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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 In the course of city planning, China implements the principle of “strictly controlling the size of large cities, developing medium-sized cities rationally and developing small cities actively.”
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) Top 10 most populous Chinese cities: (metro area populations, 2010-2011) Shanghai (上 海): 18,000,000 Beijing (北 京): 13,200,000 Guangzhou (广 州): 12,000,000 Shenzhen (深 圳): 8,615,000 Tianjin (天 津): 8,200,000 Chongqing (重 庆): 7,500,000 Hong Kong (香 港): 7,055,071 Dongguan (东 莞): 6,950,000 Nanjing (南 京): 6,800,000 Wuhan (武 汉): 6,600,000 [Source: Wikipedia “List of cities in the People's Republic of China by population”] Click here for my Chinese major cities and population density maps . Shanghai was ranked #1 as the best city in mainland China for doing business.
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."
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. China's urbanization rate grew by 27 percentage points over the past 30 years, from 17.9% in 1978 to 30% in 1998 and then to 44.9% in 2007. In the 21st century, the major driving force of economic development comes from city clusters, especially clusters of megacities.
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.
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 For a selected Chinese province, the major cities with an urban population of 50,000 or more (on district or county level). Administrative Division
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.
Chinese Cities Maps
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 .