On certain days, according to certain people, Dalian has a population somewhere around 2 million. The next day, if you ask someone else, more than 6 million live in the city. So, really, how many people live in Dalian?
Zhongshan District (Ã¤Â¸ÂÃ¥Â±Â±Ã¥Å’Âº zhÃ…ÂngshÃ„Ân qÃ…Â«), Xi Gang District (Ã¨Â¥Â¿Ã¥Â²â€”Ã¥Å’Âº xÃ„Â«gÃ‡Å½ng qÃ…Â«), Sha He Kou District (Ã¦Â²â„¢Ã¦Â²Â³Ã¥ÂÂ£Ã¥Å’Âº shÃ„ÂhÃƒÂ©kÃ‡â€™u qÃ…Â«), Gang Jing Zi District (Ã§â€ËœÃ¤Âºâ€¢Ã¥ÂÂÃ¥Å’Âº gÃ„ÂnjÃ‡ÂngzÃ‡Â qÃ…Â«) and slightly further afield: Lushun Kou District (Ã¦â€”â€¦Ã©Â¡ÂºÃ¥ÂÂ£Ã¥Å’Âº lÃ‡Å¡shÃƒÂ¹nkÃ‡â€™u qÃ…Â«), Jinzhou District (Ã©â€¡â€˜Ã¥Â·Å¾Ã¥Å’Âº jÃ„Â«nzhÃ…Âu qÃ…Â«) plus Kai Fa Qu (Ã¥Â¼â‚¬Ã¥Ââ€˜Ã¥Å’Âº) and Jin Shi Tan (Ã©â€¡â€˜Ã§Å¸Â³Ã¦Â»Â© jÃ„Â«nshÃƒÂtÃ„Ân) lying within the region of Jinzhou District. The Dalian Region further consists: Wafangdian County (Ã§â€œÂ¦Ã¦Ë†Â¿Ã¥Âºâ€”Ã¥Â¸â€š), Pulandian County (Ã¦â„¢Â®Ã¥â€¦Â°Ã¥Âºâ€”Ã¥Â¸â€š) and Zhuganghe County (Ã¥Âºâ€žÃ¦Â²Â³Ã¥Â¸â€š zhuÃ„ÂnghÃƒÂ© shÃƒÂ¬). Note the Chinese character 'Ã¥Â¸â€š' means city, in English these would be county-level cities. There are also some outlying islands, Chang Hai County.What does it add up to? Two million in what I'd properly call the city. Six million in Greater Dalian. A full explanation is at DalianDalian.com.