Chinese Population I

[ 2005-07-26 22:57:10 pm | Author: Admin ]
Year Total Population Urban Population Rural Population
1995 1.21121 billion
1996 1.22389 billion 359.5 million (29.4%) 864.39 million (70.6%)
1997 1.23626 billion 369.89 million (29.9%) 866.37 million (70.1%)
1998 1.24810 billion

The People's Republic of China is a unified, multi-national country, comprising of 56 nationalities. The Han people make up 91.02 percent of the total population, leaving 8.98 percent for the other 55 ethnic minorities. They are Mongolian, Hui, Tibetan, Uygur, Miao, Yi, Zhuang, Bouyei, Korean, Manchu, Dong, Yao, Bai, Tujia, Hani, Kazak, Dai, Li, Lisu, Va, She, Gaoshan, Lahu, Shui, Dongxiang, Naxi, Jingpo, Kirgiz, Tu, Daur, Mulam, Qiang, Blang, Salar, Maonan, Gelo, Xibe, Achang, Pumi, Tajik, Nu, Ozbek, Russian, Ewenki, Benglong, Bonan, Yugur, Jing, Tatar, Drung, Oroqen, Hezhen, Moinba, Lhoba and Gelo. All nationalities in China are equal according to the law. The Constitution protects their lawful rights and interests and promotes equality, unity and mutual help among them.

Chinese population is distributed unevenly with more in the east (more than 300 persons per square kilometer) and fewer in the west (about 40 persons per square kilometer). The national average density of population is 119 per square kilometer (1990 census). The average size of household was 3.7 persons. The proportion of population aged at 0-14 was 26.4 percent, those aged 15-64 was 67.2 percent, and that of people aged 65 and over was 6.4 percent. The Average Chinese life span of the population was 70.8 years--for males was 68.71 years. and females was 73.04 years. (Some of the above data is based on the report from China National Statistics Bureau, FOR YOUR REFERENCE ONLY).

China has a population of 1.2 billion, about half of which are under the age of 30. There are ninety-five cities that have more than 1 million people, including such urban centers are Shanghai, Beijing, Tianjin, Shenyang, Wuhan, Guangzhou, Harbin, Chongqing, Nanjiang, Xi'an and Chengdu. Five cities (Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin, Shenyang, and Wuhan) have well over 5 million. Shanghai is the largest city in China with a population of 14 million.

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