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Provinces of China

Anhui Province

Capital: Hefei
Area: 139,000 square km
Population: 60.70 million
Major Cities:


  • Huangshan
  • Bengbu
  • Tongling
  • Ma'anshan            

Beijing (China's Capital, Municipality)

Area: 16,800 square km
Population: 13.82 million (2001)
For Beijing News: Beijing Today

Chongqing (Promoted as Municipality in 1997)

Area: 82,000 square km
Population: 30.90 million (2001)
 

Fujian Province

Capital: Fuzhou
Area: 120,000 square km
Population: 32.61 million
Major Cities:


  • Xiamen
  • Zhangzhou

Gansu Province

Capital: Lanzhou
Area: 450,000 square km
Population: 24.67 million

Major Cities:

  • Dunhuang
  • Jiayuguan

Guangdong Province

Capital: Guangzhou
Area: 186,000 square km
Population: 69.61 million

Major Cities:

  • Guangzhou (Population: 10.15 million)
  • Chaozhou
  • Dongguan
  • Shantou
  • Shenzhen (Population: 4.05 million)
  • Shunde
  • Zhuhai

Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region

Capital: Nanning
Area: 236,300 square km
Population: 45.89 million

Major Cities:

  • Beihai
  • Guilin
  • Liuzhou

Guizhou Province

Capital: Guiyang
Area: 176,100 square km
Population: 36.576 million

Major Cities:

  • Anshun
  • Zunyi

Hainan Province

Capital: Haikou
Area: 34,000 square km
Population: 7.34 million

Major Cities:

  • Sanya                                                

Hebei Province

Capital: Shijiazhuang
Area: 190,000 square km
Population: 64.84 million

Major Cities:

  • Cangzhou
  • Chengde
  • Qinhuangdao (Including Beidaihe and Shanhaiguan)
  • Tangshan
  • Baoding
  • Zhangjiakou

Heilongjiang Province

Capital: Harbin
Area: 469,000 square km
Population: 37.28 million

Major Cities:

  • Hailaer
  • Mohe
  • Mudanjiang
  • Qiqihar
  • Suifenhe

Henan Province

Capital: Zhengzhou
Area: 167,000 square km
Population: 92.56 million (2001)

Major Cities:

  • Anyang
  • Kaifeng
  • Luoyang
  • Sanmenxia

Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR)

Area: 1,092 square km
Population: 6.86 million (2001)
(re-controlled by China in July of 1997)                       

Hubei Province

Capital: Wuhan
Area: 187,400 square km
Population: 58.25 million

Major Cities:

  • Huangshi
  • Shiyan
  • Shashi
  • Xiangfan
  • Yichang

Hunan Province

Capital: Changsha
Area: 210,000 square km
Population: 64.28 million

Major Cities:

  • Changde
  • Dayong
  • Hengyang
  • Xiangtan
  • Zhangjiajie

Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region

Capital: Hohhot
Area: 1,183,000 square km
Population: 23.07 million

Major Cities:

  • Baotou
  • Chifeng
  • Wuhai

Jiangsu Province (Nanjing)

Area: 102,600 square km
Population: 71.10 million

Major Cities:

  • Nanjing
  • Lianyungang
  • Suzhou
  • Wuxi
  • Zhenjiang

Jiangxi Province

Capital: Nanchang
Area: 166,600 square km
Population: 41.05 million

Major Cities:

  • Jiujiang
  • Lushan
  • Jian
  • Jinggangshan

Jilin Province

Capital: Changchun
Area: 187,000 square km
Population: 26.10 million

Major Cities:

  • Jilin
  • Tuman
  • Yanji

Liaoning Province

Capital: Shenyang
Area: 145,700 square km
Population: 41.16 million

Major Cities:

  • Shenyang
  • Dalian
  • Dandong
  • Anshan
  • Wafangdian

Macao Special Administrative Region (MSAR)

Area: 23.5 square km
Population: 137,455
(re-controlled by China in December of 1999)    

Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region

Capital: Yinchuan
Area: 66,400 square km
Population: 5.21 million

Major Cities:

  • Shizuishan

Qinghai Province

Capital: Xining
Area: 720,000 square km
Population: 4.88 millions

Major Cities:

Shaanxi Province

Capital: Xi'an
Area: 205,000 square km
Population: 35.43 million

Major Cities:

  • Xianyang
  • Baoji
  • Hanzhong

Shandong Province

Capital: Jinan
Area: 153,000 square km
Population: 90.79 million (2001)

Major Cities:

  • Weihai (Population: 2.462 million)
  • Dezhou
  • Linyi
  • Qingdao
  • Qufu
  • Tai'an
  • Yantai

Shanghai (Municipality)

Area: 6,200 square km
Population: 16.74 million (2001)

Shanxi Province

Capital: Taiyuan
Area: 156,000 square km
Population: 31.09 million

Major Cities:

  • Datong
  • Linfen
  • Yangquan

Sichuan Province

Capital: Chengdu
Area: 488,000 square km
Population: 84.28 million

Major Cities:

  • Chengdu (Population: 9.97 million)
  • Emeishan
  • Zigong
  • Daxianshi

Tianjin (Municipality)

Area: 11,300 square km
Population: 10.01 million (2001)
 

Tibet (Xizang) Autonomous Region

Capital: Lhasa
Area: 1,220,000 square km
Population: 2.62 million (2001)

Major Cities:

  • Xigaze

Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region

Capital: Urumqi
Area: 1,600,000 square km
Population: 16.89 million

Major Cities:

  • Kashgar
  • Turfan

Yunnan Province

Capital: Kunming
Area: 394,000 square km
Population: 40.42 million

Major Cities:

  • Kunming
  • Dali
  • Simao
  • Xishuangbanna       

Zhejiang Province

Capital: Hangzhou
Area: 101,800 square km
Population: 43.43 million

Major Cities:

  • Hangzhou
  • Jiaxing
  • Ningbo
  • Shaoxing
  • Wenzhou

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