Southwest China

Southwest China (Chinese: 西南; pinyin: Xīnán) is a region of the People's Republic of China defined by governmental bureaus that includes the municipality of Chongqing, the provinces of Sichuan, Yunnan and Guizhou, and the Tibet Autonomous Region.

Administrative divisions

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 45,966,239 116.67 394,000 云(滇)
Yún (Diān)
XZ 54 Tibet Autonomous Region
Xizang Autonomous Region
Xīzàng Zìzhìqū
Lhasa 3,002,166 2.44 1,228,400

Cities with urban area over one million in population

#CityUrban area[3]District area[3]City proper[3]Prov.Census date
1Chongqing[lower-alpha 1]8,894,75712,084,38516,044,027CQ2010-11-01
3Kunming[lower-alpha 2]3,140,7773,272,5866,432,209YN2010-11-01
  1. Chongqing core area only, satellite urban area separated from Chongqing core area is not included.
  2. Dongchuan is a satellite urban area separated from Kunming and it is not included.


  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. 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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