Here is a list of 16 megacities in China, Do you know what are the megacities in China?
Different countries have different national conditions, so do the standards for megacities. The United Nations usually defines cities with a population of more than 1 million as mega cities. In November 2014, the State Council of China issued the notice on adjusting the standard of city size division, which stipulates that cities with permanent residents of more than 5 million and less than 10 million in urban areas are mega cities. By the end of 2019, China's mega cities include Dongguan, Wuhan, Chengdu, Hangzhou, Nanjing, Zhengzhou, Xi'an, Jinan, Shenyang, Suzhou and Qingdao.
Cities with more than 10 million permanent residents in urban areas are mega cities, including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Chongqing.
According to the China Yearbook, there are six cities with a population of more than 10 million, including four municipalities directly under the central government and two vice provincial cities, Guangzhou and Shenzhen. Among them, Shanghai has a population of more than 20 million, and Beijing and Chongqing have a population of more than 15 million. However, Chongqing has 82400 square kilometers, which is equivalent to the scale of a medium-sized province. Some urban areas under its jurisdiction are far away from the main urban area. At present, the population size of the main urban area of Chongqing is about 9 million.
There are still some places in China that are actually connected, but they are not counted as a city because of the administrative division. For example, Changsha City and Changsha County have been connected as a whole, which is actually a city. So there are actually more mega cities.