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II. Population

Total population: 28.39 million (2008)

Population growth rate: 3.8‰


Chongqing is inhabited by 50 ethnic groups, including Han, China’s majority, Tujia, Miao, Hui, Manchu, Yi, Zhuang, Bouyei, Mongolian, Tibetan, Bai, Dong, Uygur, Korean, Hani, Dai, Lisu, Va, Lahu, Shui, Naxi, Qiang and Gelao. The total population of the minority groups comes to 1.75 million, of which, the Tujia people are the largest, having 1.13 million, and are following by the Miao, 520,000. These two minority peoples mainly inhabit in five minority autonomous counties in the Qianjiang Development District and the Fuling District.


Illiterate and semi-illiterate aged 15 and over: 3.65 million, male: 1.08 million, female: 2.57 million

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