East China

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East China
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CountryFlag of the People's Republic of China.svg  People's Republic of China (Mainland China)
Flag of the Republic of China.svg  Republic of China (Taiwan)
Population384.3 million

East China (simplified Chinese :华东; traditional Chinese :華東; pinyin :Huádōng; lit. ' Huaxia -east') is a geographical and a loosely defined cultural region that covers the eastern coastal area of China.


An abolished concept, for economical purposes the region was defined from 1961 to 1978 by the Chinese Central Government to include the provinces of (in alphabetical order) Anhui, Fujian, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Shandong and Zhejiang, as well as the municipality of Shanghai.

Since the Chinese government claims Taiwan and the few outlying islands of Fujian (Kinmen and Matsu) governed by the Republic of China (Taiwanese government) as its territory, the claimed "Taiwan Province, People's Republic of China" was once classified in this region.

Administrative divisions

GB [2] ISO № [3] ProvinceChinese NameCapitalPopulationDensityAreaAbbreviation
SH31 Shanghai Municipality 上海市
Shànghǎi Shì
JS32 Jiangsu Province 江苏省
Jiāngsū Shěng
Nanjing 78,659,903766.66102,600
ZJ33 Zhejiang Province 浙江省
Zhèjiāng Shěng
Hangzhou 54,426,891533.59102,000
AH34 Anhui Province 安徽省
Ānhuī Shěng
Hefei 59,500,510425.91139,700
FJ35 Fujian Province 福建省
Fújiàn Shěng
Fuzhou 36,894,216304.15121,300
JX36 Jiangxi Province 江西省
Jiāngxī Shěng
Nanchang 44,567,475266.87167,000
SD37 Shandong Province 山东省
Shāndōng Shěng
Jinan 95,793,065622.84153,800

Cities with urban area over one million in population

Provincial capitals in bold.

#CityUrban area [4] District area [4] City proper [4] Prov.Census date
1 Shanghai 20,217,74822,315,47423,019,196SH2010-11-01
2 Nanjing 5,827,8887,165,2928,003,744JS2010-11-01
3 Hangzhou 5,162,0936,241,9718,700,373ZJ2010-11-01
4 Jinan 3,527,5664,335,9896,813,984SD2010-11-01
5 Qingdao 3,519,9193,718,8358,715,087SD2010-11-01
6 Suzhou 3,302,1524,072,08110,459,890JS2010-11-01
7 Xiamen 3,119,1103,531,3473,531,347FJ2010-11-01
8 Hefei 3,098,7273,310,2685,702,466AH2010-11-01
9 Fuzhou 2,824,4142,921,7627,115,369FJ2010-11-01
10 Wuxi 2,757,7363,543,7196,374,399JS2010-11-01
11 Wenzhou 2,686,8253,039,4399,122,102ZJ2010-11-01
12 Ningbo 2,583,0733,491,5977,605,689ZJ2010-11-01
13 Zibo 2,261,7173,129,2284,530,597SD2010-11-01
14 Changzhou 2,257,3763,290,9184,592,431JS2010-11-01
15 Nanchang 2,223,6612,357,8395,042,566JX2010-11-01
16 Yantai 1,797,8612,227,7336,968,202SD2010-11-01
17 Xuzhou 1,735,1661,967,2148,577,225JS2010-11-01
18 Nantong 1,612,3852,274,1137,283,622JS2010-11-01
19 Huai'an 1,523,6552,635,4064,801,662JS2010-11-01
20 Linyi 1,522,4882,303,64810,039,440SD2010-11-01
21 Weifang 1,261,5822,044,0289,086,241SD2010-11-01
22 Huainan 1,238,4881,666,8262,333,896AH2010-11-01
23 Taizhou 1,189,2761,902,5105,968,838ZJ2010-11-01
24 Jinjiang 1,172,8271,986,447see QuanzhouFJ2010-11-01
25 Quanzhou 1,154,7311,435,1858,128,533FJ2010-11-01
26 Yancheng 1,136,8261,615,8367,262,200JS2010-11-01
27 Tai'an 1,123,5411,735,4255,494,207SD2010-11-01
28 Kunshan 1,118,6171,644,860see SuzhouJS2010-11-01
29 Wuhu 1,108,0871,307,0422,263,123AH2010-11-01
30 Putian 1,107,1991,953,8012,778,508FJ2010-11-01
31 Yangzhou 1,077,5311,392,5634,460,066JS2010-11-01
32 Cixi 1,059,9421,462,383see NingboZJ2010-11-01
33 Jiangyin 1,013,6701,595,138see WuxiJS2010-11-01

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  2. GB/T 2260 codes for the provinces of China
  3. ISO 3166-2:CN (ISO 3166-2 codes for the provinces of China)
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Coordinates: 31°16′43″N120°35′09″E / 31.2785°N 120.5859°E / 31.2785; 120.5859