China Capital and Main Cities
Beijing China's capital city, stretches over 16,800 square kilometers and has approximately 12 million residents. The distance from the extreme north to the south of the city is 180 kilometers, and 160 kilometers from east to west. Beijing is divided into 18 regions.
The other main cities, and their populations, in descending order are:
(Shanghai has a territory of approximately 2,600 square kilometers and is divided into 15 regions).
Tianjin approximately 4,300,000
Wuhan approximately 4,000,000
Shenyang approximately 3,600,000
Guangzhou approximately 3,000,000
Harbin approximately 2,900,000
Xian approximately 2,600,000
Chungking approximately 2,400,000
Chengdu approximately 2,000,000
Hong Kong approximately 1,400,000