All Cities in China with Population of 1 Million

How many cities of China can you name that have an urban agglomeration population of at least 1 million people?
Population is for the entire agglomeration, not just the city proper
According to citypopulation.de, January 2019
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Quiz by scambigol
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Last updated: December 7, 2019
First submittedJanuary 29, 2017
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Pop
City
45.6 m
Guangzhou
(incl Shenzhen)
29.5 m
Shanghai
20.0 m
Beijing
12.7 m
Tianjin
9.80 m
Xiamen
9.30 m
Chengdu
8.70 m
Wuhan
8.25 m
Hangzhou
7.85 m
Shenyang
7.80 m
Chongqing
7.70 m
Shantou
7.35 m
Hong Kong
6.75 m
Xi'an
6.60 m
Nanjing
5.90 m
Qingdao
5.40 m
Zhengzhou
5.30 m
Harbin
5.30 m
Wenzhou
4.67 m
Hefei
4.55 m
Changsha
4.5 m
Dalian
4.22 m
Shijiazhuang
4.15 m
Fuzhou
4.15 m
Jinan
4.07 m
Nanchang
4.07 m
Taiyuan
4.05 m
Kunming
3.97 m
Ürümqi
3.65 m
Changchun
Pop
City
3.52 m
Nanning
3.45 m
Guiyang
3.40 m
Zibo
3.20 m
Ningbo
3.17 m
Wuxi
2.75 m
Huizhou
2.75 m
Lanzhou
2.72 m
Changzhou
2.72 m
Xuzhou
2.70 m
Tangshan
2.52 m
Anshan
2.45 m
Jiangyin
2.22 m
Taizhou
2.15 m
Baotou
2.12 m
Liuzhou
2.12 m
Luoyang
2.12 m
Yantai
1.97 m
Cixi
1.97 m
Nantong
1.96 m
Haikou
1.95 m
Huainan
1.95 m
Linyi
1.92 m
Huai'an
1.88 m
Weifang
1.85 m
Yangzhou
1.81 m
Hohhot
1.79 m
Baoding
1.76 m
Xiangyang
1.71 m
Hengyang
Pop
City
1.65 m
Daqing
1.60 m
Datong
1.60 m
Yiwu
1.53 m
Jiaozuo
1.52 m
Jilin
1.52 m
Zhuhai
1.48 m
Handan
1.47 m
Putian
1.47 m
Yinchuan
1.46 m
Xiangtan
1.42 m
Huaibei
1.41 m
Xingtai
1.41 m
Xinxiang
1.40 m
Xining
1.39 m
Guilin
1.38 m
Bengbu
1.38 m
Yancheng
1.37 m
Tai'an
1.36 m
Mianyang
1.35 m
Wuhu
1.33 m
Ganzhou
1.28 m
Maoming
1.28 m
Zhangjiakou
1.27 m
Zunyi
1.25 m
Yichang
1.25 m
Zhanjiang
1.23 m
Kaifeng
1.22 m
Qinhuangdao
1.19 m
Zhuzhou
Pop
City
1.18 m
Nanchong
1.16 m
Jining
1.16 m
Weihai
1.15 m
Rizhao
1.13 m
Ma'anshan
1.12 m
Baoji
1.12 m
Jingzhou
1.12 m
Lianyungang
1.11 m
Changde
1.11 m
Nanyang
1.11 m
Zhenjiang
1.10 m
Cangnan County
1.08 m
Anyang
1.08 m
Chifeng
1.07 m
Benxi
1.07 m
Wanzhou
1.06 m
Shaoyang
1.05 m
Changshu
1.05 m
Jinzhou
1.05 m
Qiqihar
1.03 m
Pingxiang
1.03 m
Qingyuan
1.01 m
Suqian
1.01 m
Yibin
1.00 m
Fuyang
1.00 m
Suzhou
1.00 m
Tengzhou
1.00 m
Yingkou
+5
Level 68
Jan 29, 2017
Can you please allow "Hohhot" as a type in for Huhehot. Everyone there refers to it as Hohhot (the Mongolian name) or Huhehote (the Mandarin name).
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Level 75
Jan 29, 2017
done, thanks for suggestion
+3
Level 73
Jan 31, 2017
I live near Cangnan (in Wenzhou), and was surprised when it turned out to be an answer. Cangnan is a county belonging to Wenzhou. I understand not including Cangnan in Wenzhou's population, but there are two other cities near Wenzhou, that are actually cities (Yueqing/Ruian) that both have over a million people living there.
+2
Level ∞
Feb 15, 2017
That one does seem weird. I removed that as an answer.
+7
Level 69
Aug 26, 2019
You know it's China when there are two Cities above a Million in population close to your city
+1
Level 53
Oct 20, 2021
well i live in nj near both Philadelphia and new york so id say you could be in America too
+2
Level 76
Feb 25, 2021
I live in Suzhou!
+1
Level 30
May 9, 2022
I live in Hong Kong!
+6
Level 90
Feb 15, 2017
As a Cantonese speaker, the hardest part of these quizzes is always getting the Romanization right. Especially as there is a lot of inconsistency in spelling the same characters.
+5
Level 73
Feb 15, 2017
The only place names with some inconsistency nowadays are places in Xinjiang, Inner Mongolia and Tibet, where local names are sometimes used. Everywhere else uses pinyin nowadays. There are also a few places like Harbin/Haerbin Qiqihar/Qiqihaer which usually omit the "e", but they're few and far between.
+1
Level 68
Apr 8, 2017
or Hohhot/Huhehaote
+2
Level 73
May 3, 2017
Yeah, Hohhot is in Inner Mongolia
+1
Level 70
Mar 19, 2018
Or Wulumuqi for Urumqi.
+2
Level 73
Jul 17, 2018
Again, Urumqi is in Xinjiang
+6
Level 75
Apr 22, 2017
Wow it appears that some badasses aced this quiz, I barely beat 90% of people with 66 good answers!
+1
Level 76
May 26, 2017
102/102 with the help of one China map and prediction.
+12
Level 58
May 7, 2020
What? You just used a map?
+1
Level 30
Apr 19, 2022
Me too.BUT the map is in Chinese.I get 63.
+1
Level 30
May 9, 2022
71 this time
+10
Level 65
Jun 25, 2017
Poor little Urumqi...all alone out there
+2
Level 65
Jun 25, 2017
Changshu should be further north on the map. It's located east of Wuxi and south of Nantong.
+2
Level 69
Jun 30, 2019
And Haikou should be on the island of Hainan, not on the mainland.
+2
Level 20
Jun 25, 2017
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+1
Level 44
Jun 18, 2018
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+1
Level 58
Jun 26, 2017
That's a lot of cities...
+2
Level 75
Aug 29, 2017
Why isn't Suzhou included? Some typically byzantine Chinese administrative reason?
+4
Level 75
Aug 30, 2017
Suzhou got lumped together with Shanghai. Also, Shenzhen got lumped together with Guangzhou.

Yes, very dumb.

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Level 75
Sep 7, 2017
Nope, because I finally see what they did there! They treated Suzhou and Jinhua roughly as districts and included "cities" inside them in the quiz. So, would it be a good suggestion to accept Suzhou for Changshu, Jinhua for Yiwu, and scrap Cixi and Jiangyin altogether because they're part of respectively Ningbo and Wuxi?

That's the big problem about administrative divisions in China, we could face some "cityception" problems, with some "county-level city" (like Changshu or Yiwu) inside a "prefecture-level city" (like Suzhou and Jinhua).

The problem here, is that it creates a double standard. If we consider Changshu and Yiwu to be our definition of cities, we have to do the same about Yueqing (instead of Wenzhou), Liuyang and Ningxiang (instead of Changsha), and countless others.

On another note, the quiz is also missing one Taizhou (the one south of Ningbo) :p

+2
Level 75
Sep 13, 2017
Not at all. Again, Suzhou was counted as part of Shanghai metro, just like Shenzhen being counted as part of Guangzhou metro.
+1
Level 47
Dec 20, 2017
I am a Chinese-born Australian, but geez, this was difficult. 54 was all I could muster. Great quiz though, made me think a lot.
+2
Level 43
Feb 6, 2019
That's a lot of cities.
+1
Level 89
Feb 28, 2019
Western china really is empty in comparison
+3
Level 89
Feb 28, 2019
The 5 provinces in the west (Gansu, Xinjiang, Tibet, Qinghai and Sichuan) together have 135M people (which includes a few of the cities here on the eastern edge eg Chengdu) but that leaves nearly 1.3Bn in the rest of China
+3
Level 73
Nov 27, 2019
You shouldn't have included Sichuan in your comparison - 81 million people live there!
+2
Level 89
Dec 2, 2021
To clarify then, western Sichuan is very empty - About half of the province is Aba and Ganzi with just over 2M people. That's about 16 people per km^2. I was in fact too generous in saying 135M people above because most of those are in eastern Sichuan.
+2
Level 68
Mar 1, 2019
Mountains and desert, lots of mountains and desert
+2
Level 50
Mar 1, 2019
I got 8%, i'm happy
+3
Level 68
Mar 1, 2019
Am I the only one who started to put random prefixes and suffixes together? Add -zhou often enough and you'll get a hit
+2
Level 78
Mar 1, 2019
I've been trying to find this data on the city population website, but am unable to. Where did you find it on there? Thanks!
+3
Level 73
Mar 5, 2019
So many city names end in "zhou" - does that mean something in Mandarin? Like how places in English speaking areas often end in "ville" or "burg" etc?
+1
Level 80
Sep 3, 2019
Zhou was going to be my question, as well. Thank you for clearing that up. Thought it might have meant like Kansas Zhou or Oklahoma Zhou or Sioux Zhou.
+1
Level 62
Dec 15, 2021
Zhou is originally more like "shire" in England, I think.
+5
Level 87
Mar 6, 2019
And it looks like the final score is 113 East to 1 West.
+1
Level 67
Feb 26, 2020
Shouldn't Zhangjiajie be on here?
+1
Level 58
May 7, 2020
Yeah I thought this too
+2
Level 54
Nov 25, 2020
This quiz uses urban population, so it only has 225.7k people.
+4
Level 63
Sep 17, 2020
This quiz is not approved by the CCP.
+2
Level 72
May 30, 2021
The updated version of citypopulation's urban agglomerations doesn't include Wuxi or Changzhou, so that, and maybe all the numbers, should be updated on this quiz.