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China Releases List of 7 Mega Cities & 14 Extra-Large Cities!

Source: OT-Team(S,J),Paper.cn

The National Bureau of Statistics of China has recently released the latest ranking list of Mega-cities and Extra-big cities in the country.



Mega-cities: Cities with permanent urban population over 10 million

Extra-big cities: Cities with permanent urban population between 5-10 million



According to the data from the Seventh Census, 7 cities have reached the standard of Mega-cities. Including: Shanghai, Beijing, Shenzhen, Chongqing, Guangzhou, Chengdu, and Tianjin.

14 cities are classified as Extra-big cities, including: Wuhan, Dongguan, Xi'an, Hangzhou, Foshan, Nanjing, Shenyang, Qingdao, Jinan, Changsha, Harbin, Zhengzhou, Kunming, and Dalian.



Compared with the ranking in 2019, the population of big cities has changed significantly.




The number of mega-cities has expanded from 6 to 7. In addition to the previous 6 cities, Chengdu has been upgraded for the first time; the number of Extra-big cities has increased from 10 to 14, with Foshan, Changsha, Harbin, Kunming and Dalian being the newcomers.
Among the 21 Mega and Extra-big cities, the population of Foshan's urban area has increased most significantly by 6,618,500 people, surpassing Nanjing, Qingdao, Jinan, Changsha, Zhengzhou and other cities, and became a mega-city for the first time; Chengdu followed closely, with an urban population increase by 5,170,300 , Surpassing Tianjin, Dongguan and Wuhan, ranking sixth in the country.

Comparing with the list of 2019, the population of Shanghai urban area has dropped sharply by 4,411,400 people, but it is still the country's largest mega-city; in addition, the population of Tianjin and Zhengzhou has also decreased.


From the perspective of urban economic scale, among the 21 cities, except for Dongguan, Shenyang, Harbin, Kunming, and Dalian, the remaining 16 cities are all cities with GDP over a trillion .






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