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Major Cities The Chinese provinces and all major cities with an urban population of 500,000 or more (on district level). Major Cities in the Chinese Provinces
List of cities in China with the most inhabitants, a prospect for 2010. This page shows a prospect of China's city population for the year 2010. The figures are estimated, the biggest cities in China in terms of population , not of physical size. Data source is United Nations Urban Agglomeration , with some error corrections. It lists Chinese cities with more than 2 million inhabitants. keywords: most populated cities in the People's Republic of China, cities of the People's Republic of China, city proper, Urban Agglomerations of China
This southwestern city has dwarfed the country's political and economic centers as the only provincial-level municipality listed among China's happiest 10 cities in 2010, China Daily reported Tuesday. The secret recipe for its residents' happiness, the judges and survey respondents said, is its massive crackdown on organized crime coupled with locals' love of singing revolutionary-era songs. The annual happiest cities list complied by Xinhua News Agency affiliate Oriental Outlook developed criteria based on people's feeling of happiness rather than economic achievements. The 12 criteria include interpersonal intimacy, job opportunities, educational quality, security, traffic, medical professionalism, housing prices, natural environments, economic development, culture and entertainment, and civility.
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China had 663 cities by the end of 2000, of which 13 had populations of more than two million each in the urban area; 27, between one and two million; 53, between 500,000 and one million; 218, between 200,000 and 500,000; and 352, less than 200,000. Some of these are industrial cities that burgeoned along with the construction of key state projects, some are port cities with favorable conditions for the opening-up, and some are famous historical and cultural cities. (Unit: 10,000 persons) Shanghai 986.2 Beijing 760.7 Chongqing 660.9 Tianjin 532.5 Wuhan 441.1 Harbin 435.0 Shengyang 433.3 Guangzhou 436.1 Chengdu 345.9 Nanjing 309.5 Changchun 287.8 Xi’an 285.8 Dalian 275.4
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. This list ranks cities in the People's Republic of China , 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 a population over one million.
Three clusters of megacities lead Chinese economy forward Three megacity clusters in the Yangtze River Delta, Pearl River Delta and Bohai Sea rim area are currently leading China toward the "megacity era", according to the "Report on Chinese Cities' Comprehensive Competitiveness" issued recently. The International Institute for Urban Development released the report during the recent 2008 China City Forum Summit in Beijing.
However, he said no name had been chosen for the area. "It will not be like Greater London or Greater Tokyo because there is no one city at the heart of this megalopolis," he said. "We cannot just name it after one of the existing cities." "It will help spread industry and jobs more evenly across the region and public services will also be distributed more fairly," he added. Mr Ma said that residents would be able to use universal rail cards and buy annual tickets to allow them to commute around the mega-city.
China Mike’s 100% verified, no B.S. China facts (interesting & fun statistics): China’s urban population: 43% of total population (2008 estimate: CIA World Fact Book) Rate of urbanization: 2.7% annual rate of change (2005-10 estimate: CIA World Fact Book)
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