Population of Cities in China (2022)

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 155 cities with more than a million people, 415 cities with between 100,000 and 1 million people, and 1257 cities with between 10,000 and 100,000 people. The largest city in China is Shanghai, with a population of people.

Name 2022 Population
Shanghai22,315,474
Beijing18,960,744
Shenzhen17,494,398
Guangzhou16,096,724
Chengdu13,568,357
Tianjin11,090,314
Wuhan10,392,693
Dongguan9,644,871
Xi'an9,600,000
Nanjing9,314,685
Hangzhou9,236,032
Foshan9,042,509
Chongqing7,457,599
Qingdao7,172,451
Shenyang7,050,000
Suzhou6,715,559
Harbin5,242,897
Hefei5,050,000
Dalian4,913,879
Xiamen4,617,251
Wuxi4,396,835
Jinan4,335,989
Taiyuan4,303,673
Zhengzhou4,253,913
Changchun4,193,073
Shijiazhuang3,938,513
Kunming3,855,346
Zhongshan3,841,873
Nanning3,839,800
Shantou3,838,900
Fuzhou3,740,000
Ningbo3,731,203
Puyang3,590,000
Shiyan3,460,000
Tangshan3,372,102
Changzhou3,290,918
Zibo3,129,228
Changsha3,093,980
Guiyang3,037,159
UEruemqi3,029,372
Lanzhou3,000,000
Huizhou2,900,113
Haikou2,873,358
Linyi2,743,843
Baoding2,739,887
Wenzhou2,650,000
Yunfu2,612,800
Huai'an2,494,013
Nanchang2,357,839
Hohhot2,350,000
Shaoxing2,300,000
Nantong2,273,326
Yantai2,227,733
Zhuhai2,207,090
Baotou2,150,000
Kunshan2,092,496
Weifang2,044,028
Zunyi2,037,775
Lianyungang2,001,009
Ganzhou1,977,253
Ordos1,940,653
Jieyang1,899,394
Jilin1,881,977
Nanchong1,858,875
Datong1,850,000
Nanyang1,811,812
Jiangmen1,795,459
Jiangyin1,779,515
Fuyang1,768,947
Bayan Nur1,760,000
Chaozhou1,750,945
Qingyuan1,738,424
Tai'an1,735,425
Xining1,677,177
Changshu1,677,050
Huainan1,666,826
Suzhou1,647,642
Lu'an1,644,344
Yancheng1,615,717
Taizhou1,607,108
Daqing1,604,027
Wuhu1,598,165
Dazhou1,589,435
Yangzhou1,584,237
Guilin1,572,300
Zhaoqing1,553,109
Mianyang1,550,000
Putian1,539,389
Shangqiu1,536,392
Yinchuan1,487,579
Taizhou1,485,502
Yiwu1,481,384
Quanzhou1,469,157
Jinhua1,463,990
Cixi1,457,510
Changde1,457,419
Kaifeng1,451,741
Anshan1,450,000
Baoji1,437,802
Suqian1,437,685
Liuzhou1,436,599
Zhangjiagang1,432,044
Jinjiang1,416,151
Bozhou1,409,436
Qujing1,408,500
Zhanjiang1,400,709
Fushun1,400,646
Luoyang1,390,581
Guankou1,380,000
Handan1,358,318
Yichang1,350,150
Heze1,346,717
Liupanshui1,320,825
Maoming1,307,802
Qinzhou1,296,300
Luohe1,294,974
Xiangyang1,294,733
Yangjiang1,292,987
Yixing1,285,785
Xuchang1,265,536
Zigong1,262,064
Xuzhou1,253,991
Neijiang1,251,095
Yiyang1,249,807
Jining1,241,012
Xinyang1,230,042
Liaocheng1,229,768
Jinzhong1,226,617
Changzhi1,214,940
Tianshui1,212,791
Weinan1,199,290
Jiaxing1,180,000
Jiujiang1,164,268
Anyang1,146,839
Bijie1,137,383
Zhuzhou1,129,687
Shangrao1,116,486
Huaibei1,113,321
Meishan1,107,742
Fuzhou1,089,888
Guigang1,086,327
Hengyang1,075,516
Yulin1,056,743
Jingzhou1,052,282
Xinxiang1,047,088
Yichun1,045,952
Xianyang1,034,081
Sanya1,031,396
Shaoguan1,028,460
Longyan1,025,087
Yongzhou1,020,715
Huzhou1,015,937
Wuwei1,010,295
Hanzhong1,006,557
Hezhou1,005,490
Zhu Cheng City1,000,000
Dongying998,968
Luzhou998,900
Meizhou992,351
Yueyang991,465
Laiwu989,535
Benxi987,717
Pingdingshan979,130
Bengbu972,784
Xiangtan959,303
Linfen959,198
Zhenjiang950,516
Baoshan935,618
Rui'an927,383
Laibin910,282
Xiaogan908,266
Ziyang905,729
Quzhou902,767
Zaozhuang899,753
Pingxiang893,550
Zhoushan882,932
Qiqihar882,364
Puning874,954
Ankang870,126
Langfang868,066
Jiaozuo865,413
Guang'an858,159
Weihai844,310
Zhabei840,000
Xinyu839,488
Yibin836,340
Taicang831,113
Chenzhou822,534
Anqing804,493
Xingtai798,770
Zhaotong787,845
Panzhihua787,177
Chuzhou782,671
Xuanzhou774,332
Shangyu770,000
Anshun765,313
Wuzhou761,948
Qinhuangdao759,718
Shaoyang753,194
Hegang743,307
Ma'anshan741,531
Deyang735,070
Yangquan731,228
Wanzhou723,215
Zhumadian721,670
Changzhi699,514
Zhangjiakou692,602
Fuxin689,050
Huangshi688,090
Liaoyang687,890
Baise686,078
Binzhou682,717
Yuncheng680,036
Dezhou679,535
Sanmenxia669,307
E'zhou668,727
Mudanjiang665,915
Leshan662,814
Rizhao661,943
Suining656,760
Puyang655,674
Hebi634,721
Jingmen632,954
Dandong631,973
Panshan625,040
Jiaozhou619,266
Suizhou618,582
Chizhou615,274
Ya'an612,056
Jinzhou604,269
Sanming602,166
Shuangyashan600,000
Luancheng597,130
Yingkou591,159
Zhangzhou589,831
Shihezi572,772
Wenchang560,894
Siping555,609
Huaihua552,622
Jiamusi549,549
Korla549,324
Wanning545,992
Xinzhou544,683
Pingdu542,234
Ji'an538,699
Guli536,000
Aksu535,657
Tanggu535,298
Shangluo531,696
Qionghai528,238
Cangzhou527,681
Beihai525,329
Hengshui522,147
Guangyuan516,424
Xianning512,517
Tonghua510,000
Banan508,703
Zhangye507,433
Kashgar506,640
Zhoukou505,171
Pingliang504,848
Zhucheng499,285
Loudi497,171
Shanwei491,766
Jianshui490,000
Xichang481,796
Jincheng476,945
Yan'an475,234
Shouguang473,620
Jingdezhen473,561
Shizuishan472,472
Jiaojiang470,804
Nanping467,875
Liaoyuan465,249
Heyuan463,907
Huangshan460,786
Lishui451,418
Wenshan City450,000
Chengde449,325
Basuo444,458
Zhangjiajie441,804
Bei'an436,444
Ningde429,260
Jiuquan428,346
Dingxi420,614
Tongchuan417,740
Guyuan411,854
Chaoyang410,005
Hotan408,894
Jixi403,759
Tongling402,062
Gaomi391,986
Chongzuo384,905
Qingyang377,528
Xuanhua373,422
Fenghuang370,000
Huanggang366,769
Anqiu364,208
Jizhou362,013
Huocheng360,000
Chifeng346,654
Yunlong345,393
Qitaihe345,033
Pizhou343,421
Shiqi342,306
Laixi341,470
Tieling333,907
Hechi330,131
Tongshan329,661
Yanji326,957
Lincang323,708
Xingyi322,890
Baicheng316,970
Lianshan313,247
Changyi302,072
Xinyi300,511
Yangshuo300,000
Linqu299,646
Simao296,565
Baiyin294,400
Gaozhou292,164
Xiuying290,000
Dengzhou285,032
Xinyuan282,718
Enshi279,185
Binhe278,055
Zoucheng277,400
Fangchenggang276,315
Kaili275,745
Xingning274,499
Linxia Chengguanzhen274,466
Turpan273,385
Yili269,158
Chengzhong265,886
Hulan Ergi265,344
Donghai264,709
Karamay261,445
Tongliao261,110
Nianbo260,184
Aral260,000
Changle259,161
Jining258,757
Rugao257,400
Suicheng256,665
Nada256,652
Yanzhou254,788
Laohekou253,112
Suihua252,245
Wafangdian250,591
Beibei247,702
Hami246,373
Huayin242,488
Jiyuan242,143
Xiantao239,406
Qingzhou236,406
Yuci235,929
Bole235,585
Dali235,305
Jiayuguan231,853
Jinchang228,561
Fendou226,298
Huanggang225,956
Jingling224,871
Tongchuanshi223,603
Xintai222,459
Wuxue220,661
Wuhai218,427
Yintai217,509
Jinzhou215,386
Yingtan214,229
Luojiang212,186
Lijiang211,151
Hailar211,066
Daliang210,411
Hangu208,369
Jinghong205,523
Bishan204,702
Gaoping204,368
Qianjiang203,682
Beiliu199,769
Changji198,776
Duyun198,516
Kaiyuan198,423
Mentougou197,772
Jijiang196,787
Peicheng195,363
Ezhou193,652
Zhengding193,524
Hepu192,813
Fuding192,352
Humen191,891
Haicheng191,651
Altay190,064
Wanxian188,980
Guixi188,980
Laizhou188,000
Huixing186,972
Dunhuang186,027
Zaoyang184,509
Baishan183,880

Population of All Cities in China

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