East China

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East China
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Population [1][better source needed][better source needed]384.3 million

East China or Eastern China (simplified Chinese: 华东; traditional Chinese: 華東; pinyin: Huádōng) is a geographical and a loosely defined cultural region that covers the eastern coastal area of China.

Although an intangible and loosely defined concept, for administrative and governmental purposes the region is defined by the Chinese Central Government to include the provinces of (in alphabetical order) Anhui, Fujian, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Shandong, and Zhejiang, as well as the municipality of Shanghai. Since the Chinese government claims Taiwan and the few outlying islands of Fujian (Kinmen and Matsu) governed by the Republic of China (Taiwanese government) as its territory, the claimed "Taiwan Province, People's Republic of China" is also classified in this region[citation needed].

Administrative divisions[edit]

Disputed area
PRC claims - *
ROC claims - **
Provinces governed by the People's Republic of China and claimed by the Republic of China
GB[2] ISO №[3] Province Chinese Name Capital Population Density Area Abbreviation/Symbol
SH 31 Shanghai Municipality** 上海市
Shànghǎi Shì**
Shanghai** 23,019,148 3,630.20 6,341 **
JS 32 Jiangsu Province** 江苏省
Jiāngsū Shěng**
Nanjing** 78,659,903 766.66 102,600 **
ZJ 33 Zhejiang Province** 浙江省
Zhèjiāng Shěng**
Hangzhou** 54,426,891 533.59 102,000 **
Zhè
AH 34 Anhui Province** 安徽省
Ānhuī Shěng**
Hefei** 59,500,510 425.91 139,700 **
Wǎn
FJ 35 Fujian Province (PRC)** 福建省
Fújiàn Shěng**
Fuzhou** 36,894,216 304.15 121,300 **
Mǐn
JX 36 Jiangxi Province** 江西省
Jiāngxī Shěng**
Nanchang** 44,567,475 266.87 167,000 **
Gàn
SD 37 Shandong Province** 山东省
Shāndōng Shěng**
Jinan** 95,793,065 622.84 153,800 **
Disputed area
PRC claims - *
ROC claims - **
Provinces governed by the Republic of China and claimed by the People's Republic of China
Name Chinese Pinyin Abbreviation Provincial capital (省會/shěnghuì) Chinese Pinyin List of county-level divisions
Fujian Province (ROC) (Kinmen and Matsu)**[Note 1] 福建省 Fújiàn mǐn Jincheng** 金城鎮** Jīnchéng** List of county-level divisions**
Taiwan Province (ROC)**
Taiwan Province (PRC)*
臺灣省**
台湾省*
Táiwān tái**
tái*
Zhongxing**
Taipei*
中興新村**
臺北市*
Zhōngxīng Xīncūn**
Táiběi*
List of administrative divisions**

Cities with urban area over one million in population[edit]

Cities governed by the People's Republic of China

Provincial capitals in bold.

# City Urban area[4] District area[4] City proper[4] Prov. Census date
1 Shanghai 20,217,748 22,315,474 23,019,196 SH 2010-11-01
2 Nanjing 5,827,888 7,165,292 8,003,744 JS 2010-11-01
3 Hangzhou 5,162,093 6,241,971 8,700,373 ZJ 2010-11-01
4 Jinan 3,527,566 4,335,989 6,813,984 SD 2010-11-01
5 Qingdao 3,519,919 3,718,835 8,715,087 SD 2010-11-01
6 Suzhou 3,302,152 4,072,081 10,459,890 JS 2010-11-01
7 Xiamen 3,119,110 3,531,347 3,531,347 FJ 2010-11-01
8 Hefei 3,098,727 3,310,268 5,702,466 AH 2010-11-01
9 Fuzhou 2,824,414 2,921,762 7,115,369 FJ 2010-11-01
10 Wuxi 2,757,736 3,543,719 6,374,399 JS 2010-11-01
11 Wenzhou 2,686,825 3,039,439 9,122,102 ZJ 2010-11-01
12 Ningbo 2,583,073 3,491,597 7,605,689 ZJ 2010-11-01
13 Zibo 2,261,717 3,129,228 4,530,597 SD 2010-11-01
14 Changzhou 2,257,376 3,290,918 4,592,431 JS 2010-11-01
15 Nanchang 2,223,661 2,357,839 5,042,566 JX 2010-11-01
16 Yantai 1,797,861 2,227,733 6,968,202 SD 2010-11-01
17 Xuzhou 1,735,166 1,967,214 8,577,225 JS 2010-11-01
18 Nantong 1,612,385 2,274,113 7,283,622 JS 2010-11-01
19 Huai'an 1,523,655 2,635,406 4,801,662 JS 2010-11-01
20 Linyi 1,522,488 2,303,648 10,039,440 SD 2010-11-01
21 Weifang 1,261,582 2,044,028 9,086,241 SD 2010-11-01
22 Huainan 1,238,488 1,666,826 2,333,896 AH 2010-11-01
23 Taizhou 1,189,276 1,902,510 5,968,838 ZJ 2010-11-01
24 Jinjiang 1,172,827 1,986,447 see Quanzhou FJ 2010-11-01
25 Quanzhou 1,154,731 1,435,185 8,128,533 FJ 2010-11-01
26 Yancheng 1,136,826 1,615,836 7,262,200 JS 2010-11-01
27 Tai'an 1,123,541 1,735,425 5,494,207 SD 2010-11-01
28 Kunshan 1,118,617 1,644,860 see Suzhou JS 2010-11-01
29 Wuhu 1,108,087 1,307,042 2,263,123 AH 2010-11-01
30 Putian 1,107,199 1,953,801 2,778,508 FJ 2010-11-01
31 Yangzhou 1,077,531 1,392,563 4,460,066 JS 2010-11-01
32 Cixi 1,059,942 1,462,383 see Ningbo ZJ 2010-11-01
33 Jiangyin 1,013,670 1,595,138 see Wuxi JS 2010-11-01
Cities governed by the Republic of China
# City Population Census date
1 New Taipei 3,971,250 2016-01-01
2 Kaohsiung 2,778,729 2016-01-01
3 Taichung 2,746,112 2016-01-01
4 Taipei 2,704,974 2016-01-01
5 Taoyuan 2,108,786 2016-01-01
6 Tainan 1,885,550 2016-01-01

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The PRC claims the Kinmen and Matsu Islands as part of its own Fujian Province.

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_regions_of_the_People%27s_Republic_of_China
  2. ^ GB/T 2260 codes for the provinces of China
  3. ^ ISO 3166-2:CN (ISO 3166-2 codes for the provinces of China)
  4. ^ a b c 国务院人口普查办公室、国家统计局人口和社会科技统计司编 (2012). 中国2010年人口普查分县资料. Beijing: 中国统计出版社 [China Statistics Press]. ISBN 978-7-5037-6659-6.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 31°16′43″N 120°35′09″E / 31.2785°N 120.5859°E / 31.2785; 120.5859