Population of Cities in China (2017)

61
Over 1 Million
353
100,000 to 1 Million
386
10,000 to 100,000

The administrative divisions of China designate the cities into three levels. Provincial-level cities include municipalities and the country’s Special Administrative Regions, county-level cities and prefectural-level cities. China has a total of 662 cities that fall into these three categories, with Shanghai boasting the largest population with over 22 million residents as of 2016. The country has a total of 34 provinces that house its cities.

In total, China has over 160 cities that have a population of over 1 million people. China also has metropolitan areas that encapsulate densely populated urban areas with suburban areas and rural areas that are more sparsely populated. According to 2010 data, about 674 million people reside in one of China’s many rural areas.

Cities in China are broken down into tiers, particularly when they are being discussed in the media. These tiers are designated using set criteria, including population size, infrastructure and economic outlook. Tier I cities include the centrally-administrated municipalities of Shangahi, Tianjin, Chongqing and Beijing, each of which have a population exceeding 10 million. Tier II cities include the larger cities of China including but not limited to Guiyang, Nanjing and Qingdao. Tier III cities are not as developed as Tier II cities but many that fall into this category are considered to be economically significant. Tier IV and Tier V cities round out the majority of the country’s urban population.

China has 61 cities with more than a million people, 353 cities with between 100,000 and 1 million people, and 386 cities with between 10,000 and 100,000 people. The largest city in China is , with a population of 22,315,474 people.

Shanghai

Shanghai is the most populous city proper in the world.

22,315,474

Beijing

Beijing is the capital of the People's Republic of China.

11,716,620

Tianjin

It is the largest coastal city in North China.

11,090,314

Guangzhou

It is one of China's major ports, and it is considered one of the country's transportation hubs.

11,071,424

Shenzhen

The city is known for its contemporary-style buildings and its large shopping centers.

10,358,381

Wuhan

Wuhan combines commercial businesses with outstanding parks, lakes and natural beauty.

9,785,388

Dongguan

This city is known for its rich culture, educational opportunities and for being one of China's top export cities.

8,000,000

Chongqing

This port city is the largest municipality in southwest China.

7,457,600

Chengdu

The 'Heavenly State' is a natural habitat for giant pandas.

7,415,590

Nanjing

The city is considered a center of politics, research and tourism.

7,165,292

Name 2017 Population
Shanghai22,315,474
Beijing11,716,620
Tianjin11,090,314
Guangzhou11,071,424
Shenzhen10,358,381
Wuhan9,785,388
Dongguan8,000,000
Chongqing7,457,600
Chengdu7,415,590
Nanjing7,165,292
Nanchong7,150,000
Xi'an6,501,190
Shenyang6,255,921
Hangzhou6,241,971
Harbin5,878,939
Tai'an5,499,000
Suzhou5,345,961
Shantou5,329,024
Jinan4,335,989
Zhengzhou4,253,913
Changchun4,193,073
Dalian4,087,733
Kunming3,855,346
Qingdao3,718,835
Foshan3,600,000
Puyang3,590,000
Wuxi3,543,719
Xiamen3,531,347
Tianshui3,500,000
Ningbo3,491,597
Shiyan3,460,000
Taiyuan3,426,519
Tangshan3,372,102
Hefei3,310,268
Zibo3,129,228
Zhongshan3,121,275
Changsha3,093,980
UEruemqi3,029,372
Shijiazhuang2,834,942
Lanzhou2,628,426
Yunfu2,612,800
Nanchang2,357,839
Ordos1,940,653
Jilin1,881,977
Xinyang1,590,668
Fushun1,400,646
Luoyang1,390,581
Guankou1,380,000
Handan1,358,318
Baotou1,301,768
Yueyang1,200,000
Anshan1,199,275
Tongshan1,199,193
Fuzhou1,179,720
Guiyang1,171,633
Lijiang1,137,600
Datong1,052,678
Changshu City1,047,700
Xianyang1,034,081
Huainan1,027,655
Jieyang1,001,985
Zhu Cheng City1,000,000
Baoding995,652
Benxi987,717
Changzhou949,018
Huaibei903,039
Kaifeng900,000
Pingdingshan889,675
Qiqihar882,364
Wenzhou865,672
Nanning803,788
Dengtalu781,129
Hohhot774,477
Shangyu770,000
Xining767,531
Qinhuangdao759,718
Hengyang759,602
Nangandao743,601
Hegang743,307
Langfang720,119
Zhumadian720,000
Yantai719,332
Zhuzhou709,358
Changzhi699,514
Zhangjiakou692,602
Zigong689,961
Fuxin689,050
Huangshi688,090
Liaoyang687,890
Xiangtan674,189
Puyang Chengguanzhen666,322
Nantong666,251
Mudanjiang665,915
Guilin649,352
Zhanjiang637,790
Zhenjiang632,552
Dandong631,973
Shaoguan628,749
Yancheng628,441
Panshan625,040
Haikou615,835
Taizhou612,356
Xingtai611,739
Jinzhou604,269
Shuangyashan600,000
Luancheng597,130
Yingkou591,159
Zhangzhou589,831
Bengbu576,648
Shihezi572,772
Siping555,609
Huai'an555,230
Jiamusi549,549
Neijiang546,854
Yangzhou539,715
Guli536,000
Tanggu535,298
Jiangmen532,419
Cangzhou527,681
Changde517,780
Jiaozuo517,540
Wuhu507,524
Zhuhai501,199
Shashi498,780
Wuwei493,092
Yichang476,725
Yinchuan475,101
Jiaojiang470,804
Zunyi466,292
Jiaxing466,101
Liaoyuan465,249
Xiangyang462,956
Dadukou461,513
Hengshui456,356
Jining450,327
Wenshan City450,000
Chengde449,325
Jiangguanchi449,258
Bei'an436,444
Luqiao427,890
Chaozhou424,787
Shaoxing421,283
Luohe417,356
Yangquan413,394
Chaoyang410,005
Shiyan408,055
Jixi403,759
Yangjiang399,735
Weifang394,732
Xinpu392,444
Dezhou379,555
Zhoukou377,061
Putian376,558
Zhangjiakou Shi Xuanhua Qu373,422
Pingxiang372,123
Fenghuang370,000
Zhaoqing361,969
Anqing358,661
Anshun351,936
Chifeng346,654
Taihe345,033
Shiqi342,306
Yingbazha340,020
Tieling333,907
Jincheng332,650
Yanji326,957
Suizhou323,945
Shangrao318,769
Baicheng316,970
Lianshan313,247
Wusong312,588
Jingdezhen310,565
Shengli306,450
Yangshuo300,000
Xiuying290,000
Beihai289,568
Huizhou289,201
Chuzhou280,582
Kashi274,717
Linyi270,669
Chengzhong265,886
Wuzhou265,846
Hulan Ergi265,344
Mianyang264,136
Tongliao261,110
Aral260,000
Jiujiang258,807
Jining258,757
Laochenglu254,900
Heze254,602
Laohekou253,112
Suihua252,245
Liupanshui251,900
Nanyang251,532
Wafangdian250,591
Rizhao246,387
Ji'an245,000
Hebi244,662
Yibin242,111
Xiantao239,406
Yuci235,929
Linfen232,566
Liaocheng226,930
Fendou226,298
Huanggang225,956
Jingling224,871
Tongchuan223,603
Xintai222,459
Wuxue220,661
Wuhai218,427
Jinzhou215,386
Guangyuan213,365
Hailar211,066
Daliang210,411
Sanming209,444
Hangu208,369
Suzhou205,130
Gaoping204,368
Daqing203,488
Yiyang202,608
Linxia Chengguanzhen202,402
Yuncheng201,950
Changji198,776
Kaiyuan198,423
Mentougou197,772
Xinhui195,129
Ezhou193,652
Humen191,891
Haicheng191,651
Zoucheng190,537
Wanxian188,980
Donghai188,602
Baiyin188,533
Zaoyang184,509
Quanzhou184,143
Baishan183,880
Zaozhuang183,665
Anda181,271
Shangqiu181,218
Xianning179,494
Sayibage179,465
Qianjiang179,079
Chenzhou179,038
Jingzhou177,878
Zhenzhou176,006
Xindi175,761
Jiutai175,115
Bozhou174,140
Licheng172,775
Weinan172,321
Nanping171,674
Dongling171,454
Fuyang170,023
Laiyang169,594
Jingmen167,750
Fuling166,507
Gaozhou166,069
Ulanhot165,846
Shanwei165,699
Jiaozhou165,026
Fendou164,844
Tongzhou163,326
Anbu162,964
Xiaogan160,437
Zhicheng159,383
Huzhou158,320
Nanpiao157,044
Yichun155,762
Lianghu155,000
Beipiao154,999
Guangshui154,771
Leshan154,477
Zhaodong154,406
Xinzhou154,003
Sanshui153,714
Boshan153,596
Yangchun153,547
Linhai152,937
Dingzhou152,934
Weihai152,595
Chenghua152,453
Deyang152,194
Yichun152,169
Longfeng152,074
Qingyuan151,287
Gaomi150,793
Loudi150,684
Huangyan150,448
Dunhua148,844
Yulin148,485
Chizhou148,375
Sujiatun148,113
Honggang147,977
Qujing146,015
Hanzhong145,986
Xinji145,911
Taishan145,440
Sanya144,753
Acheng144,665
Jinchang144,363
Meizhou144,212
Jinhua142,206
Jieshou141,993
Gongzhuling140,909
Shanhaiguan140,000
Altay139,341
Huadian139,047
Fuyu138,704
Chaohu138,463
Jieshi137,444
Jiashan137,112
Hami137,072
Shizuishan136,570
Gejiu136,135
Jagdaqi135,760
Shiqiao135,308
Dali134,040
Puqi132,891
Ankang132,654
Zalantun132,224
Dawukou131,880
Majie131,696
Hepo131,238
Dazhou130,749
Shuangcheng130,710
Dongyang130,387
Jiazi130,298
Songjiang130,218
Shangri-La130,000
Wuda129,922
Leiyang129,116
Xuanzhou127,758
Huaihua127,322
Jiangyou127,225
Xichang126,787
Danshui126,701
Macheng126,366
Huicheng125,919
Xiazhen125,667
Haimen125,427
Shahecheng125,132
Suining124,924
Yushu124,736
Lecheng124,268
Laiwu124,108
Jiupu123,843
Baoshan123,791
Luoyang123,144
Minzhu123,018
Huangzhou122,563
Xiulin122,411
Zhoucun122,402
Jiayuguan122,396
Lianhe121,367
Xilin Hot120,965
Fengcheng120,514
Lhasa118,721
Puning118,023
Shunyi117,623
Longjing117,185
Qingzhou117,056
Dasha116,307
Yakeshi116,284
Binzhou115,893
Lengshuijiang115,399
Tianfu115,370
Mingshui114,858
Yuyao114,177
Hotan114,000
Pingshan113,631
Qianguo113,611
Maba113,609
Guangming112,819
Haikou112,644
Shaowu112,585
Kaiyuan112,462
Beibei112,019
Dongtai110,988
Encheng110,921
Zhuji110,721
Qingnian110,046
Mizhou109,968
Linshui109,955
Hailun109,881
Shilong109,733
Tieli109,636
Dongxing109,561
Heihe109,427
Zhaotong109,400
Hulan109,104
Zhongxiang108,883
Dehui108,818
Nehe108,253
Pingliang108,156
Kunshan107,986
Jiangyin107,918
Jalai Nur107,828
Shaping107,589
Lianran106,795
Longjiang106,384