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Provinces & special regions for the 1.3 Billion people of the People's Republic of China (PRC)

1.  Time Zones.  Thank you Wikipedia! The work by the Wikipedia contributors to describe each time zone has been invaluable. Most every link about time zones goes to the Wikipedia resources. In that spirit, this page draws entirely from the Wikipedia research program on the PRC. We appreciate Wikipedia's openness and dialogue about factuality and accuracy, however, we have begun to update their record with our own research as it unfolds over the years. Although the entire country is within the 5th time zone, many stories that are in the longitudinal areas of the 6th and 7th time zones will be slated within to air within the prime Time of the appropriate time zone.

2.  Cities.  Populations are estimated.  Please help us identify the largest cities within each province,  region, or district. 

3.  Other Estimates. The Estimated Gross Domestic Product  has a base of one million.  The figures are from 2008 and are based on US dollars
as of this writing (July 2009). The estimated GDP for the country is about $8 trillion and the per capita average is $3,300.

4.   Time Zones;   These provinces are all being arranged within one of three time zones.   Although the country is in just one time zone -- the 5th --
because there is so much population and productivity, stories will also run in the Prime Time of the 6th and 7th time zones and also in the Prime Time of the 15th time zone.

The Fifth Time Zone

112°30' E

127°30' E

longitude

 

  

Name  

 Population

Capital

Cities 

 Area (km²)  

 GDP 

 GDP/capita

Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region

 24,050,000

Hohhot Open

 1,183,000

 111,900

 4,641

Heilongjiang Province

 38,240,000

Harbin Open

 460,000

 119,800

 3,131

Jilin Province

 27,300,000

Changchun Open

 187,400

 92,600

 3,388

Liaoning Province

 42,980,000

Shenyang Open

 145,900

 194,000

 4,506

Hebei Province

 69,430,000

Shijiazhuang Baoding

 187,700

 233,084

 3,348

Beijing Municipality

 16,330,000

Beijing iOpen

 16,808

 151,200

 9,082

Tianjin Municipality

 11,150,000

Tianjin Open

 11,920

 91,600

 7,993

Shandong Province

 93,670,000

Jinan Heze

 156,700

 447,375

 4,767

Henan Province

 93,600,000

Zhengzhou Nanyang

 167,000

 265,035

 2,823

Anhui Province

61,180,000

Hefei Open

139,400

 127,900

 2,087

Jiangsu Province

 76,250,000

Nanjing Xuzhou

 102,600

 436,441

 5,695

Shanghai Municipality

 18,580,000

Shanghai

Open

 6,340

 197,226

 10,537

Zhejiang Province

 50,600,000

Hangzhou Wenzhou

 101,800

 309,369

 6,082

Fujian Province

 35,810,000

Fuzhou Open

 121,400

 156,000

 4,341

Guangdong Province

 94,490,000

Guangzhou Open

 177,900

 513,957

 5,416

Hubei Province

 56,990,000

Wuhan Open

 185,900

 163,300

 2,865

Hunan Province

 63,550,000

Changsha Open

 211,800

 160,800

 2,823

The Sixth Time Zone

97°30'E

112°30'E longitude

 

 

  

Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region

 6,100,000

Yinchuan Open

 66,000

 15,400

 2,578

Gansu Province

 26,170,000

Lanzhou Open

 454,000

 44,700

 1,745

Chongqing Municipality

 28,160,000

Chongqing Open

 82,300

 73,500

 2,597

Guizhou Province

 37,620,000

Guiyang Open

 176,100

 48,300

 1,271

Jiangxi Province

 43,680,000

Nanchang Open

 166,900

 93,400

 2,166

Macau Special Administrative Region

 550,000

Macau Open

 29

 19,204

 40,390

Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

 7,010,000

Hong Kong Open

 1,104

 207,171

 30,755

Shaanxi Province

 37,480,000

Xi'an Open

 205,800

 98,700

 2,629

Shanxi Province

 33,930,000

Taiyuan Open

 156,800

 100,000

 2,925

Sichuan Province

 81,270,000

Chengdu Open

 485,000

 180,200

 2,216

Yunnan Province

 45,140,000

Kunming Open

 394,100

 82,200

 1,840

Qinghai Province

 5,520,000

Xining Open

 721,000

 13,900

 2,506

Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region

 47,680,000

Nanning Open

 236,700

 103,400

 2,156

Hainan Province

 8,450,000

Haikou Open

 33,920

 13,100

 2,475

The Seventh Time Zone

82°30' E

97°30' E longitude

 

 

 

Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region

 20,950,000

Urumqi Open

 1,660,000

 60,600

 2,867

Tibet Autonomous Region

 2,840,000

Lhasa Open

 1,228,400

 5,700

 1,997