There's not any official definition of Chongqing's metropolitan area.Official figure for the city's population is 6.4 million(2005 for city alone).Bishan county(35 kilometers away from Chongqing's downtown) is nearly connected with built-up area of Chongqing.Moreover,Jiangjin city(45 kilometers away),Changshou county(63 kilometers aways) and Yongchuan city(65 kilometers away) have very close relations with Chongqing,someone might work in Chongqing in the week and back to home on the weekend.If we calculate the population of the areas I mentioned above,it'll be about 10 million.alex04 said:i have read that in Chongqing metro are living 30millions people
can everyone give more information ?
You cannot wrong more.The total non-agricultural population of Chongqing municipality is 12.6 million!The number of 6.4 million I mentioned previously only contains population of Yuzhong district,Nan'an district,Jiangbei district,Shapingba district,Jiulongpo district,Dadukou district,Yubei district,Banan district and Beibei district.They are so called central districts of the City [in Chinese 主城区].Clashman said:I don't think you are correct on that. The 6.4 million is the figure for the total non-agricultural population of Chongqing Municipality. The city itself is still, I believe, smaller than Shanghai, Beijing, Tianjin, and Guangzhou, perhaps even Shenyang and Wuhan, although it is growing quickly as you mentioned. Then again, it seems to be pretty difficult to get truly accurate numbers on this sort of thing, because the definition of "city proper" varies depending on what level city it is, I believe.
It's a municipality as every chinese know well except you,an infamous troll. :weirdo: :bash:Handsome said:chongqing metro?
I think Chongqing province maybe more proper.Chongqing area:82,300 sq. km;population:30.9 million
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