Hi, Kunming: Congrats! City ranks among mega cities

Kunming, capital city of Yunnan province, has been listed among the 21 Chinese mega cities, according to a China National Bureau of Statistics rating recently published in the Qiushi magazine.

The rating is based on data of the seventh national census, in which the national bureau identified seven Chinese super megacities each with an urban population of over 10 million and 14 megacities ranging from five to 10 million.

Kunming was listed as a new first-tier Chinese city back in 2019, and the national census in the following year showed the city has an urban population 5.34 million.

At present, the provincial capital gathers around 60% of Yunnan’s high-tech enterprises, 70% of sci-tech innovations, and 90% of research institutes and universities.