China

Decennial Population

year population est.
1950 544,112,923
1960 644,450,173
1970 808,510,713
1980 977,837,433
1990 1,154,605,773
2000 1,269,974,572
2010 1,340,968,737
2020 1,402,847,838
2025 1,414,872,342
2050 1,348,056,330
2075 1,159,644,893
2100 1,004,391,965
source: UN - WPP 2015 Revision (medium).

General Information


Official name the People's Republic of China
Capital Beijing
Region Eastern Asia
ISO code CN
Statistical agency National Bureau of Statistics


Administrative units

codeprovincenative namecapital [native name]area in
sq.km.
population
2000-11-01
census
population
2010-11-01
census
population
2013-12-31
estimate
340000 »Anhui Sheng安徽Hefei [合肥市]139,90058,999,94859,500,46860,298,000
110000 »Beijing Shi北京巿-16,80813,569,19419,612,36821,148,000
500000 »Chongqing Shi重庆巿-82,40030,512,76328,846,17029,700,000
350000 »Fujian Sheng福建Fuzhou [福州市]123,10034,097,94736,894,21737,740,000
620000 »Gansu Sheng甘肃Lanzhou [兰州市]366,50025,124,28225,575,26325,821,800
440000 »Guangdong Sheng广东Guangzhou [广州市]197,10085,225,007104,320,459106,440,000
450000 »Guangxi Zhuangzu Ziz.广西壮族自治区Nanning [南宁市]220,40043,854,53846,023,76147,190,000
520000 »Guizhou Sheng贵州Guiyang [贵阳市]174,00035,247,69534,748,55635,022,200
460000 »Hainan Sheng海南Haikou [海口市]34,3007,559,0358,671,4858,952,800
130000 »Hebei Sheng河北Shijiazhuang [石家庄市]202,70066,684,41971,854,21073,326,100
230000 »Heilongjiang Sheng黑龙江Harbin [哈尔滨市]463,60036,237,57638,313,99138,350,200
410000 »Henan Sheng河南Zhengzhou [郑州市]167,00091,236,85494,029,93994,133,500
420000 »Hubei Sheng湖北Wuhan [武汉市]187,50059,508,87057,237,72757,990,000
430000 »Hunan Sheng湖南Changsha [长沙市]210,50063,274,17365,700,76266,906,000
320000 »Jiangsu Sheng江苏Nanjing [南京市]102,60073,043,57778,660,94179,394,900
360000 »Jiangxi Sheng江西Nanchang [南昌市]164,80040,397,59844,567,79745,221,500
220000 »Jilin Sheng吉林Changchun [长春市]187,00026,802,19127,452,81527,512,800
210000 »Liaoning Sheng辽宁Shenyang [沈阳市]151,00041,824,41243,746,32343,900,000
150000 »Nei Mongol Ziz. (Inner Mongolia)内蒙古自治区Huhehaote [呼和浩特市]1,177,50023,323,34724,706,29124,976,100
640000 »Ningxia Huizu Ziz.宁夏回族自治区Yinchuan [银川市]66,4005,486,3936,301,3506,541,900
630000 »Qinghai Sheng青海Xining [西宁市]721,0004,822,9635,626,7235,777,900
610000 »Shaanxi Sheng陕西Xi'an [西安市]195,80035,365,07237,327,37937,640,000
370000 »Shandong Sheng山东Jinan [济南市]153,30089,971,78995,792,71997,333,900
310000 »Shanghai Shi上海巿-6,20016,407,73423,019,19624,151,500
140000 »Shanxi Sheng山西Taiyuan [太原市]157,10032,471,24235,712,10136,298,000
510000 »Sichuan Sheng四川Chengdu [成都市]488,00082,348,29680,417,52881,070,000
120000 »Tianjin Shi天津巿-11,3009,848,73112,938,69314,722,100
650000 »Xinjiang Uygur Ziz.新疆维吾尔自治区Wulumuqi [乌鲁木齐市]1,646,90018,459,51121,815,81522,643,000
540000 »Xizang Zizhiqu (Tibet)西藏自治区Lhasa [拉萨市]1,221,6002,616,3293,002,1653,120,400
530000 »Yunnan Sheng云南Kunming [昆明市]436,20042,360,08945,966,76646,866,000
330000 »Zhejiang Sheng浙江Hangzhou [杭州市]101,80045,930,65154,426,89154,980,000
920000 »Aomen SAR (Macao)澳门特别行政区Aomen [澳门]29   
910000 »Xianggang SAR (Hong Kong)香港特别行政区Victoria1,104   
 total  9,572,9001,242,612,2261,339,724,8521,360,720,000
source: National Bureau of Statistics, China.
note: Xianggang = Hong Kong; Nei Mongol = Inner Mongolia; Xizang = Tibet; Aomen = Macao.
note: For Hong Kong SAR (Xianggang) and Macao SAR population details see subpages.
note: Ziz. = Zizhiqu
note: shi = municipality; sheng = province; zizhiqu = autonomous region; tebie xingzhengqu = special administrative region (SAR) (Hong Kong and Macao).
note: total population is with servicemen (2.3 mln in 2010) and people with household registration unsettled (4649985 in 2010); not included are Hong Kong SAR, Macao SAR and Taiwan.

Main cities

namenative namepopulation
1990-07-01
census
population
2000-11-01
census
population
2010-11-01
census
Shanghai上海巿8,205,59815,758,89222,315,474
Beijing北京巿7,362,4268,503,38511,716,620
Tianjin天津巿5,804,0238,146,12811,090,314
Guangzhou广州市3,918,0108,524,82611,071,424
Shenzhen深圳市875,1767,008,83110,358,381
Wuhan武汉市3,832,5368,312,7009,785,388
Dongguan东莞市..6,445,7778,220,207
Chongqing重庆巿3,122,7046,158,7907,457,600
Chengdu成都市3,483,8345,267,8177,415,590
Foshan佛山市429,4105,337,7097,194,311
Nanjing南京市2,610,5945,098,3407,165,292
Hong Kong (est.)香港巿5,900,0006,900,0007,100,000
Xi'an西安市2,872,5395,345,7776,501,190
Shenyang沈阳市4,655,2805,303,0536,255,921
Hangzhou杭州市2,589,5044,502,3826,241,971
Harbin哈尔滨市3,597,4044,113,7085,878,939
Suzhou苏州市3,273,0103,330,2425,345,961
Shantou汕头市884,5434,600,9275,329,024
Jinan济南市2,403,9463,506,5134,335,989
Zhengzhou郑州市1,752,3742,589,3874,253,913
Changchun长春市2,980,8703,225,5574,193,073
Dalian大连市3,473,8323,245,1914,087,733
Kunming昆明市1,611,9693,035,4063,855,346
Qingdao青岛市5,124,8682,720,9723,718,835
Wuxi无锡市3,181,9852,606,8393,543,719
Xiamen厦门市639,4362,053,0703,531,347
Ningbo宁波市3,350,8512,422,1263,491,597
Nanning南宁市1,159,0992,875,3353,437,171
Taiyuan太原市2,224,5802,558,3823,426,519
Hefei合肥市1,099,5231,659,0753,310,268
Changzhou常州市729,8932,502,0493,290,918
Tangshan唐山市1,484,5152,978,0183,372,102
Zibo淄博市2,484,2062,817,4793,129,228
Zhongshan珠海市..2,363,3223,121,275
Changsha长沙市1,328,9502,122,8733,093,980
Xuzhou (Jiangsu)徐州市1,827,3062,942,1153,053,778
Wenzhou温州市1,650,4191,915,5483,039,439
Guiyang贵阳市1,664,7092,374,2703,034,750
Wulumuqi (Urumqi)乌鲁木齐市1,160,7751,753,2983,029,372
Fuzhou (Fujian)福州市1,395,7392,124,4352,921,762
Shijiazhuang石家庄市1,372,1091,969,9752,834,942
Huai'an淮安市..2,593,9152,635,406
Lanzhou兰州市1,617,7612,087,7032,628,426
Nanchang南昌市1,262,0311,844,2532,357,839
Huizhou惠州市274,6891,454,5082,344,634
Linyi临沂市1,590,1601,938,5102,303,648
Nantong南通市..2,142,8842,274,113
Yantai烟台市3,204,6691,724,4042,227,733
Xiangyang襄阳市2,985,9782,160,9722,199,690
Zaozhuang枣庄市3,191,9741,996,7982,125,481
Baotou包头市..1,671,1812,096,851
Puning普宁市..1,856,4022,055,552
Weifang潍坊市3,037,5351,380,3002,044,028
source: National Bureau of Statistics , China.
source: For Shanghai, Beijing, Tianjin and Chongqing not the full municipality population is taken as some of the subparts are more rural than urban.