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Dark red: 3 Southernmost provinces of China, usually considered to be "core" South China
Medium Red: South China according to the 1945–1949 definition
Light Red: Southern China (A much broader area named Nanfang in Mandarin)

South China (simplified Chinese: 华南; traditional Chinese: 華南; pinyin: Huánán) is a geographical and cultural region that covers the southernmost part of China. Its precise meaning varies with context.

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Administrative divisionsEdit

GB[1] ISO №[2] Province Chinese Name Capital Population Density Area Abbreviation/Symbol
GD 44 Guangdong Province 广东省
Guǎngdōng Shěng
Guangzhou 104,303,132 579.46 180,000
Yuè
GX 45 Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region 广西壮族自治区
Guǎngxī Zhuàngzú Zìzhìqū
Nanning 46,026,629 195.02 236,000
Guì
HI 46 Hainan Province 海南省
Hǎinán Shěng
Haikou 8,671,518 255.04 34,000
Qióng
HK 91 Hong Kong Special Administrative Region 香港特别行政区
Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
Hong Kong 7,061,200 6,396.01 1,104
Kong
MC 92 Macau Special Administrative Region 澳门特别行政区
Àomén Tèbié Xíngzhèngqū
Macau 552,300 19,044.82 29
Ào

Cities with urban area over one million in populationEdit

# City Urban area[3] District area[3] City proper[3] Prov. Census date
1 Shenzhen 10,358,381 10,358,381 10,358,381 GD 2010-11-01
2 Guangzhou 9,702,144 11,071,424 12,701,948 GD 2010-11-01
3 Dongguan 7,271,322 8,220,207 8,220,207 GD 2010-11-01
4 Hong Kong[4] 7,071,576 7,071,576 7,071,576 HK 2011-06-30
5 Foshan 6,771,895 7,197,394 7,197,394 GD 2010-11-01
6 Shantou 3,644,017 5,329,024 5,389,328 GD 2010-11-01
7 Zhongshan 2,740,994 3,121,275 3,121,275 GD 2010-11-01
8 Nanning 2,660,833 3,434,303 6,658,742 GX 2010-11-01
9 Huizhou 1,807,858 2,344,634 4,598,402 GD 2010-11-01
10 Haikou 1,517,410 2,046,170 2,046,170 HI 2010-11-01
11 Jiangmen 1,480,023 1,822,614 4,450,703 GD 2010-11-01
12 Liuzhou 1,410,712 1,436,599 3,758,704 GX 2010-11-01
13 Zhuhai 1,369,538 1,562,530 1,562,530 GD 2010-11-01
14 Zhanjiang 1,038,762 1,611,868 6,994,832 GD 2010-11-01

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ GB/T 2260 codes for the provinces of China
  2. ^ ISO 3166-2:CN (ISO 3166-2 codes for the provinces of China)
  3. ^ a b c 国务院人口普查办公室; 国家统计局人口和社会科技统计司, eds. (2012). 中国2010年人口普查分县资料. Beijing: 中国统计出版社 [China Statistics Press]. ISBN 978-7-5037-6659-6.
  4. ^ Census and Statistics Department, ed. (2012). 香港2011年人口普查 - 主要報告. Hong Kong: Government Logistics Department.

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