Western China

Western China (simplified Chinese: 中国西部; traditional Chinese: 大陸西部; pinyin: Zhōngguó Xībù, or rarely simplified Chinese: 华西; traditional Chinese: 華西; pinyin: Huáxī) is the west of China. In the definition of the Chinese government, Western China covers one municipality: Chongqing; six provinces: Sichuan, Guizhou, Yunnan, Shaanxi, Gansu, and Qinghai; and three autonomous regions: Tibet, Ningxia, and Xinjiang.

Western China

Administrative divisionsEdit

GB[1] ISO №[2] Province Chinese Name Capital Population Density Area Abbreviation/Symbol
CQ 50 Chongqing Municipality 重庆市
Chóngqìng Shì
Chongqing 28,846,170 350.50 82,300
SC 51 Sichuan Province 四川省
Sìchuān Shěng
Chengdu 80,418,200 165.81 485,000 川(蜀)
Chuān (Shǔ)
GZ 52 Guizhou Province 贵州省
Gùizhōu Shěng
Guiyang 34,746,468 197.42 176,000 贵(黔)
Guì (Qián)
YN 53 Yunnan Province 云南省
Yúnnán Shěng
Kunming 45,966,239 116.66 394,000 云(滇)
Yún (Diān)
XZ 54 Tibet Autonomous Region 西藏自治区
Xīzàng Zìzhìqū
Lhasa 3,002,166 2.44 1,228,400
Zàng
SN 61 Shaanxi Province 陕西省
Shǎnxī Shěng
Xi'an 37,327,378 181.55 205,600 陕(秦)
Shǎn (Qín)
GS 62 Gansu Province 甘肃省
Gānsù Shěng
Lanzhou 25,575,254 56.29 454,300 甘(陇)
Gān (Lǒng)
QH 63 Qinghai Province 青海省
Qīnghǎi Shěng
Xining 5,626,722 7.80 721,200
Qīng
NX 64 Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region 宁夏回族自治区
Níngxià Huízú Zìzhìqū
Yinchuan 6,301,350 94.89 66,400
Níng
XJ 65 Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region 新疆维吾尔自治区
Xīnjiāng Wéiwú'ěr Zìzhìqū
Ürümqi 21,813,334 13.13 1,660,400
Xīn

Cities with urban area over one million in populationEdit

Provincial capitals in bold.

# City Urban area[3] District area[3] City proper[3] Prov. Census date
1 Chongqing[a] 8,894,757 12,084,385 16,044,027 CQ 2010-11-01
2 Chengdu 6,316,922 7,415,590 14,047,625 SC 2010-11-01
3 Xi'an 5,206,253 6,501,190 8,467,838 SN 2010-11-01
4 Kunming[b] 3,140,777 3,272,586 6,432,209 YN 2010-11-01
5 Ürümqi 2,853,398 3,029,372 3,112,559 XJ 2010-11-01
6 Guiyang 2,520,061 3,034,750 4,322,611 GZ 2010-11-01
7 Lanzhou 2,438,595 2,628,426 3,616,163 GS 2010-11-01
8 Yinchuan 1,159,457 1,290,170 1,993,088 NX 2010-11-01
9 Xining 1,153,417 1,198,304 2,208,708 QH 2010-11-01
10 Mianyang 967,007 1,355,331 4,613,871 SC 2010-11-01
11 Nanchong 890,402 1,858,875 6,278,614 SC 2010-11-01
12 Baoji 871,940 1,437,802 3,716,737 SN 2010-11-01
13 Wanzhou 859,662 1,563,050 see Chongqing CQ 2010-11-01
14 Luzhou 742,274 1,371,233 4,218,427 SC 2010-11-01
15 Xianyang[c] 730,704 945,420 5,096,001 SN 2010-11-01
16 Hechuan 721,753 1,293,028 see Chongqing CQ 2010-11-01
17 Zunyi 715,148 1,094,871 6,127,082 GZ 2010-11-01
18 Nanchong 890,402 1,858,875 6,278,614 SC 2010-11-01
19 Luzhou 742,274 1,371,233 4,218,427 SC 2010-11-01
20 Jiangjin 686,189 1,233,149 see Chongqing CQ 2010-11-01
21 Leshan 678,752 1,211,237 3,235,759 SC 2010-11-01
22 Zigong 666,204 1,262,064 2,678,899 SC 2010-11-01
23 Panzhihua 631,258 787,177 1,214,121 SC 2010-11-01
24 Fuling 595,224 1,066,714 see Chongqing CQ 2010-11-01
25 Neijiang 586,445 1,251,095 3,702,847 SC 2010-11-01
26 Xuanwei 584,076 1,302,891 see Qujing YN 2010-11-01
27 Yongchuan 582,769 1,024,708 see Chongqing CQ 2010-11-01
28 Suining 549,826 1,295,885 3,252,619 SC 2010-11-01
29 Yibin 549,650 836,340 4,471,896 SC 2010-11-01
30 Tianshui 544,441 1,197,174 3,262,549 GS 2010-11-01
31 Deyang 530,122 735,070 3,615,758 SC 2010-11-01
* Lhasa 199,159 279,074 559,423 XZ 2010-11-01
  1. ^ Chongqing core area only, satellite urban areas separated from Chongqing core area is not included. Chongqing core districts are consist of nine districts: Yuzhong, Dadukou, Jiangbei, Shapingba, Jiulongpo, Nan'an, Beibei, Yubei, & Banan.
  2. ^ Dongchuan is a satellite urban area separated from Kunming and it is not included.
  3. ^ Yangling is a satellite urban area separated from Xianyang and it is not included.

See alsoEdit

Other regions

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编 (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.

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