870
DàqìngCity大庆市HL756,4441,094,8921,433,6980
DàtóngCity大同市SX928,4491,091,4081,420,4670
DōngguānCity东莞市GD552,3283,870,0367,271,3220
Dōngyíng (incl. Kenli)City东营市SD303,424558,392773,5430
Fóshān (incl. Gaoming, Nanhai, Sanshui, Shunde)City佛山市GD901,4554,006,6816,771,8950
FŭshùnCity抚顺市LN1,288,9591,359,8731,318,8080
FùxīnCity阜新市LN600,124669,355750,2830
FùyángCity阜阳市AH142,170742,862780,5220
Fúzhōu (incl. Chánglè)City福州市FJ953,6622,311,8453,102,4210
Gànzhōu (incl. Ganxian, Nankang)City赣州市JX237,475514,5341,035,9110
Guăngzhōu (incl. Conghua, Huade, Panyu, Zengcheng) [Canton]City广州市GD3,509,7268,090,97610,641,4080
Guìlín (incl. Línguì)City桂林市GX424,373814,246963,6290
GuìyángCity贵阳市GZ1,079,6521,894,3442,520,0610
Hā'ĕrbīn (incl. Hulan) [Harbin]City哈尔滨市HL2,690,3913,627,0824,596,3130
Hăikŏu (incl. Qiongshan)City海口市HI411,2121,028,7241,517,4100
HándānCity邯郸市HEB526,397840,1601,173,1870
Hángzhōu (incl. Xiaoshan, Yuhang, Fuyang, Lin'an) [Hangchou]City杭州市ZJ1,845,0553,662,0545,849,5370
Héféi [Hofei]City合肥市AH714,2421,549,4763,098,7270
HéngyángCity衡阳市HN503,725804,8181,115,6450
Huái'ān (Huáiyīn)City淮安市JS330,379842,6281,523,6550
HuáibĕiCity淮北市AH290,390632,592854,6960
HuáinánCity淮南市AH724,1571,062,4301,238,4880
Hūhéhàotè (Kökeqota) [Hohhot]City呼和浩特市NM634,5141,020,1521,497,1100
Huìzhōu (incl. Huiyang)City惠州市GD302,6361,057,6591,807,8580
Jiāngmén (incl. Xinhui)City江门市GD379,397876,5311,480,0230
JiāngyīnCity江阴市JS129,544555,4541,013,6700
JiāxīngCity嘉兴市ZJ209,898451,443762,6430
Jiēyáng (incl. Jiedong)City揭阳市GD176,421936,4851,226,8480
JílínCity吉林市JL1,090,3291,448,4341,469,7220
Jìnán (incl. Jiyang)City济南市SD1,477,6882,863,4693,641,5620
Jīngzhōu (incl. Jiangling, Shashi)City荆州市HB457,286784,584904,1570
JìníngCity济宁市SD183,063882,894939,0340
JìnjiāngCity晋江市FJ97,990480,4331,172,8270
JĭnzhōuCity锦州市LN591,653776,628946,0980
Kāifēng (incl. Xiangfu)City开封市HEN512,932618,232894,1420
Kūnmíng (incl. Chenggong, Jinning)City昆明市YN1,142,9122,643,1153,385,3630
KūnshānCity昆山市JS96,625434,4291,118,6170
LánzhōuCity兰州市GS1,289,7561,914,1632,438,5950
LiányúngăngCity连云港市JS344,244576,477897,3930
LínyíCity临沂市SD260,5581,186,2151,522,4880
Liŭzhōu (incl. Liǔjiāng)City柳州市GX661,8491,190,0721,624,5710
LuòyángCity洛阳市HEN725,3601,233,7751,584,4630
Màomíng (incl. Dianbai)City茂名市GD310,455971,4691,033,1960
MiányángCity绵阳市SC232,035782,461967,0070
MŭdānjiāngCity牡丹江市HL570,273672,345790,6230
Nánchāng (incl. Xinjian)City南昌市JX963,3601,810,0252,614,3800
NánchōngCity南充市SC348,201621,403890,4020
Nánjīng (incl. Jiāngníng, Jiāngpǔ, Lùhé) [Nanking]City南京市JS2,322,9474,042,3375,827,8880
Nánníng (incl. Yōngníng)City南宁市GX817,2061,667,1592,660,8330
Nántōng (incl. Tōngzhōu)City南通市JS457,3881,032,4141,612,3850
NányángCity南阳市HEN228,293696,638899,8990
Níngbō (incl. Yinzhou)City宁波市ZJ753,7191,696,8112,583,0730
Pánjĭn (incl. Dawa)City盘锦市LN423,727694,160857,9930
PíngdĭngshānCity平顶山市HEN430,841871,274855,1300
PŭníngCity普宁市GD75,593646,327874,9540
PútiánCity莆田市FJ131,972627,1241,107,1990
Qīngdăo (incl. Jiaonan, Jimo) [Tsingtao]City青岛市SD1,461,9273,413,0374,556,0770
Qīngyuăn (incl. Qingxin)City清远市GD167,892350,545916,4530
QínhuángdăoCity秦皇岛市HEB358,006718,229967,8770
Qíqíhā'ĕr [Qiqihar]City齐齐哈尔市HL...1,031,6241,033,1740
QuánzhōuCity泉州市FJ173,571764,1001,154,7310
RìzhàoCity日照市SD248,388631,562902,2720
Ruì'ānCity瑞安市ZJ230,138465,230927,3830
ShànghăiCity上海市SH7,821,78714,230,99220,217,7480
Shàntóu (incl. Chaoyang, Chenghai)City汕头市GD1,750,2563,070,3643,644,0170
Shàoxīng (incl. Shangyu, Shaoxing Xian)City绍兴市ZJ412,6981,153,4161,725,7260
ShĕnyángCity沈阳市LN3,650,6784,596,7855,718,2320
Shēnzhèn (incl. Bao'an)City深圳市GD1,081,6216,480,34010,358,3810
Shíjiāzhuāng (incl. Luancheng, Luquan)City石家庄市HEB1,115,1232,143,6703,095,2190
SùqiānCity宿迁市JS97,724414,408783,3760
Sūzhōu (incl. Wújiāng, Wúzhōng)City苏州市JS872,6732,160,9074,083,9230
Tài'ānCity泰安市SD366,443937,7611,123,5410
TàiyuánCity太原市SX1,577,6402,538,3363,154,1570
Táizhōu (Jiaojiang)City台州市ZJ125,3061,200,8091,189,2760
Tángshān (incl. Fengnan, Fengrun)City唐山市HEB1,088,2141,660,0542,128,1910
TéngzhōuCity滕州市SD175,562506,623783,4730
Tiānjīn [Tientsin]City天津市TJ4,090,6436,859,2049,583,2770
Ürümqi (Wūlŭmùqí; incl. Miquan)City乌鲁木齐市XJ1,172,0181,829,5552,853,3980
Wànzhōu (Wànxiàn)CDist万州区CQ207,055574,033859,6620
WéifāngCity潍坊市SD392,6441,263,0161,261,5820
WēnzhōuCity温州市ZJ456,3191,583,3872,686,8250
Wŭhàn (incl. Hanyang, Huangpi, Wuchang, Xinzhou)City武汉市HB3,791,6226,787,4827,541,5270
WúhúCity芜湖市AH441,999641,2591,108,0870
WúxīCity无锡市JS775,7021,872,9152,757,7360
Xiàmén (Amoy)City厦门市FJ423,7961,454,4503,119,1100
Xī'ān (incl. Chang'an, Lintong, Huyi) [Sian]City西安市SN2,451,2803,950,3835,403,0520
XiāngtánCity湘潭市HN456,050707,783903,2870
Xiāngyáng (Xiangfan)City襄阳市HB462,1131,204,0391,433,0570
XiányángCity咸阳市SN316,641814,625835,6480
XīníngCity西宁市QH592,115854,4661,153,4170
XīnxiāngCity新乡市HEN450,347775,941918,0780
Xúzhōu (incl. Tóngshān)City徐州市JS809,3841,623,3072,214,7950
YánchéngCity盐城市JS293,924933,8321,136,8260
Yángzhōu (incl. Jiāngdū)City扬州市JS387,7851,249,1121,584,2370
YāntáiCity烟台市SD422,2821,261,4761,797,8610
YíchāngCity宜昌市HB412,605869,0921,049,3630
YínchuānCity银川市NX383,654578,3621,159,4570
YìwūCity义乌市ZJ114,258560,317878,9030
YuèyángCity岳阳市HN304,565845,109924,0990
ZăozhuāngCity枣庄市SD302,641883,031980,8930
ZhāngjiāgăngCity张家港市JS59,091432,352762,6250
Zhāngjiākŏu (incl. Wanquan)City张家口市HEB615,387871,5291,098,9260
ZhànjiāngCity湛江市GD485,833832,2731,038,7620
Zhàoqìng (incl. Gaoyao)City肇庆市GD312,373595,296784,6420
ZhèngzhōuCity郑州市HEN1,134,1742,501,0243,677,0320
ZhènjiāngCity镇江市JS328,121764,105950,5160
ZhōngshānCity中山市GD393,3531,434,2512,740,9940
Zhūhăi (incl. Doumen)City珠海市GD269,4571,056,1691,369,5380
ZhūzhōuCity株洲市HN459,650892,7711,093,7300
ZībóCity淄博市SD776,9121,929,4032,261,7170
Zūnyì (incl. Bōzhōu)City遵义市GZ321,211766,100995,3110

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