List of Chinese administrative divisions by population density

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This articles lists of the first-level administrative divisions of People's Republic of China (P.R.C.), including all provinces, autonomous regions, special administrative regions, and municipalities, in order of their population density at the end of 2004.

The nation’s overall population density was 135 persons per square kilometer in 2003.

The most densely populated provinces are in the east: Jiangsu (712 persons per square kilometer), Shandong (587 persons per square kilometer), and Henan (546 persons per square kilometer). Shanghai was the most densely populated municipality at 2,646 persons per square kilometer. The least densely populated areas are in the west, with the Tibet Autonomous Region having the lowest density at only 2 persons per square kilometer.

Taiwan, Penghu, Quemoy and Matsu Islands which is entirely under the administration of the Republic of China (ROC), but is claimed by the People's Republic of China (PRC), is excluded from this list.

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Rank Name Density
(/km²)
1 Macau S.A.R. 18,568
2 Hong Kong S.A.R. 6,544
3 Shanghai Municipality 3,800
4 Beijing Municipality 1,300
5 Tianjin Municipality 1,200
6 Jiangsu 770
7 Shandong 620
8 Guangdong 590
9 Henan 560
10 Zhejiang 540
11 Anhui 430
12 Hebei 380
13 Chongqing Municipality 350
14 Hunan 340
15 Hubei 310
16 Fujian 310
17 Liaoning 300
18 Jiangxi 270
19 Hainan 250
20 Shanxi 230
21 Guangxi 207
22 Guizhou 200
23 Shaanxi 180
24 Sichuan 170
25 Jilin 150
26 Yunnan 120
27 Ningxia 89.1
28 Heilongjiang 84
29 Gansu 60
30 Inner Mongolia 20.2
31 Xinjiang 13
32 Qinghai 7.8
33 Tibet 2.2

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