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MOHURD Issues the 2014 Statistical Bulletin of Urban-Rural Construction
On Jul. 3, 2015, the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development (MOHURD) issued the 2014 Statistical Bulletin of Urban-Rural Construction. According to the Statistical Bulletin, there were 653 cities in China, of which there were 4 municipalities, 288 prefecture-level cities, and 361 county-level cities by 2014. According to the statistics on 651 cities, a special area, and a new revocation city, there was an urban household population of 386 million, 60 million temporary residents, and a built area of 49,800 km2. At the end of 2014, there were 1,596 counties in total. According to the statistics on 1,579 counties, 10 new revocation counties, 14 special areas, and 149 stations of the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps, there was a county household population of 140 million, 16 million temporary residents, and a built area of 20,100 km2. By 2014, there were 20,401 designated towns and 12,282 townships. According to the statistics on 17,653 designated towns, 11,871 townships, 679 township-level special areas, and 2.7 million natural villages (546,700 of which were the place where the village committee was located), there was a total household population of 952 million, of which there was a population of 156 million in the built-up areas of designated towns, accounting for 16.40% of the total population; 30 million in the built-up area of townships, accounting for 3.13% of the total population; 3 million in the built-up area of township-level special areas, accounting for 0.35% of the total population; a population of 763 million in villages, accounting for 80.12% of the total population. By 2014, the built area in designated towns was 3.795 million ha, each designated town with an average built-up area of 215 ha, and the population density of 4,937 people per km2; the built-up area in townships was 722,000 ha, each township with an average built-up area of 61 ha, and a population density of 4,428 people per km2; the built-up area in township-level special areas was 105,000 ha, each township-level special area with an average built area of 155 ha, and a population density of 3,661 people per km2; the rural land area was 13,941,000 ha, each village with an average land area of 5 ha. 

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