List of cities in China by population and built-up area

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Map of 10 Biggest Chinese Cities. Locations (dots) are approximate. The numbers represents overall size ranking, ex. "1" is the largest city.

This list ranks cities in China, by population. The cities are listed by built-up area adjusted to Local Government Authorities encompassed by built up area (i.e. Districts, Cities or Counties). A built up area can be made of several cities (e.g., GuangzhouDongguanShenzhen, ShanghaiSuzhou, ShenyangFushun, AnshanLiaoyang etc.). According to the administrative divisions of China, there are three levels of cities, namely municipalities (直辖市), prefecture-level cities (地级市), and county-level cities (县级市). The Special Administrative Regions (S.A.R.s) of Hong Kong and Macau are not included.

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Municipalities and prefecture-level cities are not each a "city" in the strictest sense of the term, but instead an administrative unit comprising, typically, both an urban core (a city in the strict sense) and surrounding rural or less-urbanized areas usually many times the size of the central, built-up core. Prefecture-level cities nearly always contain multiple counties, county-level cities, and other such sub-divisions. To distinguish a prefecture-level city from its actual urban area (city in the strict sense), the term "市区" (shìqū; "urban area") is used. However, even this term often encompasses large suburban regions often greater than 1,000 square miles (3,000 km2), sometimes only the urban core whereas the agglomeration overtake the city limits. Thus, the "urban core" would be roughly comparable to the US term "city limit", the "shìqū or urban area" would be roughly comparable to "metropolitan area", and the municipality is a political designation defining regions under control of a municipal government, having no comparable division.

The population of the official Chinese urban area is listed beside. The larger municipality figure is the wider administrative area population, which includes suburban and rural areas as of the 2010 census.[1] The list contains all cities with the administrative designation "sub-provincial city" (副省级城市), many are "Prefecture level cities" and "Provincial capitals" (省会). "Special Economic Zones" (经济特区城市), "National Central Cities" (国家中心城市) and some Council-Level cities.

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Levels: Sub-provincial = sub-provincial city; Prefecture-level = prefecture-level city; County-level = county-level city.
Status: Prov. Capital = provincial capital; National Centre = national central city; Special Econ. Zones = Special Economic Zones; Special Admin. Region = special administrative region.

City
(2010 census)
Chinese Metropolitan Area Urban area Level Administrative area Province-level division Remarks
Guangzhou 广州 44,294,245 20,800,654 Sub-provincial
Prov. Capital
National Centre
12,700,800 Guangdong Incl. Shenzhen, Dongguan, Macao and part of Foshan, Jiangmen, Zhongshan, Zhuhai and Huizhou.
Shanghai 上海 35,965,403 24,500,000 Direct-controlled
National Centre
23,019,148 Shanghai Incl. all Suzhou districts but Changshu and Zhangjiagang not yet in built-up area.
Chongqing 重庆 30,165,500 18,384,000 Direct-controlled
National Centre
28,846,170 Chongqing Incl. 6 urban districts plus Banan and Yubei suburban districts. Beibei District not yet built-up.
Beijing 北京 21,500,000 21,500,000 Direct-controlled
National Centre
19,612,368 Beijing Incl. the cities of Zhuozhou and Sanhe and Dachang Hui Autonomous County in Hebei, but not Miyun, Pinggu and Yanqing suburban districts not yet linked to built-up area.[2]
Hangzhou 杭州 21,102,000 9,018,000 Sub-provincial
Prov. Capital
8,700,400 Zhejiang Incl. Shaoxing and Yuecheng districts of Shaoxing city
Wuhan 武汉 19,780,644 10,670,000 Sub-provincial
Prov. Capital
9,785,392 Hubei 7 central urban districts plus Caidian and Dongxihu districts but not Water region.
Chengdu 成都 18,000,000 17,677,122 Sub-provincial
Prov. Capital
14,047,625 Sichuan Incl. 8 out of 9 urban districts plus Pi and Shuangliu counties being urbanized.
Tianjin 天津 16,000,000 15,500,000 Direct-controlled
National Centre
12,937,954 Tianjin Baodi urban District not yet in built-up area.
Xi'an 西安 13,569,700 8,627,500 Sub-provincial
Prov. Capital
8,467,837 Shaanxi Incl. Qindu and Weicheng urban districts of Xianyang.
Jinan 济南 13,000,000 7,067,900 Sub-provincial
Prov. Capital
6,813,800 Shandong
Shenzhen 深圳 Guangzhou 12,357,938 Sub-provincial
Special Econ. Zones
10,357,938 Guangdong
Nanjing 南京 12,652,000 8,216,000 Sub-provincial
Prov. Capital
8,004,680 Jiangsu Incl. 6 urban and 3 suburban districts.
Shenyang 沈阳 12,263,612 8,255,921 Sub-provincial
Prov. Capital
8,106,171 Liaoning Incl. all Shenyang urban districts but Shenbei plus 4 Fushun urban districts.
Harbin 哈尔滨 12,000,000 12,000,000 Sub-provincial
Prov. Capital
10,635,971 Heilongjiang A'cheng and Shuangcheng Districts not yet in built-up area.
Shantou 汕头 11,630,447 5,346,708 Prefecture-level
Special Econ. Zones
5,391,028 Guangdong Incl. most districts of Jieyang and Chaozhou
Suzhou 苏州 Shanghai 10,349,090 Prefecture-level 10,465,994 Jiangsu
Dongguan 东莞 Guangzhou 8,220,937 Prefecture-level 8,220,937 Guangdong
Wenzhou 温州 9,122,102 6,642,592 Prefecture-level 9,122,100 Zhejiang Incl. 3 urban districts plus Ruian and Yueqing cities being urbanized.
Qingdao 青岛 9,046,200 6,188,100 Sub-provincial 8,715,100 Shandong Incl. 4 urban districts plus huangdao, chengyang, and Jimo city being urbanized.
Quanzhou 泉州 8,128,533 6,107,475 Prefecture-level 8,128,530 Fujian
Changsha 长沙 7,311,500 5,288,800 Prefecture-level
Prov. Capital
7,044,118 Hunan Incl. 5 urban districts plus Changsha County being urbanized.
Foshan 佛山 Guangzhou 7,197,394 Prefecture-level 7,197,394 Guangdong
Zhengzhou 郑州 4,867,388 4,253,627 Prefecture-level
Prov. Capital
8,626,505 Henan Incl. 6 urban districts plus Xingyang city.
Fuzhou 福州 4,468,076 2,707,294 Prefecture-level
Prov. Capital
7,200,000 Fujian
Nanchang 南昌 4,107,962 2,357,838 Prefecture-level
Prov. Capital
5,042,565 Jiangxi Incl. Nanchang County being urbanized but not Wanli urban District, not yet in built-up area.
Dalian 大连 4,087,733 4,087,733 Sub-provincial 6,690,432 Liaoning
Taiyuan 太原 4,062,173 3,426,522 Prefecture-level
Prov. Capital
4,201,591 Shanxi Incl. Yuci and Qu urban districts in Jinzhong.
Shijiazhuang 石家庄 3,995,290 2,861,784 Prefecture-level
Prov. Capital
10,163,788 Hebei Incl. Luquan City, Zhengding and Luancheng Counties being urbanized.
Kunming 昆明 3,583,429 3,583,429 Prefecture-level
Prov. Capital
6,432,212 Yunnan Includes 4 urban districts and Chenggong suburban District.
Wuxi 无锡 3,542,319 3,542,319 Prefecture-level 6,372,624 Jiangsu Becoming part of Shanghai-Suzhou-Wuxi built-up area.
Xiamen 厦门 3,531,347 3,531,347 Sub-provincial
Special Econ. Zones
5,114,758 Fujian Incl. all Xiamen city plus Longwen, Xiacheng Zhangzhou urban districts and Longhai city being urbanized.
Changchun 长春 3,530,115 3,530,115 Sub-provincial
Prov. Capital
7,677,089 Jilin
Ningbo 宁波 3,491,597 3,491,597 Sub-provincial 7,605,700 Zhejiang
Zibo 淄博 3,484,800 2,980,800 Prefecture-level 4,530,600 Shandong Includes 5 urban districts plus Huantai County being urbanized.
Hefei 合肥 3,352,076 3,352,076 Prefecture-level
Prov. Capital
5,702,466 Anhui
Changzhou 常州 3,290,548 3,290,548 Prefecture-level 4,591,972 Jiangsu
Taizhou 台州 3,269,300 1,902,500 Prefecture-level 5,968,800 Zhejiang Includes Wenling city now in built-up area.
Tangshan 唐山 3,187,171 3,187,171 Prefecture-level 7,577,284 Hebei
Nantong 南通 3,180,924 2,273,326 Prefecture-level 7,282,835 Jiangsu Includes Haimen city now in built-up area.
Nanning 南宁 3,177,450 3,437,171 Prefecture-level
Prov. Capital
6,661,600 Guangxi Yongning urban District not yet in built-up area.
Zhongshan 中山 Guangzhou 3,142,300 Prefecture-level 3,142,300 Guangdong
Guiyang 贵阳 3,037,159 3,037,159 Prefecture-level
Prov. Capital
4,324,561 Guizhou
Ürümqi 乌鲁木齐 2,988,715 3,029,372 Prefecture-level
Prov. Capital
3,110,280 Xinjiang Dabancheng suburban District not yet in built-up area.
Huai'an 淮安 2,633,420 2,633,420 Prefecture-level 4,799,899 Jiangsu
Xuzhou 徐州 2,623,066 3,053,778 Prefecture-level 8,580,500 Jiangsu
Linyi 临沂 2,600,200 2,600,200 Prefecture-level 10,039,400 Shandong
Lanzhou 兰州 2,492,325 2,492,325 Prefecture-level
Prov. Capital
3,616,163 Gansu
Yangzhou 扬州 2,399,079 2,399,079 Prefecture-level 4,459,760 Jiangsu
Huizhou 惠州 Guangzhou 2,344,507 Prefecture-level 4,597,002 Guangdong 2 urban districts part of Guangzhou-Shenzhen built-up area.
Anshan 鞍山 2,242,436 1,544,084 Prefecture-level 3,645,884 Liaoning Incl. 4 Liaoning urban districts now in Anshan-Liaoning built-up area.
Huaibei 淮北 2,114,276 1,113,321 Prefecture-level 2,114,276 Anhui Incl. Suixi county largely being urbanized.
Haikou 海口 2,046,189 2,046,189 Prefecture-level
Prov. Capital
2,046,189 Hainan
Yiwu 义乌 2,038,400 2,038,400 County-level Jinhua Zhejiang Incl. Dongyang City in the Yiwu-Dongyang built-up area.
Baotou 包头 2,034,996 2,070,801 Prefecture-level 2,650,364 Inner Mongolia Shiguai urban district not yet urbanized.
Liuzhou 柳州 1,998,950 1,436,599 Prefecture-level 3,758,704 Guangxi Incl. Liujiang County now in built-up area.
Anyang 安阳 1,995,760 1,146,761 Prefecture-level 5,172,834 Henan Incl. Anyang County now in built-up area.
Hohhot 呼和浩特 1,980,774 1,980,774 Prefecture-level
Prov. Capital
2,866,615 Inner Mongolia
Jilin City 吉林市 1,975,803 1,975,803 Prefecture-level 4,414,681 Jilin
Putian 莆田 1,953,801 1,953,801 Prefecture-level 2,778,508 Fujian
Huainan 淮南 1,938,212 1,666,826 Prefecture-level 2,334,000 Anhui Incl. Fengtai County being urbanized but not Panji urban district not in built-up area.
Xiangtan 湘潭 1,875,300 959,303 Prefecture-level 2,748,552 Hunan Incl. Xiangtan County being urbanized. Built-up area of 2,930,673 in progress with 4 urban districts of Zhuzhou.
Yantai 烟台 1,870,600 1,870,600 Prefecture-level 6,968,200 Shandong
Nanchong 南充 1,858,875 1,858,875 Prefecture-level 6,278,622 Sichuan
Luoyang 洛阳 1,856,877 1,925,948 Prefecture-level 6,549,486 Henan Jili urban district not yet in built-up area.
Jiangmen 江门 Guangzhou 1,822,640 Prefecture-level 4,448,871 Guangdong
Nanyang 南阳 1,811,732 1,811,732 Prefecture-level 10,263,006 Henan
Baoding 保定 1,789,550 1,157,891 Prefecture-level 11,194,379 Hebei Incl. Qingyuan County now in built-up area.
Fuyang 阜阳 1,768,947 1,768,947 Prefecture-level 7,599,918 Anhui
Tai'an 泰安 1,735,500 1,735,500 Prefecture-level 5,494,200 Shandong
Suzhou 宿州 1,647,642 1,647,642 Prefecture-level 5,352,924 Anhui
Lu'an 六安 1,644,344 1,778,583 Prefecture-level 5,612,000 Anhui Yeji urban District not yet urbanized.
Datong 大同 1,629,035 1,737,517 Prefecture-level 3,318,057 Shanxi Xinrong urban District not yet urbanized.
Yancheng 盐城 1,615,717 1,615,717 Prefecture-level 7,262,200 Jiangsu
Zhanjiang 湛江 1,612,300 1,612,300 Prefecture-level 1,392,493 Guangdong
Tengzhou 滕州 1,603,700 1,603,700 County-level Zaozhuang Shandong
Huangshi 黄石 1,601,687 764,571 Prefecture-level 2,429,318 Hubei Incl. Daye city.
Jiangyin 江阴 1,594,829 1,594,829 County-level Wuxi Jiangsu
Zhuhai 珠海 Guangzhou 1,562,530 Prefecture-level
Special Econ. Zones
1,560,229 Guangdong Incl. Macau and southern part of Zhongshan but not eastern part of Zhuhai prefecture not yet urbanized. Satellite views show that Zhuhai-Macau conurbation is being included into Guangzhou-Shenzhen built-up area.
Qiqihar 齐齐哈尔 1,559,517 1,481,637 Prefecture-level 5,611,000 Heilongjiang Incl. Longsha, Jianhua and Tiefeng urban districts only.
Weifang 潍坊 1,521,600 1,521,600 Prefecture-level 9,086,200 Shandong
Yinchuan 银川 1,513,151 1,290,170 Prefecture-level
Prov. Capital
1,993,088 Ningxia Incl. Helan county within built-up area.
Changshu 常熟 1,510,103 1,510,103 County-level Suzhou Jiangsu
Dengzhou 邓州 1,468,061 1,468,061 County-level Nanyang Henan Built-up area smaller because of the huge city area (2,226 km²)
Cixi 慈溪 1,462,383 1,462,383 County-level Ningbo Zhejiang
Changde 常德 1,458,536 1,458,536 Prefecture-level 5,717,218 Hunan
Pizhou 邳州 1,458,036 1,458,036 County-level Xuzhou Jiangsu
Baoji 宝鸡 1,437,802 1,437,802 Prefecture-level 3,716,731 Shaanxi
Suqian 宿迁 1,437,686 1,437,686 Prefecture-level 4,715,553 Jiangsu
Daqing 大庆 1,415,268 1,649,825 Prefecture-level 2,904,532 Heilongjiang Datong urban district not yet in built-up area.
Bozhou 亳州 1,409,436 1,409,436 Prefecture-level 4,851,000 Anhui Built-up area smaller because of the huge city area (2,226 km²).
Handan 邯郸 1,403,439 941,427 Prefecture-level 9,174,679 Hebei
Panjin 盘锦 1,392,493 676,464 Prefecture-level 1,392,493 Liaoning Incl. 2 urban districts plus Dawa and Panshan counties partly in built-up area.
Wenling 温岭市 1,366,800 1,366,800 Prefecture-level Taizhou Zhejiang
Ma'anshan 马鞍山 1,366,302 741,531 Prefecture-level 1,366,302 Anhui Incl. Dangtu County largely being urbanized.
Zigong 自贡 1,362,062 1,362,062 Prefecture-level 2,678,898 Sichuan
Fushun 抚顺 Shenyang 1,356,987 Prefecture-level 2,138,090 Liaoning
Mianyang 绵阳 1,355,331 1,355,331 Prefecture-level 4,613,862 Sichuan
Yingkou 营口 1,351,519 738,128 Prefecture-level 2,428,534 Liaoning Incl. Dashiqiao city now in built-up area.
Yichang 宜昌 1,350,150 1,411,380 Prefecture-level 4,059,686 Hubei Xiaoting urban District not yet in built-up area.
Heze 菏泽 1,346,700 1,346,700 Prefecture-level 8,287,800 Shandong
Chifeng 赤峰 1,333,526 1,333,526 Prefecture-level 4,341,245 Inner Mongolia Built-up area probably smaller because of the huge city area (7,012 km²).
Guilin 桂林 1,326,470 975,638 Prefecture-level 4,748,000 Guangxi Incl. Lingchuang County being urbanized.
Xiangyang 襄阳 1,294,732 2,199,689 Prefecture-level 5,500,307 Hubei Xiangzhou urban District not yet in built-up area.
Haicheng 海城 1,293,877 1,293,877 County-level Anshan Liaoning Built-up area < 1,000,000 inhabitants as the City is 2732 km².
Rugao 如皋 1,267,066 1,267,066 County-level Nantong Jiangsu
Xuchang 许昌 1,265,454 498,058 Prefecture-level 4,307,199 Henan Incl. Xuchang County being urbanized.
Neijiang 内江 1,251,095 1,251,095 Prefecture-level 3,702,847 Sichuan
Zhangjiagang 张家港 1,248,414 1,248,414 County-level Suzhou Jiangsu
Yixing 宜兴 1,235,476 1,235,476 County-level Wuxi Jiangsu Built-up area < 1,000,000 inhabitants as the City is 2039 km².
Fuqing 福清 1,234,838 1,234,838 County-level Fuzhou Fujian Built-up area < 1,000,000 inhabitants as the City is 1932.4 km².
Zhaoqing 肇庆 1,232,701 644,045 Prefecture-level 3,918,085 Guangdong Incl. Gaoyao County being urbanized but not Dinghu urban District not yet in built-up area.
Xinyang 信阳 1,229,959 1,229,959 Prefecture-level 6,108,683 Henan Built-up area < 1,000,000 inhabitants as the 2 urban districts are 3672 km².
Liaocheng 聊城 1,229,800 1,229,800 Prefecture-level 5,789,900 Shandong
Maoming 茂名 1,217,715 1,217,715 Prefecture-level 5,817,753 Guangdong
Jiaxing 嘉兴 1,201,900 1,201,900 Prefecture-level 4,501,600 Zhejiang
Zhenjiang 镇江 1,200,400 1,200,400 Prefecture-level 3,113,384 Jiangsu
Xining 西宁 1,198,304 1,198,304 Prefecture-level
Prov. Capital
2,208,708 Qinghai
Tianshui 天水 1,197,174 1,197,174 Prefecture-level 3,262,548 Gansu
Ganzhou 赣州 1,189,617 642,653 County-level Gangzhou Jiangxi Incl. Gan County largely being urbanized.
Huazhou 化州 1,178,873 1,178,873 County-level Maoming Guangdong Built-up area < 1,000,000 inhabitants as the City is 2354 km².
Qujing 曲靖 1,171,805 740,925 Prefecture-level 5,855,055 Yunnan Incl. Zhanyi County in built-up area.
Dingzhou 定州 1,165,182 1,165,182 County-level Baoding Hebei
Wuhu 芜湖 1,162,664 1,307,042 Prefecture-level 3,443,192 Anhui Sanshan urban district not yet in built-up area..
Zhuji 诸暨 1,157,900 1,157,900 County-level Shaoxing Zhejiang Built-up area < 1,000,000 inhabitants as the City is 2311 km²
Xingtai 邢台 1,155,199 688,876 Prefecture-level 7,104,114 Hebei Incl. Xingtai County now in built-up area.
Jingzhou 荆州 1,154,086 1,154,086 Prefecture-level 5,691,707 Hubei
Shouguang 寿光 1,139,400 1,139,400 County-level Weifang Shandong Built-up area < 1,000,000 inhabitants as the City is 2180 km²
Yuzhou 禹州 1,131,819 1,131,819 County-level Xuchang Henan Built-up area < 1,000,000 inhabitants as the City is 1472 km²
Bazhong 巴中 1,126,790 1,126,790 Prefecture-level 3,283,771 Sichuan Built-up area < 1,000,000 inhabitants as Bazhou urban District is 2566 km²
Zoucheng 邹城市 1,116,700 1,116,700 County-level Jining Shandong Built-up area < 1,000,000 inhabitants as the City is 1619 km²
Jining 济宁 1,115,300 1,115,300 Prefecture-level 8,081,900 Shandong
Zunyi 遵义 1,095,189 1,095,189 Prefecture-level 6,127,009 Guizhou
Jinzhou 锦州 1,091,799 1,091,799 Prefecture-level 3,126,463 Liaoning
Guigang 贵港 1,086,327 1,493,874 Prefecture-level 4,118,808 Guangxi Incl. Gangbei and Gangnan urban districts only.
Zhucheng 诸城 1,086,200 1,086,200 county-level 8,081,900 Shandong Built-up area < 1,000,000 inhabitants as the City is 2183 km²
Jinhua 金华 1,077,300 1,077,300 Prefecture-level 5,361,600 Zhejiang
Hengyang 衡阳 1,075,516 1,135,166 Prefecture-level 7,141,462 Hunan Nanyue urban district not yet in built-up area.
Taixing 泰兴市 1,073,921 1,073,921 County-level Taizhou Jiangsu
Zhangqiu 章丘 1,064,200 1,064,200 County-level Jinan Shandong Built-up area < 1,000,000 inhabitants as the City is 1855 km²
Zhuzhou 株洲 1,055,373 1,055,373 Prefecture-level 3,855,609 Hunan Built-up area of 2,930,673 in progress with 3 urban districts of Xiangtan.
Lianyungang 连云港 1,049,831 1,049,831 Prefecture-level 4,393,914 Jiangsu
Ezhou 鄂州 1,035,500 1,048,672 Prefecture-level 1,048,672 Hubei Incl. only Echeng urban district plus Huangzhou district of Huanggang Prefecture.
Pingdingshan 平顶山 1,033,975 1,033,975 Prefecture-level 4,904,367 Henan
Qinhuangdao 秦皇岛 1,029,670 1,029,670 Prefecture-level 2,987,605 Hebei
Linhai 临海 1,028,800 1,028,800 County-level Taizhou Zhejiang Built-up area < 1,000,000 inhabitants as the city is 2331 km².
Benxi 本溪 1,011,377 1,094,294 Prefecture-level 1,709,538 Liaoning Nanfeng district not in built-up area.
Wuwei 武威 1,010,295 1,010,295 Prefecture-level 1,815,054 Gansu Built-up area < 1,000,000 inhabitants as the Liangzhou urban district is 5081 km².
Hezhou 贺州 1,005,500 1,005,500 Prefecture-level 1,954,100 Guangxi Built-up area < 1,000,000 inhabitants as the Babu urban district is 5334 km²
Zaoyang 枣阳 1,004,741 1,004,741 County-level Xianyang Hubei Built-up area < 1,000,000 inhabitants as the city is 3277 km².
Xiangcheng 项城 1,003,626 1,003,626 County-level Zhoukou Henan
Dongying 东营 999,000 756,700 Prefecture-level 2,035,300 Shandong Incl. Kenli county partly within built-up area.
Yueyang 岳阳 991,465 1,232,133 Prefecture-level 5,477,911 Hunan Junshan urban districts not yet in built-up area.
Laiwu 莱芜 989,500 1,298,500 Prefecture-level 1,298,500 Shandong Gangcheng urban district not yet in built-up area.
Bengbu 蚌埠 972,784 972,784 Prefecture-level 3,164,467 Anhui
Qidong 启东 972,525 972,525 County-level Nantong Jiangsu
Mudanjiang 牡丹江 965,154 965,154 Prefecture-level 2,798,723 Heilongjiang
Danyang 丹阳市 960,418 960,418 County-level Zhenjiang Jiangsu
Wuchuan 吴川 947,499 947,499 County-level Zhanjiang Guangdong
Feicheng 肥城 946,600 946,600 County-level Tai'an Shandong
Xianyang 咸阳 Xi'an 945,420 Prefecture-level 5,096,006 Shaanxi
Linfen 临汾 944,050 944,050 Prefecture-level 4,316,612 Shanxi
Xinyi 新沂 920,610 920,610 County-level Xuzhou Jiangsu
Weihai 威海 908,200 908,200 Prefecture-level 2,804,800 Shandong
Haimen 海门 Nantong 907,598 County-level Nantong Jiangsu Incl. in Nantong built-up area in 2012.
Xinxiang 新乡 902,731 1,047,020 Prefecture-level 5,707,801 Henan Fengquan urban District not yet linked to built-up area.
Zaozhuang 枣庄 899,700 2,125,136 Prefecture-level 3,729,300 Shandong Xuecheng, Shanting and Tai'erzhuang urban districts not in built-up area.
Kaifeng 开封 896,057 896,057 Prefecture-level 4,676,159 Henan
Shaoxing 绍兴 Hangzhou 883,800 Prefecture-level 4,912,200 Zhejiang Yuecheng urban district and Shaoxing County in Hangzhou built-up area.
Jiamusi 佳木斯 881,711 881,711 Prefecture-level 2,552,097 Heilongjiang
Suihua 绥化 877,682 877,682 Prefecture-level 5,416,339 Heilongjiang
Langfang 廊坊 868,066 868,066 Prefecture-level 4,358,839 Hebei Sanhe City and Dachang Hui Autonomous County included in Beijing built-up area.
Jiaozuo 焦作 865,356 865,356 Prefecture-level 3,539,860 Henan
Rizhao 日照 865,032 1,143,078 Prefecture-level 2,801,100 Shandong Lanshan urban District not in built-up area.
Zhoushan 舟山 843,000 843,000 Prefecture-level 1,121,300 Zhejiang
Yibin 宜宾 836,383 836,383 Prefecture-level 4,472,001 Sichuan
Kashgar 喀什 819,095 396,795 County-level
Special Econ. Zones
3,979,321 Xinjiang Incl. Shule County being urbanized.
Dandong 丹东 798,364 798,364 Prefecture-level 2,444,697 Liaoning
Panzhihua 攀枝花 787,177 787,177 Prefecture-level 1,214,121 Sichuan
Anqing 安庆 780,514 780,514 Prefecture-level 5,311,000 Anhui
Huludao 葫芦岛 777,682 777,682 Prefecture-level 2,623,541 Liaoning
Shaoyang 邵阳 753,194 753,194 Prefecture-level 7,071,741 Hunan
Binzhou 滨州 709,700 709,700 Prefecture-level 3,748,500 Shandong
Zhangzhou 漳州 Xiamen 705,649 Prefecture-level 4,809,983 Guangdong Longwen, Xiacheng Zhangzhou urban districts and Longhai city now in Xiamen built-up area.
Fuxin 阜新 686,848 686,848 Prefecture-level 1,819,339 Liaoning
Dezhou 德州 679,600 679,600 Prefecture-level 5,568,200 Shandong
Yangjiang 阳江 676,858 676,858 Prefecture-level 2,421,812 Guangdong
Tieling 铁岭 666,755 328,555 Prefecture-level 2,717,732 Liaoning Incl. Tieling County now in built-up area.
Liaoyang 辽阳 Anshan 655,738 Prefecture-level 1,859,768 Liaoning
Puyang 濮阳 655,631 655,631 Prefecture-level 3,598,494 Henan
Yulin 玉林 637,617 637,617 Prefecture-level 3,351,437 Guangxi Incl. largely rural areas.
Jingjiang 靖江 617,277 617,277 County-level Taizhou Jiangsu
Jiujiang 九江 592,381 592,381 Prefecture-level 4,728,764 Jiangxi
Taizhou 泰州 586,392 1,417,567 Prefecture-level 4,618,558 Jiangsu Jiangyan suburban District not yet in built-up area.
Chuzhou 滁州 562,321 562,321 Prefecture-level 3,937,868 Anhui
Cangzhou 沧州 536,793 536,793 Prefecture-level 7,134,053 Hebei
Aksu 阿克苏 535,657 535,657 County-level 2,370,887 Xinjiang Incl. largely rural areas.
Beihai 北海 525,385 668,085 Prefecture-level 1,539,300 Guangxi Incl. Haicheng and Yinhai urban districts.
Zhoukou 周口 505,139 505,139 Prefecture-level 8,953,172 Henan
Hegang 鹤岗 489,232 489,232 Prefecture-level 1,058,665 Heilongjiang Dongshan District not yet in built-up area.
Nanping 南平 467,875 467,875 Prefecture-level 2,645,549 Fujian
Chaozhou 潮州 Shantou 452,472 Prefecture-level 2,669,844 Guangdong
Lishui 丽水 451,400 451,400 Prefecture-level 2,117,000 Zhejiang
Lhasa 拉萨 279,074 279,074 Prefecture-level
Prov. Capital
559,423 Tibet
Karamay 克拉玛依 261,445 261,445 Prefecture-level 391,008 Xinjiang
Altay 阿勒泰 190,064 190,064 County-level 603,280 Xinjiang
Lijiang 丽江 155,540 155,540 Prefecture-level 1,244,769 Yunnan

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