List of urban agglomerations in China

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This list of the twenty largest urban agglomerations in China by population in 2010 uses data compiled by the OECD based on its methodology to determine economically linked areas of high population density in China it calls "functional urban areas."[1] It is an adaptation of methodology the OECD uses to determine functional urban areas in OECD member countries.[2] Official Chinese city boundaries cover both urban and rural areas and thus do not necessarily represent the true urban population.[3]

Rank City Population[1]
(2010, in millions)
1 Shanghai 34.0 Shanghai
2 Guangzhou 25.0 Guangdong
3 Beijing 24.9 Beijing
4 Shenzhen 23.3 Guangdong
5 Wuhan 19.0 Hubei
6 Chengdu 18.1 Sichuan
7 Chongqing 17.0 Chongqing
8 Tianjin 15.4 Tianjin
9 Hangzhou 13.4 Zhejiang
10 Xi'an 12.9 Shaanxi
11 Changzhou 12.4 Jiangsu
12 Shantou 12.0 Guangdong
13 Nanjing 11.7 Jiangsu
14 Jinan 11.0 Shandong
15 Harbin 10.5 Heilongjiang
16 Zhengzhou 9.7 Henan
17 Qingdao 9.6 Shandong
18 Shenyang 7.7 Liaoning
19 Wenzhou 7.6 Zhejiang
20 Nanchang 7.4 Jiangxi

See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 "OECD Urban Policy Reviews: China 2015". Paris: OECD Publishing. 2015-04-18. Retrieved 2015-05-01.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "Redefining "Urban": a new way to measure metropolitan areas". Paris: OECD Publishing. 2012-05-14. Retrieved 2015-05-01.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. Kam Wing Chan. "The Problem with China's Urban Population Data" (PDF). East Asia Center. University of Washington. Retrieved 2015-05-01.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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