China's urbanization rate reaches 52.57% in 2012

Updated: 2013-01-18 11:16


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BEIJING - China's urban population has accounted for 52.57 percent of the country's total population by the end of 2012, up 1.3 percentage points from a year earlier, according to data from the National Bureau of Statistics Friday.

China's population stood at 1.354 billion at the end of last year, 6.69 million more than the figure at the end of 2011, said the NBS.



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