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Top 10 largest cities in China, metropolis in China

If you the atmosphere of large and rapidly growing cities want to enjoy, China is the right place for you.

Feel the hustle and bustle of urbanization frenzy in the fastest developing country in the history of the planet. When you travel through a city in mainland China, you remember that you are walking through the giant that only had a fraction of the largest cities 30 years ago.

Although cities like Tianjin, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, and Chongqing are not typical tourist destinations, they have several “undiscovered” attractions and plenty to do.

Isn't the experience interesting that you are visiting these cities where your clothes and many other everyday objects are made?

The Chinese economy has changed tremendously in the past few decades. And the economies of the various cities have also improved significantly. Because of the increasing economic strength, the overall strength of science, technology, education, finance, culture, sports, and other aspects has also changed significantly.

At the moment there is very strong competition between the big cities. If they are not careful, others will quickly replace their position. In the case of the 10 largest cities with the top overall strengths in China, we cannot simply judge according to personal preferences, they have to be assessed on the basis of various data.

Below we will provide a comprehensive assessment of Total GDP, GDP Per Capita, Tax Revenue, Total Social Fund, Domestic Deposits, Number of Listed Companies, Total Foreign Trade, Technological Inventions, Number of Best Hospitals, the Number of universities etc.

What are the top 10 largest cities in China in all areas?

1. Assessment from the total GDP or GDP 2020

Total GDP (GDP) is the main reason for measuring the strength of large cities. According to the above data, these top largest cities with top GDP / GDP are: Shanghai, Beijing, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Chongqing, Suzhou, Chengdu, Wuhan, Hangzhou and Tianjin.

place

city

GDP (in trillion yuan)

Inhabitants (millions)

1

Shanghai (Shanghai)

3870,1

24,2

2

Beijing (Peking)

3610,3

21,7

3

Shenzhen

2767,0

13

4

Guangzhou

2501,9

14,9

5

Chongqing

2500,3

33,7

6

Suzhou

2017,1

10,7

7

Cheng you

1771,7

16,3

8

Hangzhou

1561,6

11,1

9Wuhan

1601,6

10,4

10

Nanjing

1481,8

15,6

 

2. Valuation according to per capita GDP 2020

GDP per capita can reflect the economy of a region. According to the above data, these top largest cities are Macau, Hong Kong, Taipei, Shenzhen, Dongying, Ordos, Wuxi, Suzhou, Zhuhai and Guangzhou. Unfortunately Beijing and Shanghai are not on the list.

place

city

GDP per capita (in million yuan)

1

Macau

0,60

2

Hong Kong

0,4

3

Taipei (Taibei)

0,3

4

Shenzhen

0,27

5

Karamay

0,21

6

Wuxi

0,20

7

Suzhou

0,19

8

Nanjing

0,18

9

Zhuhai

0,179

10

Ordos

0,158

3. Tax revenue 2020

Tax revenue can reflect the achievements of a city's economic development in some aspect and is also one of the main manifestations of overall strength.

Top of the data in the table, these top largest cities are Shanghai, Beijing, Shenzhen, Tianjin, Suzhou, Chongqing, Guangzhou, Nanjing, Wuhan and Chengdu.

place

city

Tax revenue (in billion yuan)

1

Shanghai

130,52

2

Beijing (Peking)

128,05

3

Shenzhen

717,7

4

Guangzhou

446,0

5

Suzhou

367,2

6

Hangzhou

318,5

7

Tianjin

290,7

8

Cheng you

258,0

9

Chongqing

257,4 

10

Nanjing

197,3

4. Whole Social Fund 2020

The total amount of social funds reflects the attractiveness of a city for social investment. In general, the greater the attractiveness, the greater the total amount of social funds.

So the top 10 cities with attractiveness are listed as: Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Chengdu, Chongqing, Nanjing, Suzhou and Tianjin.

place

city

Social Fund (in billion yuan)

1

Beijing

17147,1

2

Shanghai

13282,0

3

Shenzhen

8394,2

4

Guangzhou

5913,1

5

Hangzhou

4528,7

6

Cheng you

3982,8

7

Chongqing

3948,3

8

Nanjing

3521,9

9

Suzhou

3370,4

10

Tianjin

3178,9

5. Valuation from the domestic deposits in mainland China

The domestic deposits show the standard of living of the residents of a religion.

The higher the deposits of the residents, the higher the standard of living of the residents.

place

city

Deposits per family (in yuan)

1

Beijing

165402

2

Shanghai

134091

3

Guangzhou

121496

4

Hangzhou

118383

5

Shenzhen

117627

6

Foshan

107931

7

Suzhou

97973

8

Dalian

97895

9

Nanjing

97634

10

Nantong

97634

6. Evaluation from the number of listed companies

The number of publicly traded companies can reflect the quality and level of economic development in a religion. The more of the companies, the stronger the economic activity and strength of the city.

place

city

Number of listed companies

1

Beijing

317

2

Shenzhen

285

3

Shanghai

283

4

Hangzhou

131

5

Suzhou

107

6

Guangzhou

98

7

Nanjing

83

8

Wuxi

77

9

Cheng you

75

10

Ningbo

75

7. Assessment from the entire foreign trade

The total amount of foreign trade imports and exports can reflect the level of economic production of a religion on the one hand, and the degree of international participation of a city on the other.

Shenzhen, Shanghai, Dongguan, Suzhou, Zhuhai, Xiamen, Guangzhou, Ningbo, Tianjin and Beijing are the top 10 big cities with top imports and exports.

place

city

grades

1

Shenzhen

82,6

2

Shanghai

80,7

3

Dongguan

80,4

4

Suzhou

79,9

5

Zhuhai

78,1

6

Xiamen

77,8

7

Guangzhou

77,1

8

Ningbo

76,3

9

Tianjin

75,7

10

Beijing

75,1

8. Evaluation from the technological inventions

The patents for technical inventions can reflect the economic quality of this region as well as the economic competitiveness of a region. These top 10 cities are listed as: Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Nanjing, Hangzhou, Guangzhou, Wuhan, Xi'an, Chengdu and Chongqing:

place

city

Number of inventions

1

Beijing

46091

2

Shanghai

20681

3

Shenzhen

18926

4

Nanjing

10703

5

Hangzhou

9811

6

Guangzhou

9319

7

Wuhan

8432

8

Xian

7980

9

Cheng you

7950

10

Chongqing

6138

9. Rating from the number of the best hospitals

The number of the best hospitals can show a city's medical level. The higher the number, the higher the general medical level.

place

city

Number of top hospitals

1

Beijing

78

2

Shanghai

66

3

Guangzhou

62

4

Tianjin

49

5

Xian

41

6

Shenyang

41

7

Harbin

38

8

Nanjing

38

9

Wuhan

36

10

Zhengzhou

35

10. Evaluation from the number of universities

The number of colleges and universities can reflect the level of education in a religion. This is also an important driving force for economic and technological development.

 

place

city

Number of top 100 universities

Number of first class universities

Comprehensive notes

1

Beijing

20

28

100

2

Shanghai

9

12

58,51

3

Nanjing

7

5

48,87

4

Xi `an

6

4

45,76

5

Wuhan

7

5

44,37

6

Guangzhou

5

2

41,35

7

Tianjin

3

2

36,82

8

Cheng you

4

3

36,63

9

Harbin

2

1

31,99

10

Chongqing

2

3

31,70

After we compare the cities from different sides, we can also determine these top 10 largest cities in China: Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Chengdu, Chongqing, Suzhou, Tianjin, Nanjing and Wuhan.

Don't you want to get to know these cities and travel sometime?

1. Beijing

Location: Near the Bohai Gulf, Northeast China

City population: 19 million

GDP per capita: $ 15k

Beijing is big mainly because it's China's capital. It is a political, educational and cultural center where light industry (science, technology and research) dominates mass production.
Beijing has the largest airport in the world and an extensive, mostly new, subway system, but there are still problems with traffic congestion. The Forbidden City still plays an important role at the core of its concentric layout with 6 ring roads.

Maybe you are interested in a Beijing tour?

2. Shanghai

location: The Yangtze Delta, central of east China

City population: 22 million

GDP per capita: $ 14k

Shanghai is the undisputed largest city in China. With a name synonymous with world trade, Shanghai has the largest and busiest port in terms of containers and cargo tonnage, a large business district, two major airports (Pudong and Hongqiao), the fastest train in the world (the Maglev) and a network of Highway.

If you are planning a trip to China, you should not miss Shanghai. A classic excursion in Shanghai and the surrounding area a water village is highly recommended.

Shanghai is possible to travel within 144 hours without a visa. Learn more about 144 hours visa-free.

3. Shenzhen

Location: The Pearl River Delta, Southeast China

City population: 10 million

GDP per capita: $ 22k

Shenzhen is located between Guangzhou and Hong Kong. This is a huge production center that came into being overnight. Due to the success of its neighboring cities, it ranks fourth in China in terms of industrial production. It manufactures more technology products than Guangzhou and has several of its own successful Sunrise companies.

4. Guangzhou

Location: The Pearl River Delta, southeast China

City population: 11 million

GDP per capita: $ 19k

Guangzhou, also known as Canton, is a powerful manufacturing base that attracts millions of people from across the country to work in the factories. Large quantities of clothing, electronics, plastic goods and toys are shipped from Guangzhou around the world. In the booming city of Guangzhou, the China Import and Export Fair or Canton Fair is held every two years.

5. Chengdu

Location: The Sichuan Basin, southwest China

City population: 16.5 million

GDP per capita: $ 14.3k

Chengdu is known as the Haimat of the panda bears in the world. It is the province of Sichuan Province.

Because of the important location, Chengdu is playing an increasingly important role. International flights between Chengdu and Rome, Istanbul, Germany, Helsinki are possible.

If you ever fly to China, don't miss the hotpot to try.

6. Chongqing

location: The Sichuan Basin, southwest China

Urban population: 31.2 million

GDP per capita: $ 10.1k

Chongqing is a city under the government. This is the largest inland port city in the upper reaches of the Yangtze and even in western China and the shipping center in the upper reaches of the Yangtze. If you are going on a Yangtze cruise, this is where you will embark or disembark.

7. Suzhou

Location: Central Yangtze Delta, East China

Urban population: 10.7 million

GDP per capita: $ 26k

Suzhou is located in eastern China, in the southeast of Jiangsu Province and in the central Yangtze River Delta. It is an important part of the urban agglomeration of the Yangtze River. It borders Shanghai to the east, Jiaxing to the south, Lake Taihu to the west and the Yangtze River to the north.

Suzhou to Shanghai is about 110 km. This only takes about 30 minutes with the express train.

As a traveler, Suzhou is also highly recommended for you, where you can enjoy traditional Chinese gardens and water villages.

8. Tianjin

location: On the Bohai Gulf, Northeast China

Urban population: 11 million

GDP per capita: $ 16k

Tianjijn is a huge port and manufacturing center on the Gulf of Bohai. Because of its central location on the Grand Canal, which connects the Yangtze and Yellow Rivers, Tianjin has an important history.

Although Tianjin is only the seventh largest container port in China, it still moves over 10 million containers a year. As a shipping gateway to Beijing, Tianjin is only approx. 70 km northwest of Beijing.

Unfortunately, there is currently no direct traffic connection between Beijing and Tianjin Port.

You can take a taxi to Tianjin West Railway Station. Then you continue to Beijing by train.

The easiest option is to book a private transfer with us.

9. Nanjing

Location: Lower Yangtze River, East China

Urban population: 8.5 million

GDP per capita: $ 23.7k

Nanjing is the capital of Jiangsu Province. It was so important to modern history in China. Nowadays it is always an important national science and education center.

Near Shanghai about 305km. With the modern express train you can arrive in Shanghai in 2 hours.

What can you visit in Nanjing? A city tour is recommended.

10. Wuhan

location: Middle of the Yangtze, middle of China

Urban population: 11 million

GDP per capita: $ 20.8k

Wuhan has many tourist attractions such as Donghu Lake, Guiyuan Temple, Guqintai, Guishan Mountain and Huanghe Tower.

From Wuhan you can take a fascinating boat trip through the three gorges and the famous cities along the Yangtze.

In 2020 Wuhan people made a huge sacrifice during lockdown because of Conrona.

Thank you very much!