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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.
Top 10 Largest Cities in China

No.1 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
Top 10 Largest Cities in China - Chongqing


No.2 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. 
Top 10 Largest Cities in China - Shanghai


No.3 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.
Top 10 Largest Cities in China - Beijing


No.4 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
Top 10 Largest Cities in China - Chengdu


No.5 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.
Top 10 Largest Cities in China - Tianjin


No.6 Guangzhou

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

Top 10 Largest Cities in China - Guangzhou


No.7 Baoding

Baoding is a city in Hebei province, China, approximately 150 kilometres (93 mi) southwest of the national capital, Beijing. At the 2010 census, Baoding City had 11,194,372 inhabitants out of which 2,176,857 lived in the built-up (or metro) area made of 3 urban districts and Qingyuan and Mancheng counties largely being conurbated, on 1,840 km2 (710 sq mi).[2] Baoding is among 13 Chinese cities with a population of over 10 million, ranking seventh
Top 10 Largest Cities in China - Baoding


No.8 Harbin

Harbin, capital of Heilongjiang, China's northernmost province, is a place of many contradictions. The population of Harbin is 9,353,200 (2010).
Top 10 Largest Cities in China - Harbin


No.9 Suzhou

Located by Taihu Lake, the richest area in the Basin, the city has a total area of 6,264 square kilometers. Meanwhile, bordering Shanghai on the east, Wuxi City on the west and the Yangtze River on the north, Suzhou enjoys great geography and excellent land, water and air transportation.
Top 10 Largest Cities in China - Suzhou


No.10 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.
Top 10 Largest Cities in China - Shenzhen
These are the top 10 largest cities with the most population in China. Some of them may be expected to be on the list. But the are.