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.

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 45,966,239 116.66 394,000 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 population

Provincial capitals in bold.

#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
2Chengdu6,316,9227,415,59014,047,625SC2010-11-01
3Xi'an5,206,2536,501,1908,467,838SN2010-11-01
4Kunming[lower-alpha 2]3,140,7773,272,5866,432,209YN2010-11-01
5Ürümqi2,853,3983,029,3723,112,559XJ2010-11-01
6Guiyang2,520,0613,034,7504,322,611GZ2010-11-01
7Lanzhou2,438,5952,628,4263,616,163GS2010-11-01
8Yinchuan1,159,4571,290,1701,993,088NX2010-11-01
9Xining1,153,4171,198,3042,208,708QH2010-11-01
10Mianyang967,0071,355,3314,613,871SC2010-11-01
11Nanchong890,4021,858,8756,278,614SC2010-11-01
12Baoji871,9401,437,8023,716,737SN2010-11-01
13Wanzhou859,6621,563,050see ChongqingCQ2010-11-01
14Luzhou742,2741,371,2334,218,427SC2010-11-01
15Xianyang[lower-alpha 3]730,704945,4205,096,001SN2010-11-01
16Hechuan721,7531,293,028see ChongqingCQ2010-11-01
17Zunyi715,1481,094,8716,127,082GZ2010-11-01
18Nanchong890,4021,858,8756,278,614SC2010-11-01
19Luzhou742,2741,371,2334,218,427SC2010-11-01
20Jiangjin686,1891,233,149see ChongqingCQ2010-11-01
21Leshan678,7521,211,2373,235,759SC2010-11-01
22Zigong666,2041,262,0642,678,899SC2010-11-01
23Panzhihua631,258787,1771,214,121SC2010-11-01
24Fuling595,2241,066,714see ChongqingCQ2010-11-01
25Neijiang586,4451,251,0953,702,847SC2010-11-01
26Xuanwei584,0761,302,891see QujingYN2010-11-01
27Yongchuan582,7691,024,708see ChongqingCQ2010-11-01
28Suining549,8261,295,8853,252,619SC2010-11-01
29Yibin549,650836,3404,471,896SC2010-11-01
30Tianshui544,4411,197,1743,262,549GS2010-11-01
31Deyang530,122735,0703,615,758SC2010-11-01
*Lhasa199,159279,074559,423XZ2010-11-01
  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 also

Other regions

References

  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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