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Hangzhou among top 10 Chinese megacities by GDP

chinadaily.com.cn| Updated: April 27, 2021 L M S

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Cormorants are seen at the West Lake in Hangzhou, East China's Zhejiang province, on Dec 3, 2015. [Photo/IC]

Megacities refer to those with a permanent population between 5 million and 10 million in urban areas in China's city-tier system. As population flows to big cities, megacities in China have seen rapid growth.

There are 10 cities that fell in the spectrum according to a recently released yearbook on urban construction by the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development, one more compared with that in previous year. Eight out of the 10 cities saw their GDP surpass the 1 trillion yuan ($152.56 billion) threshold. The GDP of the top city was 2.7 times as much as that of the bottom one.

Hangzhou, capital of East China's Zhejiang province, ranked second on the list with a GDP of 1.61 trillion yuan in 2020.