Guangzhou Population

Guangzhou is the third-largest city in China and southern China’s largest city. As of the 2000 census, the city had a population of 6 million, and an urban area population of roughly 11.85 million, making it the third most populous metropolitan area in China. Some estimates place the population of the entire urban agglomeration as high as 24.2 million, making it the 2nd biggest urban area in the world after Tokyo. The Guangzhou government’s official estimate of the city’s population at the end of 2009 was 10,334,500, an addition of 152,500 people from the previous year. When the migrant (defined as being present in the city 6 months or more) population is included, the city’s population is over 14 mln. In 2008 Guangzhou was identified as a Beta World City by the Global city index produced by GaWC.
Guangzhou’s urban population stands at 8.22 million, accounting for 83.79 percent of the total, a rise of 14.39 percentage points compared to last census conducted ten years ago.
The 4 provinces that make up the resort of the Consul General (Guangdong, Guangxi, Fujian and Hainan) are home to approximately 190 million people. Around 100 million people (officially registered 86 million) live in the province of Guangdong, of which 12 million are in Guangzhou. A certain percentage of Guangzhou Population is migrant from other provinces. This percentage is slowly decreasing, because more and more people from the countryside are trying their luck in the flourishing Guangzhou. Most of the foreigners in Guangdong are from other Asian countries such as Korea, Japan, Malaysia, etc.

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