Top 10 Largest Cities in China

According to the related data and statistics of the 6th nationwide population census, the following cities are the Top 10 largest cities in China by urban resident population (exclude suburban, county and county-level city) in China.

No. 1 Shanghai

As the financial and economic center of China, Shanghai owns the largest urban resident population which is around 22,315,000. The permanent population of Shanghai is nearly 25.7 million including the inhabitants in suburbs.


No. 2 Beijing

The capital city, Beijing has the second largest urban population of China which is about 18,827,000. The Han nationality accounts for 96.5% of the total. The other 55 ethnic minorities’ claim a population of more than 300,000, most of them are from Hui, Manchu, and Mongolian nationalities.

Recommended Tours: Classic Beijing Tours

No. 3 Chongqing

Chongqing with an urban resident population of 15,690,000 ranked the 3rd. As one of the biggest cities in China, it has a permanent population of over 30 million.

Recommended Tours: Chongqing Tours

No. 4 Tianjin

As one of the Municipality cities of China, Tianjin has an urban resident population of 11,090,000. The permanent population will be 12,937,954.

Recommended Tours: Tianjin Tours

No. 5 Guangzhou

Guangzhou  has a population in urban area of 11,070,654, accounting for 10.7 percent of the province's permanent population.

Recommended Tours: Classic Guangzhou Tours

No. 6 Shenzhen

Shenzhen is one of China major ports for foreign trade and international exchanges in China that with an urban resident population of  10,357,938.

No. 7 Dongguan

The urban resident population of Dongguan is 8,220,937. It is also the permanent population of this area.

No. 8 Chengdu

As one of the major tourist cities in China, Chengdu has an urban resident population of 7,123,697. The permanent population is around 14,047,625

No. 9 Hong Kong

Hong Kong is a major tourist destination in China and one of the world's major business centres. It has an urban resident population of 7,055,071. It is also the permanent population of this area.

No. 10 Hangzhou

Hangzhou enjoys a title as "the most splendid and luxurious city in the world". Its urban resident population is nearly 7 million. It is also the permanent population of this area.

Recommended Tours: Hangzhou Tours

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