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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
Census (Cp)
2020-11-01
 
ChinaCHNPRep中华人民共和国Bĕijīng9,572,9001,008,175,2881,130,822,9931,242,612,2261,339,724,8521,411,778,724
ĀnhuīAHProv安徽省Héféi139,90049,665,72456,181,00558,999,94859,500,46861,027,17113990000
BĕijīngBJMProv北京市Bĕijīng16,8009,230,68710,819,41413,569,19419,612,36821,893,0951680000
ChóngqìngCQMProv重庆市Chóngqìng82,000Sìchuān28,866,20830,512,76328,846,17032,054,1598200000
FújiànFJProv福建省Fúzhōu123,10025,873,25930,048,27534,097,94736,894,21741,540,08612310000
GānsùGSProv甘肃省Lánzhōu366,50019,569,26122,371,08525,124,28225,575,26325,019,83136650000
GuăngdōngGDProv广东省Guăngzhōu197,10059,299,22062,829,74185,225,007104,320,459126,012,51019710000
GuăngxīGXAReg广西壮族自治区Nánníng220,40036,420,96042,244,88443,854,53846,023,76150,126,80422040000
GuìzhōuGZProv贵州省Guìyáng174,00028,552,99732,391,05135,247,69534,748,55638,562,14817400000
HăinánHIProv海南省Hăikŏu34,300Guăngdōng6,556,8317,559,0358,671,48510,081,2323430000
HébĕiHEBProv河北省Shíjiāzhuāng202,70053,005,87561,082,75566,684,41971,854,21074,610,23520270000
HēilóngjiāngHLProv黑龙江省Hā'ĕrbīn463,60032,665,54635,215,93236,237,57638,313,99131,850,08846360000
HénánHENProv河南省Zhèngzhōu167,00074,422,73985,534,20091,236,85494,029,93999,365,51916700000
HúbĕiHBProv湖北省Wŭhàn187,50047,804,15053,970,50159,508,87057,237,72757,752,55718750000
HúnánHNProv湖南省Chángshā210,50054,008,85160,657,99263,274,17365,700,76266,444,86421050000
JiāngsūJSProv江苏省Nánjīng102,60060,521,11467,056,81273,043,57778,660,94184,748,01610260000
JiāngxīJXProv江西省Nánchāng164,80033,184,82737,710,17740,397,59844,567,79745,188,63516480000
JílínJLProv吉林省Chángchūn187,00022,560,05324,659,79026,802,19127,452,81524,073,45318700000
LiáoníngLNProv辽宁省Shĕnyáng151,00035,721,69339,433,95941,824,41243,746,32342,591,40715100000
Nèi Mĕnggŭ (Öbür Monggol) [Inner Mongolia]NMAReg内蒙古自治区Hūhéhàotè1,177,50019,274,27921,456,51823,323,34724,706,29124,049,155117750000
NíngxiàNXAReg宁夏回族自治区Yínchuān66,4003,895,5784,655,4455,486,3936,301,3507,202,6546640000
QīnghăiQHProv青海省Xīníng721,0003,895,7064,456,9524,822,9635,626,7235,923,95772100000
ShāndōngSDProv山东省Jìnán153,30074,419,05484,392,10489,971,78995,792,719101,527,45315330000
ShànghăiSHMProv上海市Shànghăi6,20011,859,74813,341,85216,407,73423,019,19624,870,895620000
ShānxīSXProv山西省Tàiyuán157,10025,291,38928,758,84632,471,24235,712,10134,915,61615710000
Shănxī [Shaanxi]SNProv陕西省Xī'ān195,80028,904,42333,221,62135,365,07237,327,37939,528,99919580000
SìchuānSCProv四川省Chéngdū487,00099,713,31078,352,10282,348,29680,417,52883,674,86648700000
TiānjīnTJMProv天津市Tiānjīn11,3007,764,1418,785,4279,848,73112,938,69313,866,0091130000
XīnjiāngXJAReg新疆维吾尔自治区Ürümqi1,646,90013,081,68115,156,88318,459,51121,815,81525,852,345164690000
Xīzàng [Tibet]XZAReg西藏自治区Lhasa1,221,6001,892,3932,196,0292,616,3293,002,1653,648,100122160000
YúnnánYNProv云南省Kūnmíng436,20032,553,81736,972,58742,360,08945,966,76647,209,27743620000
ZhèjiāngZJProv浙江省Hángzhōu101,80038,884,60341,446,01545,930,65154,426,89164,567,58810180000

Major Cities

 NameAdm.Population
Estimate (E)
2018-12-31
1ShànghăiSH21,020,000
2BĕijīngBJ18,431,000
3ShēnzhènGD12,994,000
4GuăngzhōuGD12,874,400
5TiānjīnTJ12,090,000
6ChéngdūSC9,177,000
7WŭhànHB8,896,900
8ChóngqìngCQ7,919,600
9DōngguānGD7,638,600
10FóshānGD7,508,800
11HángzhōuZJ6,970,000
12NánjīngJS6,500,000

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 
Ānshān [Anshan]City鞍山市LN1,233,9471,389,6601,504,9960
Ānyáng [Anyang]City安阳市HEN410,367768,992908,1290
Băodìng (incl. Qingyuan) [Baoding]City保定市HEB525,003979,3741,257,8430
Băojī [Baoji]City宝鸡市SN401,237645,414871,9400
Bāotóu (Buɣutu) [Baotou]City包头市NM1,044,0881,420,0471,900,3730
Bĕijīng [Beijing]City北京市BJ5,521,94910,429,72216,704,3060
Bèngbù [Bengbu]City蚌埠市AH447,084696,811793,8660
Bĕnxī [Benxi]City本溪市LN759,083860,8381,000,1280
Chángchūn [Changchun]City长春市JL1,780,4352,750,2043,411,2090
Chángdé [Changde]City常德市HN275,195759,262846,3080
Chángshā (incl. Wàngchéng) [Changsha]City长沙市HN1,151,1552,233,7903,193,3540
Chángshú [Changshu]City常熟市JS146,490565,178929,1240
Chángzhì (incl. Lùchéng) [Changzhi]City长治市SX395,186567,776759,2020
Chángzhōu (incl. Wŭjìn)City常州市JS525,0851,513,1522,257,3760
Cháozhōu (incl. Cháo'ān)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
Cíxī [Cixi]City慈溪市ZJ207,178675,7271,059,9420
Dàlián [Dairen]City大连市LN1,884,3102,872,0483,902,4670
Dāndōng [Dandong]City丹东市LN543,027684,190775,7870
Dàqìng [Daqing]City大庆市HL756,4441,094,8921,433,6980
Dàtóng [Datong]City大同市SX928,4491,091,4081,420,4670
DōngguānCity东莞市GD552,3283,870,0367,271,3220
Dōngyíng (incl. Kenli) [Dongying]City东营市SD303,424558,392773,5430
Fóshān (incl. Gāomíng, Nánhǎi, Sānshuǐ, Shùndé)City佛山市GD901,4554,006,6816,771,8950
FŭshùnCity抚顺市LN1,288,9591,359,8731,318,8080
Fùxīn [Fuxin]City阜新市LN600,124669,355750,2830
Fùyáng [Fuyang]City阜阳市AH142,170742,862780,5220
Fúzhōu (incl. Chánglè) [Fuzhou]City福州市FJ953,6622,311,8453,102,4210
Gànzhōu (incl. Ganxian, Nankang) [Ganzhou]City赣州市JX237,475514,5341,035,9110
Guăngzhōu (incl. Cónghuà, Huādū, Pānyú, Zēngchéng) [Canton]City广州市GD3,509,7268,090,97610,641,4080
Guìlín (incl. Línguì) [Guilin]City桂林市GX424,373814,246963,6290
Guìyáng [Guiyang]City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) [Haikou]City海口市HI411,2121,028,7241,517,4100
Hándān [Handan]City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
Héngyáng [Hengyang]City衡阳市HN503,725804,8181,115,6450
Huái'ān (Huáiyīn) [Huai'an]City淮安市JS330,379842,6281,523,6550
Huáibĕi [Huaibei]City淮北市AH290,390632,592854,6960
Huáinán [Huainan]City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. Huìyáng) [Huizhou]City惠州市GD302,6361,057,6591,807,8580
Jiāngmén (incl. Xīnhuì)City江门市GD379,397876,5311,480,0230
Jiāngyīn [Jiangyin]City江阴市JS129,544555,4541,013,6700
Jiāxīng [Jiaxing]City嘉兴市ZJ209,898451,443762,6430
Jiēyáng (incl. Jiēdōng)City揭阳市GD176,421936,4851,226,8480
Jílín [Jilin]City吉林市JL1,090,3291,448,4341,469,7220
Jìnán (incl. Jiyang) [Jinan]City济南市SD1,477,6882,863,4693,641,5620
Jīngzhōu (incl. Jiangling, Shashi) [Jingzhou]City荆州市HB457,286784,584904,1570
Jìníng [Jining]City济宁市SD183,063882,894939,0340
JìnjiāngCity晋江市FJ97,990480,4331,172,8270
Jĭnzhōu [Jinzhou]City锦州市LN591,653776,628946,0980
Kāifēng (incl. Xiángfú) [Kaifeng]City开封市HEN512,932618,232894,1420
Kūnmíng (incl. Chénggòng, Jìnníng) [Kunming]City昆明市YN1,142,9122,643,1153,385,3630
KūnshānCity昆山市JS96,625434,4291,118,6170
Lánzhōu [Lanzhou]City兰州市GS1,289,7561,914,1632,438,5950
Liányúngăng [Lianyungang]City连云港市JS344,244576,477897,3930
Línyí [Linyi]City临沂市SD260,5581,186,2151,522,4880
Liŭzhōu (incl. Liǔjiāng) [Liuzhou]City柳州市GX661,8491,190,0721,624,5710
Luòyáng [Luoyang]City洛阳市HEN725,3601,233,7751,584,4630
Màomíng (incl. Diànbái) [Maoming]City茂名市GD310,455971,4691,033,1960
Miányáng [Mianyang]City绵阳市SC232,035782,461967,0070
Mŭdānjiāng [Mudanjiang]City牡丹江市HL570,273672,345790,6230
Nánchāng (incl. Xinjian) [Nanchang]City南昌市JX963,3601,810,0252,614,3800
Nánchōng [Nanchong]City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) [Nanning]City南宁市GX817,2061,667,1592,660,8330
Nántōng (incl. Tōngzhōu) [Nantong]City南通市JS457,3881,032,4141,612,3850
Nányáng [Nanyang]City南阳市HEN228,293696,638899,8990
Níngbō (incl. Yinzhou) [Ningbo]City宁波市ZJ753,7191,696,8112,583,0730
Pánjĭn (incl. Dawa) [Panjin]City盘锦市LN423,727694,160857,9930
Píngdĭngshān [Pingdingshan]City平顶山市HEN430,841871,274855,1300
PŭníngCity普宁市GD75,593646,327874,9540
Pútián [Putian]City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. Qīngxīn) [Qingyuan]City清远市GD167,892350,545916,4530
Qínhuángdăo [Qinhuangdao]City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
Rìzhào [Rizhao]City日照市SD248,388631,562902,2720
Ruì'ānCity瑞安市ZJ230,138465,230927,3830
Shànghăi [Shanghai]City上海市SH7,821,78714,230,99220,217,7480
Shàntóu (incl. Cháoyáng, Chénghǎi) [Shantou]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
Shĕnyáng [Shenyang]City沈阳市LN3,650,6784,596,7855,718,2320
Shēnzhèn (incl. Bǎo'ān)City深圳市GD1,081,6216,480,34010,358,3810
Shíjiāzhuāng (incl. Luancheng, Luquan) [Shijiazhuang]City石家庄市HEB1,115,1232,143,6703,095,2190
Sùqiān [Suqian]City宿迁市JS97,724414,408783,3760
Sūzhōu (incl. Wújiāng, Wúzhōng)City苏州市JS872,6732,160,9074,083,9230
Tài'ān [Tai'an]City泰安市SD366,443937,7611,123,5410
Tàiyuán [Taiyuan]City太原市SX1,577,6402,538,3363,154,1570
Táizhōu (Jiaojiang) [Taizhou]City台州市ZJ125,3061,200,8091,189,2760
Tángshān (incl. Fengnan, Fengrun) [Tangshan]City唐山市HEB1,088,2141,660,0542,128,1910
Téngzhōu [Tengzhou]City滕州市SD175,562506,623783,4730
Tiānjīn [Tientsin]City天津市TJ4,090,6436,859,2049,583,2770
Ürümqi (Wūlŭmùqí)City乌鲁木齐市XJ1,172,0181,829,5552,853,3980
Wànzhōu (Wànxiàn) [Wanzhou]CDist万州区CQ207,055574,033859,6620
Wéifāng [Weifang]City潍坊市SD392,6441,263,0161,261,5820
Wēnzhōu [Wenzhou]City温州市ZJ456,3191,583,3872,686,8250
Wŭhàn (incl. Hanyang, Huangpi, Wuchang, Xinzhou) [Wuhan]City武汉市HB3,791,6226,787,4827,541,5270
Wúhú [Wuhu]City芜湖市AH441,999641,2591,108,0870
WúxīCity无锡市JS775,7021,872,9152,757,7360
Xiàmén (Amoy) [Xiamen]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
Xiāngtán [Xiangtan]City湘潭市HN456,050707,783903,2870
Xiāngyáng (Xiangfan) [Xiangyang]City襄阳市HB462,1131,204,0391,433,0570
XiányángCity咸阳市SN316,641814,625835,6480
Xīníng [Xining]City西宁市QH592,115854,4661,153,4170
Xīnxiāng [Xinxiang]City新乡市HEN450,347775,941918,0780
Xúzhōu (incl. Tóngshān) [Xuzhou]City徐州市JS809,3841,623,3072,214,7950
Yánchéng [Yancheng]City盐城市JS293,924933,8321,136,8260
Yángzhōu (incl. Jiāngdū) [Yangzhou]City扬州市JS387,7851,249,1121,584,2370
Yāntái [Yantai]City烟台市SD422,2821,261,4761,797,8610
Yíchāng [Yichang]City宜昌市HB412,605869,0921,049,3630
Yínchuān [Yinchuan]City银川市NX383,654578,3621,159,4570
Yìwū [Yiwu]City义乌市ZJ114,258560,317878,9030
Yuèyáng [Yueyang]City岳阳市HN304,565845,109924,0990
Zăozhuāng [Zaozhuang]City枣庄市SD302,641883,031980,8930
ZhāngjiāgăngCity张家港市JS59,091432,352762,6250
Zhāngjiākŏu (incl. Wanquan) [Zhangjiakou]City张家口市HEB615,387871,5291,098,9260
Zhànjiāng [Zhanjiang]City湛江市GD485,833832,2731,038,7620
Zhàoqìng (incl. Gāoyào) [Zhaoqing]City肇庆市GD312,373595,296784,6420
Zhèngzhōu [Zhengzhou]City郑州市HEN1,134,1742,501,0243,677,0320
Zhènjiāng [Zhenjiang]City镇江市JS328,121764,105950,5160
ZhōngshānCity中山市GD393,3531,434,2512,740,9940
Zhūhăi (incl. Dòumén) [Zhuhai]City珠海市GD269,4571,056,1691,369,5380
Zhūzhōu [Zhuzhou]City株洲市HN459,650892,7711,093,7300
Zībó [Zibo]City淄博市SD776,9121,929,4032,261,7170
Zūnyì (incl. Bōzhōu) [Zunyi]City遵义市GZ321,211766,100995,3110

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