Congress Report
Photo: China National Tourism Administration Tokyo Office
Shaanxi Province

Head of Provincial Government

Mr. Liu Guozhong, Governor
Assumed the governorship in January 2018

Location

Area

205,624.3 km2 (2017)

Population

38,644,000 (by the end of 2018)

GDP

CNY 2,189.881billion (2017)
・Urbanization Rate of Permanent Residents in the Province 56.79% (by the end of 2017)
・Proposed Urbanization Rate 57% (2015)
・Peasant Relocation in Towns ≈ 6,950,000 (by the end of 2016)
・Proposed Peasant Relocation ≈ 6,000,000

Capital

Xi’an City

Geographic features

Located in the east of Northwestern China, Shaanxi Province is divided into three natural zones: the Loess Plateau in the north, Weihe Plain in the central part and Qinling Mountain Range in the south.

Main industries

Resources and energy, equipment manufacture, aerospace, tourism, agricultural products (fruit, wheat, corn, potato, etc.)

Number of visitors

Total 2,620,600 (Foreign tourists) (2017)

Administrative divisions

10 prefecture-level cities and Yangling Agricultural Hi-tech Industries Demonstration Zone, 3 county-level cities, 77 counties and 27 administrative districts.

Official website

http://www.shaanxi.gov.cn/


Sources: Official website of Shaanxi Province; “China 2009,” Foreign Language Press; Shaanxi Province’s manuscript of Current Situation and Challenges edited for the 1st East Asia Local and Regional Government Congress


(As of May, 2019)