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Old 05-08-2014, 04:09 PM
 
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True, when you cross the border from China to HK, it goes from development to... trees. For the next ten minutes.

The distance between GZ and HK is still comprised largely of farms, fields, and low-density development like factories with small communities around to support them. It's more like the BosWash corridor shrunken down than the Soxal metroplex, where aside from Camp Pendleton, you basically have uninterrupted development from Santa Clarita to SD.
Yeah, but I'd say it's still the same metro.

It's definitely the biggest urban area in the world. At least the biggest one I've ever seen.
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Old 05-09-2014, 08:31 AM
 
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There are controlled borders between them.
What about the Yangtze River Delta centering on Shanghai, with other cities inland arount it?
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Old 05-09-2014, 08:38 AM
 
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Yangzi is much bigger and cities are more spread out than Pearl River delta. So I would not call that a metro. If we can combine Shanghai and Suzhou, that is about 10000 KM2, with 30 million people.

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There are controlled borders between them.
What about the Yangtze River Delta centering on Shanghai, with other cities inland arount it?
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Old 05-11-2014, 11:49 AM
 
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I am talking about NYC metro, which covers NYC, part of New Jersey, Long island and part of CT. It is huge and about 30000 KM2
The big difference here is that this is an area based on commuting patterns among counties in the US. If going by that similar metric for the Pearl River Delta, then you'd be yielding a very different PRD metropolitan area. If you want to go by just large expanses of urban areas that are pretty close to each other, then instead of using the US Census stats which trail far up north and west from NYC into sparsely populated counties, you would probably swing closer towards the corridors leading to larger New England cities in the northeast and then going southeast and wrapping up Philadelphia and its surroundings. That being said, using that metric, I would think that the Pearl River Delta would still be more populous.
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Old 02-09-2015, 05:33 PM
 
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East Asia’s Changing Urban Landscape

http://www.worldbank.org/content/dam...report_web.pdf
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Old 05-30-2019, 11:41 AM
 
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They are one country, three systems.
People and economy flow between HK, Mac and Guangdong province are not small and limited.
The busiest border crossings in the world are located there.

They are isolated by border controls, with ID or Visa checks, Goods checks. The amount of money into and out of mainland China is controlled. Mainland Chinese have no automatic right to move to HK and Mac. As visas are required for immigrants, The population of HK and Mac are easier to control than the cities in Guangdong.

City centre of HK is far from the border. City centre of Mac is not. It is only 10 minutes by driving. Macau people goto Zhuhai more frequently than HK people to Shenzhen because it is many times closer.
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HK and Macau is not part of the PRD Metropolitan area, isolated by political border, natural boundary (the land border may be connected, but actually the city center of HK and Macau is far from the border and isolated by sea and mountains) as well as the limited flow of people and economy.
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