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Administrative Regions and Population
Guangzhou covers a total area of 7343.4 square kilometers, accounting for 4.21% of Guangdong province’s land area. On February 12 of 2014, after the approval of State Council, Guangzhou combined the previous Huangpu District and Luogang District into the new Huangpu District, set up Conghua District to replace Conghua City and set up Zengcheng District to replace Zengcheng City. On May 29 of 2015, Zengcheng formally becomes a district of Guangzhou. On August 12 of 2015, Conghua formally becomes the largest district in Guangzhou (covers an area of nearly 2000 square kilometers).

In 2014, Guangzhou was home to 13.08 million people, 64.4% of which were registered residents and 85.43% of which were urban residents. From the end of 2004 to the end of 2013, the residents in Guangzhou increased 3.27 million, up 33.8% over the period; the registered residents increased 0.95 million, up 12.8% over the period.

Guangzhou’s area and population in 2013

District and county-level cities

Area
(
km2)

Population by years end
(person)

Population density
(p/
km2)

The city

7434.4

12926800

1739

Yuexiu

33.8

1140900

33754

Liwan

59.1

889200

15046

Haizhu

90.4

1583400

17515

Tianhe

96.33

1484300

15408

Baiyun

795.79

2265700

2847

Huangpu

90.95

466700

5131

Panyu

529.94

1448600

2734

Huadu

970.04

964800

995

Nansha

783.86

625100

797

Luogang

393.22

396100

1007

Zengcheng

1616.47

1051800

651

Conghua

1974.5

610200

309

(Translated by Guangzhou Association of Foreign Affairs Translators)

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