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Population of Guangzhou

Under Guangzhou's administration there are 10 districts and 2 satellite cities. 8 urban districts are Yuexiu District, Dongshan District, Haizhu District, Liwan District, Tianhe District, Baiyun District, Huangpu District and Fangcun District. The suburban two are Panyu District and Huadu District. The two satellites are Zengcheng City and Conghua City.

Guangzhou's population of 9.943 million distributed as follows:

Liwan District 0.4748 million
Yuexiu District 0.3414 million
Dongshan District 0.5563 million
Haizhu District 1.2373 million
Tianhe District 1.1093 million
Huangpu District 0.3894 million
Fangcun District 0.3238 million
Baiyun District 1.7487 million
Panyu District 1.6314 million
Huadu District 0.7134 million
Conghua City 0.5176 million
Zengcheng City 0.896 million

Due to the rapid development of the provincial capital of Guangzhou in recent years, a few counties and cities around have merged into Guangzhou Municipality. Those newly set up districts are not only experiencing high-speed economic growth, but also going through sweeping changes. The four former satellite cities have joined hands to develop their tourist attractions to entertain Guangzhou urbanites. It has become a big business. Guangzhou's Population Close to Ten Million The population of Guangzhou, this capital city of South China's Guangdong Province has reached 9.94 million, the largest among cities in the province, according to the latest census.

The figure indicates that Guangzhou has become one of the exceedingly large cities in China, next only to Chongqing, Shanghai, Beijing and Tianjin. In the past decades, Guangzhou's excessively rapid growth of population has been effectively controlled, its population structure optimized and residents' educational standards improved considerably. The census shows that Guangzhou has 2.37 million families, averaging 3.21 persons per family, down by 0.62 from 1990. It also shows that of every 100,000 people 9,309 have a college education, up 70.40 percent from ten years ago, while 23,968 people are primary school graduates, down by 24.16 percent.

A great change has taken place in the population structure, with the number of senior citizens rising to 598,300 from 397,200 ten year ago. 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. Transient Population in Guangzhou Exceeds 2 Million Transient population in Guangzhou, capital of south China's Guangdong Province, has reached 2.2 million.

The statistics were obtained from a city-wide survey about renting homes and information about renters. The survey began in April and lasted for half a year, said local sources. Guangzhou has 10 urban districts and also exercises jurisdiction over two county-level cities. It has a resident population of 6.85 million. As Guangdong Province has become a prosperous economic center in south China, most of the transient people are here for jobs.

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