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List of Chinese administrative divisions by population density


List of Chinese administrative divisions by population density

This articles lists of the first-level administrative divisions of People's Republic of China (P.R.C.), including all provinces, autonomous regions, special administrative regions, and municipalities, in order of their population density at the census of 2010.

The nation’s overall population density was 139 persons per square kilometer in 2010.

The most densely populated provinces are in the east: Jiangsu (767 persons per square kilometer), Shandong (611 persons per square kilometer), Guangdong (580 persons per square kilometer), and Henan (568 persons per square kilometer). Shanghai was the most densely populated municipality at 3,631 persons per square kilometer. The least densely populated areas are in the west, with the Tibet Autonomous Region having the lowest density at only 2 persons per square kilometer.

Taiwan, Penghu, Quemoy and Matsu Islands which is entirely under the administration of the Republic of China (ROC), but is claimed by the People's Republic of China (PRC), is excluded from this list.


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Rank Name Density
1 Macau S.A.R. 17,645
2 Hong Kong S.A.R. 6,396
3 Shanghai Municipality 3,631
4 Beijing Municipality 1,195
5 Tianjin Municipality 1,086
6 Jiangsu 767
7 Shandong 611
8 Guangdong 580
9 Henan 568
10 Zhejiang 523
11 Anhui 425
12 Hebei 381
13 Chongqing Municipality 351
14 Hunan 310
15 Hubei 308
16 Fujian 297
17 Liaoning 295
18 Jiangxi 267
19 Hainan 245
20 Shanxi 228
21 Guizhou 197
22 Guangxi 194
23 Shaanxi 181
24 Sichuan 166
25 Jilin 149
26 Yunnan 120
27 Ningxia 93.6
28 Heilongjiang 84.6
29 Gansu 56.3
30 Inner Mongolia 21.4
31 Xinjiang 13.1
32 Qinghai 7.8
33 Tibet 2.5


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