CHINA Shanghai tops China's 'super cities' list


Shanghai tops China's 'super cities' list


19:28, January 12, 2021

The crowds at the Nanjing Road Pedestrian Mall on the first day of 2021 (Photos: SHINE)

Shanghai and another five cities with an urban population of more than 10 million have been ranked as “super cities” in a report by the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development.

According to 2019 statistics, they are Shanghai, Beijing, Chongqing, Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Tianjin. Another 11 cities with an urban population of between 5 and 10 million are listed as “mega cities” and 13 with an urban population between 3 and 5 million as “Type-I large-sized cities.”

The top 30 cities with the most people living in urban areas

China has more than 90 cities with over 1 million people living in urban areas. Those between 1 and 3 million are “Type-II large-sized cities” and those below a million “small and medium-sized.”

Suzhou, Qingdao, Xi'an and Jinan have become mega cities over the past two years while Urumqi, Shijiazhuang and Fuzhou are now Type-I.

The numbers include only those living in urban areas, excluding county and rural residents.

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